By Andrew Mackinnon
Australia needs to have its own manufacturer of motor vehicles again, now that it no longer manufactures any motor vehicles in the country. Japan hosts car manufacturing, similarly South Korea, the United States of America, Germany, France, China, Russia and the United Kingdom. Multiple African countries also host car manufacturing – Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda.
Car manufacturing is right up near the apex of manufacturing, which is probably occupied by aircraft manufacturers. Innovative Australian minds need something to apply their skills to. It wouldn’t be difficult at all to build a superlative range of motor vehicles in Australia because the overwhelming majority of vehicles manufactured around the world today are poorly designed. Front-wheel drive vehicles are an engineering abomination that account for at least 60% of all motor vehicles manufactured worldwide today. Toyota makes cars that are so ridiculously curvy that at least 20% of the potential cargo space in their vehicles is eviscerated. Mercedes-Benz vehicles have an absurd number of unnecessary, complicated electronic systems that make them very difficult and very expensive to maintain.