Disney+ snaffles Doctor Who, EVs get budget love, future of home solar: Vertical Hold Ep 402

Will the budget initiatives around EVs finally make them affordable for the everyday Aussie driver?Speaking of saving money, does the switch to solar power still make sense — and what are the pitfalls?And what does the Disney+/Doctor Who tieup mean for future streaming rights deals?
Special guests TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk, Gizmodo Australia’s Zac Kelly and Finder’s Mariam Gabaji!

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The Federal Budget laid down a whole host of fresh EV initiatives designed to get Australians behind the wheel of an electron-powered vehicle this week, but what will it mean for Aussies who can’t afford the car in the first place? And why is Hydrogen in the mix? We chat to Gizmodo Australia’s Zac Kelly about all things EV!

Speaking of power, there’s that big glowing ball in the sky. You know, the sun. With power prices set to go through the roof (and beyond!) is now the time to look into solar power? We chat to Finder’s Mariam Gabaji about why power is so pricey right now, and the benefits (and pitfalls) of solar, from rooftop dilemmas to battery woes!

But first, there’s an urgent message from an intruder in the Vertical Virtual Hold Studios. What does TV Blackbox’s Steve Molk so urgently need to tell us?

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