Nah, not really.. it was great wasn’t it!
We were delighted to be the major sponsor, along with Bank Australia, for the second year running as this event is going from strength to strength. 2019 saw more exhibitors, more test drives from major manufacturers of both vehicles and electric bikes, and a visit from one or two of our state politicians who can obviously see which way the EV wind is blowing (straight to rapid transition!).
If you’re a current EV owner, we hope you took advantage of the six AURA universal charge points we installed behind the main building; according to the usage logs, the AURAs recorded 30 charging sessions over the course of the event, so there was lots of emission-free driving on the way home for some people!
As always, it’s fantastic to see many of our current and past clients, and to catch up on how they’re going with their HEVs, BEVs and PHEVs both in Melbourne and from other regional or country areas. Our team loves the opportunity to collectively meet you all and hope that our discussions – as brief and rushed as they may be on such a busy day – give you a sense of the passion and knowledge we have for this industry.
A major congratulations to Renew (aka the ATA) and their amazing band of blue-shirted volunteers and supporters who did such a brilliant job in putting the event together and ensuring that all the major players in the EV world were there to interact with. It was particularly great to see the Australia Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA), Dutchman Wiebe Wakker on the Melbourne leg of his round-world EV adventure, Envirostream who are solving the issues of battery recycling right here in Australia, the innovative brains behind SolarTuk and HEAPS of other interesting/ground-breaking/inspiring and downright awesome people.
EVolution Australia is proud to sponsor the EV Expo and support the exploration and uptake of electric vehicles in Australia. We believe events like this one give people an opportunity to get up close to an EV, take it for a spin, dispel some of the untruths about EVs, learn more about how they work and, importantly, how easily they fit into everyday life.
We’ve said it many times, but as we transition away from ICEs and to a pure, emission-free transport future, the better our country, our health and our environment will be for it…the EV Expo helps that with education, awareness and adoption.
We have a gallery of images to come from some of the photographers on the day (we didn’t get a chance to take any, as we were too busy talking to all of you!) which we’ll post up soon. In the meantime, the above image of Zoran (right) with Wiebe surrounded by all their favourite tech really captures the essence of the day!
Can’t wait til next year!