Dare we say…our Nissan e-NV200?
Incredibly, but predictably for the EVolution Australia team, the Nissan e-NV200 turned out to be the star of the show. Yep, this cute-but-slightly-strange looking Japanese import had heads turning and people staring throughout the day on Saturday as they wandered into the main expo stand to visit the range of awesome Australian EV businesses and organisations.
Boss Russ was lucky enough to have a chat with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio MP, about all things Zappi, AURA and Cylon as she took a tour as a special guest of the expo. Minister D’Ambrosio’s enthusiasm for the EV sector and the emission-low and-less technology that’s revolutionising our transport industry was clear for all to see and she seemed to enjoy her time visiting our innovative charging tech at the EVolution Australia stand (despite Russ talking waaaay too much about all the stuff he loves!).
Also, visiting us from Canberra, was Deputy Leader of the Greens, Adam Bandt MP…naturally, he was in his element at the EV Expo and it was great to see him getting into conversation with EV owners, innovators, leaders and businesses.
We’ve mentioned a heap of other great exhibitors and enthusiasts who attended the EV Expo in Melbourne, but we just wanted to make special mention of Jaunt, a start-up Australian business we think is going to really take off. Combining the ideal of upcycling with the magic of driving electric, Jaunt take iconic old off-road vehicles and electrify them for a few more years of emission-free of 4WD adventures in the great Australian bush.
We love this idea (and are slightly jealous that they get to spend their days tinkering with old cars) and encourage everyone to get onto the Jaunt Facebook page and give them some support.
But back to the eNV200. Weighing almost as little as a Nissan LEAF, this people mover/commercial van/courier truck is unlike anything we’ve seen on Australian shores and we’re sure it’ll be a popular drive as more become available on the Aussie market. And the outlay? Somewhere in the region of $35k!
Of course, if you’d like to know more about what we do, how we can help you get charged or the EV world in general, please call us on 1300 70 11 99 (Australia) or 0800 11 11 51 (New Zealand) or email firstname.lastname@example.org