Another successful Hunter Electric Vehicle Festival. Recharging NSW is always keen to support this event as it combines both advocacy (the festival) and STEM (the EV Prize) in one event. This year as well as having a stall, we also helped out our local public school in the mini EV Prize.
The EV prize: where High school students are encouraged to design, construct and race a push bike converted to electric powered.
The Mini EV Prize: this year Primary school students also had an opportunity to participate. Designing, constructing and racing, solar powered race cars (about the size of a remote control car).
The Hunter Electric Vehicle Festival: had stalls showcasing local business electric transport and solar innovation.
The Hunter Electric Vehicle Festival was a great way to meet other electric vehicle owners. The majority of the electric vehicles on display privately owned, as well as extras that came to visit. The festival gave owners an opportunity to meet each other as well as share real world stories of how amazing and easy electric vehicle ownership really is. We also met some Zero motorcycle owners who decided to perform a Kramer Experiment, visiting from Sydney.
Beyond Zero Emissions Launch
Coupled nicely with the Hunter Electric Vehicle Festival, Beyond Zero Emissions launched their electric vehicle report the Saturday night. With guest speakers from Hyundai, Tom Farrell Institute and Lake Macquarie city council. Our very own Kymberly joined them afterwards as a panellist, it soon became apparent that (based on the questions) the technology is not the issue. If we want electric vehicles to succeed we need to get more expert opinions from physiological and sociological fields of study.
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