Attend the Electric Vehicle Festival

  • February 24, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Meet me in the Palais carpark between 10:00 and 10:15am.  Look for my pink cap.  If you can't see me, ring me on 0439311405.

This sounds like a fabulous opportunity.  If you can't make it at 10:00am then come along later. Mention the time you intend to be there in your response so we know whether to look out for you or not.  Afterwards we will go to Lentil as Anything for lunch.

 

Electric Vehicle Festival, 10am - 4pm

Always wanted to check out an electric car and never had the chance? The Electric Vehicle Festival in St Kilda is your chance to get up close and personal with this new driving technology.

Take an Electric car for a spin or take an electric bike for a test ride. See more on facebook.

Friendly staff will demonstrate how simple and convenient it is to plug in your electric car and will be available to answer any questions people may have about electric car infrastructure, technology or services. There will be talks by experts with a chance for Q&A.

Everyone is invited to come down, check out the event and learn some interesting facts about electric cars and electric bikes.

Whilst Mum or Dad is having a test drive, there is a sandpit and play area for the kids. Come and hang out in our lovely community garden.

To Road Test and Electric Bicycle:

There is no need to book through the eco centre and no fee if you just want to spectate or ride the electric bicycles.

To Road Test an Electric Car:

You will need to book a time slot through the eco centre as this is their activity we are supporting.  See the link at the bottom of the page.

I have booked a 30 minute slot at 10:30 for test driving the vehicle.  The cost is $10 and covers 3 three drivers (must have current licence), so the first two qualifying members who turn up are welcome to join me and my booking will cover them.

Bookings essential: http://www.trybooking.com/CGHT

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  • Lynette W

    This was a great experience, though the event seemed a little disorganised at the start, it must have been complex to organise with different cars coming in from different dealers and a whole host of volunteers...then there were the bicycles and talk tent. I did get to drive a Nissan Leaf and it was incredibly quiet. Had good power although I wonder how it would go up hills. MY main concern was where you would "repower" when you needed to. From empty I am told it would take 4hours. Might be best to have your own repowering station at home.

    February 26, 2013

    • Peter M.

      Having driven a Leaf in Brisbane as a work vehicle I can assure you that the torque of the electric motor is more than sufficient for hills. I was actually surprised by it's constant acceleration both on flat and hills even though I understood that electric motors develop their full torque almost immediately.

      1 · February 27, 2013

    • Lynette W

      Good to know, Peter

      February 27, 2013

  • Tess

    Sorry Lynette, have to pyke as I forgot I'm due to be at a concert that afternoon. See you next time. Cheers Tess

    February 18, 2013

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