AEVA - EVENTS

 

 
 

GREEN DRIVE DAY

Sunday, April 8, 10am – 4pm.

At The Joinery
111 Franklin St. Adelaide

Associated with the EVENERGI
"Charge Together South Australia"

www.chargetogether.com/southaustralia
 

"Come and test drive a new electric vehicle from many of the major manufacturers.

Talk to owners of electric cars; new and converted - on display.

There will be talks related to electric vehicles throughout the day.

Food and coffee vans on site."



We estimate that there were over 400 people, young and old, test driving or riding in or on some type of electric vehicle during the day.

There were 2 Tesla's (X and S), 3 BMW i3's., 2 PHEV Outlanders, 1 Renault Zoe, 1 Renault Kangoo, 1 iMiev, 1 Leaf and the highlight of a pre release Hyundai Ioniq full electric doing laps pretty much continuously. Cars went out mostly full ie. test driver and passengers including random strangers together.
This doesn't include the many two wheel electric bikes and scooters...

This event was supported by the AEVA,
the Adelaide City Council,
EVENERGI, ARENA, SA Power Networks,
The Government of South Australia,
Renault, Mitsubishi Motors, Hyundai, Jetcharge
BMW, myCar green, MiCycles, Bicycle Institute of South Australia,
Electron Motors SA, GELCOservices and Design Ecology.


 
 

All of the speeches were held in the foyer of the Joinery,
(111 Franklin St, Adelaide, South Australia)
The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese speaking.
The AEVA (SA) Chairman Paul Koch on the left.
 


The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese, officially opening the event.
 


Many people gathered in The Joinery foyer for the opening speeches.
At the rear centre of this shot is the Seminar Room where we held 1/2 hour talks
from 11am to 3pm.


SA Independent Senator Mr Tim Storer.
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Missing from this photoshoot:

Opening welcome –AEVA (SA) Chair - Paul Koch
Address from AVEA National President - Greg Partridge
Daniel Hilson- Charge Together program

Our unofficial photographer was busy setting up for this event...




EVs lining up for the start of a big day.
The Tesla Model X at the front, then the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
and the blue one at the back is the non released Hyundai Ionic EV (fully electric).


The Hyundai Ionic EV (fully electric).


Under the bonnet of the Hyundai Ionic (photo taken at a later stage).


 

The rear of the Hyundai Ionic (photo taken at a later stage).


The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.


The Renault Zoe EV (fully electric).


The Renault Kangoo EV (fully electric).


A fairly quiet time at the Test Drives and Rides queues,
with one of our volunteer Traffic Marshals, Denis directing traffic
(actually catching some shade! it was hot in the sun.)


Some more electric cars on display.


The SA Power Networks Holden Volt (PHEV).


Three of our AEVA (SA) members' electric conversions:
Denis' 2003 Daewoo Matiz 150
Paul's 1989 Subaru Sherpa/Feori
Eric's 1985 Holden Barina (Suzuki)


A quiet time at out AEVA (SA) stand, with Terry helping out with the bookings...


Our new pull-up banner next to Sally's Mitsubishi iMiEV.


Many people enjoyed the electric two wheel experience at the Electric Bike ride area
thanks to Mic Chapman from MiCycles (AEVA Corporate member)
and the Bicycle Institute of South Australia for the safety marshalling.


New AEVA Corporate Member "Electron Motors SA" showing their electric scooter.


Peter from Cafe2U was supplying the ever popular coffee or cool drink.
Thanks Peter.


How could you resist the delicious hotdog, kranski, shake, ice cream or sorbet
from Hahndorf's Natura's van?


Photos courtesy of Eric Rodda, Bruce Tonkin and Sally Knight.