AEVA - EVENTS
GREEN DRIVE DAY
Sunday, April 8, 10am – 4pm.
"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 ZE, 1 Renault Kangoo ZE, 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
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,
The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese,
officially opening the event.
Many people gathered in The Joinery foyer
for the opening speeches.
SA Independent Senator Mr Tim Storer.
Missing from this photoshoot:
Opening welcome –AEVA (SA) Chair - Paul Koch
Our unofficial photographer was busy setting up for this event...
A view from Franklin St...very early in the
day, before safety signs were turned around.
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 Z.E. (fully electric).
A fairly quiet time at
the Test Drives and Rides queues,
Some more electric cars on display.
The SA Power Networks Holden Volt (PHEV).
Three of our AEVA (SA)
members' electric conversions:
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
New AEVA Corporate Member "Electron Motors SA" showing their electric scooter.
Peter from Cafe2U was
supplying the ever popular coffee or cool drink.
How could you resist the
delicious hotdog, kranski, shake, ice cream or sorbet
Photos courtesy of Eric Rodda,
Bruce Tonkin and