"It's Electric!" Open Day - Picnic 2015

The AEVA Adelaide Branch had an Electric Vehicle Open Day and picnic in Edwards Park, Anzac Highway, Adelaide.
Saturday, December 5, 2015

There were 14 plug-in vehicles on display .


     A pleasant picnic in the park...
A very hot day (about 38 C), but great food and good conversation.
Note: We had to organise our own grass (artificial lawn)
as it was just dry and dusty under foot.
The BBQ was supplied by and cooked by Chris H (Thanks Chris)
with the meat an salads supplied by members.

All the plug-in vehicles all in a row..

From the left: Tesla Model S, and BMW i3 electric - both owned by our members,
the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar ($320,000). Thanks go to Adelaide BMW for supplying this car.

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar again and the black BMW i3 REx (which comes with a petrol engine for extended range. Thanks go to Adelaide BMW for supplying these cars,
The Blade converted Hyundai Getz owned by one of our members, The Volt is shown in the next image.

The Holden Volt (now a collectors item!!) owned by one of our members, Toyota Prius which is now converted to be Plug-in, also owned by one of our members.


The Audi A3 E-Tron plug-in hybrid - Thanks go to Solitaire Adelaide for supplying this car.
Also shown is the Nissan LEAF fully electric car, supplied by Unley Nissan - thank you.

Here are two more conversion done by our members: the Nissan Exa (AC) conversion and the Daihatsu Charade (DC) conversion.

and last in the line up are the three Mitsubishi i-MiEVs all owned by our members.

This shows the picnic area, under shade  (on a very hot day).

The pink and white van at the back is "Pinky's Icecream".
Thank you Hope for supplying us with refreshments throughout the day.
The 2008 Gen2 Prius in the foreground is at its first public display after being
converted to plug-in.

A shot showing the additional battery pack (10kWhr), of 76 LiFePO4 40Ah cells, which has been added to this Toyota Prius.
The control system is from Plug-in Supply in the US.
The cells have a polycarbonate cover for safety and when not on show, a mat goes over this to make it appear more like a standard Prius.
Note: this car was running in "EV Mode" from 7am 'till around midday with the air conditioner running to keep salads cool.
This used around 10Ahr of the 40Ahr total available.
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