From the Baw Baw Sustainability Network (BBSN) Newsletter
The BBSN held their Electric Vehicle Expo on Thursday 25th February. There was a range of electric vehicles (EVs) on display at the Warragul Goods Shed and the Expo was part of the BBSN’s program of monthly events. Pictured above is the latest model Nissan Leaf from Traralgon Nissan. Also on display were an earlier model Leaf, Hyundai Kona, Tesla Model 3 and Model S, Renault Zoe, BMW i3, Mitsubishi Outlander, and some electric bikes from Drouin Cycles.
Visitors were able to chat to the various owners of the cars as well as attend talks from Shane Clayton from RACV Solar and Paul Paton from the Australian Electric Vehicle Association. Shane spoke about charging options, how EVs will fit into the grid and our lifestyles, and Paul on how you can purchase an EV.
The evening wrapped up with a panel Q+A on what it’s like to own an EV. The EV owners highlighted the benefits of charging from your home solar system, the impressive performance, and enjoyment in driving an EV. There is much less range anxiety now that the newer cars have bigger batteries and the charging network is steadily expanding. None of these owners would go back to an ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle now.
Unfortunately, the visitor numbers had to be restricted due to COVID so we may hold another EV expo later this year so stay tuned!