When: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 6.45 for 7:00pm.
Where: Fritze Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, Melbourne University, Carlton VIC 3053. Click here for a Google map of the venue and here for a Melbourne University map to the venue.
Cost: Free. (A gold coin donation would be appreciated to offset costs.)
Public transport: Tram Routes #1, #6 – ‘Lygon St’ Stop 112, walk west on Elgin St to Cardigan St.
Accessibility: Please note this meeting space is on the second floor, but is potentially wheelchair accessible via a large pedestrian ramp. You can get an idea from the Google street view here, but please contact us if you need further details.
Presentation: Bryce Gaton will present a layperson’s guide to understanding, choosing and buying an electric vehicle (EV) in Australia. The talk covers the basic technologies and systems that go into making modern day EVs plus the advantages, disadvantages and use cases for each technology. The talk then moves to detailing the current (and coming) Australian options for buying new and second-hand plug-in EVs, and finishes by showing how to evaluate which is the right one for your needs (or how long it might be till one that does hits our shores).
Speaker: Bryce has been working in the EV sector for over 12 years. He began with building and maintaining converted EVs, and currently works part-time for Melbourne University’s School of Engineering as their EV safe work practice trainer/supervisor. He regularly writes on EV topics for Renew Magazine and for The Driven as well as presenting about them on behalf of both the AEVA and Renew. He is the Editor of the AEVA National Newsletter EVNews and Secretary of The Victorian Branch of the AEVA which is responsible for organising the 2020 EV Vision Expo and Conference to be held in Melbourne late this year.
* We recognise and appreciate the assistance of the University of Melbourne Energy Transition Hub in providing the venue for this event.
We hope to see you on the evening.
Chris Moss, Renew Melbourne branch committee.
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