Solar Citizens, the Australian Electric Vehicle Association, the Tesla Owners Club and Whirl are hosting a car show with a twist at the Logan Central Community Centre on Saturday November 20th.
The Logan Electric Vehicle Experience offers a chance to see cutting edge electric vehicles up close, with electric vehicle owners on hand to answer questions and offer test rides in their cars.
There will be a range of vehicles to choose from, from more affordable city runabouts to high performance Teslas.
Solar Citizens’ National Director Ellen Roberts said, “This event is a great chance to ask all of your questions about electric vehicles from someone who drives one every day. ”
“With petrol tipped to reach $2 per litre before Christmas, many people are looking at how they can save money. Electric vehicles are cheaper to run than petrol vehicles, and they’re clean and quieter.”
“EVs run on solar and wind power which is good for our climate,” she said.
The event coincides with the Queensland Government’s development of a new zero emissions vehicle strategy, which Solar Citizens say will be vital to growing uptake of electric cars.
‘We’re keen to see the Queensland Government commit to ambitious zero emissions vehicle policies.’
Waterford resident Paul Casbolt has decided that his next car will be electric and will attend to weigh up the different options available.
“There are many reasons for us to own an EV, including the ability to recharge at home from our solar PV,” Paul Casbolt said.
“Switching to an EV will allow us to benefit from lower maintenance costs, reduce emissions and enjoy the electric driving experience.”
Policy uncertainty and cost are the main challenges he thinks will need to be overcome to grow EV uptake.
“The biggest barriers to switching to a zero emissions vehicle in Australia are the low Government support for EVs, combined with uncertain policies and the relative high purchase prices,” he said.