On Sunday 7th June, the electric car display which I’d organised all came together. With seven cars on display, the most varied display of factory-made* electric cars to take place in Queensland, there was great interest. We had hundreds of people come and see and photograph and talk about the cars. The owners were all so great to bring their cars along and spend hours chatting to people and answering questions. I also had a display about EVs, and my Nissan Leaf was part of the “WED Festival Trail” passport, which brought lots of people our way to do a quick activity and get a stamp for a competition entry. My only regret is that I didn’t have more time to take photos, particularly during the really busy times of the day. We had two Nissan Leafs, two BMW i3s, a Mitsubishi I-miev, a Tesla Model S 85D+, all brought along by their generous owners. We were also provided with a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV by Caloundra City Autos.
*factory-made as EVs, rather than cars converted to electric later on
Kurt showing a few people the I-Miev, which was one of the earliest types of EVs available for sale in Australia this century.
From inside a BMW i3.
The WED Festival, celebrating World Environment Day, was held at the University at Sippy Downs.
Nissan Leaf with charging port and bonnet open.
A family doing the activity for a stamp on their “passport” – there were four simple questions, such as the location of the solar panel on the roof.
Nissan Leaf, looking good after its beauty treatment, a.k.a. thorough wash, the day before.
Rear view of Model S and its huge boot.
Two Nissan Leafs in view, the seven cars were in a long row.
Owners with the Model S.
Tesla Model S 85+ in Signature Red.
Three happy EV owners.
Model S has a “frunk” front trunk, and a huge boot as well. Everything about this car is big, big, big.
John with admirers of his BMW i3.
Two BMW i3s and silver Leaf.
My family in front of the Leaf, with a silver Leaf also in view.
Cars including Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV, which does 50 km on a charge, before switching over to its petrol engine.
The BMW i3s had driven from Brisbane, so did a recharge from a power point while at WED. The cord is taped down for safety.
Kurt’s Mitsubishi i-Miev, very spiffy
The level of interest from the public was high – probably the first time most of them had seen an electric car.
My Leaf was one of the stops on the activity trail. My kids helped out.