What a great day, getting to talk to members of the public about one of my favourite subjects, electric cars! It is always a treat to meet other EV drivers, as they are still a rare breed. There was a real range of EVs, from the pure electrics (BEV) like the Leaf and Model S, the hybrids such as the Prius and petrol hybrid plug-in electric Outlander PHEV, and electric cars with battery-boosting petrol engines such as the Holden Volt.
Joe opened his house at Noosaville for Sustainable House Day. He has a Tesla Model S, so decided to have an EV display alongside. We brought along our Nissan Leaf, and put up a display on EVs as well. There were seven Tesla Model S cars, a Prius, a Holden Volt, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and a BMW i3. One very special and rare electric car arrived in the afternoon – it deserves its own post, as does the house, a gorgeous architect-designed eco house on the river. A total of 541 visitors signed the visitors’ book, and it was super busy until early afternoon. OK, enough raving on, here are some pics.