As part of the Solar Supercharge conference in Brisbane on Feb 13th-15th, there was an electric car display. I met some more electric car drivers, including Les (Lesmando from the OzLeaf list), and Mark Talloen, who has written about driving his Tesla Model S on trips to different parts of Australia link . I caught up with Gary who kindly brought his BMW i3 to my EV display at the WED festival on the Sunshine Coast last year link.
The line-up of vehicles was a little different each day, but included Tesla Model S, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi Imiev, a converted EV, and a personal cycle/solar powered mobility vehicle. The cars were in a lovely setting, in front of a heritage sandstone building at QUT’s Gardens Point Campus. An electric vehicle display was a perfect fit for a renewable energy conference. I’ll post next about the conference, at which I met lots of interesting people and learned a lot.
No matter what the colour, the BMW always has the black-and-? panda paintwork, very distinctive.
A few key facts about the Tesla Model S shown on the windscreen. I’m suffering from “range jealousy”.
Mitsubishi Imiev in foreground.
A rear view shows the cargo containers at the back. Perhaps good for a trip to the supermarket?
Conference delegates checked out the cars during the breaks, and some of the cars belonged to conference delegates -an interest in renewable energy and electric vehicles often goes together.
Tesla Model S with Nissan Leaf behind.
Dash and 17″ display screen inside Tesla Model S – most of controls are done via the touch screen.
Nissan Leaf belonging to Lesmando – lovely pearly white paint finish.
Clever combination of sign and sunshade on Gary’s BMW i3.
Personal solar/pedal-powered ev with owner. I’d love to see this on the move.
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