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Thank you Sponsors, Stall holders, EV Prize Teams, Volunteers and Spectators
EV Fest 2014 was a Huge Success Full of Electric Innovation and Excitement
EV Fest 2014 has been described as the most fun and comprehensive electric vehicle festival in Australia!
If you missed out on attending don't worry, we'll be back next year! In the meantime check out this video produced by student Nic Roberts.
The Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival is delivered each year by a range of supportive Hunter organisations and businesses, led by the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment at the University of Newcastle.
See this link for amazing 2014 EV Fest photos from photographer Bill Collison
- Saturday 16th August 2014 - EV Show including demonstrations, workshops and displays - Cameron Park Raceway 10am - 4pm
- Sunday 17th August 2014 - EV Prize competition race day - Australia's largest electric bike Grand Prix - Cameron Park Raceway 9am - 4pm
The Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival 'EVFest' is all about thinking of sustainable transport in fun and innovative ways that support the development of electric vehicle industries in the region. We already build our state's electric trains and mining equipment, time to see what else we can do!
So get involved. Visitors to EVFest 2014 were able to explore an electric vehicle future at the EV Show, whilst participants built and demonstrated or raced an electric vehicle for the EV Prize challenge.
The future for the Hunter is truly Electric!
Location of EV Fest 2014
The Festival opened on Saturday 16 August at 10am with the EV Show. The Show put the University of Newcastle on the world stage, with exhibitors such as Tesla with their fully electric Model S – brand new to Australia, Nissan with their LEAF and Hybrid Pathfinder, Renault with their brand new to Australia fully electric Twizy and Kangoo, Mercedes Benz S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid, electric super bikes, electric pedal assist bikes, mobility products, off-road bikes, Sunswift solar racing team, talks, demonstrations and much much more!! For a full listing, please visit our Show page
Sunday opened at 10am with the EV Prize day, with 20 high schools from around the region, entering 42 teams; 10 hobbyists, entering 15 teams into the various divisions of the EV Prize Competition. Competition was fierce and the action was truly electric!
The EV Show also ran again on Sunday, alongside the popular and exciting EV Prize.
There were opportunities to try a Segway, or mini bike or even a pedal assist bicycle; or learn how to convert your skateboard into an all-electric speed machine, or hear how solar energy will change our lives, and witness exciting science shows all at our workshops tent.
We also ran our Celebrity Drag Race, featuring our very own University of Newcastle's Vice Chancellor Caroline McMillen racing on a mobility scooter against Sonia Hornery, Michael Cain (NBN), Todd Sargent (2NURFM), Brent Davison (The Herald) and Lake Macquarie City Council’s Mayor Jodie Harrison
See our On-Track Demonstrations Program and Workshops Program in the slideshow below... or link through to our Show and EV Prize pages for more information...
2014 EVFest Sponsors
Our sponsors helped make the 2014 EVFest better than ever.
With 2 days of Electric Vehicle action on a dedicated facility and strong interest from previous years participants, if you'd like to come on board and be part of our amazing EV experience for 2015, we'd love to hear from you! Just get in touch.
Since thanks to all our Sponsors - large and small
Our major event sponsors are shown below - to see who else is on board, come see our Sponsors and support their work.
This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.