Thank you Sponsors, EV Prize Teams, Volunteers and Spectators
EV Fest 2015 was a Huge Success Full of Electric Innovation and Excitement
EV Fest 2015 has been described as the most fun and enjoyable electric vehicle festival with solid Science, Technology, STEM principles for High School students to get a feel for future career pathways!
If you missed out on attending don't worry, we'll be back for 2016! In the meantime check out the 2015 EVPrize Results.
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.
The 2015 EVPrize Results is available in this slide show
See this link for amazing 2015 EV Fest photos from photographer Bill Collison
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 2015 will be able to explore an electric vehicle future at the EV Show to be held on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at the Newcastle Town Hall Circuit. We have just had our annual EV Prize event in August where participants built and demonstrated or raced an electric vehicle for the EV Prize challenge.
- 6th August 2015 - Race Practice Day and Team Entry closed on Fri 31 July 2015.
- 13th August 2015 - EV Prize competition race day - Australia's largest electric bike Grand Prix - Cameron Park Raceway 7am - 4pm
The future for the Hunter is truly Electric!
Location of EV Fest 2015
For those planning to get involved in the EV Prize in 2016 start planning your team members and talk to teachers coordinating teams at your school to attend the teacher workshop usually held in mid March at the Hunter TAFE.
There are in particular two major technical aspects to the EV Prize. Firstly, the optimisation of science in building the bike and secondly the performance of a skilled rider on the track. So go on and build your bikes soon so you could have loads of riding practice before the next race day in 2016!
The Festival started on Thursday 6 August at 8am with scrutineering and Rider Skill Training Program taking up for the most part of the morning. After lunch School Teams Safe and compliant to have practice rides were given the opportunity to get a feel for the track and to be exposed to the challenges of the varied topography the track presents as practice sessions for school teams and community teams and also for the enthusiast demo class track time. The day wrapped up with schools teams really appreciating the steep learning curve and the experience gained from the practice day. We had 59 Teams Registered and 34 teams attending the Practice Day. We had 18 Hub Class, 6 Chain Class, 5 Open Class and 5 Demo Class. The weather was magnificent and the day was enjoyed by all present.
On Thursday 13th August 2015 the EV Prize Race Day commenced from 7am to 4.30pm with 61 online team registrations and 48 Teams attended the competition on Race Day. There were 37 school teams from 19 High Schools and 11 hobbyists teams made it to the 2015 EVPrize Race Track. There were 25 teams in the Schools Hub Class, 12 Teams in the Schools Chain Class and 6 teams in the Open Class. Competition was fierce and the action was truly electric! Another brilliant day with good weather and loads of fun racing for competitors and cheering for the spectators.
See our 2015 EV Prize Schedule and Safety Information Slide Show here
2015 EVFest Sponsors
Our 2015 Sponsors helped make the 2015 EVFest a memorable event for the participants with excellent prizes and showbags. 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 2016, we'd love to hear from you! Just get in touch.