Thursday 5 August 2010

Central NSW - Recharging the Region expo

Last weekend I dragged my family to the Centroc EV and sustainability expo

I had some good discussions and met some interesting people.

Kearon and co were there with the Formula V and Capri.

The electric Triton 4 door ute that Les (from Sydney) converted was there also.

A uni solar car and a group of students were showing the vehicle. It is a shame it was raining all day.

I met Michael from Deep green with the EV Honda. It has the Tritium controller and a very special motor and gearbox from ultramotive. It was very elegant and right at the forefrount of EV development. Keep an eye out for an all wheel drive Evo Lancier in the future!

Image under the bonnet

I also had a good discussion with one of the BEV team and also a brief chat with Ross himself. They had Bernie Hobs' Getz there. It was also a very nice conversion.

There was the first road registered Tesla there and I had a talk with the local GM Rudi Tuisk who is setting up shop in Sydney. A very smart guy. He had driven from Sydney to Bathurst on about 80% of the charge. The highlight was a ride in the Tesla around the track. at the ahem... speed limit.

There were 2 sellers of bikes, mopeds, recumbants and electric assist bikes. The electric assist bikes, even at 200W were a lot of fun to ride. I also hadn't ridden a recumbant trike before which was an experiance. (even getting in/on it was an a learning experience)

The other area had more domestic products such as native trees to give away, insulation ideas, Wind generator ( 5KW from memory), eco building products etc. See for more details.