The Royal Vehicle Membership of Queensland ran its annual Motorfest day on the 19th June. Sadly, it was the identical date because the Noosa EV Expo and I used to be unable to attend. Lots of my associates did and so they have graciously allowed me to make use of their feedback.
RACQ Occasions Supervisor Tamara Van Der Walt stated one other spotlight of this yr’s occasion could be the Future Zone, which delves into the thrilling applied sciences reshaping the motoring business. “The Future Zone will showcase the newest in low-emissions automobile know-how and the way forward for mobility,” Ms Van Der Walt stated.
“RACQ have been offering providers to motorists for a few years. I’ve been a member for over 40 years and have needed to avail myself of their providers. This was primarily for George, my 1964 Wolseley. It was at one in all these visits that the roadside help mechanic additionally met Tess (my 2019 Tesla 3) and we had a dialogue about RACQ’s plan to be future prepared. He instructed me of the Roadside Help vans that had been already geared up with battery chargers for EVs. I’m grateful that I’ve not had to make use of one, although we did admire the RACQ tow truck when a big piece of metal went by the rear tire of our Tesla on the best way to Warwick.”
Katrina tells me that June nineteenth was an awesome day with excellent climate and very well attended. There was one thing for everybody from traditional vehicles, to the attractive Jaguars to fashionable EVs within the Future Zone. EVs had been effectively represented with a variety of BEVs from Tesla, Hyundai, Porsche, Kia, and Mazda had a hybrid. There was a hydrogen automobile from Queensland Transport as a part of their future vitality technique.
There was even a Volvo truck and an electrical scooter.
The EVs had been properly juxtaposed towards the classic vehicles, in addition to the RACQ’s stand which featured a craft part for teenagers from the fabulous Reverse Rubbish and naturally the meals, face portray, and rides for the children. Charging infrastructure suppliers had been additionally represented on the Futures space, ReGenEV, Plug Share and Chargefox.
Arran from ReGenEV tells me that there have been loads of very individuals within the Future Zone, and EVs generally. His Tesla Mannequin X acquired loads of consideration, particularly when it did its gentle present. ReGenEV acquired a broad number of enterprise leads from giant house complexes to fundamental house installs.
ReGenEV even had a go to from ABC Information. The section was aired that night time as a part of their nightly climate time slot. The section encompasses a snippet of ReGenEV show and had a pleasant younger child for an up shut interview in our Tesla Mannequin X.
Subsequent yr, although, Arran will part of his X, for viewing solely. Too many youngsters performed with the display, modified the settings, and left their foot and finger prints behind.
Adam steered that quickly his “Tesla” will likely be regular — so maybe subsequent yr RACQ ought to rename the Future Zone to the Electrical Automobile Zone. He wish to see the Zone relocated to an space that’s simpler for the general public to seek out. Of the 100 or so those who checked out his automotive, about 30 requested questions. Most had been questions from the curious, some had been provocative. “Come and be part of the cult!” somebody shouted out.
The occasion was effectively supported by the EV group — together with Australian Affiliation of Electrical Autos and the Tesla Homeowners Membership. Nicely finished RACQ, try their evaluations of EVs behind their membership journal. Six of the perfect certainly.
By David Waterworth with a bit of assist from his associates