Everything Electric Australia 2024 delivered on its pre-event hype, as the biggest electric test drive programme ever held in the Southern Hemisphere but delivered much more besides.
I certainly had a great time attending on several days including being on a panel about The cost of ‘cleaner’ technologies How much does it cost to switch? as well as catching up with lots of Aussie EV enthusiasts (shout out to Jason from techAU, Stan from Kangaroo Island, Jamie, Tom, Huy, Beau, Evan and everyone else).
PS Jack really is as tall as he looks on screen. I’m 1.91m tall and he is clearly much taller!
CEO of the Fully Charged Show (and Everything Electric) Dan Caesar had this to say:
“Australia gave us the warmest welcome possible, and when we saw the queues snaking around the outside of the building, we knew we were in for a busy few days”.
“Everything Electric AUSTRALIA returns to the Sydney Showground on 7th, 8th and 9th March 2025 and on-site rebooking indicates that the show will double in size again, will include an even greater breadth of ‘electric’ technologies, and that there will be between 20-25 major car manufacturers in attendance”.
“As we have achieved in the US, Canada, Europe and the UK, consumers are showing clear demand for an ‘electric home and motor show’, and with our global YouTube audience of current and prospective EV buyers, we are uniquely placed to deliver and grow these expos around the world. Next up Everything Electric LONDON in 6 weeks!”
The brainchild of British YouTubers – the Fully Charged SHOW – this was the 13th expo globally and 2nd in Australia, attracting 17,440 attendees to Sydney Showground on the 9th, 10th and 11th February.
There were some comments online that tickets were too expensive but I think these people were wrong as this kind of show is very expensive to run, the organisers employed many Australian British people to run it.
Also kids under 15 years of age accompanied by an adult got free entry and there were so many discount codes available online giving 20%, 25%, 30% up to even 50% off the advertised ticket prices.
Having previously hosted Fully Charged LIVE Australia at the ICC in March 2023, the 2nd year event broadened its appeal as Everything Electric AUSTRALIA, took a place a month earlier, extended to 3 days, and moved venue to triple its floor-space, as well as to maximise its test drive capacity. Despite these changes, the show expanded significantly, and attendee numbers increased by ~30%.
Packed with visitor attractions, it was arguably the electric cars that stole the show, with an estimated 5,000 test drives delivered through a combination of car manufacturers and car leasing companies.
But with an array of other attractions, such as 2 theatres of talks, the Home Energy Advice Team, Zero Carbon Kitchen, the Commercial Vehicle Zone, Micro-Mobility Zone, Electric Alley to name a few, Everything Electric was about much more than cars.
The expo was rounded out with an exhibition of around 100 companies showcasing clean energy, home energy and electric vehicle-related technologies, including 12 major car manufacturers.
In a highlight of the show, Chris Bowen, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, gave a ministerial address to a packed auditorium which showed its support of proposed Fuel Efficiency Standards for the Australian market.