Melbourne EV Show 2023 answered Electric Vehicle questions for thousands of attendees

    This weekend the first EV Show 2023 was held in Melbourne, an event that featured a diverse range of electric vehicles models, showcasing how far the EV industry has come in recent times.

    The goal of the event was to answer some of the biggest questions that EV buyers have, helping reduce the barriers for many to consider an EV for their next vehicle. Common questions and complaints often include feedback around a lack of EV models in the Australian market, thankfully the diverse range of vehicles on display helped to highlight this is changing.

    Another key question is around charging at all levels, from home or apartment charging, to destination charging at hotels and fast charging on road trips. Thankfully vendors like Chargefox, BP Pulse and Get Electric were at the show, talking about their progress to date.

    One of the highlights from the show was Tim Washington from Jet Charge who spoke on stage about the massive challenge that lies ahead with EV infrastructure, and passionately encouraged people to join the industry and help Australia make the transition to EVs.

    Along with access to Electric vehicles (some yet to be released), attendees also had the opportunity to see and experience e-mobility, with a wide range of e-Scooters, eBikes, electric motorbikes in a ride experience area.

    Each of the 3 days of the event offered a full schedule of presentations and panel discussions across two live event stages.

    I’m really glad to see a dedicated electric vehicle show in Melbourne, following on from the Fully Charged Live Show in Sydney earlier in the year. We’ll have to wait for the final tally of attendees who attended this weekend, but what we do know is there are no thousands of potential EV customers who had a chance to get hands-on with electric vehicles, have many of their questions answered and this is likely to spawn a who new wave of adoption in the next 12 months.

    I’m really glad brands like Kia and Polestar brought unreleased cars to the event, however there was one obvious omission, the Ford Mustang Mach-E which is scheduled to go on sale in Q4 this year. This show would have been a great opportunity to gather excitement around the launch of that model, the first consumer electric vehicle from Ford in Australia, something that’s been years in the making.

    For those who couldn’t attend, check out my video from Saturday 23rd September 2023 at the EV Show, held in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    • 0:00 – Entering EV Show 2023
    • 0:45 – Get Electric charging
    • 1:06 – Kia EV6, EV9
    • 2:58 – ABB Formula E car
    • 3:26 – McLaren
    • 4:11 – Cupra Born
    • 4:59 – Lucky Five Motorsport – Custom Tesla’s, body kids, custom wraps
    • 6:04 – Race cars from universities
    • 6:10 – Electric Jeep Retrofit
    • 6:27 – Tesla Owners Club of Australia
    • 7:17 – EV Connect Stage
    • 7:28 – Turo
    • 7:42 – GWM Ora
    • 8:34 – SIXT EV rentals
    • 9:26 – Polestar 3
    • 13:23 – Hyundai Kona, Ioniq 5, Ioniq 5N, Ioniq 6
    • 16:20 – Audi electric mountain bike, GT e-tron RS, Q8 55 e-tron
    • 18:40 – Fia Abarth 500e
    • 19:49 – T-Power
    • 20:37 – EC11 E-Cargo van
    • 21:11 – Cyber EV accessories
    • 22:34 – BP Pulse charging
    • 22:54 – Lexus LC 500h (hybrid)
    • 23:38 – AGL (Model Y, Powerwall 2, Wall chargers)
    • 23:49 – E-Ozzie Electric Scooters
    • 23:57 – Ride area
    • 24:17 – Stage/Panel discussions
    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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