THE biggest electric vehicle event ever in Australia is set to rev up next week, as a fleet of EV experts and enthusiasts prepare to power up the nation’s car industry.
The Australian Electric Vehicle Association 2020 EV Vision e-Conference on Friday, November 27, features speakers from around the world and will focus on shifting up gears in Australia’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs), and the dramatic phase out of fuel-dependent cars in the international market.
“The transport industry is undergoing a radical transformation, with the next few years set to bring more change both internationally, and importantly, here in Australia,” Australian Electric Vehicle Association President Chris Nash said.
“We are seeing a huge surge in automakers preparing to phase out cars powered solely by internal combustion engines, as governments look to put the brakes on fuel emissions, and the growth of EVs and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) continue to climb.”
The first ever online conference will be accessible to thousands, with 45 speakers zooming in from around the world and Australia, including Fully Charged Show founder and president, Robert Llewellyn and Norwegian EV Association Secretary General, Christina Bu.
Keynote speaker, Electric Vehicle Council CEO, Behyad Jafari said the conference would be a valuable event for the transport industry.
“This is a great opportunity for Australia to harness the collective knowledge of industry experts from around the world and really gather intelligence on how to move Australia’s transport industry forward,” Mr Jafari said.
Lily D’Ambrosio, the Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, will open the conference and is expected to make some exciting announcements regarding Victoria’s EV future.