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National Electric Vehicle Festival – Now with Tesla Roadster

By Quintessence - 7 October 2009 23

First filed [Sep 21, 2009 @ 17:24]
[Ed] For those asking about the Tesla Roadster, here it is.



Come and see the future today in Electric vehicles at the National Electric Vehicle Festival – organised by the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) and Canberra EV.
When: Sunday 4 October, 2009. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Old Parliament House Lawns, Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT, Canberra, Australia

Entry: Free!

There will be:

    * Demo runs of the Tesla Roadster electric super car
    * Historical Electric Vehicles such as the Detroit Electric
    * Electric Vehicle converter stalls
    * Electric Vehicle parts suppliers stalls
    * Electric Vehicle Science & Technology stalls
    * Upcoming Production Electric Vehicles
    * Food & Refreshments
    * and much more!!!

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23 Responses to
National Electric Vehicle Festival – Now with Tesla Roadster
hax 8:12 pm 07 Oct 09

Gungahlin Al said :

Was it just me or was the Tesla in the YT club REALLY quiet?

Sitting inside you struggled to hear it, and standing next to it virtually nothing.

As for the ‘dirty electricity’ debate, another thought – think of how much cleaner our cities / streets / heavy traffic areas will be. No more dirty pollution smell and smog 😀

arescarti42 3:50 pm 07 Oct 09

taco said :

Even if the electricity is generated by coal power stations, there are far less emissions involved by driving electric because the coal power station can be much more efficient than an ICE and have more emissions control systems.

Very much true. I’m pretty sure we’ve had this debate on Riotact before.

Gungahlin Al 1:55 pm 07 Oct 09

I had to work. pfftt.

Was it just me or was the Tesla in the YT club REALLY quiet?

deye 1:51 pm 07 Oct 09

Danman said :

Can I just make a point that Electricity is mainly generated by burning fossil fuels.
If the world goes kinetic (Hydro/Wind/Waves/submarine fans (Yes its true)) generated or solar energy this will be a good thing, but replacing one evil with another is not a solution – sure we will not burn as much fossil fuels individually, but per capita it will remain the same, perhaps increase.

There’s a solution for that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-based_solar_power
better still whoever does it first can export it to the world.

taco 11:50 am 07 Oct 09

Danman said :

Can I just make a point that Electricity is mainly generated by burning fossil fuels.
If the world goes kinetic (Hydro/Wind/Waves/submarine fans (Yes its true)) generated or solar energy this will be a good thing, but replacing one evil with another is not a solution – sure we will not burn as much fossil fuels individually, but per capita it will remain the same, perhaps increase.

Am I right in that Canberra is supplied by the SMHEA ?

By all means embrace electic powered vehicles, but one must remain wary of the soiurce of the energy…and the disposal of the vehicle at the end of its service life…Lots of Lead and Sulphuric Acid to dispose of.

As for torque and power to weight ratio…wow.

Food for thought.

Even if the electricity is generated by coal power stations, there are far less emissions involved by driving electric because the coal power station can be much more efficient than an ICE and have more emissions control systems.

Lots of lead and sulphuric acid to dispose of? the only cars using lead/sulfuric acid batteries are home converted ones. The Tesla runs on Li-ion and the Prius uses NiMH, and most batteries can be recycled.

Danman 10:35 am 07 Oct 09

Can I just make a point that Electricity is mainly generated by burning fossil fuels.
If the world goes kinetic (Hydro/Wind/Waves/submarine fans (Yes its true)) generated or solar energy this will be a good thing, but replacing one evil with another is not a solution – sure we will not burn as much fossil fuels individually, but per capita it will remain the same, perhaps increase.

Am I right in that Canberra is supplied by the SMHEA ?

By all means embrace electic powered vehicles, but one must remain wary of the soiurce of the energy…and the disposal of the vehicle at the end of its service life…Lots of Lead and Sulphuric Acid to dispose of.

As for torque and power to weight ratio…wow.

Food for thought.

hax 9:41 am 07 Oct 09

Great experience!
It’s pretty clear electric vehicles will play a large role in the (near) future. Tesla is making a right-hand drive roadster in a year or two and they’ve just released a Sedan as well.

I’ve got to hand it to Simon Hackett for giving people rides in his Tesla on the day, what a champ.

MinorityReport 4:33 pm 28 Sep 09

The latest on this event, plus a flyer can be found at: http://www.electricvehiclefestival.com.au/

Related is the partner organisation:www.electricvehiclecouncil.com.au

Holden Caulfield 4:44 pm 23 Sep 09

Any chance of an Audi e-tron making an appearance? 😛

Nash1972 2:31 pm 22 Sep 09

harryhaller said :

Having said that, I do think electric vehicles can make a contribution to the energy and green house emissions problems in the long run.

Perhaps, Only once we replace our Coal burning powerplants for the much cleaner Nuclear variety….

🙂

taco 12:53 pm 22 Sep 09

I’ll go just to see the Tesla Roadster

I wonder if it’s a right hand drive model?

hax 12:44 pm 22 Sep 09

fnaah said :

there will be a real, live Tesla Roadster there?

omgomgomgomg

+1

Can’t wait to see the demo 🙂

harryhaller 12:09 pm 22 Sep 09

Sounds great and I don’t want to spoil the fun. But when I read about electric vehicles I think to myself “why not do the obvious first, and roll out proper public transport”. Probably cuts down emissions instantly by a magnitude, and doesn’t depend on frontier technologies at all. It’s ridiculous how many cars are on the road in a small place like Canberra.

Having said that, I do think electric vehicles can make a contribution to the energy and green house emissions problems in the long run.

Thanks for listening, you’ve been a great audience.

fnaah 10:28 am 22 Sep 09

there will be a real, live Tesla Roadster there?

omgomgomgomg

GardeningGirl 6:21 pm 21 Sep 09

Thanks. Sounds interesting. Noted in my calendar, hope I can make it.

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