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EV Works is sponsoring WAs first ELECTRAKHANA

The date is Saturday Dec 12th from 4pm - 8pm
Venue is the RAC driving centre:
http://dtec.com.au/

Admission is free for the public and EV owners/builders are invited to come and demonstrate their vehicles around the track. A track layout will be available in due course. The track will be made up on one of the skid pans at the site.

Please contact us if you would like to bring your vehicle so we can prepare a list of participants.

There is a grassed area for displaying vehicles and a covered area. Volunteers will be doing a sausage sizzle to raise funds for WAEVA.

All welcome. Admission/participation is free.
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The address is:

46 Grogan Road
Perth International Airport
Western Australia 6105


Are there lights on the track since it's going to 8pm?
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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Thanks for that extra info.
No lights so driving will cease when it gets too dark.

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Sunset for that day is 7:16pm.
But usu have about 1/4 hour after that before it's too dark.
So maybe around 7:30pm no driving.
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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I'll be there - how many eV Challenge cars would you like to have there? I've got access to at least 3.

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I'm working that day, but since I work at the airport I don't have much of an excuse haha. I'll try and get along for a gander.
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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(Copied from the other thread; I didn't realise we had two going1 Image )

Here's the event flyer: http://www.evworks.com.au/Electrokhana.pdf

As well as for AEVA members, we hope the event can raise awareness of EVs among the general public too, so if you'd like a few flyers to give out to your friends or post at local notice boards, PM me your mailing address and I'll pop some in the post.

And just a couple of updates to clarify things..

1) Anyone's welcome to bring their EV down to display, but please contact us if you are interested to take your vehicle out on the track. (The purpose of the event is to demonstrate road-going EVs to the public so they'll be getting priority. Vehicles don't have to be road-registered but they must be road-worthy i.e safe.)

2) The RAC driving centre is an alcohol free venue (since booze and cars don't mix!)
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Post by Triac »

Sounds awesome.

I may even have the Sera ready in time!
Otherwise it will be interesting to see what's out there.

-Ian, Have you fixed the MX5 yet?.... I still want a drive ;)

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Hi all,

So Electrokhana was on yesterday - what a great afternoon! Was a lot of fun taking EVs around the racetrack, and many of the attendees got the chance to either drive or ride in an EV for the first time, so hopefully it's been effective in raising awareness and building some excitement about EVs. I'm pleased to report we had no EV casualties, and should have dispelled any performance myths about EVs thanks to a bit of tire smoke and sideways action from some of the quicker vehicles!

Here are some pictures from the event for anyone who missed it:

http://evworks.com.au/galleries/electrokhana/

I think it's a pretty safe bet that we'll run it again next year - get your EVs ready, Perth!
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some extension leads were left behin from what i hear.

ran into battery heat issues, then time problems with a certain Vectrix, shame i missed the event.
i trust everyone had fun?

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Once again events conspired to prevent me attending. Ironically it was because my car is low on dino-juice and I don't get paid until tomorrow, so I couldn't afford the extra ten or twenty kilometres travel. If I had an EV I wouldn't have had such range anxiety! hahaha.


One day I'll actually turn up to one of these things, damnit. Hope everyone had fun!
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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antiscab wrote:
ran into battery heat issues, then time problems with a certain Vectrix, shame i missed the event.
i trust everyone had fun?

Matt


Yeah it was a great event! I think a lot of people got their first ride or drive of an EV on saturday.
Does anyone have some UTube videos of the Electrakhana?

Sorry to hear about your Vectrix issues. I have been charging my E-Max in the house with all the hot weather recently.
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