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Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 17:25
by jonescg
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Electrikhana 2014!

When?
March 8th, 9 am to 5 pm

Where?
RAC Driving Centre, 46 Grogan Road, Perth International Airport

Why?
So you can test-drive and test-ride as many electric vehicles as you can fit into one day!

Now in it's 3rd year, Electrikhana 2014 promises to be the biggest one yet, with a whole day of electric vehicles, stalls and activities planned. This year we've invited any business or NGO in the sustainable living / renewable energy sector to come along and showcase their wares. We hope to run a door prize as well as have a few little fun competitions Image. We're also hosting an information session on the WA Electric Highways project.

Holden, Nissan and Mitsubishi will be there with their respective EVs. I'll be bringing Voltron-Evo (batteries sold separately) and several electric scooters will be available for a test-ride.

Entry for the day is $4, entry plus unlimited test-drives is $10 and if you're an AEVA member, it's free! A barbecue and cold drinks will be available. All proceeds from the day are returned to the Perth branch of AEVA so we can make next year's event even better without nagging National for more funds.

For more information, check this thread, phone Chris on 0422191511, or just turn up and have a blast!

Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your wallets. You might wind up leaving in an EV Image   Yeah, they're that good!

Edited to add - here is the flier!
Electrikhana_2014_official_flier.pdf

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2014, 02:35
by Coulomb Racing
Look forwards to seeing everyone there!

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014, 23:46
by jonescg
RAC have finished the fliers for the event. Feel free to download them from the link in the first post above. And spam everyone!

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014, 15:15
by g4qber
Diving Centre Flier filename
Sounds like we might have the electric underwater lotus esprit bond car

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014, 17:10
by jonescg
Hehe, yes I noticed that. Maybe we'll see some ROVs?

I have updated the flier file to the one with the electric car insignia. Otherwise it could sound like an electrician's trade fair...

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014, 20:30
by g4qber
This morning 7.40am on way to tyre shop heard promo on 101.7 capital radio.

May have some seniors at the event.

Can't wait to try out new front tyres on imiev
10mm wider on each side

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 04:20
by g4qber
Spooky, chris might have seen the lotus in the latest RAC horizons magazine. The lotus esprit is on the same page as the BMW i3

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Mon, 10 Feb 2014, 14:03
by g4qber
Heard the ad last night Sunday 9 feb at 6.40pm
While on way to show Simon the new tyres.

The host thought it was 8 feb, but realised it was in march.
With feb having 28 days. 8 feb and 8 mar are the same day.

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Sat, 15 Feb 2014, 21:00
by g4qber
Just heard the promo on 89.7 twin cities fm
12.40

I think I need to contact 6pr, Fremantle radio, info radio

Chris is taking care of RTRFM

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Sun, 16 Feb 2014, 07:22
by g4qber
Just sent emails to most of the non commercial FM stations.

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 01:55
by jonescg
It worked Joseph - Just had an interview with Noongar Radio! I love that station.

Graeme Gordon had a good chat with the Australian importer of Zero motorcycles and there might be a chance they make their Australian debut at Electrikhana!

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 06:00
by antiscab
jonescg wrote: Graeme Gordon had a good chat with the Australian importer of Zero motorcycles and there might be a chance they make their Australian debut at Electrikhana!


can you confirm this closer to the date?

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 06:14
by jonescg
I'll try. The Melbourne firm who are brining them in are expecting the first shipment in mid March, but with a bit of luck they can have one here sooner. It's just great that someone with the bucks bothered to import them.

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 16:29
by jonescg
Some more coverage from the RAC:
RAC E-news

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Fri, 21 Feb 2014, 00:34
by jonescg
Auto Classic BMW just joined the AEVA! Image

Don't forget that corporate members can get a little blurb and link from the main AEVA website, so make sure your financial and send me some content to put up on the web!

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Thu, 27 Feb 2014, 22:12
by jonescg
Woohoo!

The Perth ATA have offered a ReNew subscription as a lucky door prize! Hopefully there will be a few more organisations offer up some loot too.


Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014, 00:51
by g4qber
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Last Friday's West Australian - Friday 28th Feb

Took me 3 days to find it, as I was looking for the RAC corporate colours.

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014, 03:34
by jonescg
Nice! We can expect a puff-story in tomorrow's West too.

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014, 05:01
by antiscab
any word as to whether zero will be making an appearance?

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Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014, 14:59
by g4qber
http://topev.org/partner-plug-west-coast-institute

electrikhana mentioned on WA electric dragster page

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Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014, 16:13
by jonescg
Hi Matt,

Unfortunately Zero can't get a bike out in time. They were pushing California to fly one out, but they eventually decided it will have to wait. With the Model S, the i3, Zeros and Brammo all appearing in Oz this year, Electrikhana 2015 is going to be huge.

We can expect a Tesla Roadster or two - and apparently on the same day there will be a Ferrari and a Lambo kicking around on the circuit. I can feel a challenge coming on Image

Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014, 17:54
by jonescg
I just had a chat with a reporter form the ABC. Hopefully this will be making the national 7:30 report!

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Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014, 18:50
by g4qber
zoom tv is also on board 9 - 10.30am
Thanks Aaron.

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Posted: Sun, 09 Mar 2014, 17:39
by jonescg
Well a big thanks to all the Perth AEVA members who pulled together to make this the best Electrikhana yet!

It looks like over 350 people came through the gate, and at least 150 of them signed up for test-drives of the iMiEVs, Leafs, conversions, bikes and scooters. I even got a ride in Hans' Tesla Roadster - what a treat!

Best of all there was a very strong media presence, with the 7:30 report preparing to file a national story due to air late this week. Their story is pretty wide reaching, with a strong focus on our Electric Highways project!

Zoom TV were there to get a short interview of me and the race bike too, although Aaron took about 137 takes to remember his lines... RTR took an interview too, which will appear on Understory in a few weeks time. So keep an eye on the TV and an ear to the radio!

I'd like to personally thank Ant and Mitch for pulling it all together while I was working offshore last week, and for getting all the fabulous posters made up. Thanks also to Bruce, Steve, Brian, Joeseph, Patti, Tanya, James and Richo for keeping things flowing smoothly on the day, EV-Works for bringing the all important BBQ, and all of our exhibitors for making the day a jam-packed success.

Electrikhana 2015 is going to be huge Image

Some Photos from Rodney and Andy:
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Electrikhana 2014!

Posted: Sun, 09 Mar 2014, 18:39
by Crash
Yes thanks to the organisers for all the work put in. Thanks to Chris for your energy and enthusiasm, marshals for keeping it running smoothly, info displays, BBQ crew and people on the front gate (Richo put in a long stint),
Wayne