The Victorian Electric Vehicle Trial
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RACV Energy Breakthrough

The Electric Vehicle Trial went to Maryborough for the RACV Energy Breakthrough in late November.
 
At the event over 6,000 school students and teachers from 170 schools across Australia competed to race their own electric, hybrid and human powered vehicles. The races attracted huge crowds with around 12,000 people attending over the four days.

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EV School is in session!

With the school year finally at an end, it’s almost time to start thinking about curriculum for next year. Whether you are a teacher or a parent, don’t stress, the EV School is here to help!
 
The EV School web page offers dedicated resources for teachers and students and has everything necessary to run a successful unit on electric vehicle technology. It provides lesson plans for both primary and secondary school levels that meet current VELS standards.

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Final fleets

The final round of organisations testing EVs within their business fleets as part of the Electric Vehicle Trial is coming to a close, as participants hand back their Nissan Leaf’s or Mitsubishi iMiev’s over the next month or so.
 
We’re pleased to report that as a result of their experience, many of the participating organisations are now seeking to permanently add an EV to their fleets.

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Have your say

We’d love to hear more from recent and previous trial participants and interested members of the Victorian EV market about their experiences, thoughts and feedback.
 
The Electric Vehicle Trial website hosts an EV discussion board where people can share their views. We’ll be posting some specific questions that we’d like your thoughts on, and you can also make any general comments or ask questions of other people participating in the discussion.

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Show off your EV at Melbourne’s premier EV event!

The second annual Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo will be happening on Sunday 23rd February, coordinated by the Melbourne Electric Vehicle Group. 
 
All things EV will be covered including electric cars, scooters, motorbikes, bicycles, skateboards, cargo-bikes, buses and race cars.

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Adopt an EV

With the fleet trials almost complete, the Nissan Leaf and iMiev EVs that have been used in the Electric Vehicle Trial will be looking for new homes.
 
Purchasing a second-hand EV is a fantastic way to get in to the EV market, as they will be offered at a greatly reduced price.

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News from around the EV world

 Festively and finally....


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AGL Energy
CSIRO
Lumley Insurance
RACV
> RACV Energy Breakthrough
> EV School is in session!
> Final fleets
> Have your say
> Show off your EV at Melbourne’s premier EV event!
> Adopt an EV
> News from around the EV world
 
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