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Future Vehicle Expo & Seminar

Future Vehicle Expo & Seminar

Join us for the Future Vehicle Expo and Seminar at the Manningham Civic Centre and check out the range of electric vehicles from local dealerships. Get advice on the smart technology in our cars and how it all works.

Sunday October 23, 2022, from 10 to 4pm
Manningham Council Civic Centre MC2, Doncaster Road Doncaster-Car Park and Function Centre
Full details at https://futurevehicleexpo.com.au  
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Is now the right time to go electric? 

 

With growing awareness of climate change, many people in the community are considering switching from petrol or/diesel to electric vehicles but may not understand the difference between the models available. Many people are also not sure of the new smart technologies in their cars of today.  

The Future Vehicle Expo and Seminar will showcase the range of different electric vehicles that are currently available and help people to make considered choices about the vehicle that will best meet their family and business needs.  

Experts will also explain the new smart technologies in our cars and how they improve safety and our travel, along with what’s happening with driverless cars. Different ways to travel more sustainably will also be explored.  

This will provide opportunities for members from the participating clubs to support a worthwhile community event. It will also build the brand of Rotary in the Manningham community as being contemporary and relevant to our community needs. 

Our aims are to: 

  • Promote the uptake of Electric Vehicles.  
  • Provide information to the Community about sustainable transport options. 
  • The role of Smart Technology in vehicles, where we are at with driverless cars, and how technology assists in improving safety and driving.  
  • Discuss where Australia fits into progress on these issues from a world-wide perspective.  
  • Discuss the issues we have at present and goals to expand the use of new technologies in reducing greenhouse gases. We will show off Electric Vehicles and new tech vehicles and have discussion seminars relating to history, what is needed to encourage more Electric Vehicles and new tech in vehicles, and all associated issues with electric vehicle charging and the possible change in service stations of the future. 
     

Event Details  

 

Car show 10 am - 4pm  

Many of the Doncaster Hill Car Companies will display their electric/ hybrid/hydrogen cars with members of the EV Council, Australian EV Association (AEVA), Members Shine and Show EVs and EV Owners also bringing their cars along. Range includes Jaguar, Mercedes, Audi, Hyundai, Porsche, YV Toyota, YV MG, Nissan, Mitsubishi 

Aurora Solar car - Darwin to Adelaide to feature 

Vintage vehicles that show our past and “back to the future”, and car club vehicles.  
 

Displays MC2 Carpark area 

  • Rev E bikes and/or lower car park demonstration area
  • Eco scooters, 100 years of Technology display in function hall and also MC2 area 
  • Schools Solar model car races 
  • ​​​​​​​Rotary tents and other possible community organisations  
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The Seminar 


The seminar program, which will be held concurrently with the Expo, will provide additional information for the community about electric vehicles, and smart vehicle technology. The Seminar will run from 11am to 4pm, with 3 sessions 11am to 12.15pm, 1pm to 2pm & 3pm to 4 pm. The seminar is free, but bookings must be made on https://www.trybooking.com/BTGXS . The program follows. 

11am Brian Negus - MC, Ambassador ITS Australia, Formerly GM Public Policy RACV - Welcome and Introduction 

11.05am Michelle Kleinert, Mayor City of Manningham – Welcome, Council View & Initiatives regarding Sustainability.  

11.15am - Electric Vehicle Technology and Charging, Chair Brian Negus 

  • Geoff Gwilym, CEO Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Bryce Gaton, EV Choice Consulting and RENEW. 
  • Zoran Bravo, Community Engagement Manager, JET Charge 

12.00  Q and A 

12.15pm Lunch. 

1.00pm - Sustainable Travel Options and Technology for IN-Car Safety and Travel Information, Chair Brian Negus 

  • Elizabeth Kim, GM Arevo Mobility, RACV. 
  • Stephen Owens, Chief Operating Officer, Intelematics. 

1.45pm - Q and A  

2pm Afternoon Break. 

3pm Automated and Driverless Vehicles and Trials, Are we there yet? Chair Brian Negus 

  • Jeremy Nassau, Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Transurban. 
  • Dean Zabrieszach, Chief Executive Officer, HMI Technologies/Ohmio Automotion Ltd. Automated Technology and Bus Shuttles. 
  • Xavier Vagedes, Engineering Manager Automated Driving and Connectivity, Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd. 

3.40pm Q and A

3.55pm  Seminar Summary and Close