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Green Living Expo

Head along to the TAFE campus at  Wollongbar, 61 Sneaths Road this Saturday for a day filled with all things Green Living.  Our star Board Member, Sebastian Crangle, will be on the 1.30pm panel discussing "Creating a Green Home" alongside Phil Dudman (ABC Garden Gugu). The Northern Rivers Green Living Expo is a family-friendly community...

EVs on farms – Join the webinar today at 12pm.

Electric vehicles are making their way onto Australian roads. But when will we start to see more EVs on our farms? In what timeframe will electric heavy machinery become available? What infrastructure will be required to ensure that farmers and rural Australia are equipped to deal with this new demand? Hear from Stephanie Gersekowski, John...

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EV Expo's : Nothing beats first hand experience

We held our first EV Expo in 2019, and we tried every year since to hold it again. As luck would have it, now, there are heaps more EVs available than there were back then.  On Sunday September 11 we finally held another EV Expo at the Bangalow Showgrounds.

On display on the Jarrett Oval, we had a range of the latest available EVs , including the BYD Atto 3, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Jaguar I-Pace, the Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan, Volvo XC40 Pure Recharge, and several Tesla Ys like the one from Rainbow Power Company, or Coast Byron.

There were also more than 25 E-Bikes and E-Motor Bikes on display, from Beyond Byron, Fonzarelli (sold locally through Summerland Electric Moto) and Vallkree, attracting a keen crowd.

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We Surveyed the Northern Rivers about EV's

During the Covid lockdowns, in September and October 2021, we surveyed residents and visitors of the Northern Rivers region of NSW to ascertain their knowledge of, interest in and concerns about Electric Vehicles. The key survey findings are summarised below.

Key findings

  • 85% of respondents would like to own an electric vehicle
  • 64% want one because of climate change benefits
  • 25% liked the prospect of using their own solar power to charge their EV
  • The top barrier to buying an EV is price, with range concerns (17%) following. Of the 25% of respondents who already own an EV, 27% had bought secondhand – so already a market
Read the full report here

A Dummies Guide - EV's in the Northern Rivers

The Environmental Benefits:

    • Does the carbon and energy that goes into making an electric vehicle (EV) cancel out the environmental benefits?

Research looking at the full lifecycle emissions of making and owning an electric car shows that switching to an electric vehicle will lower greenhouse gas emissions, even if the car is made in a country with a high non-renewable energy source mix.
Studies that suggest that EVs will cause more emissions than internal combustion engine cars have been shown to use outdated data that doesn’t include factors such as increasing renewable energy sources in grid mixes over time, or the energy involved in the refining and distribution of petrol and diesel.

  • If an EV uses a lot of electricity, doesn’t that mean lots of coal fired power being used? Isn’t that worse than petrol?

Read the full guide here

EV Webinar Series 2020

ZEB held eight one-hour webinars between August 2020 and May 2021 about the radical transition from Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) to Electric Vehicles (EVs). In the webinars, key industry leaders and innovative companies offer fresh insights on all electric vehicles from e-bikes and retrofits through to EV bulk-buy groups.

The webinars are presented by local journalist, Mick O'Regan.  Read Mick's summation of the series here.

Producing this series wouldn't have been possible without the financial support of our:

Principal Sponsor - Bank Australia       Major Sponsor - NRMA     Community Sponsors - Light Touch Solar & Electric, Enova Community Energy & ClubCar.

Head to ZEB's youtube to watch the webinars here.