ev expo 2022

Sparking up interest in electric vehicles

The purpose of Zero Emissions Byron is to accelerate Byron Shire’s transition to net zero emissions. We create projects to educate and inspire – in renewable energy, better building, regenerative land use -- and at our EV Expo in September, our focus was on reducing carbon emissions in our transport sector…via Electric Vehicles.We held our...

Byron BYD EV Expo – Sunday 11th September – Bangalow Showgrounds

The principal sponsor of our EV Expo is BYD ('Build Your Dreams'), one of the world’s leading advanced battery and electric vehicle manufacturers. BYD will be displaying the ATTO 3, built to Australian specs, and offering the lowest price for an EV currently on the market in Australia: $44,381 standard range (410km), or $47,381 extended...

Key findings of our EV Survey Results 2021


  • 274 respondents from 5 LGAs: Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Lismore and Richmond River.
  • (49% respondents from Lismore)
  • 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 10% of respondents who already own an EV, 27% had bought secondhand – so already a market
  • Of those who already owned an EV, 85% charge at home, of which 52% use solar of green power.
  • EV owners bought the car on price (37%) or environmental benefits (26%)

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.