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Today marks a special time in our industry as we gather for the first-ever global World EV Day.

World EV Day is a global movement, a day of celebration of e-mobility, and a day to shift the transition to sustainable transport with consumer, business and policy outcomes.

Current and prospective drivers of EVs, alongside local transport authorities and fleet operators, will be encouraged to recognise the crucial role which they play in driving the shift to sustainable road transport and a zero-emission future for all.

“As the peak industry body for the fleet industry, AfMA is committed to promoting sustainable vehicle solutions that benefit our members and the public at large,” Executive Director Mace Hartley said.

“Events such as the inaugural World EV Day are an important step towards building industry and government awareness, particularly in Australia where we have typically been slow to act.”

In its inaugural year, 2020, World EV Day is a largely social media led campaign to engage consumers around the sustainability benefits of EVs. Many organisations are running in-person and remote events right around Australia, of which you’re encouraged to take part.

“The variety of EV vehicles within Australia is rapidly expanding and it’s exciting to see models such as the Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf, Renault Kangoo, Mini Electric, Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes eq7 and Audi e-tron make genuine in-roads alongside the Tesla range to provide fleet buyers improved choice when selecting their next purchase”

Below are some of the events that are scheduled to mark the occasion:

Webinar – Green.TV

Primary organisers of the event, Green.TV will be providing 4 free webinars across the day. As part of their EV Summit, the team is bringing the world’s e-mobility leaders together to discuss the key narratives driving electrification and sustainable transport forwards. While US-focused these are a great opportunity to understand the world trends and when they might come to Australia.

  • eMobility and the Green Recovery
  • Marketing and eMobility
  • eMobility in US Cities
  • Investing in US eMobility

Webinar – Charge Together Fleets (1pm-2pm)

For World EV Day 2020, the Electric Vehicle Council is hosting a webinar with CEO Behyad Jafari on the State of Electric Vehicles 2020.

This is a great opportunity to tune in and ask questions about the findings of the latest State of Electric Vehicles report, including insights into the state of the EV market, charging infrastructure, consumer attitudes, industry development, energy and environment, and government policy in Australia.

Perth – Gemtek Group (10am-3pm)

Celebrate Western Australia’s transition to sustainable transport by joining the official World EV Day function at Crown Towers, Perth.An EV display features on the front lawn of Crown Towers (entry via Bolton Avenue) in Burswood and a “driver’s long table buffet lunch” is at the Epicurean ($55 a head) restaurant there, the day supported by Gemtek Group.

Canberra – AEVA Opportunities (Time TBA)

AEVA ACT will provide an opportunity for Canberras to get up close to a broad range of large and small electric vehicles – from scooters to Light Rail. Details will be provided once approvals are in place.

Watch this space – also AEVA ACT and CanberraEV Facebook pages.

Perth – Save the Date (October 8)

iDrive – Zero Emission Vehicle Fleet & Transition Conference. Western Australia’s first industry focused Zero Emission Vehicle Fleet Transition Conference & Test Drive Expo. Further information will be provided over the coming weeks.