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Sun, 23 Oct


Manningham Council Civic Centre MC2

Rotary Clubs of Doncaster, Manningham and Templestowe, City of Manningham - Future Vehicle Expo and Seminar

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Rotary Clubs of Doncaster, Manningham and Templestowe, City of Manningham - Future Vehicle Expo and Seminar

Time & Location

23 Oct 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm AEDT

Manningham Council Civic Centre MC2, Doncaster VIC 3108, Australia

About The Event

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

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

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

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