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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

SHASA EV Day – Electrify Everything Expo –best way to learn about electric cars

SHASA is running the EV Day – Electrify Everything Expo 2023 on Sunday 12 March, 10am

– 3pm at Hanging Rock, Batemans Bay.

SHASA President, Kathryn Maxwell, said “Things are moving really fast since our first EV

day in October last year.”

In 2022, the number of electric cars in Australia doubled to 70,000. The Tesla 3 outsold the

Toyota Camry. And 2023 has started strongly. By now there are already 80-90,000 electric

cars in Australia. About four out of every five are fully electric and one in five is a plug-in

hybrid. In January, almost 20% of new passenger vehicle sales were electric vehicles and one of them, the Tesla 3, was the third top seller across all vehicle types, after the Ford Ranger and the Toyota Hilux.

2023 is set to be a boom year, with an additional 100,000 EVs - that’s more than double

again! - and a further 150,000 in 2024. By 2030, electric cars are expected to make up about 35% of new car sales in Australia.

There are so many benefits to driving an electric vehicle - much lower emissions, much

cheaper to run and maintain, and fun to drive, resulting in cleaner air and quieter


There are now 33 different passenger vehicles and six light commercial vehicles available in

Australia. “At our EV Day at Hanging Rock on Sunday 12 March, we’re going to have about

11 of these different electric cars there for you to see, and they’ll be brought along by their

owners, who’ll be happy to talk about what’s good about them, what’s not so great, why they

chose their model, and what it’s like driving them in this part of the world,” said Kathryn


You will have an opportunity to learn about:

● current and future options for charging an electric car

● the amazing benefits of charging your electric vehicle from energy produced by

rooftop solar - about 70% of electric car owners have rooftop solar.

● the km range of currently available electric cars

● towing trailers and campers

● using electric cars on unsealed roads

1 Comment

Unknown member
Mar 12, 2023

A real taxpayer dollar extravaganza hosted by usual grant (tax dollar) seeking zealots. Who can afford $100,000 for a car with range of 300-400km? Madness. Where are the battery materials coming from and where will they all be recycled. Pull up the taxpayer handout drawbridge and let this market either sink or swim on its own.


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