• Sustainability
  • Engineering careers
  • Electric vehicle promotion

December 2nd, 2017 10am-4pm

A&P Showgrounds Christchurch

Come on down

to the Electric Wheels Festival

And experience all the buzz
of electric transport!

Make a donation to EVolocity (registered charity CC51421) and go in the drawing to win a cool MeloYelo electric bike. Click here to donate. Drawing will take place at the EVolocity Electric Wheels Festival on December 2nd.

test drive an electric car, bike and grass kart!

Electric vehicle test drives

Electric bike test rides

Electric grass karts

Free workshops from EV experts

Exhibition stands

Fun activities for the family

National finals, EVolocity schools competition

Networking BBQ ($30)



Free Workshops Sponsored by

MC for the workshops will be David Freeman-Greene, GM Commercial, Orion


11.00am to 11.45am


The future of getting around Christchurch
• Cycleways update, presented by Nick Lovett Christchurch City Council
o The history and rationale of the Christchurch City Council’s major cycleways programme
o Some of the present-day transport challenges facing cities like Christchurch
o Emerging opportunities locally and globally
o The long-term vision for getting around in Christchurch• Why car sharing with electric vehicles is a smart way to get around town, presented by Kirsten Coorson, General Manager, Yoogo
o Why car sharing stacks up
o The mobility puzzle and how car sharing fits in
o Who’s signing up and how it


11.45am to 12.15pm Why electric vehicles are good for people, their purses and the planet: early results from Flip the Fleet, presented by Daniel Myall.

• Flip the Fleet has the goal of accelerating the uptake of Electric Vehicles in New Zealand.
• Data collected so far shows substantially reduced running costs, significant environment benefits, and that people like their electric vehicles.
• EVs aren’t ideal in all situations, but in many cases it makes sense to switch now or in the near future.


12.15pm to 12.45pm Your EV investment: Total cost of ownership, presented by Liz Yeaman, Transport Development Manager, EECA.
• Which EVs Kiwis are buying
• What the electricity for EVs costs and where you can charge
• EV reliability, maintenance costs and EV batteries
12.45pm to 1.15pm Charging Ahead: EV charging infrastructure update, presented by Nigel Broomhall, CEO Chargemaster
• Can the grid handle EV growth – why intelligent charging matters
• AC charging 101 – cutting through the confusion
• The benefits of a higher speed home charger
1.15pm to 1.45pm Battery swaps and upgrades, presented by Walter Larason, EVs Enhanced.
• Current Options
• Technical and Logistical Challenges
• Solutions
1.45pm to 2.15pm Are we going to have enough electricity? Presented by Steven Godfrey and Richard Moylan, Orion
• Is there enough electricity to charge EVs as penetration increases?
• What’s the environmental impact of EVs in New Zealand?
• Will electricity networks need upgrading given EV charging?

Guest Speakers

Electric Bike Showcase

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RIKONDA® is Canterbury’s own electric bike brand offering high quality e-bikes at affordable prices, designed with New Zealand conditions in mind. We have a wide range of e-bikes for any type of cycling. We believe there is an e-bike for everyone and getting the right fit is paramount. Come into iCycle Electric and see the…

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MeloYelo ebikes outperform others in the $2100 – $2500 price range. Our obsession is delivering you peace of mind through quality componentry, quality assembly & testing, quality customer education and quality after-sales service. And, 100% of our net proceeds benefit engineering and electric vehicle education in schools through EVolocity.

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