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Fri 22 - carsales EV Theatre

Welcome to the carsales EV Live Theatre: The Future of Electric Vehicles

The carsales EV Live Theatre is the place to be for all things electric vehicles (EVs). Join us for three days of exciting and engaging EV sessions, including fireside chats, industry panels, and keynotes. Our hosts from Australia’s favourite EV podcast, Nadine Armstrong and Greg Rust, will be your guides as we explore the future of EVs.

Opening Address

The area of public policy he is most passionate about is strong action on climate change. Ben believes that Victoria must stand as a global leader in the creation of a zero-emissions, renewable workforce.

Official Welcome

Opening address

Are we deploying EV chargers efficiently?

One of the biggest barriers to reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050 is the lack of available EV charging infrastructure. To ensure the EV transition is a boom and not a bust, we must not only switch to EVs but also optimise the efficiency of our EV charger deployment. What are the right types of chargers, what are the best locations, and how do we ensure more drivers can access more chargers? These are the questions this keynote will seek to anwser in this important session on EV charging infrastructure.

Can EVs really be a true climate solution?

Join an industry panel of experts to discuss the environmental, economic, and social implications of EVs as a way to combat climate change.

Charging ins and outs

Learn about the ins and outs of electric vehicle charging from experts at AGL and bp pulse. Discover the costs of charging at home and on the go, and how to find charging infrastructure in Australia.

Which EV? Choosing the Best EV for you.

Drawing on the experience of carsales senior editorial team members we take a look at the six best and newest electric vehicles on the market in the past year. The carsales team put them to the ultimate test criteria, including: safety, technology, comfort and convenience, driving performance and ownership costs. Importantly, we’ll be delving into the things people really want to know about their EVs, such as how fast it can be charged and how far it’ll go before needing a top-up.

Powering possibilities: connecting regional Australia through next-gen charging infrastructure

The NRMA is delivering 137 ultra-fast charging stations across Australia’s national highway network. This is the largest regional charging network in Australia. Learn about the key learnings from this project and how it will improve connectivity for EV drivers in rural and remote areas. Discover the next generation of charging infrastructure and what it means for the future of EV travel in Australia.

How rental e-scooters are driving sustainable micro electric transport

E-scooters are growing rapidly in population across Australian cities. Broadly regarded as an essential component of urban transportation systems, e-scooters offer a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to short car trips. This discussion will delve into how e-scooters have been introduced in Melbourne, the benefits they are bringing from a transport, economic and environmental perspective and how the technology is continually evolving.

EV Fleets and EVs for Work

Join us for a discussion with industry experts on how businesses can use EV fleets to reduce their environmental impact and save money. Learn about the different options available for EV fleets, fleet depot charging, and how to make the switch smoothly.

EV Affordability: new or used, getting the best deal

Join a panel of industry experts to discuss the the factors that impact EV affordability. The panel will explore the impact of tax breaks, government incentives, novated leases, and EV finance options on the cost of owning an EV. They will also discuss the state of the EV market and the outlook for future affordability.

Why subscription is a great way to transition to electric?

Learn how EV subscriptions work and why they are a great way to transition to electric vehicles. Subscriptions offer a flexible and affordable way to get behind the wheel of an EV, without the upfront costs of an outright purchase or a lease.

Sat 23 - carsales EV Theatre

Welcome to the carsales EV Live Theatre: The Future of Electric Vehicles

The carsales EV Live Theatre is the place to be for all things electric vehicles (EVs). Join us for three days of exciting and engaging EV sessions, including fireside chats, industry panels, and keynotes. Our hosts from Australia’s favourite EV podcast, Nadine Armstrong and Greg Rust, will be your guides as we explore the future of EVs.

Are we deploying EV chargers efficiently?

One of the biggest barriers to reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050 is the lack of available EV charging infrastructure. To ensure the EV transition is a boom and not a bust, we must not only switch to EVs but also optimise the efficiency of our EV charger deployment. What are the right types of chargers, what are the best locations, and how do we ensure more drivers can access more chargers? These are the questions this keynote will seek to anwser in this important session on EV charging infrastructure.

EV Charging Explained

Learn about the different factors to consider when choosing a home charger, common mistakes to avoid, and the latest technologies in EV charging. This session will cover dumb vs smart chargers, solar-enabled chargers, and safety considerations.

Discover PEUGEOT’s electrifying journey: from the 1941 PEUGEOT VLV, to the e-2008 of today and the INCEPTION CONCEPT of the future

Travel through time as Kate Gillis, Managing Director PEUGEOT Australia, takes you on a journey through PEUGEOT’s rich history, decades of electric propulsion development and exciting vision for the future of mobility. Commencing in 1941 with the VLV, designed in response to petrol rationing during the Second World War, through to the 100% electric, 100% irresistible passenger, SUV and light commercial PEUGEOT vehicles available to consumers today, to the INCEPTION CONCEPT that heralds a new era and embodies PEUGEOT’s vision for future electric vehicles. In an industry that continues to change, there’s one thing that won’t: PEUGEOTs are not only made of metal and glass but also of allure, passion and history.

EV Market in Australia: Uptake, Trends, and the Future

This panel will provide an overview of the electric vehicle (EV) market in Australia, including the current state of uptake, the latest trends, and the key challenges facing the market. Panelists will discuss the factors driving the growth of the EV market, the role of government in supporting the market, and the opportunities and challenges for businesses in the EV space.

How technological advancements are helping EVs stay ahead of the pack

Join Laurissa Mirabelli, Head of PR & Communications at Polestar Australia, for a Q&A on the latest technological advancements that are making EVs more efficient, powerful, and accessible.

Charging Ahead: SIXT’s Electrification Case Study

Learn about SIXT’s goal to accelerate EV adoption in Australia – and have set a target to electrify 50% of their fleet by the end of 2026. Hear about a case study in how to transition your fleet to electric, with speed and at scale. Learn how SIXT found vehicle choice and acquisition is the easiest component of their ongoing fleet transition, and how a focus on the driver is the best way to set yourself up for success.

EV Charging: What do we need, where do we need it and who’s going to pay for it?

This keynote examines the challenges and opportunities of EV charging in Australia. We discuss the need for more charging infrastructure, the best locations for chargers, and who will pay for it. We also explore ways to overcome the challenges of Australia’s vast distances, hot climate, and inconsistent electricity grid. This session is of interest to anyone involved in the EV industry.

Are EVs becoming more affordable?

Join a panel of EV leaders to discuss the latest trends in EV affordability. The panel will explore the impact of tax breaks, government incentives, novated leases, and EV finance options on the cost of owning an EV. They will also discuss the state of the EV market and the outlook for future affordability.

EV Roadtrips: lesson learnt from thousands of kilometres on the road

Join a panel of respected motoring journalists who have spent hours, days, months and many kilometres at the wheel of electric vehicles on roadtrips throughout Australia and the world.

Sun 24 - carsales EV Theatre

The EV Charging Experience: long-term, real-world data.

One man and his Excel spreadsheet, this keynote digs deep into the data-backed experience of EV ownership, drawing on one man’s charging journey throughout Australia and beyond.

Welcome to the carsales EV Live Theatre: The Future of Electric Vehicles

The carsales EV Live Theatre is the place to be for all things electric vehicles (EVs). Join us for three days of exciting and engaging EV sessions, including fireside chats, industry panels, and keynotes. Our hosts from Australia’s favourite EV podcast, Nadine Armstrong and Greg Rust, will be your guides as we explore the future of EVs.

Your Questions Answered

Join us as we answer the questions and concerns that we know are top of mind for EV-intenders.

EV charging infrastructure in Australia

Join us for a discussion with industry experts on the future of EV charging infrastructure in Australia, including charging stations, location options (service stations, street, retail), reliability, the latest trends and charging innovations/ Learn how Australia is charging up for success in the electric vehicle revolution.

What’s it really like owning a Tesla – Debunking Myths

Teslas are one of the most popular electric vehicles on the market, but there are still many myths and misconceptions about them. This firechat will give you the inside scoop on what it’s really like to own a Tesla, from the latest and greatest features to the realities of owning an electric car.

At-home charging explained

Join us for a discussion with industry experts as we discuss at-home charging and the best practice tips and tricks, as well as the types of at-home chargers on the market.

EV CONNECT STAGE

Fri 22 - EV Connect Stage

EV Live Stage: An Exciting Look Ahead

Join host Boyd Peters, Chief Executive of InvComs, for an exciting deep dive into the future of electric vehicles on the first day of our event. We’ll discuss the latest trends and technologies, as well as topics such as EV batteries, the EV supply chain, and EV fleets.

Creating a Zero Emissions City by 2040: City of Melbourne case study

Tiffany Crawford will discuss the city’s ambitious goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2040 and the role that EVs can play in this transition. This is a must-attend for anyone interested in learning more about how cities can achieve net zero emissions.

The EV impact on commodities and Australia’s opportunity

The energy transition, and in particular the adoption of EVs, is expected to drive a significant increase in mining commodity demand by 2030. Lithium is Australia’s main opportunity, but there are opportunities for other key critical minerals too. Processing minerals and going further downstream into EV manufacturing in Australia has gained significant interest as western economies look to secure supply chains necessary for the energy transition

Investing in the EV Space in Australia: How my clients are getting investment exposure to the EV revolution

There are a number of ways to invest in the Electric Vehicle and Battery tech space in Australia. This session will explore the different investment options that are available and how to choose the right one for you. Attendees will learn valuable tools including a useful checklist to help them find and better invest in companies supplying the critical metals that go in the Batteries, Turbines and Electric Vehicles.

Why the Future of EVs Depends on mining rare and precious Metals

Rare earths resources, precious metals and common metals are all essential for the production of electric vehicles. This session will provide a front-line look at the work of a Victorian rare earths explorer who is developing a supply chain for EVs.

The EV revolution is underway – but where will the required Metal Resources come from?

Australia is a major producer of the metals needed for electric vehicles, such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel. With the EV revolution underway, Australia is well-positioned to become a major supplier of EV resources. This panel session will explore the opportunities for Australia to capitalize on the EV revolution.

Merri-bek City Council – supporting zero-carbon transport

Paul Swift will discuss Merri-bek Council’s experience managing their portfolio of public EV chargers over the last ten years, the policy context and lessons learnt. He will also review the barriers to expanding the number of public chargers, and possible paths to achieving the dramatic increase in charging infrastructure required to meet our carbon targets.

Electrify your vehicle fleet now!

Learn about fleet management, why leading companies are going electric, where to start, managing an EV fleet, and what about the chargers? This keynote will cover the key considerations for electrifying your fleet, so you can make the switch with confidence.

Can Australia be a Mining Hub for Manufacturing and EV Batteries?

Asia is embracing EVs at record rates. This panel-session will explore the opportunities for Australia to capitalize on this trend with Australia’s mining industry.

The Supply chain of Lithium: Looking at Southeast Asia’s only Source of lithium

This session will explore the future of lithium in the EV industry. The presenter is from the only listed company with lithium resource in South East Asia – courted by regional EV and battery manufacturers to supply lithium and battery chemicals to their industry.

Future Tech Battery Company: New metals that could provide “Holy-Grail” breakthroughs?

A new battery technology using tungsten has the potential to revolutionize the EV industry. This session will explore this, and other recent battery-tech breakthroughs such as Nyobium and Sodium and their potential impact on the future of new batteries for EVs, and also for faster charge times

Sat 23 - EV Live Stage

EV Live Stage: The Future is Electric

Join host Lee Herbet EV YouTuber from the @notacarguy_au channel, for an exciting exploration of a range of EV topics on the second day of our event. We’ll discuss topics such as financing your EV, charging options, the future of the grid, EV tires, e-scooters and e-bikes, and more with experts speakers.

What’s the grid of the future to support EVs for all

Join Ruchika Deora for a keynote on how the grid can be adapted to support the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) including the challenges and opportunities of electrifying transportation, and the role that the grid can play in making this transition a success.

Role of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) in smart sustainable cities

This session will explore the potential of ZEVs to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, as well as the challenges of infrastructure and public acceptance. Hear about the challenges and opportunities through the application of a “smart city” lens, to accelerate the transition towards greener, more sustainable cities and communities for future.

E-Bikes & E-Scooters

Join an exciting panel discussion with e-mobility leaders to explore the latest technology, products, trends, designs, and future of e-bikes and e-scooters. Learn how these vehicles can revolutionize urban transportation, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and make cities more liveable.

Best way to finance an EV in 2023

Join us for a discussion with industry experts on the best ways to finance an electric vehicle (EV) in 2023. Learn about the different financing options available, government grants and tax incentives, and how to make buying an EV an affordable and wise investment.

The battery chemistry and range of electric cars in 2025

Hear from the Electric Viking, Sam Evans, one of the best and most respected voices in the EV industry in Australia. Learn about the battery chemistry and range of electric cars in 2025, and get his insights on the future of electric vehicles.

EV Tyre: Everything You Need to Know

Join our moderator for a fireside chat with two EV tyre experts from Hankook Tyre Australia to learn everything you need to know about EV tyres, including how they differ from regular tyres, the different types available, and the costs and maintenance considerations.

Q&A with Sam Evans, the @electricviking

Join Australia’s favourite EV YouTuber, Sam Evans, the @electricviking, for an exciting Q&A session where he will answer all your EV questions. Sam is a passionate advocate for electric vehicles and has a deep knowledge of the Australian EV market. He will be joined by a moderator and there will be plenty of time for questions from the audience.

The cheapest EV (pre) tax money can buy!

This fireside chat will discuss the cheapest electric vehicles (EVs) available in Australia, and how leasing an EV can save you money. Panelists from leaselab will discuss the different factors to consider when leasing an EV, such as the upfront cost, monthly payments, running costs.

The car sharing revolution – how Turo is putting the world’s 1.5bn cars to better use

Australian vehicles are heavily under-utilised, sitting largely idle up to 95% of the time. Turo is the world’s largest peer to peer car sharing platform, matching hosts who want to monetise their vehicles with guests who can find the right car to match any occasion. After launching in Australia in November 2022, Turo has taken the industry by storm, offering a unique range of options across all vehicle categories including a broad selection of EVs. In this keynote, Tim Rossanis, Managing Director of Turo Australia, dispels the most common myths about EVs and shares the secret to confidently making your first EV purchase. You can expect to see tips to offset the costs of ownership, how to defeat range anxiety, and how to turn your car into a lucrative side-hustle!

Sun 24 - EV Live Stage

EV Live Stage: The EV Revolution…the Finish Line in Sight!

Don’t miss the third and final day of the EV show! Join our host Bryce Gaton, CEO of EV Choice, for an exciting exploration of a range of EV topics – get all your questions answered about EVs! Topics include smart cities, debunking EV myths, charging at home and on the go, and EV policies that affect Australian drivers.

Role of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) in smart sustainable cities

This session will explore the potential of ZEVs to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, as well as the challenges of infrastructure and public acceptance. Hear about the challenges and opportunities through the application of a “smart city” lens, to accelerate the transition towards greener, more sustainable cities and communities for future.

Novated Leasing an Electric Vehicle: save thousands of dollars

In his keynote speech Nate Pedrotti from Simplygreen will discuss how the Fringe Benefit Tax exemption on Electric Vehicles can save new vehicle buyers thousands in tax savings. Nate will explain the ins and outs of how a novated lease works, ways to maximise your pre-tax salary and why novated leasing is the most cost effective way to purchase a new vehicle.

Debunking myths: do EVs catch fire?

EVs are inherently safe to charge and operate, however on rare occasions significant damage to the high voltage lithium-ion battery pack can catch fire, a process called thermal runaway.

In this keynote, EV FireSafe director Emma Sutcliffe will explain how thermal runaway occurs, the likelihood of it occurring, how EV drivers and riders can stay safer around lithium-ion battery technology.

EV FireSafe is an Australian company funded by the Department of Defence to research EV battery fires & emergency response. Find their work at evfiresafe.com

Public Charging – Are we there yet?

Learn about the present public charging options, the challenges, and the future of public charging. This keynote will explore the state of public charging, and what the future holds for this essential infrastructure.

How to get the best finance deal for an EV in 2023

This keynote dives into the world of electric vehicle financing, providing valuable insights and comparisons to help you make informed decisions. Discover the pros and cons of leasing versus finance, available incentives and tax credits, and learn how to secure the best finance deal for your ideal EV.

How I took on the Govt. to fight the ‘World’s Worst EV Policy’

Chris Vanderstock, aka Electric Chris, is an EV enthusiast and advocate, will share his story as the plaintiff in the High Court Case, “Vanderstock versus Victoria”, contesting the Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Tax which has been dubbed as the world’s worst EV policy.

Formula SAE-A: Where the Next Generation of EV Engineers are Born

Join university students who create Formula SAE-A electric racing cars to learn about their experiences designing, building, maintaining, and racing these vehicles. This fireside chat will discuss the challenges and rewards of electric racing, as well as the skills and knowledge that students gain from participating in Formula SAE-A.

Picking your first EV: what features to look for?

So you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle? Join three EV influencers who know what it’s like owning an EV inside-and-out and who can help you choose the right one for you. They’ll cover everything from range, battery life, charging speed, cool tech features and maintenance. So whether you’re a total newbie or you’re just looking to learn more, this is the chat for you.

Installing car charging without blowing your budget …. or your fuse!

Installing car charging is simple in theory, but harder to do properly without a fully informed electrician …. and customer. Bryce is currently teaching a new course for electricians on how to design home and small business EV charger installations. Come to find out what are the options for EV charging that doesn’t cost the earth to install, but still meet both your needs AND those of your power connection.