I CAME to Newcastle about a month ago to start an internship at the Tom Farrell Institute. I found myself very quickly in the middle of preparations for the Electric Vehicle Festival. I realised soon how much effort every staff member contributed towards that event. Not only is there the festival itself, but also a workshop for people in politics and industry to encourage a path-breaking dialogue. The festival had about 35 exhibitors, showing everything in electric vehicles from Segways to electric supercars, like the Hunter-built Catavolt superbike (pictured).
To round off the series of events there was an electric bike race on Sunday, with about 20 high schools participating with their self-made vehicles.
I was blown away by everyone’s commitment to this event and think it contributed in a very positive way to raising awareness of the need of alternative energy resources or to encourage local industry.
Larissa Stein, The Hill