Electric vehicle festival this weekend

They are fast, silent and represent the future of motoring.

Switched on: Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle stalwarts ELMOFO will be once again showcasing their radical racing car.

Switched on: Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle stalwarts ELMOFO will be once again showcasing their radical racing car.

Far from being confined to science fiction, many of these cars and bikes will be doing laps at this weekend’s electric vehicle festival at Cameron Park. 
Now an established event on the renewable energy circuit, the annual festival is all about thinking of sustainable transport in fun and innovative ways that support the development of electric vehicle industries in the region.

“This year we are engaging with our primary school students in the region and beyond, to build and race solar-powered cars  on a 20m straight or oval track, for the all-new Mini EV Prize,” University of Newcastle, Tom Farrell Institute director Tim Roberts said. 

The event is held at the Cameron Park Kart Racing track on Saturday and Sunday.