Drive for Electric Vehicles on Dutton’s doorstep - Solar Citizens

Drive for Electric Vehicles on Dutton’s doorstep

Media Release: Drive for Electric Vehicles on Dutton’s doorstep

What: Samford Electric Vehicle Experience: Zero Emissions Vehicle Car Show

When: 10am - 1pm, Sunday 27th November

Where: John Scott Park, Samford Village 

Cutting-edge electric vehicles (EVs) including cars, motorbikes, bicycles, scooters and trucks and a cooking demonstration on an EV-powered barbeque from celebrity chef Alistair McLeod will be on show in Federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s electorate, Dickson this Sunday the 27th November, as part of a community campaign encouraging more Australians to avoid the petrol pump and reduce their cost of living by making the switch to clean electric transport.

Hosted by clean energy advocates Solar Citizens, EV owners will be on hand to share their experiences of buying, driving, maintaining and charging an electric car. Some owners are generously offering test rides, giving punters the opportunity to fully experience a variety of electric cars.

The event will also feature stallholders selling electric bikes, electric scooters, charging infrastructure and towing supports, and a range of informative talks. 

Quotes attributable to Solar Citizens National Director, Heidi Douglas:

“There’s a clear demand in the community for EVs – including here in Peter Dutton’s backyard. We’ve had hundreds of people already RSVP for the event, as people are desperately looking for ways to slash their petrol costs, and are sick of paying outrageous prices at the petrol pump.

“Here in the Sunshine State, rooftop solar is very popular. By charging your EV from home solar during the day you can basically run your vehicle for free. With fuel and energy prices skyrocketing, now is the time for Australians to be able to harness our abundant sunshine and save our hip pocket with EVs.”

“We’re running this electric vehicle experience event off the back of an extremely successful consultation for the first National Electric Vehicle Strategy – where our community members made over 600 submissions, calling for strong Fuel Efficiency Standards to address the national shortage of EVs. 

“We don’t yet have all the right federal government policies we need to unlock affordable EVs for the Australian market. When Fuel Efficiency Standards is debated in parliament next year, it will be our primary chance to correct this. So we want bipartisan support for strong fuel efficiency standards.”


Photos from the event will be available in this folder by 8:00am Monday morning.

For further media comment contact National Director Heidi Lee Douglas 0401 092 570 | [email protected]