Plugged in to a new travel way

Plugged in to a new travel way

FOR Transport Minister Mark Bailey it will be a case of on your electric bike as he heads to Noosa to officially opening the Noosa Electric Vehicle Expo on May 12 at the Noosa Tigers AFL ground in Noosaville.

According to Zero Emissions Noosa co-ordinator Vivien Griffin, Mr Bailey and a team of Transport and Main Road Department officers will be here promoting the electric vehicle strategy during the 10am-2pm sustainability showcase.

Ms Griffin said the inaugural May expo was “off to a great start” with “some terrific exhibitors and vehicle owners already keen to participate”.

She said Mr Bailey was a keen electric vehicle supporter and cyclist, whose government was constructing the Electric Vehicle Super Highway in the shape of recharging stations as part of strategy.

“Proud owners of Teslas, BMW I-e, Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt and Mitsubishi Outlanders will be on hand to give you first hand owner experience and information,” Ms Griffin said.

“In addition, we have some very exciting exhibitors to showcase. The amazing Clenergy Team Arrow are bringing their solar car to the Expo.

“The gorgeous Vallkree vintage electric bikes which are handmade in Byron Bay are coming, with opportunities for trial rides.”

Ms Griffin said the “very sustainable” Noosa RACV Resort was supporting the expo by bringing their two electric Nissan Leafs, which they provide for members and guests to rent.

“Cycle Power are supporting the expo and you will be able to try their terrific leaning trike electric bike … great for the shopping.

“Our expo will be fun, but also a chance for you to try out, find out about, those emission free alternatives to the fossil fuel car.

“It all helps to take us to our Noosa zero emissions target by 2026,” she said.