Get into gear at The Workshop Rail Museum’s free electric car rally

01 August 2018

Steam trains will be making way for electric cars when The Workshops Rail Museum hosts the Electric Car Rally on Saturday, 18 August.

 

Presented as part of National Science Week 2018, the rally is expected to draw car enthusiasts and the eco-conscious from across south east Queensland to explore and experience the future of electric vehicle travel.

 

The Electric Car Rally will feature electric vehicles from past and present, showcased by more than 10 exhibitors including the University of Queensland, the Australian Electric Vehicle Association and the Queensland Museum Network.

 

Visitors will hear from experts about the history of electric vehicle development globally and Queensland’s plans for an electric super highway and see first-hand the amazing technological advances of electric automobiles from Toyota to Tesla along with the opportunity to see up close a Veefil Electric Fast Charger by Tritium.

 

In addition, workshops by STEM Punks will be conducted during the event where participants will design, build, and race, their own pushcart-sized electric vehicle.

 

Queensland Museum Network Acting CEO, Dr Jim Thompson said it is exciting to see this initiative come to Ipswich.

 

“The Ipswich Railway Museum, home to The Workshops Rail Museum, was renowned for innovation, with the historic railway site pioneering rail development since 1865,” Dr Thompson said.

 

“The rail industry has already welcomed the switch from fuel to electric powered locomotives and this rally will give visitors a glimpse into what’s next in electric vehicle development.”

 

The Electric Car Rally is free and is at The Workshops Rail Museum on Saturday 18 August 2018 10am-2pm. The STEM Punk Electric Car Workshop is free but requires bookings.

 

Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for details.


Just the facts:

  • Electric Car Rally
  • Saturday 18 August 2018
  • 10am-2pm
  • The Workshops Rail Museum
  • Entry is free
  • theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au