9-11 AUGUST 2024 | MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

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WHY ATTEND?

Join us at the Electric SUV EXPO 24 – Australia’s only and largest dedicated display of Electric SUVs this year. Whether you’re looking for an electric SUV, BEV, Plug-in Hybrid, UTE or People Mover, this is your opportunity to get up close to the world’s leading SUV manufacturers and suppliers. 

View

The largest display of electric SUVs, BEVs, Plug-In Hybrids, Utes and People Movers in Australia.  

explore

The latest cutting-edge technology, finance options and charging solutions to make your transition to electric seamless. 

engage

In test drives and unique activations from the world’s leading brands. 

learn

From industry titans, SUV experts and influencers on our live stage sessions. 

WHAT'S ON

Exhibition

Electric SUV Expo 24 is Australia’s only dedicated Electric SUV event. Discover the latest electric SUVs, BEVs, Plug-In Hybrids, Utes, People Movers from brands leading the charge towards a sustainable future. All at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9-10-11 August.​

Live Sessions

This year’s series of live sessions are designed to inform, inspire, and drive the conversation surrounding electric SUVs forward.

Develop an in-depth understanding of the latest trends, innovations, and breakthroughs in the electric SUV market. Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional or a curious enthusiast, you’ll find valuable information tailored to all levels of expertise.

Stay tuned for the release of our full schedule, which will feature a diverse lineup of sessions that cater to a wide array of interests within the electric vehicle sphere. Each day promises to bring new insights that will keep you at the forefront of this rapidly evolving industry.

Test Drives

Participate in unique and immersive experiences that highlight the innovative capabilities of electric SUVs and more. Our exclusive activations are designed to engage and excite, offering a firsthand look at the future of electric mobility. 

One of the most anticipated features is our test drive events. Here, you’ll get the opportunity to feel the power and smooth performance of these advanced vehicles as you navigate specially designed courses that showcase their agility and cutting-edge technology. Don’t miss out on these exciting activations that demonstrate the potential of electric SUVs whilst offering a memorable and engaging experience. 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Sam Evans

YouTuber @electricviking

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Pete Thorne

President Tesla Owners Club of Australia

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Rohan Smith

Product Manager, Home & Commercial EV Charging - RACV

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Lee Herbet

EV YouTuber @notacarguy_au

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FUTURE DRIVE AUTO STAGE

Experience the Shift Towards a More Sustainable Future

Navigate Your EV Journey

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EV Lifespan & Sustainability

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Charging & Batteries

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Australia’s EV Advantage

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Exploring Green Transport

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EVs and Cutting-Edge Technology

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EVs & Affordability

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EVs for Business

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FAQs

Got a question? Check out our FAQs below before you get in touch. These questions will be updated regularly, with all of our latest information and FAQs.  

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. An adult ticket is $35 ($30 concession). Entry is free for children 15 years and under. 

This show promises to showcase the largest display of Electric EVs, Hybrids, and Plugins from leading manufacturers in Australia. There will be opportunities to explore cutting-edge technology from industry experts during our live sessions, engage with unique activations including free test drives. Finally, we’ll cover everything you need to know about what to look for when buying an EV, charging, and costs. 

The show will run during the following times on each day: 

  • Friday, 9th August: 11AM - 7PM
  • Saturday, 10th August: 9AM - 5PM
  • Sunday, 11th August: 9AM – 4PM 

Yes, kids are welcome. And anyone under 15 years gets free entry to the show. 

There are three ways to get to the show: 

By public transport 

> Tram - Tram routes 96, 109 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. 

> Train - The closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. 

Taxi/Uber 

Ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. There are two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place. 

Driving 

If you’re driving to the Melbourne EV show, there are five car parks available nearby: 

> Melbourne Exhibition Centre Parking: undercover parks accessed off Normanby Road with a height restriction of 2.2 metres. 

> South Wharf Parking: open air parks accessed off Normanby Road. 

> Freeway Parking: partially covered parks located at Munro Street under the Westgate Bridge. 

> Montague Street Parking: open air parks accessed via Munro Street followed by Montague Street. 

> Siddeley Street Parking: undercover parks located just across the river with a height restriction of 1.9 metres. 

To find out more about your options visit https://melbourneelectricvehicleshow.com.au/getting-there/  

We're pleased to share that tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event. There will be a ticketing booth located at the entrance to the show. But to avoid queues, we strongly suggest you pre-purchase through Ticketmaster.

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and beverage. 

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted, however service dogs are allowed.  

We welcome you to capture the event on your mobile devices and post to social media (tag us @FutureDriveAuto & #ElectricSUVExpo). However, professional photography and video are not permitted. 

Be Part of the Electric Revolution

Join us at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to experience the shift towards a more sustainable future. Whether you’re a potential buyer, an industry professional, or just curious about the electric vehicle landscape, the Electric SUV Expo 2024 is where you need to be.

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Sam Evans

YouTuber @electricviking

Pete Thorne

President
Tesla Owners Club of Australia

Pete is the National President of the Tesla Owners Club of Australia, an EV advocate and Thought Leader in the Renewable Energy industry with the primary objective of creating an Electrified community supplied by renewable sources while minimising our reliance on fossil fuel alternatives. TOCA provides services to both its members and the greater EV community through member forums, events and industry advocacy. TOCA provides balanced feedback to both government bodies and the greater EV industry to guide the uptake of electric vehicles and support services. Pete’s other social drivers are his local community and services to regional Australia for EV owners. Pete lives in the Southern Highlands of NSW, his home is 100% self powered by Smart Solar Power and Storage for the household usage and two electric vehicles.

Rohan Smith

Product Manager, Home & Commercial EV Charging - RACV

Rohan has worked in the energy industry for the past 10+ years, across energy retail, distribution, and generation. His EV journey started back in 2017, where Rohan led the first energy retail home EV charging proposition at AGL (“$1 a day” home charging product), and then went on to manage an ARENA funded smart home charging trial “EV Grid” at Jemena electricity network, in collaboration with four other Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSP). He is now at RACV leading the home and commercial EV charging product portfolio. Personally, Rohan is extremely passionate about EVs and has been driving his BMW i3 since 2018, which is mostly charged at home from rooftop solar and battery storage.

Navigate Your EV Journey

Future Drive Auto Stage

Compare BEVs, PHEVs, and hybrids to find the best fit for your driving and charging preferences. Evaluate top EV models based on user insights, including charging speeds, cargo space, and financial considerations like purchase incentives and fuel savings.

EV Lifespan & Sustainability

Future Drive Auto Stage

Explore cost benefits and market considerations in purchasing a used EV, including battery recycling methods, responsible disposal options, and lower maintenance costs compared to gasoline vehicles. Discover the expanding network of EV-trained mechanics while considering challenges related to parts availability.

Charging & Batteries

Future Drive Auto Stage

Understand the differences between home and public charging speeds (Level 1, 2, and DC Fast Charging), and their impact on charging times. Learn about lithium-ion batteries' role in range and capacity, and how to select and install a compatible and cost-effective home charger for optimal use.

Australia’s EV Advantage

Future Drive Auto Stage

Australia's rich mineral resources, including lithium, cobalt, and nickel, make it a key global supplier for EV battery materials. This supports economic growth through investments, job creation in mining and manufacturing, and development in logistics and infrastructure.

Exploring Green Transport and Smar Cities

Future Drive Auto Stage

Discover how EVs interface with smart grids and renewable energy for efficient, cleaner charging. See the evolution of public transport through EV-driven buses and trucks, enhancing logistics and urban delivery efficiency. While also considering global impacts on trade and infrastructure, promoting sustainable urban design and emissions reduction strategies in Australia.

EVs and Cutting-Edge Technology

Future Drive Auto Stage

AI-driven predictive maintenance monitors battery health, motor performance, and driving habits to prevent breakdowns, while real-time communication enhances safety and charging efficiency. EVs can act as mobile batteries during outages, supported by wireless charging and ultra-fast stations to streamline and shorten charging times.

EVs & Affordability

Future Drive Auto Stage

Explore novated leases, tax benefits, and flexible ownership models like car-sharing and subscriptions, alongside incentives such as instant asset write-offs for business EV purchases. Analyse the lasting advantages such as fuel savings, lower maintenance costs, and strong resale value compared to traditional vehicles.

EVs for Business

Future Drive Auto Stage

Discover how EVs reduce operating costs with fuel savings, maintenance benefits, and tax incentives, while enhancing brand sustainability by cutting emissions. Focus on trade-specific EV models for trucks and utes, highlighting cost advantages and government incentives, and address range and charging challenges with solutions like battery swapping and electric highway infrastructure.

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