Get charged up at The Workshops: switch on to the 2019 Electric Car Rally

Electric cars, bikes, and other electric powered vehicles from the past and present will be on show this Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the free Electric Car Rally at the Workshops Rail Museum North Ipswich.

The latest in electric vehicles will be joined by older vehicles including the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games electric van.

The rally at The Workshops is part of a broader program by the Queensland Museum Network to celebrate National Science Week from August 10 to 18, 2019.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, featuring more than 1000 events around the country, and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge.

Minister for the Arts and Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch said National Science Week offers us the opportunity to highlight all the great science happening in Queensland, and many of these scientific discoveries are displayed in the collections at the Queensland Museum.

“This week is about celebrating science and recognising the tremendous capacity it has in helping us to better understand our world,” Minister Enoch said.

“We know that the jobs of the future will involve new skills and techniques that science will help us to find and the Palaszczuk Government is proud of the great science Queensland produces.”

Electric vehicles enthusiasts and anyone just curious will find out what the future holds in electric vehicle technology.

The rally will feature:

• Toyota Corolla Hybrid Hatch PHEV
• Australian Electric Vehicle Association (Queensland Branch): Lotus 7, Suzuki Swift conversion, BMW i3 & 1917 Walker electric truck
• Tesla Owners & Fans Brisbane: Tesla Model S & Tesla Model X
• Drive by Nature: EV Hilux Ute & T-Rev Trike

For more information visit www.qm.qld.gov.au

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