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Is an Electric Vehicle right for you?

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Science isn’t just for kids – it’s for adults too!

In honour of National Science Week, join us for a free event series that celebrates how science can help in your homes.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a hot topic in sustainable science and technology right now. There is so much conflicting information, making it hard for you to work out whether an EV would work for you. Come along to this free workshop to find out:

  • Types of EVs and how they work
  • Are they really better for the environment than a petrol or diesel vehicle?
  • Do they catch fire?
  • How much do they cost?
  • Rebates and the Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) exemption
  • Are they different to drive?
  • How to calculate if an EV will save you money, based on your driving patterns
  • The good things about EVs and how to maximise them
  • The bad things about EVs and how to minimise them
  • How does charging an electric car work?
  • Things to be aware of on road trips
  • What are vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-load, and how would I use them?
  • Can I tow with an EV?
  • Reputable sources of information about EVs

“Is an Electric Vehicle right for you?” is presented by workshop facilitator Sarah McCabe. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Graduate Certificate in Carbon and Energy Studies. She has owned an electric vehicle for 5 years, and worked with various organisations helping develop business cases for EV adoption.

This workshop is hosted by the City of Gosnells in partnership with Switch Your Thinking.

The workshop will take place in the Meeting Room at Amherst Village Library. Bookings are essential, and open to the public on the 11th of July 2024.


August 15
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


City of Gosnells


Amherst Village Community Centre
2 Holmes Street
Southern River,
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