EV drive days - Ku-ring-gai

Drive Days
Drive Days

Supported by the NSW Government, we’re hosting a series of EV drive days where you’ll have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of an EV for a test drive and talk to experts about buying, owning and charging EVs. You can also find out about vehicle models and chargers currently available in Australia.

Our EV drive days are free to attend and open to all, so bring your friends and family along. Even if you’re not up for a test drive, there’ll be food available to purchase, Member giveaways, information stalls, and EV experts on hand to answer all your questions.

Our first event is kicking off in Ku-ring-gai. While our test drives are all booked out, you're still encouraged to attend and enjoy the day.

Date, time: July 23 and 24, 9am to 4pm.

Where: Honda Australia Roadcraft Training (HART), 451 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives NSW 2075. Onsite and overflow parking available.

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EV drive days event information

On the day

On the day

✔ Free Educational seminars that run frequently throughout the day on key topics such as; Home charging, safety aspects of driving EVs, experiences of EV owner and charging on a road trip.

✔ Information stalls with display electric vehicles.

✔ EV experts on hand to answer all your questions.

✔ Free Kids activities.

✔ Plus an exclusive NRMA Member giveaway and offers for non-Members too.

EV Test Drive

EV test drive

✔ Walk through of EV features and drive modes.

✔ Accredited driving expert to accompany you on your drive.

✔ The experience is 15 minutes in total.

✔ A complimentary $10 food and drink voucher for each driver.

Event Reminders

Event reminders

✔ Parking is available at St Ives Showground parking (450 Mona Vale Rd) where an NRMA EV Drive Day Shuttle will take you across to the event.

✔ Please arrive at the parking at least 30 minutes prior (1 hour is advised for those coming on Saturday) to your EV test drive booking session to allow enough time to check-in.

✔ We care about your safety. We advise you to not cross Mona Vale road and use the NRMA EV Drive Day Shuttle

✔ Passengers are allowed in the test drive vehicle and must be 7 years or older and legally able to sit in a car without a child car restraint.

✔ This is a family friendly event. Children must remain the responsibility of their parents and guardians and appropriately supervised at all times.


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Supported by NSW Government

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General

Supported by the NSW Government, the NRMA will run a series of electric vehicle drive days during 2022 and 2023, allowing Members, fleets and the general public to drive or ride along in an EV.

With 20 EV drive days planned across NSW, our free EV drive day events are intended to give people considering the switch a chance to experience different electric cars in the one location.

You’ll hear from our experts and get a chance to ask them questions to clear up some of the confusion around EVs.

We hope the drive days will help many would-be EV buyers take the next step by providing them with first-hand knowledge about purchasing, owning and charging an EV.

The all-day events will cover various elements of personal EV ownership, including presentations by industry experts, test drives with an instructor and the opportunity to ask questions of vehicle manufacturers, charging equipment providers and energy companies.

There will be fleet-specific days designed to give businesses insights into the benefits of electrifying their vehicles.

The NRMA has always existed to serve both our Members, and the communities where they live, work and play. That means both Members and non-Members are a part of our story. These events are celebrations for everyone in the community to enjoy. So, if you or anyone you know is not a Member, that’s not a problem – we’d still love for you to come along.

There won’t be a waitlist. However, we will be conducting EV drive days until mid-2023. If you are unable to attend this event or have missed out on registering for a test drive, keep an eye out for our next event.

Locations

Our first event will be held at the HART track, located within Ku-ring-gai at 451 Mona Vale Road, St Ives NSW 2075, on the 23rd and 24th of July 2022, 9am to 4pm.

Future dates and locations will be released closer to the events, which will run in metropolitan and regional locations throughout NSW until mid-2023. Check back here regularly for updates.

Whether you catch a train, bus, or road trip like us – we’re working to make it as easy as possible for you to join us on the day. Check back to the event pages closer to the date as we share updated details. The event location will have parking available, at St Ives Showground parking (450 Mona Vale Rd) where an NRMA EV Drive Day Shuttle will take you across to the event. There is mobility parking available, please contact us should you require.

Registration for an EV test drive and ticketing

If you have registered for a test drive and are unable to make it, please cancel your booking by following one of the below steps:

1. In your confirmation email there is a link for you to return ticket. Please click the link and follow the prompts

2. Click on the ‘Contact Event Organiser’ link on our registration page and follow the prompts to message the event organiser and leave a message with your details and session time and our team will get back to you or

3. Email the event team directly at info@driversafety.com.au with your session time.

We encourage you to register for your EV test drive before the event to ensure you don’t miss out and get to choose the booking time you want. The good news is there are multiple times, and you can book more than 1 test drive. We will accept walk-ins on the day.

You are able to book a test drive if you are over 21 years and hold a full driver's licence from an Australian State or Territory. We will not permit learners or provisional licence holders to participate in the test drive. You will also be required to have a blood alcohol reading of ZERO. Passengers are allowed in the vehicle and must be 7 years or older and legally able to sit in a car without a child car restraint.

You will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking and provide a valid driver's licence prior to commencing your EV test drive. We will accept either your hard copy licence or digital version via the Service NSW app. Clothing should be casual and comfortable with closed shoes (no heels). You will also be required to have a blood alcohol reading of ZERO.

Follow the link to register on the event page and complete the form. The event and the test drive are free.

The NRMA will be allocating vehicles to those that have successfully registered for an EV test drive. You won’t have the ability to choose a vehicle on the day.

Not at all. Entry to all our EV drive days and the test drive are completely free. There will be food and drinks available for purchase at each event.

There are no tickets required to enter these events. For those participating in the EV test drive you will be required to check in via our QR code so our staff know you will be attending your session time. We also ask that you have your confirmation email handy.

These events are free and open to anyone. However, if you show your NRMA Membership number at our designated stall we will provide you with a Member exclusive Keep Cup.

On the day

There will be stalls run by the NRMA, NSW Government, local council, EV manufacturers, charging and energy companies, which will display EVs, chargers and information on buying, owning and charging EVs. Plus, 20-minute education sessions on driving EVs safely and charging them at home or on the road. Electric vehicle charging station contractor - EVSE. We will have experts and driving instructors on the ground to answer all your EV related questions as well as a coffee and food truck.

Thanks to our suppliers we will have electric vehicles from SIXT, Hyundai, Mazda, MG, Volvo, Polestar, Tesla and Nissan present at our Ku-ring-gai event.

Children of all ages are welcome to come along with a responsible adult. Please note children must remain the responsibility of their parents and guardians and appropriately supervised at all times.

We plan to go ahead rain, hail or shine – unless conditions are deemed dangerous – so ensure you dress for the conditions on the day. If it’s meant to rain, choose suitable footwear and bring an umbrella, raincoat or poncho.

The event will commence at 9am with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at 10am. Program times are still being confirmed. Check back on our website closer to the event date for more information.

Yes, there is. However, please be mindful that the event is on natural terrain, which at times can be uneven. Wheelchair accessible toilets will also be available on site.

Unfortunately, there won’t be any storage services available at these events. Everyone attending is responsible for their own belongings. We recommend only bringing bags and belongings which can be easily carried.

There will be rubbish and recycling bins available. We ask you to be mindful to use them and what you bring on the day to help keep the event running sustainably.

Each venue will be deemed a non-smoking area. If you wish to smoke or vape, you will need to find areas outside of the venue and away from public buildings.

Small still cameras and mobile phones are permitted. Photography at the event comes with the usual conditions – images and footage are for personal use only, but sharing and uploading to your social media is fine. Check back closer to the event date for our special event hashtags. Any professional still cameras, video cameras, sound recording equipment, professional lighting and tripod set-ups are not permitted without written permission from the event organisers. Please contact the NRMA media team if you wish to bring these items.

While we too love animals, unfortunately we can’t safely and securely host your pet along with all the other attendees at the event. However, assistance animals are permitted.

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