Renew Hunter to showcase the benefits of electric vehicles

TILLIGERRY Habitat will host an ecologically friendly event for the Hunter region branch of Renew, showcasing the potential benefits of owning and operating electric vehicles (EV).

The event will commence at 2pm on May 7 at Tilligerry Habitat, Tanilba Bay.

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“At our Travelling Electric event on 7 May, there’ll be no sales pitch or glitzy gimmicks – only the perspectives and expertise of local EV owners and their personal experiences,” said convenor of the Renew Hunter Region Branch, Ewa Meyer.

“While people are chatting to EV owners or having a cuppa, there will also be an opportunity to socialise and meet local group members from Tilligerry Habitat, EcoNetwork Port Stephens, Raymond Terrace Boomerang Bags, Climate Action Port Stephens and Renew Hunter Region Branch.

“Local e-bikers will also be on hand to share their experiences with those considering what it’s like to cycle electric.”

Those attending will hear presentations from Renew committee members Les Pinney and Ian Porter, as well as have the opportunity to speak with industry professionals.

Les has been involved in environmental issues for over 45 years and as a former vehicle technician, Les is excited to be part of the move towards total electrification of vehicles, as well as of homes.

“My presentation will outline the different types of electric vehicles such as HEV, PHEV, BEV, FCEV and I will be discussing the practical considerations of owning an EV such as charging, running costs and batteries.”

“I will also be taking a look at what the future of EVs might look like,” he added.

Ian Porter will host a panel discussion including a Q and A between EV owners and the audience.

After some refreshments and home-baked treats, attendees will have the opportunity to inspect vehicles and chat to their owners.

There will be nine different models of electric cars ranging from Tesla to Volvo, Hyundai and Nissan.

Specialist EV charger installer, Ryan from Fixer Electrical, will be on hand to answer more detailed questions about charging options.

As passionate community members engaged in climate action and sustainability, Renew are encouraging people to make a day of it, suggesting they could have a picnic lunch in the beautiful nature reserve before coming to the presentations.

This is a free event but places are limited.

People can book their place by visiting

For further enquiries, contact Les Pinney at, Ewa Meyer on 0403 788705 or email

By Lindsay HALL

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