Event Highlights Archives - Melbourne EV Show 22-24 Sept 2023

Free Entry for Children to Carsales Melbourne EV Show

This weekend, the carsales Melbourne EV Show is coming to town, and it’s going electrify your family’s weekend. Children under 16 can attend for free with a guardian, no ticket required. So bring the whole family and make a day of it. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, from the latest and greatest electric vehicles (EVs) on display to a dedicated e-bike and e-scooter track.

Here are just a few of the things your family can look forward to at the carsales Melbourne EV Show:

  • See over 100 EVs on display, including the latest and greatest models from all the top brands. Thinking of purchasing an EV as your family’s next car? This is a great opportunity to learn about the different types of EVs available.
  • Ride the e-bike and e-scooter track. This is a fun and safe way for kids to try out electric transportation.
  • See EV racecars on display and learn about the exciting world of EV racing.
  • Try out the EV simulator. This is a fun and interactive way to experience what it’s like to drive an EV on a race track.
  • Enjoy delicious food and beverages at the cafe and cafeteria.

In addition to all the fun activities, the carsales Melbourne EV Show is also a great place to learn about the benefits of EVs and to see the future of transportation up close. There will be a variety of EV experts on hand to answer your questions and help you learn more about EVs. So mark your calendars for September 22-24 and head to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre for the carsales Melbourne EV Show.

KONA Electric and IONIQ 5 N to star at Melbourne EV Show

News Release

  • Hyundai’s electrified charge continues with a pair of new all-electric models set to star
    at this month’s Melbourne EV Show
  • All-new KONA Electric will make its Australian debut and IONIQ 5 N will make its first
    Melbourne appearance, following its recent track debut at World Time Attack Challenge
  • The Hyundai stand will also showcase newly crowned 2023 World Car of the Year
    IONIQ 6 & 2022 World Car of the Year IONIQ 5
  • Melbourne EV Show happens September 22-24 at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition
    Centre: melbourneelectricvehicleshow.com.au

12 September 2023 – Hyundai’s electrified charge continues with a pair of new all-electric
models set to star at this month’s Melbourne EV Show.

All-new KONA Electric will make its Australian debut and IONIQ 5 N will make its first
Melbourne appearance, following its recent track debut at Sydney’s World Time Attack
Challenge with Drift King Kenichi Tsuchiya at the wheel.

The Hyundai stand will also showcase newly crowned 2023 World Car of the Year IONIQ 6
and 2022 World Car of the Year IONIQ 5.

“The Melbourne EV Show will provide a terrific showcase for our exciting new range of
electric vehicles,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ted Lee.

“With all-new KONA Electric and the high-performance IONIQ 5 N, alongside our World
Car of the Year-winning IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6, the Hyundai stand will highlight our
continuing commitment to bringing advanced electrified vehicles to Australia,” he said.

Held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Melbourne EV Show will
present new and soon-to-be-released electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, as well as
charging options and accessories.

The three-day event from September 22-24 will also feature EV Live presentations, a
Formula E race car, Formula E simulation challenge, as well as an e-bike and scooter test

KONA Electric

Forthcoming KONA Electric will complete the all-new KONA line-up and boasts a choice of
powertrains (99kW &150kW), with up to approximately 500km of all-electric range
(64.8kWh battery)*.

KONA Electric is packed with technology, including active air flaps, Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)
outlet, Head-Up Display (HUD), i-PEDAL driving mode, Smart Regenerative Braking
System, battery pre-conditioning, heat pump and battery heater.

It also features over-the-Air (OTA) software update capability and an extensive suite of
SmartSenseTM driver assistance and advanced active safety technology

*Final specifications including range will be communicated at a later date


As Hyundai N’s first EV, IONIQ 5 N represents a new segment of driver-focused high
performance EVs through the integration of new technologies and elevated racetrack

IONIQ 5 N elevates the three pillars of N performance by leveraging motorsport-bred
technologies and years of electrified ‘Rolling Lab’ development:

  • Corner Rascal: Body and chassis reinforcements provide high torsional rigidity and direct steering feel, enabling rally-inspired dual-motor AWD cornering, with N Drift Optimiser among an array of tech that enhances performance & driving fun
  • Racetrack Capability: Up to 478kW with N Grin Boost engaged, and increased
    endurance with industry-leading thermal management and regenerative braking
  • Everyday Sportscar: N e-shift and N Active Sound + deliver an electrifying sports car
    experience with tactile feel and immersive sound

A special one-day pre-sale event (September 15), in the lead up to the Melbourne EV
show, will give eager enthusiasts the opportunity to be among the first in Australia to take
delivery IONIQ 5 N.

Customers will be able to order IONIQ 5 N online via the Hyundai Australia website ahead
of initial deliveries in Q1 2024 – vehicles will be built to order in each customer’s chosen
combination of option(s) and exterior colour.

For complete Melbourne EV Show details visit: melbourneelectricvehicleshow.com.au

Content for this sponsored article provided by Hyundai

carsales EV Live Stage will be hosted by Watts Under The Bonnet podcast’s Greg Rust & Nadine Armstrong

Nadine and Rusty – Hosts of Watts Under the Bonnet: The Electric Vehicle Podcast. carsales.com.au.

Presenting the EV Live Stage for the carsales Melbourne EV show is the trusted duo of Nadine Armstrong and Greg Rust, hosts of Watts Under the Bonnet: the electric vehicle podcast.

Join Australia’s favorite car podcast hosts, Greg Rust and Nadine Armstrong, at the carsales Melbourne EV Show!

Greg and Nadine will be hosting the carsales EV Live Theatre over the three days, engaging on a range of exciting EV topics. They’ll be joined by experts and thought-leaders in industry panels, fireside chats, and keynotes, leading the charge to a greener future. As experts in the EV industry, Greg and Nadine are sure to put on a great show and provide the audience with the knowledge they need to make the switch to electric energy in 2023.

Rust brings decades of local and international broadcast experience, acclaimed for his work in the motorsport industry. Passionate about cars of all types, an automotive commentator, MC, podcaster and host, ‘Rusty’s face and voice are synonymous with Formula 1, MotoGP and homegrown V8 Supercars and was a regular on Fox Sports, Channel 10 and various television networks around the world.  Rust’s ability to connect with an audience through heartfelt human-focused storytelling is unrivalled. 

Armstrong carved a career as a motoring journalist before the online revolution, when print media was king and new-car buyers turned pages to make well-informed buying decisions. Over two decades later, Armstrong is the Consumer Editor of carsales where she draws on a wealth of experience behind the wheel as an auto expert and new car road tester. She can regularly be seen and heard on television and radio bringing consumer-focused opinions, news and reviews to the mainstream chat. 

Follow Greg and Nadine on Instagram for the latest MEVS updates 💡

Greg Rust: https://www.instagram.com/thrusta1/

Nadine Armstrong: https://www.instagram.com/nadine_drives/

carsales announced as naming rights partner of the inaugural 2023 Melbourne EV Show

Wednesday August 23, 2023

carsales has today announced it will be the naming rights partner of the inaugural Melbourne EV Show 2023. Partnering with ABF Group, carsales will present the first national EV show in fifteen years.  

The carsales Melbourne EV Show 2023 is a one-stop shop for everything EV and will deliver consumers the chance to explore a comprehensive showcase of electric vehicles. This includes plug-in hybrids, e-bikes, e-scooters, charging options and accessories as well as the first hybrid McLaren.  

As Australia’s #1 for cars, the partnership builds on carsales’ leading automotive expertise and passion for educating consumers on all things EVs.  

In addition to naming sponsor for the three-day event, carsales will be presenting the EV Live Theatre– featuring the hosts of its highly successful Watts Under the Bonnet: The Electric Vehicle podcast – Greg Rust and carsales Consumer Editor, Nadine Armstrong.  

Nadine and Rusty – Hosts of Watts Under the Bonnet: The Electric Vehicle Podcast

The podcast series allows listeners to stay in the know about the hottest releases, put their minds at ease as common EV myths are busted, and hear from people who have swapped the bowser for the battery.  

Electric vehicles offer significant environmental advantages due to their lower running costs and advanced technologies. carsales is playing a key role in guiding Aussies through the journey to electric. 

In the past 12 months, carsales saw a YoY increase of 8.2% in electric car searches online, and the Electric Vehicle Council’s yearly recap recorded 83,000 registered electric vehicles in Australia. The growing popularity of EVs in Australia demonstrates the importance of providing eventgoers with a 360-degree view of this fast-charged space.  

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership as naming rights partner with the 2023 Melbourne EV Show,” said carsales Managing Director, Paul Barlow.  

With carsales’ expertise, we have a responsibility to provide consumers with the information they need to understand electric vehicles, the role EVs can play in their lives, relative benefits and potential challenges.  

Our recent carsales onsite survey found 42% of respondents have considered purchasing an electric vehicle and around 24% say they believe they’ll be driving an EV by 2030. People are considering electric vehicles however there are still a number of unanswered questions and uncertainties – we look forward to shedding insight at the event next month,” continued Barlow.  

Up 56% YoY, there has been considerable growth in electric car models available in Australia – with 91 models currently available (148 variants) – and some exciting new models set to be launched at the event.  

We couldn’t have a better naming sponsor in carsales as we present the first national EV auto show in Melbourne,” said Ray Evans, CEO, ABF Group.

The event promises to bring some exciting features including several new EV’s launching at the event, new products never before seen in Australia, and the impressive Formula E race car. We are looking forward to reimagining the EV show with modern eyes and welcoming tens of thousands of EV enthusiasts across the weekend,” continued Evans.

The 2023 carsales Melbourne EV Show will take place between 22 – 24 September at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, with exhibitors including Polestar, GWM, Audi, Hyundai, McLaren, FONZ, and more – tickets are available from Ticketmaster. 

For further information, visit carsales.com.au or https://melbourneelectricvehicleshow.com.au/

Unveiling the ABB Gen 2 Formula E at Melbourne EV Show!

The ABB Gen 2 Formula E electric race car is coming to Melbourne! Melbourne is home to the much-loved Formula 1…but have you heard of Forumula E? This is the second time a Formula E car has been displayed in Australia, and it’s a must-see for any fan of electric racing or sustainable transportation.

The Gen 2 Formula E car is a technological marvel. It’s powered by a 54 kWh battery that can propel the car to speeds of up to 200 mph. The car is also equipped with a number of innovative features, such as regenerative braking and a “Fanboost” system that allows fans to vote for their favorite driver to receive a temporary power boost.

The car on display is a Gen2 Formula E race car. It was designed by the FIA, the governing body of motorsport, and it represents a seismic shift for the series with the design setting it apart from any other motorsport series. The car is sleek and aerodynamic, with a distinctive black and blue livery. It’s also relatively small, measuring just 5.2 meters long and 2 meters wide.

The ABB Gen 2 Formula E electric race car is a showcase of the latest technology in electric vehicles. It’s a powerful, efficient, and innovative machine that represents the future of racing. If you’re interested in seeing the future of racing, be sure to check out the ABB Gen 2 Formula E electric race car at the Melbourne EV Show!