Earlier this year BCCAN received a grant of $5000 via the Sparktank project, an initiative of Skillset and the Office of Environment and Heritage. We used this grant to run a community market research project in which we tested support for the concept of electric car races on Mt Panorama (production and/or dedicated racing vehicles). We did this because we believe that Bathurst’s most recognisable icon – the Mt Panorama racing track – must embrace the energy revolution that is now upon us. We think racing cars should be fueled by renewable energy – not instead of the V8 festival, but alongside.
If you’re interested in reading more about the technological disruption expected in land transport – with a Stanford University professor, Tony Seba, predicting no more new petrol-based cars will be produced will be produced after about eight years from now, download this report: