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Rafael de Mestre talk at AEVA in Sydney April 7th!

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by TRON, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. TRON

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    Hello together,

    I'm in Autralia to present the around the world race with a Tesla Roadster 2012 and with a Model S on 2016!
    Maybe you heared about the 80edays.com race.

    Everyone who is interested is welcome to join :)
    Location Sydney April 7th on 7:30 p.m.: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586006575018188/

    See you soon!
    Rafael
     
  2. heosat

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    I will be there. Possibly my wife as well.
     
  3. Dborn

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    I too will be there and possibly my wife ( if other wives are going). She doesn't want to be in the middle of a car show and talk.
     
  4. Mark E

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    I'll be there with my wife. :)
     
  5. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I recall following Rafael at the time on his amazing adventure around the world in a Tesla Roadster so would love to come along.
    Unfortunately I'm a definite maybe as it will depend if I can get away from work a bit early to make it in time.
     
  6. meloccom

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    Moderators note:
    Rafael originally posted in the Sydney Newcastle meet-up thread but I'm creating this separate thread to increase visibility of his presentation to the AVESA as he has travelled a long way to do so.
     
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  8. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    Just a reminder that this is on tonight.
     
  9. meloccom

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    So I was able to make it to the AEVA Meeting last night, there was an interesting mix of EV’s present from converted van and other small cars to a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and 2 Model S if you count mine. The other Model S owner was from Wangaratta having travelled all that way without any type of mobile connector. He didn’t count on it being uphill to Canberra and Tesla had to arrange a tow for the last bit, so we discussed strategies for the return journey.
    If I understand the aims and interests of the Sydney Chapter I think they consist of a group of enthusiasts interested in converting, ICE vehicles and bikes and in some cases racing them.
    But I was mainly there to see Rafael de Mestre present his amazing story of his round the world trip in 2012in his Roadster. Can you imagine just getting in your car, any car, and setting off on such a trip without any preparation. He is a very brave and passionate person and his adventure was an incredible achievement. We were lucky that he was in Australia to visit his uncle an looks set to return.
    He was also there to promote his next big big project called ‘80edays’ a reenactment of Rafael’s 2012 trip but this time he hopes to have a series of Teams competing to race around the world. You can find out more at Electric Vehicle Challenge in 80 days - Home if you don't think you have the means to compete in the race itself you can still like his Facebook page follow him in Twitter and subscribe to his YouTube channel.
     
  10. oystero

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    You must have spoken to Frank ? White 85 ?

    The e80days without sponsporship is like 100K euro
     
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    Is the Wangaratta owner on this forum? He's going to be my near neighbour
     
  12. meloccom

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    Sorry Doctorwho I arrived late to the meeting and was giving him my number when we had to sit down. Then I couldn't find him at the end of the meeting to get his details. If he contacts me I'll mention you're in his area.
     

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