Shepparton News

Zooming in on electric cars



Shepparton residents have the chance tomorrow to hear about how electric cars are set to be an integral part of their future.

However, the discussion won’t be about shiny new Teslas, but rather about an older car being converted to become part of our electric future.

And someone who understand­s that transforma­tion from the traditiona­l internal combustion engine car to a modern electric people-mover will be the guest at Shepparton’s Beneath the Wisteria tomorrow.

Bendigo Tech School director Graeme Wiggins will tell those who join the Zoom meeting about his school’s program which has been set up to convert an ageing Range Rover into a Tesla-powered all-electric car.

Such projects are not necessaril­y all that unusual, but Mr Wiggins’ 26 students from secondary schools across Bendigo are all girls.

Mr Wiggins is an innovation and STEAM (science, technology, engineerin­g, arts, mathematic­s) thought leader who creates active learning communitie­s aligned with technology and enterprise skills to grow entreprene­urial mindsets.

He is a globally recognised designer of dynamic, technology-rich STEAM learning spaces.

Mr Wiggins’ profession­al focus is codesignin­g exciting STEAM learning programs in partnershi­p with industry, schools and community.

● Mr Wiggins will join Beneath the Wisteria at 11 am tomorrow and you can be a part of the conversati­on via Zoom, at 2VMfs9p

For more informatio­n contact convener Robert McLean on 0400 502 199 or via email at

 ??  ?? Discussing cars of the future: Bendigo Tech School director Graeme Wiggins.
Discussing cars of the future: Bendigo Tech School director Graeme Wiggins.

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