A brand-new “Expo Electrified” feature zone at the upcoming Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo and Collision Repair Expo will ensure attendees can get up close and personal with EV/Hybrid service and repair on a whole new scale, organizers say.
The co-located and free to attend expos represent the only comprehensive trade show for the nation’s automotive repair and service industry. Presented by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the exhibition will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre across April 11-13.
The exciting new Expo Electrified Zone will offer unique opportunities to learn about EV and hybrid service and repair with hands-on and practical demonstrations including live testing of EV motors and generators, all delivered by the experts from The Automotive Technician’s (TaT) EV & Hybrid Network.
Designed to give attendees exposure to the latest in EV technology and techniques, the Zone will also feature the latest in EV tools and workshop equipment, EV Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and display a Ford F-150 Lightning EV, provided by the Auto Innovation Centre (AIC).
“The value of getting ready for the EV evolution has never been clearer, and excitement around this new and rapidly evolving technology is building quickly,” AAAA Director of Membership, Marketing and Events, Tiffany Conway said.
“As such, we are very excited to offer the Expo Electrified Zone to technicians and workshop owners wanting to get ahead of the curve, and seeking the chance to learn from awesome teachers and state-of-the-art equipment at Expo.”
TaT Technical Editor and Director, Jeff Smit, said Expo Electrified is a must for anyone looking to make sure they can best service their clients in this emerging space.
“Electrified vehicles are currently transforming from a trend to the mainstream, reshaping the roads and the way we can service our customers. We are excited to bring real hands-on component testing to the Expo Electrified Zone, giving an opportunity for you to carry out real tests on real EV and Hybrid motors,” Smit said.
Focused solely on EVs and Hybrids, Expo Electrified builds on the Workshop of the Future feature area which ran at Expo in 2022.
“Such is the pace of technological advancement in the EV and Hybrid space, and with vehicles increasingly Hybrid or EV powered – accounting for seven percent of new car sales in 2023 – the time is right for this growing and dynamic field to have its own dedicated space at our Expo,” Conway said.
“Whether you want to learn about EVs and Hybrids for now or for the future, Expo Electrified is a great way to gear up for effective and safe service and repair of these vehicles in your workshop.”
Alongside more than 400 leading brands plus international exhibitors and guests showcasing the latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, technology, parts, and accessories, this new zone further ensures the Australian Auto Aftermarket and Collision Repair Expos are ‘not to be missed.’
The Auto Aftermarket Expo will also feature an exclusive Technical Training Program, led by international diagnostic superstars Diagnose Dan from the Diagnose Dan YouTube channel, and Sean Tipping, host of the Automotive Diagnostic Podcast in the U.S. The special program will train attendees on the most in demand and challenging automotive diagnostic topics.
The Expo also offers additional training programs led by respected industry experts, the Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards banquet and breakfast, a huge networking event, vehicle display area, celebrity appearances, competitions and much more, adding to an unmissable automotive trade experience.
The Auto Aftermarket Expo is proudly sponsored by Repco, and will take place 11 – 13 April, 2024 at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre.
To access the Expo Electrified Zone and all the free-to-attend Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo has to offer, please visit www.autoaftermarketexpo.com.au to register.