Special solar-powered delivery heading for Inverell

Ivy has quite a unique shape but it pays off for the world record holder.
Ivy has quite a unique shape but it pays off for the world record holder.

A special delivery will be made to Inverell’s National Transport Museum (NTMI) next Monday in preparation for May’s Electric Vehicle Expo.

A solar-powered car, called Ivy, holds the world speed record and will arrive in Inverell on March 19.

Ivy is one of Dick Smith’s concept cars from the 1980s.

It will be on display at the NTMI for the duration of their tourism event, a combined electric car rally and renewable energy display.

The Electric Vehicle Expo will run from May 4-6 to demonstrate advancements in electric vehicles including presentations from manufacturers and distributors regarding electric vehicles in Australia.

Electric care sales nation-wide are increasing and interest in the latest technology is very strong, especially in the north west which has one of the largest concentrations of renewables.

The NSW government has given the National Transport Museum at Inverell (NTMI) a $20,000 grant from the Tourism Events Incubator Fund, and the NTMI would like to reciprocate by delivering taxpayer value.

This Thursday at 11am, a truck will arrive to collect “Ivy” from the foyer of the Tyree Building at the University of NSW.

Ivy is one of Dick Smith’s concept cars from the 1980s – a solar powered motor vehicle.

It will be on display at the NTMI this May for the duration of their tourism event (a combined electric car rally and renewable energy display).