Category Archives: Sponsorship

New Sponsor – ABN Newswire

We’re delighted to announce a new sponsor for Team Trev: ABN Newswire .

The leading newswire in Asia and with extensive communications networks across Australia, the US and Europe, ABN Newswire will take Team Trev’s message to a global audience.

Commenting about the partnership, ABN Newswire Director Tim Mckinnon says that it is simply a case of two groups getting together to promote common values of sustainability.

“Team Trev embodies the values of innovation and environmental conservation that are important to our company,” he says. “Trev challenges the way we think – it is the result of re-examining traditional methods and finding new and more efficient ways to make progress,” he says.

“At a time when creating a sustainable environment is at the top of the global agenda, Trev is proof that people can actively participate in creating real solutions. It’s one of the reasons why ABN Newswire is excited about this collaboration and about broadcasting Trev to the world.”

Team Trev Director Andrew Dickson says that the support of ABN Newswire represents a strong vote of confidence in the team.

“Team Trev is a not-for profit team of volunteers whose key aim is to show the world that there are alternative methods of personal transportation that can protect our environment and save you money,” he says.

“Our belief has always been that Trev is a solution to the impending problems of peak oil and climate change. It’s an electric car which could be built by anyone, and uses such little energy that it could be powered by domestic solar panels. Without the support of sponsors, Team Trev would not make it to Shanghai to start in Zero Race.

“The support of ABN Newswire means that we are one step closer to our dream of delivering Trev’s message to the world.”

View ABN Newswire’s media release about the sponsorship here.


Up close and personal – Nick Jones

It’s time to get up close and personal with one of the volunteers who’ll get behind the wheel when Trev takes on Zero Race. Meet 23 year old Adelaide local Nick Jones, who can’t wait to put Trev to the test and – better yet – to raise global awareness about electric cars.


Describe yourself in three words
Engineer, cyclist, tall

What is your ‘day job’?
Electrical Engineer for ASC Pty Ltd (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation).

Favourite movie?
Couldn’t single one out but high on the list are Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Lord of the Rings & Forest Gump.

Favourite food?

Person who most inspires you?
Cadel Evans

How did you get involved with Team Trev?
I volunteered when I was in my 2nd year at UniSA. I was lucky, as the construction of Trev started the next day.

Have you driven Trev much before?
I was one of the two that drove Trev from Darwin to Adelaide – and I loved every minute of it.

Is Trev comfortable to drive in?
Yes it is. Trev will be even better with some proper ventilation. I have not been a passenger yet – I’m keen to see how the new back seat turns out.

Would you buy a car like Trev?
I would. I have had many people ask where they can buy one too. The first time Trev was on display, a man literally got his cheque book out and asked how much!

What most excites you about Zero Race?
Having the chance to put Trev to the test and show people that electric cars are now viable.

Have you done anything like this before?
Aside from driving Trev in the World Solar Challenge, I used to build and race Pedal Prix cars. I am also a member of the Aurora Solar Car team; I raced with Aurora in the 2009 Global Green Challenge (Darwin to Adelaide).

How would you describe your driving style?
Smooth, efficient.

What will you think about while you’re on the road?
How good it is to not care about the price of fuel. And also my family and friends.

What can people learn from Trev?
That you don’t need over a tonne of metal to move you around town (or around the world).

What do you hope to achieve through Zero Race?
To prove that electric cars are better than conventional ones and generally raise awareness of environmental issues.

If you could get one message across to people about electric cars, what would it be?
They are actually fast, fun and easy to drive. They also outperform petrol cars in many ways. I have driven both types and I would choose electric.

If Trev could talk, what would it say?
“I’m Trev. I’m green”