Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 12pm



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Peter Holding
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This event is supported by a grant from OXO

Electric vehicles are making their way onto Australian roads. But when will we start to see more EVs on our farms? In what timeframe will electric heavy machinery become available? What infrastructure will be required to ensure that farmers and rural Australia are equipped to deal with this new demand?


Join us to hear from Stephanie Gersekowski (John Deere) and Ross De Rango (Electric Vehicles Council)  who will share what is on the horizon for electric farm vehicles and what will be needed from our energy systems to make the most of these opportunities.

Interested in EVs on farms? Read more from farmer Rob McCreath about using an UBCO electric bike to manage his cattle.


Stephanie Gersekowski

Steph is John Deere’s Production Systems Manager for Australia and New Zealand. She grew up on a beef and grain property on Queensland’s Darling Downs, which inspired her to pursue a career in agriculture. Steph joined John Deere in 2015, where she has supported John Deere dealers and customers within the ag industry across various marketing and sales roles.  In Steph’s current role as Production Systems Manager, she is responsible for supporting the Horticulture and Dairy & livestock segments across Australia and New Zealand through delivering products and solutions to help meet customer needs.

Ross De Rango

Ross is the Head of Energy and Infrastructure at the Electric Vehicle Council, which is the peak body representing the electric vehicle sector. Ross’ work at the EVC includes lots of technical and commercial contribution to tariff designs and demand response architectures – he sits on several standards committees and working groups in these areas. Outside of work, Ross drives a 2014 outlander PHEV, and is happy to talk EVs with anyone!

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