It's not just about profit and loss, sometimes the measure of a company is about how it contributes to the community
While our core business is every facet of electric vehicles we’re very aware of the community we inhabit. It’s very easy for us to get caught up in and normalise the big expenditure on electric cars, charging equipment, cables and adaptors.
However, for many people, places, businesses and organisations, sustainable transport is out of reach (at least for now) and probably the last thing on their mind. Many more are doing it tough in our community either starting out in their career, living from pay cheque to pay cheque or working multiple jobs to make ends meet.
For those who don’t know me, I grew up in the North East of England during the late 80s and early 90s. The area has always suffered from high unemployment due to a failed transition from blue to white collar industries but this issue was compounded by a global recession.
I graduated from the University of Teesside and Durham University Business School only to find there weren't really many jobs. So, I understand what it's like to go through all that education, time and effort to find no one is prepared to take a chance on you.
Fortunately for me, a local company gave me a chance to gain industry experience and my career was able to then make a start. It was then that I learned to appreciate opportunities as they presented themselves.
That’s why when Outcome Life approached us we jumped at the chance to give undergraduates from Swinburne University an opportunity intern at EVolution. These students have contributed to the exciting ICE to EV conversions on the Jaunt project and I hope they will look back fondly on this opportunity throughout their future careers.
EVolution further contributes materials to the Chairo Christian College to assist them to compete in the Energy Breakthrough E racing project, competing in a 24 hour race in country Victoria. This helps the students create something very special which simply wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
Animal welfare is very close to our hearts too. And we’re proud to sponsor two of the most worthy animal causes in Victoria, Sweet Shepherd Rescue and Ingrid’s Haven. Both do it tough as they’re not able to register as a charity and are 100% dependent upon donations. Both have a no kill policy and do their very best to rescue, treat and rehome these beautiful animals.
For more information about this or any of our other projects, please give me a call or drop me line via our contact page.
Regards, Russ Shepherd.