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What do a lawyer, retired Soccer star and seasoned CEO have in common? It started with a dream, vision, and a fresh approach to an old problem— unaffordable EV (Electronic Vehicles) in the Australian market. In the new BYD showroom located on 50 Riley St, Darlinghurst, Sydney, on the corner with William St, Luke Todd, EVDirect’s CEO, announced the long-anticipated price tags of the newest and most affordable EV’s to become available in the market.


With a passion for forward-thinking solutions driven by a need for real change and affordability in the EV sector, Madison Marcus’s Commercial and M&A division, led by Managing Director Bechara Shamieh, have counselled EVDirect through their business evolution. On Saturday morning, 19th February 2022, Bechara sealed the deal as he shook hands with retired international soccer star turned business philanthropist Tim Cahill in congratulations moments after signing and confirming his significant investment and stakeholder role in


“Extremely excited to be back in Australia for the first time in a long time and announcing my investment in EVDirect, a company that is bringing BYD electric vehicles to Australia,” Cahill said.


EVDirect is empowering a generation of drivers who have a passion for the planet, conservation and affordability – it was an honour and privileged to get to know Tim and his team. Having worked closely with Luke Todd, CEO, I see a strong alignment with Tim for a commitment to delivering positive change and impact to our world. Watch this space.” Shamieh said.


The same night, EVDirect unveiled to a star-filled guest list their EV stimulus incentive for Australian consumers and Tim’s investment, partnership and endorsement for the new BYD models due to be available in the Australian Market July 2022.


We wish to congratulate our clients, Luke Todd, Tim Cahill and the EVDirect team, on this exciting and empowering partnership to bring high quality and cost-effective solutions to the Australian EV market.



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