Australian Electric Vehicle Association

Annual General Meeting

On Monday 19 September 2022 the ACT Branch held its AGM.  All existing committee positions were up for election. This was also the first year operating as AEVA Ltd so a Directoir for the ACT branch was also elected.

The elected Committee members are:

Chair: Richard Czumak
 
Secretary: Darryl Bourke
 
Treasurer: Peter Gorton
 
Committee 1: Peter Campbell
 
Committee 2: Simon Claringbold
 
Committee 3: Warren Curry
 
Committee 4: Warwick Cathro
 
Committee 5: Peter Lyons
 
Committee 6: Rob Ogilvie
 
Committee 7: Mark Hemmingsen
 

Director:

Jude Burger was the successful candadate from the ballot between the three nominations for the director role.


ACT EVs

Canberra has more than two thousand ACT registered Electric Vehicles. 

This represents one vehicle in every 125 registered.

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 More statistics on vehicles registered in the ACT, including the number of electric vehicles, may be found here.


EV Expo 2022

Canberra hosted a very successful National Electric Vehicle Expo and Conference at Epic Park on the 5th, 6th and 7th August.

Featuring some of the leading EV’s in the market including Polestar, Nissan, Audi as well as electric scooters, bikes and more.

Attendees to the EV Expo also had the opportunity to experience try drive vehicles, attend workshops and meet manufacturers across the EV and connected industries. workshop program here


The expo was officially opened by ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr.


Who we are

We are the ACT Branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA).  We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting electric vehicle technology (including cars, trucks, buses, bikes and scooters) in the ACT.  Our members include early adopters and DIY enthusiasts who have converted petrol cars to EVs. Our key motivations include abating emissions and decreasing Australia's dependence on imported fossil fuels. We celebrate the fact that EVs are cleaner, quieter, safer and more reliable.

We aim to promote the uptake of EVs in Canberra.  We do this in a context of government support.  The ACT Government has a set of policies supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles, and our Branch is working with the ACT Government to encourage this transition. 

Our core project for 2021-22 was the "Zero Emissions, Go Electric" Project.  This project was funded by a Community Zero Emissions Grant from the ACT Government.  A final report on the Project, as presented to the ACT Government's Grants Officer, may be found here.

Our Branch Committee

Current office holders are:

Chair: Richard Czumak
Secretary: Darryl Bourke
Treasurer: Peter Gorton

The Chair, Secretary and Treasurer can be contacted by e-mailing

Anyone seeking contact details for other members of the Executive should request them from the Secretary.


Meetings

Our meetings are opportunities to share ideas among our members, to hear from guest speakers, to plan events, and to share information on technical matters.

Our next meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday 17th October 2022.

Our General Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month, at 7pm at the Harmonie German Club.  In December or late November there is usually a social gathering such as a barbecue at a picnic site.

AEVA members can access the agendas and minutes of recent monthly ACT Branch meetings. You will need to sign on and to have the status of a financial member in order to view these documents.

Click here to access agendas and minutes

 


Shannons Wheel 2022 Winner

The 2022 trophy was won by John Smith and his modified Tesla.
Read more about AEVA ACT at Shannons Wheel here


Strong interest in EVs at Shannons Wheels click here

 


Discussion list and Facebook pages

The Branch maintains a Canberra EV e-mail discussion list, which is open to anyone (ie not just AEVA members) interested in electric vehicles in the ACT.  The list provides a channel for meeting reminders, for timely distribution of news, and for debate and discussion of relevant topics. Subscribers to the list are encouraged to join AEVA and to participate in Branch meetings.

Instructions on joining the Discussion List may be found here.

There is also an AEVA ACT Facebook private group here, for the exchange of information that is relevant only to AEVA members.

In addition, there is a Canberra EV Facebook public group here. Like the Discussion List, it is open to anyone interested in EVs in the ACT.


Efforts to encourage government policies

Between mid 2018 and eary 2020, the Branch fostered a Working Group on EV Policy and Advocacy. The final report of that Working Group may be found here.

The Branch will continue to advocate for improved EV policies by the Federal and Territory governments.

In January 2021, the Branch issued a Position Paper on public EV charging infrastructure in the ACT.  An updated Position Paper was released in February 2022.  This paper outlines the requirements of EV drivers in the light of the ACT Government's plan to develop 50 new EV charging stations during the 2020-2024 term of Government.


Information resources developed by AEVA ACT

Facts about EVs (2018-)

Submission by AEVA ACT to the Senate Inquiry into Electric Vehicles (2018)

Recommendations on EV charging facilities in new strata developments (2019)

Financial incentives for the purchase of Zero Emission Vehicles in the ACT (2021)

Retrofitting electric vehicle charging in strata properties (2021)

Electric vehicle charging etiquette (2021)

Facts about electric motorbikes (2022)


Recent activities

A summary of the activities of the ACT Branch in 2022 and 2021, including photos of some events, may be found here.

Articles

Articles written by AEVA ACT members may be found here.

Interested in joining AEVA?

To join AEVA, click here.  Once you are a member you'll get regular email updates.

Contact

For more information on the ACT Branch please e-mail secretary [at] act.aeva.asn.au