Hi to all our AEVA Vic friends! Am writing to update you with the latest Victorian AEVA happenings.

In this bulletin:

  1. Vic branch AGM outcomes
  2. Lobby your local regional council for EV charging
  3. EVNews – last chance to get material in for October to Dec edition
  4. 2020 EV Vision e-Conference update: official launch, website and registration: Sept 25th

 Vic branch AGM outcomes

The outcomes of the Victorian state AEVA branch AGM held earlier this month were as follows:

Chair: Chris Nash (unchanged)

Vice-chair: Bryce Gaton (moved from secretary)

Secretary: Rick Molloy (new to position)

Treasurer: Daryl Budgeon (unchanged)

General Committee: (6 positions)

Steve Carter (convenor, Ballarat and region sub-branch)

Blake Ramsey (convenor, Geelong sub-branch)

Rhys Freeman (unchanged)

David Potter (unchanged)

James Kirk (unchanged)

Tom Singer (new to position)

 Rick is currently finishing off the minutes and they will be released shortly.


  1. Lobby your local regional council for EV charging

Are there any public EV chargers near where you live? If not, why not?

Ask the question to your local councillors. Most Victorian councils recently partnered on the Charging the Regions project, which investigates what their role in providing public EV charging should be. More and more councils are putting in public DC charging infrastructure, and if they hear more and more ratepayers asking for it they may be more likely to invest!


  1. EVNews – last chance to get material in for October to Dec edition

If you have any items you want included in the next edition of the AEVA national e-magazine, you have until the end of this week to sneak them in! (Deadline was the 19th, but as the editor, I am happy to accept last-minute items until the 26th if not too big).

Items include:

  • Private member Ads: For Sale and Wanted
  • Corporate member full, half or ¼ page ads
  • Corporate member listing updates
  • EV Product Reports
  • Articles on trips and experiences
  • Project updates
  • Etc


  1. 2020 EV Vision e-Conference update: official launch and website Sept 25th

The planning and development team are now working at a frenetic pace to get the formal website finished and the registration link working to formally launce the event this coming Friday September 25th.

EV Vision e-conference program summary details:

Date: November 27th
Times: 9.15am - 4.45pm
Title: '2020 EV Vision' e-conference
Theme: The future is clear - EVs are here!
Format: 3 streams with over 45 speakers, spread over a full day with intro and plenary sessions and talks in 6 x half-day themes between these.

Highlight Speakers & Guests include: Tim Flannery (Climate Council), Robert Llewellyn (Fully Charged), The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio (Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change), Giles Parkinson (Editor ‘The Driven’), Tim Washington (CEO ChargeFox), Behyad Jefari (CEO Electric Vehicle Council), Christina Bu (EVA Norway), Kathryn Trounson (Chair NZ Leading the Charge), Alister Hamilton (EVA Scotland), with more to be announced over the coming weeks.


Plus: round-table discussions and presentations from national electricity providers; international Electric Vehicle Associations; University researchers; Australian and international EV suppliers (cars, trucks, aircraft, watercraft, ferries, machinery, bicycles, motorbikes, scooters); car charging equipment and networks; DIY EV tips and experiences and much more….

Ticket pricing:

  • Member concession: $25
  • Member: $40
  • Associate Electric Vehicle Association: $45 (Telsa Owners Club of Australia, international EVA members)
  • Non-member concession: $50
  • Non-member: $90


Bryce Gaton

Vice Chair: AEVA Victorian Branch

Coordinator: 2020 EV Vision events committee