We will be having our last AEVA Perth meeting of the year at Curtin Uni.
For directions and times go to the following URL.

There is also a Zoom virtual meeting . Details below
Zoom link is here:
Topic: AEVA WA branch meeting
Time: Dec 8, 2020 07:00 PM Perth

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Meeting ID: 832 1596 5437
Passcode: 904627

Articles for Oct 09, 2020 to Dec 08, 2020

Kona Electric – does it trail behind in the EV stakes?
  My Kona EV has been with me for just over 18monts and we have travelled some 55 000 km together. Range is fantastic, close to or just over the 400 kms suggested and I do a majority of highway travel. We travelled from one end of the state to the other, for pleasure, for work, at times with the … [More Info]
"A lost opportunity" - the Senate Inquiry into Electric Vehicles
Warwick Cathro  Secretary, ACT Branch  2 December 2020  Introduction In June 2018 the Senate, on a motion by Senator Storer, established a Select Committee to inquire into the use and manufacture of electric vehicles in Australia.   Senator Storer was appointed to Chair the Committee.  The ACT Branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA ACT) decided to make a submission … [More Info]
Driving to Kalgoorlie - A First Time EV Driver's Account
Introduction I came up with the idea to drive an electric vehicle from Perth to Kalgoorlie and back in early 2020. As an environmental professional working in the WA spodumene (lithium) industry I thought it would be great to experience the other end of the supply chain and to get a better handle on the issues impacting electric vehicle adoption … [More Info]

News for Nov 08, 2020 to Dec 08, 2020

WA Government announces $21 million in funding for DC chargers
  The McGowan Government is steering towards a cleaner future with the release of Western Australia's first ever Electric Vehicle Strategy.   The strategy will be accompanied by the almost $21 million Electric Vehicle Fund - including the largest single investment in EV charging infrastructure in Australia by a State or Territory Government.   The strategy is a key element … [More Info]
DUBBO EV Owners attend opening of new Fast Charger.
Three cars from the Dubbo based EV owners group (DEVIOUS) attended the official opening of the NRMA Fast Charger at Mudgee on Monday 23rd November. Local co-ordinator of the DEVIOUS group, Chris Dalitz said: “The NRMA fast charger at Mudgee fills a ‘missing link’ for EVs travelling to the Central West, providing an alternate route to the Mitchell Highway NRMA … [More Info]
AEVA disappointed with proposed EV taxes
The AEVA today sent a letter to Australia's premiers, chief ministers and treasurers, expressing our disappointment with the proposed EV-specific road user charges. A copy of our letter can be read here. The South Australian, New South Wales and Victorian state governments have indicated support for an EV specific road user charge, and it is expected other states will follow. … [More Info]
Tasmanian Government to transition entire fleet to EV by 2030
In the Budget Speech on November 12th: "Furthermore I am pleased to announce today that the Government will set a target to transition its vehicle fleet to 100 per cent electric vehicles by 2030. We have already made significant progress to support electric vehicle uptake, including delivering a state-wide charging network and increasing the number of Electric Vehicles in our … [More Info]

Events for Dec 08, 2020 to Jan 07, 2021

WA Branch Meeting
The WA branch of the AEVA meet every second Tuesday of the month.  We host the meetings at one of two locations - Curtin University Physical Sciences Building, Bentley, or the University of Western Australia Electrical Engineering Building.   Meeting times are 7pm but it is advised to get there around 6:30pm as both venues have locked doors/lifts Contact Ant Day (0416345575) or Chris … [More Info]
2020 EV Vision Subcommittee Debrief
The debrief will be at 5.30pm on Wednesday at the Wheeler’s Hill Hotel. This allows us one hour prior to the other members arrival for the Xmas break up counter tea. Please text Rick 0407 228 189 to let me know if you are coming to one or both the debrief and the counter tea. See you then Rick [More Info]
AEVA Victorian Branch: Xmas Breakup 6.30pm
Our Xmas breakup will again be at the Wheeler’s Hill Hotel. This year as the hotel has to satisfy the Covid19 requirements, those wishing to come will need to pre-register with me. I have booked for 20 people. If more than 20 people wish to come then the extras can only be accommodated if the hotel has another table free. … [More Info]
NSW Branch Meeting