Sunday, November 5 2023

8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday, Nov 3, 2023 8:30 a.m.
Multi-day Event
Annual Events

It's on again, and this year will be a big one!

Celebrating 50 continuous years of advocacy for electric transport, the Australian Electric Vehicle Association will be holding its annual conference, EV Expo and Annual General Meeting in Perth from November 3rd to 5th at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

An Exhibitor's handbook can be found here!

A flyer for the Expo can be found here!

The Friday conference theme is 'Electrification for Everybody' - how can we ensure more Australians can benefit from electric transport. How will government policy impact the availability and affordability of electric cars and motorcycles? What needs to be done to get more electric bus and train services? Are electric heavy vehicles coming soon enough, and should more freight be moved by electric rail? Who stands to prosper and who might be left behind?  Registration to attend and contribute to this expo is open now! Follow the EV Expo home page link for biographies and confirmed speakers.

Conference program:

 
Main Conference Room - Riverview Room 5
Breakout Room - Riverview Room 6
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Registration
 
8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
Welcome to Whajuk country
 
8:55 AM - 9:05 AM
Opening Address
 
9:05 AM - 9:50 AM
Keynote Address
 
9:55 AM - 10:25 AM
Panel discussion:
What planning changes are necessary to decarbonise transport?
 
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Morning Tea
10:44 AM - 10:46 AM
Stream 1: Access to more affordable EVs
Stream 3: Truly sustainable transport
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Stream 1: Access to more affordable EVs - Speaker 1
Stream 3: Truly sustainable transport - Speaker 1
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM
Exploring the role of city-level policy in enabling local EV uptake
Driving the Electric Vehicle Transition – a Regional Perspective
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Stream 1: Access to more affordable EVs - Speaker 3
Stream 3: Truly sustainable transport - Speaker 3
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Stream 1: Access to more affordable EVs - Panel Discussion
Stream 3: Truly sustainable transport - Panel Discussion
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
12:59 PM - 1:01 PM
Stream 2: Access to more reliable charging
Stream 4: Not Just Cars - bikes, scooters, buses and trains
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Stream 2: Access to more reliable charging - Speaker 1
Impacts of e-bike ownership on travel behaviour: Evidence from three northern California rebate programs
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Accelerating the Local Government transition to battery electric vehicles in Western Australia
Stream 4: Not Just Cars - bikes, scooters, buses and trains - Speaker 2
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Stream 2: Access to more reliable charging - Speaker 3
Stream 4: Not Just Cars - bikes, scooters, buses and trains - Speaker 3
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Stream 2: Access to more reliable charging - Panel
Stream 4: Not Just Cars - bikes, scooters, buses and trains - Panel Discussion
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Afternoon tea
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM
Polestar Q&A
 
2:55 PM - 3:30 PM
Keynote presentation: The Norwegian Experience - How Norway became a world leader in EV adoption
 
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion
 
4:05 PM - 4:15 PM
Closing Remarks
 
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Networking Drinks

 Check out the live program through the Eventsair App.

A gala dinner for conference attendees will be held at Fraser's restaurant in the iconic Kings Park on Friday night. This will be a fun and informative birthday party for the world's oldest continuously running electromobility association, with guest speakers, good food and plenty of entertainment.

The Saturday and Sunday EV Expo will be a showcase of all things electric - cars, bikes, boats, aeroplanes and more! Find out about new models, repairs and upgrades, even DIY conversions. Test-drive a new model, or shop around for a used EV. There will be stacks of e-bikes, e-scooters and other electric ridables to try out too.

Our 50th Annual General Meeting will be held on the Saturday night at the adjacent hotel. AEVA members are also invited to join a workshop planned for the Thursday before the conference (2nd November) hosted by our friends at Norsk Elibilforening (Norwegian EV Association).

Plan your trip and enjoy your stay in the West - the journey over is half the fun! AEVA will be working with roadhouses and venues across the Nullarbor to ensure you can drive across the continent hassle-free.