Perth - All About EVs Workshop

April 20, 2024

Canning River Eco Education Centre
Kent St and Queens Park Road
Cannington, WA 6107
Australia


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All About EVs Workshop

For 13 years Electrikhana was an opportunity for the WA branch of AEVA to put people in the front seat of an electric vehicle (quite literally). Now that most dealerships have their latest electric cars, motorcycles and e-bikes available for test-drives, the need for a dedicated test-drive day is reduced. 

But the knowledge gap that exists between prospective or new EV owners and those of us who are well familiar with the technology remains. So this year, Electrikhana will be replaced by a series of workshops held at the Canning River Eco Education Centre, on the banks of Djarlgarro Beelier (Canning River).

We'll have talks in the centre on which EVs are available and what they're capable of, where to charge, how to charge, the enormous health and environmental benefits of reducing our transport impacts, and of course for the keen, how to convert vehicles to electric drive.

Presentations, show-and-tells, demonstrations and more will be on offer from 11 am to 4 pm at the Canning River Eco Education Centre.

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Full agenda:

 

Samphie Room (20 seats only)

11:00 am - The economics of EV ownership; ICE versus EV. Speaker: Nigel Farrier, AEVA, TOCWA.

11:30 am - DIY Electric Vehicle Conversions; where to start, and how to finish. Speaker: Malcolm Reeson, AEVA.

12:00 pm - The Electric Fuso; an electric workhorse conversion (on display). Speaker: Jon Edwards, AEVA.

12:30 pm - Lunch break; chance to explore display vehicles and chargers.

1:00 pm - The mortality of carbon pollution; a killer in plain sight. Speaker: Ben Rose, AEVA.

1:30 pm - Electric bicycles and e-scooters; the cheapest EV you can buy. Speaker TBC.

2:00 pm - Electric motorcycles; the silent rush! Speaker: Michael den Brok

2:30 pm - Battery upgrades on old EVs; new life and great value! Speaker: Brian Mollan and Bruce Armstrong, AEVA.

3:00 pm - EV Batteries; too valuable to waste! Speaker: Chris Jones, AEVA.

3:30 pm - New EV? Lets set it up how you want it! Speakers: Several TBC.

4:00 pm - Close

Melaleuca Room (60 seats only)

1:00 pm - Welcome and Introduction to the AEVA; advocacy for the EV end-user. Speaker: Chris Jones, AEVA.

1:30 pm - Second hand EVs; what to look for when buying used / Novated leasing and salary sacrifice options. Speakers: Ant Day, AEVA; Esko Laanesaar CD Dodd Group.

2:00 pm - Charging your EV at home and on the road. Speaker: Alex Foster, AEVA, Fosters Services.

2:30 pm - The WA EV Network; powered by Synergy and Horizon Power. Speakers: Sandra Giry, Synergy; Anthony Martin, Horizon Power.

3:00 pm - What EV should I buy, and when? Speaker: Chris Johnson, AEVA, TOCA.

3:30 pm - Long distance road trips in an EV; planning for adventure! Speaker: Sarah White, AEVA, TOCWA.

4:00 pm - Close


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Malcolm Reeson
Speaker Malcolm Reeson
Malcolm is a mechanical engineer who has always had a passion for building, fixing, modifying and breaking things.  In the late 90's Malcolm became aware of climate change and concluded that it needed to be addressed on global, national and personal levels.  This led his family to do what they …

Malcolm is a mechanical engineer who has always had a passion for building, fixing, modifying and breaking things.  In the late 90's Malcolm became aware of climate change and concluded that it needed to be addressed on global, national and personal levels.  

This led his family to do what they could to lessen their carbon footprint – being aware and addressing energy usage and installing solar panels.  In 2010 Malcolm converted an 1986 BMW Baur Cabriolet car to electric (you could not buy a factory built electric car at this time) which he still drives today.  After 13 years he replaced the batteries in the car, and the old batteries were repurposed as a house battery.

In his presentation Malcolm will talk about what are the main things to consider before undertaking a conversion and what is involved in converting an ICE car to electric.

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Speaker: Antony Day
Speaker Antony Day

Antony (Ant) Day is the chair of the WA branch of AEVA. Ant has been a passionate EVangelist since buying his first EV in 2012 - A Mitsubish iMiEV. He is a knowledgeable resource on used EVs, public charging and related tech.


Speaker: Jon Edwards
Speaker Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards is a retired engineer with a passion for getting things done. When he's not deploying DC chargers on the Nullarbor he's planning electric car rallies or modifying generators to run on used cooking oil. His latest project is a round-Australia road trip in an electric HR truck. 


Speaker Ben Rose

Ben is a passionate advocate for sustainable energy generation and low-impact living, and is a devotee of light electric vehicles. His latest research confirms the massive impact burning fossil fuels is having on our health and life expentancy, with some easy solutions staring us in the face.


Speaker Brian Mollan

Brian Mollan is a retired businessman and volunteer firefighter. He's owned Perth's first Nissan Leaf since 2012, and most recently re-purposed the original batteries for home solar storage, while upgrading the battery to almost twice the original capacity. Ingenuity springs eternal!


Speaker: Sandra Giry
Speaker Sandra Giry

Sandra Giry is the Discovery and Design Practitioner for the WA EV Network at Synergy - WA's largest electricity retailer and co-host of Australia's longest EV charging network. Instrumental to the deployment of regional fast DC charging in the state, Sandra is a dynamo for advancing electric vehicles in WA.


Speaker: Sarah White
Speaker Sarah White

Sarah is a seasoned EV traveller, recently completing a lap of Australia towing a caravan behind her Tesla Model Y. 


Speaker: Chris Johnson
Speaker Chris Johnson
Chris is a retired medical specialist with no technical training but a long term interest in sustainable energy and transport. He and his partner are on to their third EV and drive a BYD Dolphin and Tesla Model Y RWD, having previously owned a Tesla 3. They completed a 12,000km …

Chris is a retired medical specialist with no technical training but a long term interest in sustainable energy and transport. He and his partner are on to their third EV and drive a BYD Dolphin and Tesla Model Y RWD, having previously owned a Tesla 3. They completed a 12,000km road trip to Sydney and return in the model Y in May 2023 before much of the current charging infrastructure was completed.

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Speaker: Alex Foster
Speaker Alex Foster
Alex Foster from EV Charging Systems is an electrical engineer and electrical contractor who is passionate about electric vehicles and the push towards Net Zero in both the home and business environment.  Having a busy family of 5 and two EVs in the home garage he will guide you through the charging needs …

Alex Foster from EV Charging Systems is an electrical engineer and electrical contractor who is passionate about electric vehicles and the push towards Net Zero in both the home and business environment.  Having a busy family of 5 and two EVs in the home garage he will guide you through the charging needs of a modern home and family.

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Date and Time

Sat, April 20, 2024

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT+0800) Australia/Perth

Location

Canning River Eco Education Centre

Kent St and Queens Park Road
Cannington, WA 6107
Australia

The Canning River Eco Education Centre is located in the Queens Park reserve, off Kent Street, Cannington.


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Canning River Eco Education Centre

Kent St and Queens Park Road
Cannington, WA 6107
Australia