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WELCOME to the AEVA (SA Branch)

This website is devoted to those who are involved in
or interested in electric cars and other electric vehicles
in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Come and see us at

Science Alive! 2016
August Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

Yes, we will once again be displaying electric vehicles.
Converted and commercial ones will be there.
Come and ask all those tricky questions that you have saved up.

Children are free - under 18
and adults are $20 and concession: $15 at the gate.

It's cheaper if you book on-line:
Adults: $15, Concession: $10 (plus very small booking fee)
By booking on-line, you bypass the long queues.

Friday 5th is for just the school students,
but Saturday and Sunday are open to the general public.

We will be at the northern end of the Duncan Gallery.

More info:




The AEVA National AGM - Conference - Plug-in Expo
is be held here in Adelaide
October 21, 22 & 23, 2016

This year it's Adelaide's turn to host the AGM / EV Festival

Friday October 21, Saturday October 22 & Sunday October 23, 2016

The format will be as follows:

Friday, October 21, 2016
1) Conference:

"Powering The Future - Transport and energy solutions for a greener, cleaner & healthier future".
To be held in the Adelaide Town Hall Meeting Hall (behind the Adelaide Town Hall) in the centre of Adelaide.
Registrations: 8:30am, Conference: 9am - 3:30pm
Light lunch supplied.
Everyone will have to register/pay on-line, with AEVA Members receiving a discount.
Bookings coming soon.


- Registration - 0830
- 0900 - MC (Rocco Zito) bringing everyone to order
  - Welcome by AEVA President: Edward Booth
- 0905 - TBA - local politician Mayor's office.
- 0930 - Professor Hubertus P A Jersmann MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP
- 1000 - Andrew Boardman - Chief Executive Officer KI Council
- 1030 to 1045 - Question time for previous two speakers.
- 1045 to 1115 - Morning tea with mini speaker segments
- 1115 - Craig Norris - National PHEV Sales Manager, Mitsubishi
- 1145 - James Kennedy - Engineering Director - Tritium
            "EVs, Charging Infrastructure, and their impact on the grid"
- 1215 to 1230 - Question time for previous two speakers.
- 1230 to 1315 - Lunch.
- 1315 - Dr Peter Pudney - Associate Research Professor - UniSA
- 1345 - Daniels Langeberg - Founder & CEO of EcoCaddy
- 1415 to 1445 - Question time for previous two speakers.
- 1445 to 1515 - Afternoon tea with mini speaker segments
- 1515 - Andrew Kempster - Sales Director - Redflow
- 1545 - TBA
- 1545 to 1600 - Question time for previous two speakers.
- 1600 - Rocco Zito (MC) - Closing remarks

2) AEVA Council Meeting
    To be held in "The Joinery", 111 Franklin St, Adelaide (Old Bus Station) 4:30 - 6:30pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016
1) (a) AEVA Member Workshop opened by the Lord Mayor of Adelaide
         9am start at "The Joinery", 111 Franklin St, Adelaide.
(b) AGM, 11am start
(c) Possible field visit,
(d) Dinner at the Hotel Metropolitan, cnr Grote & Pitt St, Adelaide - 6pm to 8:30pm
     We have booked the "Back Room" from 6pm to 8:30pm.
     Please let Eric know if you are attending the dinner.

2) (a) Alternate arrangements or partners / wives / husbands of members - a bus trip
        to well known South Australian destination: Gawler/Barossa.
        There will be a $20.00 charge for this. Note: This requires a minimum of 12 people.
        If you would like more detail - please enquire.
(b) Combined dinner with members (as in 1) (d)

Sunday, October 23, 2016
  "Plug-in Expo" to be held in Adelaide's Elder Park on the River Torrens. 9am to 3pm


Corporate Displays / Event Sponsorship.

Corporate displays at this Expo, require a minimum payment of $100
 (equivalent to an AEVA Corporate membership).
Sponsorships are available, starting at $200, with Major Sponsorship starting at $600.

Some members have found reasonably priced accommodation at Ambassadors Hotel,
107 King William St. Room enquiries PH:(08) 8231 4331 Bookings from website:
Rooms are small and basic but clean and tidy. 1, 2 or 3 people per room (Various combos)

Please let Eric know (see below) if you would like to be billeted which Adelaide members, how many are coming etc.
Adelaide members to let Eric know if you can billet members from interstate or from country SA/NT.

What AEVA Members need to do:
Please let Eric (see below) know if your partners / wives / husbands would like to go on the bus trip, on the Saturday, so that this can be organised.

You will notice that this is still in the planning stage an more details will be added as time goes on.

Eric Rodda
​for AEVA (SA) Branch Committee. (adelaide [at] aeva [dot] asn [dot] au )

This detail will also be made available on the National website:




March 7, 2016
Discount car parking for electric powered and low emission vehicles would be implemented before the end of the year under a plan by the Adelaide City Council.



If you are visiting Kangaroo Island in your electric car and would like to charge it at one of their six ChargePoint charging stations, please note the following changes to the cost of charging.

- Minimum charge of $2.80 which includes the
   first hour.
- Then $2.80 for each additional hour.
- Capped (maximum) charge of $16.85

Before you make you trip, make sure you sign up with ChargePoint, so that you are organised.

Please note that these chargers use the J1772 standard, so some adapters may be required for some electric cars.



For the latest news on electric vehicles and hybrids checkout EVPLUS.


Did you know that AEVA Corporate Members can advertise here for free?

Join today for $100 / annum

Contact the secretary
via the Contact page on this website
for more information.

Note: Advertisements are to be related to goods and services relevant to the requirements of members of the AEVA.


Members can advertise items on the
"For Sale"
page on this website.

Join today from $20/ annum

More info...

Note: Advertisements are to be related to goods and services relevant to the requirements of members of the AEVA.


South Australian Government
Low Emission Vehicles

South Australia’s Low Emission Vehicle Strategy 2012-16




   The next meeting will be on:

17th August 2016
at 7:30pm

The SA Branch AGM will be held at this meeting.

See Meetings page for more details...


Did you miss this event?

"It's Electric"

Electric Vehicle Display
(and Christmas Break-up)

- Edwards Park -
on Anzac Highway

Saturday December 5,2015
10am - 4pm

See photos from this event

Click map for larger image.




 See us at the
Maker Faire

November 6th, 2016
10am - 4pm



If you can assist with this project
or for more information...

Mobile: Andrew Dickson 0418 866 470

  Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Test drive the new
Outlander PHEV
(Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)


Phone: Alex Payne
8269 5888 to make an appointment
Alex Payne of
Agostino Mitsubishi
151 Main North Rd,
Nailsworth SA 5082


  Nissan LEAF

Test drive the
Nissan LEAF Electric Car

Phone: Unley Nissan on
8306-7777 to make an appointment.


  Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Contact your local Mitsubishi dealer now! for great deals on refurbished ex-lease i-MiEVs



      New YouTube Channel   

EV Review

...with the first review being the
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car.

Australian Government Electric Vehicle Incentives by State and Territory

  Vehicle Registration Stamp Duty Other Luxury Car Tax (LCT)
South Australia - - -  
Western Australia - - -
Tasmania - - -
Queensland - - -
New South Wales - - -
Victoria $100.00 reduction - -
Canberra - No stamp duty -
Northern Territory - - -
Federal * - - - Increased threshold for fuel efficient cars **


- The dash represents NO GOVERNMENT INCENTIVE

* Federal represent the government for the whole of Australia.

** LCT - The tax (33%) threshold has been increased from $60,316 to $75,375 for cars with a fuel efficiency of 7L/100km or better (figures are for 2013-2014)  More info...

Worldwide Incentives from National/State Governments
for purchase of a Battery Electric Vehicle

USA $13,500 ~ Federal and State incentives combined, varies state by state, and with the size of the battery. US Sales Feb 2014 (PDF)
UK $7,800  
China $1,900  
Denmark $2,500  
France $6,700 News (December 11, 2014): The government plans to reduce the tax advantage of diesel fuel vis-a-vis gas, raise the excise
tax on diesel by 2 cents per litre, and offer a bonus of up to 10,000 euros to drivers who trade in a diesel for an EV.
Ireland $6,700  
Portugal $11,700  
Spain $8,000  
Belgium $13,550  
Canada $5,000 - $8,500 Based on location
Australia $0 See Note 2
1. Figures are in USD as at March 2014
2. Victoria has a lower registration cost for a BEV.(See Australian Incentives table above...)

Thanks to Bob Gell from GELCOservices for compiling this list.


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What's  New!  

  • April 2016 - The notice of the 43rd AGM to be held in Adelaide in October, 2016
  • January 2016 - Added new details of registered EVs in South Australia
  • October 2015 - Added information about the EV Display at Edwards Park.
  • August 2015 - Added 2015 AGM Agenda to Documents page.
  • August 2015 - Added YouTube Guest Speaker video link to the Members' Page
  • July 2015 - Added YouTube Guest Speaker video link to the Members' Page
  • June 2015 - Added YouTube Guest Speaker video link to the Members' Page
  • May 2015 - Added YouTube Guest Speaker video link to the Members' Page
  • April 2015 - Added  8 new EV related articles from "Renew" to the Members page
  • March 2015 - Added YouTube Guest Speaker video link to the Members' Page
  • February/March 2015 - Added more events to the Events page
    Added photo gallery to the Meetings page
  • January 2015 - Update of number of registered EVs in South Australia.
  • December 2014 - Added more radio interviews to the Media page.
    Updated Worldwide Incentives on this page - France.
  • September 2014 - Archived 2013 meetings. Accessible from Meetings page
  • August/September 2014 - New meeting venue - check Meetings page for update.
  • April 2014 - Added Australian and Worldwide Incentive charts to Home page.
  • March 2014 - Added Goolwa Gopher Festival to Events page.
  • March 2014 - Added Kangaroo Island Visible Solar Project to Events page.
  • March 2014 - Australian Government EV Incentive table  - on this page.
  • March 2014 - Latest AEVA Newsletter (#218) added to Members' page.
  • February 2014 - Added new document to Documents page - "Electric Connections for Power Circuits".
  • February 2014 - Added links to Parts page for "Battery Terminal Grease".
  • January 2014 - Added document to Documents (from Members) page
  • August 2013 - Added AGM and EV Festival notice to this page.
  • July 2013 - Added new data for Electric Vehicles Registered in South Australia to the Vehicles page.
  • June 2013 - Added Victorian EV Trial Mid Term Report to the documents page.
  • April 2013 - More videos added to the Media pages. Membership specials outlined.
  • February 2013 - Added "Electric Vehicles Registered" update to Vehicles page.
  • December 2012 - Announcement of membership costing for last half of financial year.
  • November 2012 - More loan tools added to the Members' page.
  • August 2012 - Added notice to home page about AEVA EV Festival and AGM
  • August 2012 - Added notice to home page about "Amped Up!" event at Gawler
    November 24th, 2012
  • July 2012 - Added Nissan LEAF test drive notice to home page.
  • May 2012 - Added YouTube video to the 2012 Gopher Festival accessed via the Events page.
  • April 2012 - Added new event: ChargePoint at Stirling SA. See Events page
  • April 2012 - Added new sound file to Media page.
  • April 2012 - Added 4 new Renew Magazine articles to the Members Only Section.
  • April 2012 - Added report and photos of the 3rd Annual Gopher Festival at Goolwa.
  • March 2012 - Added new AEVA Newsletter in Members Only section.
  • February 2012 - Added another sound file to the Media pages.
  • January 2012 - updated audio player on Media page to include portable/tablet (iPhone, iPad) devices.
  • January 2012 - added another Renew article to the Members Only page.
  • January 2012 - Updated version of Edward Booth's document "Choosing a DC Motor and Controller" on the Documents page.
  • January 2012 - Updated (local) Membership Form for 2012-2013 financial year for use from April 1, 2012.
  • December 2011 - Added details of the EV Picnic and Display
    to the Events page.
  • December 2011 - Added details of registered EVs in South Australia.
  • December 2011 - Updated Links and Parts pages with section heading bars.
  • November 2011 - Added videos of the 2011 EV Festival in Brisbane (Oct 2011) to
                              the Media page.
                          - Added to Events page - Glen George's visit to Adelaide in his
                              Great C02 Race.
  • October 2011 - Added Members Only page.
  • August 2011 - Added photos of 2011 Science Alive! accessed from Events page.
  • July 2011 - Update of number of registered vehicles in South Australia
                  - New Handy Hint document from Edward Booth in Documents
  • June 2011 - Change of venue and meeting night.
                   - New videos on the Media page
                   - New Events on the Events page 
  • April 2011 - Future events table in home page.
  • March 2011 - Notice about EV Review YouTube channel. See above.
  • March 2011 - Added more to Events page and Links page.
  • December 2010 - Added details of registered EVs in South Australia.
  • November 2010 - Added details of the 2010 EV Festival to Events page.
  • November 2010 - Added Edward Booth's interview with Carol Whitelock to the Media page.
  • August 2010 - New Video and audio files added to Media page.
  • Science Alive! stand at the Adelaide Showground August 6th, 7th & 8th, 2010
  • Electric Vehicles Seminar in Adelaide - April 23, 2010
    Documents of all presentations are available through a link on the Documents page.
  • Radio interview with Simon Hacket and Carole Whitelock, ABC-891 April 15, 2010 on Media page
  • Added notice for EVs in Australia Seminar - April 2010.
  • Added YikeBike to Links and Media page
  • Added photos of the Opening of the U-Park Electric Charging Stations - see the "Events" page.
  • Added ABC Stateline (WA) video to Media page
  • Added "Events" page - gathering together many of the events which the AEVA has presented or been associated with. (You may have to refresh your browser with the "F5" key)
  • Gopher Grand Prix Saturday Feb 13, 2010
  • New secretary required - see notice above
  • New "Parts" page cross reference.
  • Paul Hunter's car conversion added to Vehicles page.
  • September 2009 minutes added to Meetings page.
  • September 2009 - Eric Rodda's "Battery Charging" presentation added to Documents page.
  • Videos of the Inaugural National EV Festival (held in Canberra) added to Media page.
  • November 2008 - This "What's New!" box...
  • October 2008 - This website!

Have you an interest in electric cars? - Become a member.

To join the AEVA or renew your membership, this can be done on-line

Remember, if you are renewing - you must login first.

or print  this form and take it with your money to the next meeting,
or post it with your payment to the secretary:

   AEVA Membership
   PO BOX 434
   PARK HOLME 5043
   South Australia

Forms are available at the meetings as well.

 New Membership
... *

Annual - $40.00
Annual Concession - $20.00
Annual Corporate - $100.00

NOTE: AEVA membership is now date based, so that your renewal date will be the date that you joined - one year later. (For all new memberships from July 1, 2014). eg. If you join on August 3, 2014, your renewal date will August 3, 2015


Members can renew their membership anytime. Reminders are automatically sent via the Membership system.

Payment options... 

You may follow this link to use the online form on the national website
or for more payment information (FAQ).

Alternatively, print this form (from local site) and take it with your money to the next meeting. Forms are usually available at the meetings as well.

Use the same form to join up and for membership renewal. Just tick the appropriate box.

Membership costs:
Annual (Ordinary) - $40.00 per year
Annual Concession - $20.00 per year
Annual Corporate - $100.00 per year

The Australian Electric Vehicle Association Inc. (AEVA) is a non profit organisation founded in 1973, comprising individuals and organisations interested in the development, manufacture, sale or use of electric vehicles and their components. For more information see

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