WELCOME to the
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.
January 17, 2024
No meeting in December, but see
below for details of the
BBQ on December 9, 2023
No official meeting in December, 2023 "BBQ in the Park"
This will be held on Saturday, the 9th of December
at the Oaklands Wetland. Oaklands Rd.
Oaklands Park 5046,
starting at 9am.
** Please bring your own food to cook on the BBQ
We will be supplying:
Bread, tea and coffee, milk and sugar, some cakes
and drinking water supplied by ROWATER.
Please put a folding table on your car - if you can.
Please bring a chair to sit on.
If you have an EV - please bring it to have on display.
Looking for an imported 2nd hand Electric Vehicle?
Contact: Andrew Coxon
Marion, SA (Viewing by appointment only)
For all those with EV Conversions where the vehicle was originally
produced up to 31st December 1993, and those that can climb into the
Adelaide hills for approximately 70km, this is for you.
This is a very new category, introduced only last year and with very few entries the chance of winning the trophy is very good.
It is not a race and the judging is done the day before the "run".
Of course you have to complete the run on the Sunday to collect your trophy.
Come and be in the run - it is an amazing experience.
World Solar Challenge for TOCA /AEVA Members (October 22-29, 2023)
Who would like to volunteer in an amazing outback adventure assisting participants in the World Solar Challenge?
The SA/NT Branch of AEVA/TOCA are seeking expressions of
interest from members keen to participate in supporting the World Solar
Vehicle Challenge mid to late October, around the weeks of the start
date, October 22nd, 2023, by using your electric vehicle to
transport/assist a Solar Car team from Darwin to Adelaide as a Support
Vehicles. This challenge is aimed at showcasing the capabilities of
electric vehicles and highlighting the need for sustainable
infrastructure to be improved, especially in the outback.
As a fellow electric vehicle driver, I believe you share our passion for
sustainable transportation and are committed to making a difference. By
participating in this challenge, we hope to raise awareness of the
benefits of sustainable transportation and encourage more people to
consider electric vehicles for their everyday use.
Whether you can commit to the full distance or just part of it, we welcome your participation.
We understand that this is not for the faint-hearted, and any section to
transport team members and their goods would help. We are currently
arranging a timetable, and we would appreciate it if you could let us
know the areas, and dates, you would be available to support so we can
I believe that with your help, we can make a significant impact on the
World Solar Challenge and demonstrate the potential of sustainable
transportation to a national and international audience.
I hope you will join us in this exciting adventure and help us promote a better future for all.
Please check your leave schedules and let us know asap if you are
interested in participating, and I'll provide you with further details.
In the 70's, Flinders
University (here in South
Australia) built an electric
car. They then expanded on
that experience to build
another (converted) car and
two two Bedford vans which
were used as demos and
prototypes for EVD (Electric
Vehicle Developments). These
used 6 original type motors
stacked in line to form one
EVD built 3 Bedfords which
went to ETSA, SA Gas and the
Department of Mines and
Energy. EVD also converted a
Toyota HiAce which went to PWD
in Victoria. These used the
same PCB rotors, but were
fitted to a much shorter
purpose built unit.
The original car however
languished, somewhat into
obscurity, without batteries
and motor, and of course - no
longer running, until a home
was found more recently with a
member of the SA Branch of the
Australian Electric Vehicle
But there’s a problem...
AEVA want to see this vehicle
return to running condition
and, as an association with
limited financial resources,
we need fundraising support to
purchase vital components for
this vehicle, that have either
perished, broken, been removed
or basically rotted away over
if you are renewing - you must
Australian Electric Vehicle
Association Ltd. (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 https://www.aeva.asn.au/.