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  Australian Electric Vehicle Association
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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.

The next meeting will be on:

19th February, 2020
at 7:30pm

See Meetings page for more details...

Note: This meeting is not at the VOGUE
but at REDARC at Lonsdale.


Bob Gell Memorial

Please note:
We will be taking up a collection,
in memory of Bob Gell,
at the meeting on January 15, 2020.

All donations will go to
Dementia Australia.

AEVA (SA) will also be adding to the donations
collected on the night.

If you miss out on this, you can make your donation,
 via the GoFundRaise link below.

See below for more information about Dementia Australia.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our AEVA SA branch member, former committee member and former national councillor, Robert (Bob) Gell.
Bob passed away in hospital on Tuesday (10/12/2019), surrounded by his family after a very short illness.

Bob was a great contributor to the SA Branch over many years, with his technical expertise and knowledge always so graciously shared through regular presentations, as well as personally to many members when they requested help in understanding the workings and charging needs of their electric vehicles.
Through his company GELCOservices he was also involved in setting up much of our early charging infrastructure and equipment.

He has been greatly missed in recent years as he stepped back into retirement and to full time care for his wife, Chris.

We extend our sincere condolences to Phil Gell, Chris and the Gell family.

Bob Gell's funeral service:

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 2pm, was held at:

St Michael's Anglican Church
St Michaels Rd (Corner Church Rd)
Mitcham 5062

A charity has been nominated as Dementia SA.
Please find the below link if you wish to make a donation:

In Memory of Robert Gell:

All donations will go to:

Dementia Australia

"Dementia Australia is a unified, national peak body for people, of all ages,
living with all forms of dementia, and their families and carers.
We provide advocacy, support services, education and information,
as well as fundraise and facilitate research into dementia."


SA/NT Branch Committee
Australian Electric Vehicle Association.




See the Events page.





 RENEW Membership and Meetings

The AEVA(SA) has an "Organisation Membership" with RENEW (formally ATA).

The next meeting will be on Monday 17th February 2020.

Guest speaker:

The Renew Adelaide Branch meets quarterly at 7.30pm at
the Goodwood Community Centre, 32-34 Rosa St, Goodwood.

The members of AEVA(SA) can attend the RENEW meeting
at the "Members" rate.



 AEVA Corporate Member Update


Press Release - May 2018


See article...



Recharge Electric Mobility Devices

The council has partnered with Recharge Scheme Australia
  to provide free recharge points for electric scooters and  
wheelchairs across the City of Adelaide and North Adelaide.

     There are around 20 recharge points around Adelaide and
    North Adelaide.

 ...Look for this logo

Visit for locations.

2019 AEVA National AGM/EV Expo/Plus more...

This year it is in Sydney, NSW
at the Sydney Showground

October 26th & 27th, 2019

All information:

More information coming soon...

Announcement from Transit Australia Group

See the Events page for more up-to-date info...


Electric buses to be produced north of Adelaide...

Fleurieu Peninsular Electric Highway- Charging Outlets.






Charge Station Type



Torrens Valley Community Centre 45 Albert St

Public access ChargeStar card *


Single E-Station

Coffee available during business hours


Norton Summit

The Summit Community Centre 1 Crescent Dr

Public access ChargeStar card *




Single E-Station

Coffee available during business hours


Mt. Barker

Summit Health Car Park

Public Access
No card Reqd


Dual AeroVironment

Coffee available during business hours



Strathalbyn Visitor Centre 20 South Terrace

Public Access ChargeStar card *

24 /7

Single E-Station

Easy walk down main street



Goolwa Visitor Centre (rear)
Enter off Cutting Road.

Public Access ChargeStar card *


Dual E-Station & Tesla

Easy walk down main street


Victor Harbor

Grosvenor Reserve Cnr. Stuart & Coral St

Public Access ChargeStar card *


Single E-Station

Easy walk down main street


Victor Harbor

Barker Reserve
1 Bay Road

Public Access ChargeStar card *


Single E-Station

Easy walk down main street



Rest area, Andrew St

Public Access
 ChargeStar card *


Single E-Station

Easy walk down main street


New installations

Onkaparinga Council - January      
  Woodside - February        

* ChargeStar




Cost to Charge



A once only $20.00 fee applies to the swipe card.

Once you have registered

All about it!

Free - at the moment





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





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

Mobile: Andrew Dickson 0418 866 470

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 20% - 28% reduction 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!  

  • July 2019 - Membership rates rise by 25%.
  • April 2018 - Added "Recharge electric mobility charging points" - see above.
  • March 2018 - added event:  EV Meetup - Goolwa SA.
  • September 2017 - added event: Opening of EV Hub - Franklin St. Adelaide
  • September 2017 - added another YouTube video to the Member's page
  • August 2017 - Added another event to the Events page - Electric Bus.
  • March 2017 - Updated Members' page with more meeting videos and document extracts.
  • January 2017 - added Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International online magazine to the Documents page.
  • January 2017 - Added new event page for Fleurieu Peninsular Electric Highway.
  • January 2017 - Added sound file of ABC Radio interview.
  • December 2016 - Fleurieu Peninsular Electric Highway- Charging Outlets.(above)
  • September 2016 - Updated government links on Documents page
  • August 2016 - Booking details for 2016 National AGM Events.
  • 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 - $50.00
Annual Concession - $25.00
Annual Corporate - $125.00

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) - $50.00 per year
Annual Concession - $25.00 per year
Annual Corporate - $125.00 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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