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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:

October 20, 2021

See Meetings page for more details...


Please sign the Declaration: All vehicles electric by 2030!

The AEVA is part of the "Global EV Drivers’ Alliance" and we need your support so that we can have all vehicles being electric by the year 2030.

We make this challenge as global leaders prepare for the "COP26 UN Climate Change Conference" in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021.

Click the link below...

Thank you.




Science Alive! 2021 – Adelaide Showground – November 20 -21

          Come and see the Australian Electric Vehicle Association
(AEVA SA) electric vehicle display at Science Alive!

Friday November 19th Stem Day Out for high school students only

 Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st – Open to the public.




 RENEW Meetings and Membership

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

The next meeting:

Adelaide Members' Branch: TBA

RENEW website:


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 - - Non incentive: Charging a Road User charge for EVs and Plugin Hybrids
Canberra 2 years free registration with purchase of zero emission vehicles, new or used,
then discounted registration after the 2 years.
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:
The level of LCT for electric vehicles and fuel efficient cars will be relaxed to $77,565 from July 1, 2020, up from $75,526

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  
  Victoria See Note 2
  NSW See Note 3
1. Figures are in USD as at March 2014
2. Victoria has a lower registration cost for a BEV.(See Australian Incentives table above...)
3. The NSW Government will offer $3,000 rebates for the first 25,000 new battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles purchased for less than $68,750 (price inclusive of GST).
This incentive, along with the abolition of stamp duty, will save eligible EV purchasers up to $5,540, and help drive the uptake of EVs to more than 50% of all car sales by 2030-31.
Rebates will retrospectively be available for eligible vehicles from 1 September 2021.

Thanks GELCOservices for compiling this list.


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What's  New!  

  • June 2020 - Tidied up the Home page...
  • 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.

 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).


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

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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