"It's Electric!" Open Day - Picnic 2014

The AEVA Adelaide Branch had an Electric Vehicle Open Day and picnic in Bonython Park, Port Rd, Adelaide.
Saturday, December 6, 2014

The 14 electric cars on display totalled an amazing 224,464 petrol free kilometres.

The winner was Marianne and Trevor's 1990 Daihatsu Charade with 41,500 all electric kilometres since early 2011.


     A very pleasant picnic in the park...
Lovely weather, great food and good conversation.

Our members' vehicles formed a line along the edge of the grass.

A view from the other side showing some of Mic's electric bicycles.

Two electric car conversions, the UNI SA project: TREV three wheeler and Mic's/Edward's eMail postie bike conversion.

Member's conversions plus the Nissan LEAF


Chris H supplied the BBQ and cooked the meat and vegetarian delights for all to enjoy.
Thanks Chris - it was great.

Here are the AEVA Adelaide members and their families enjoying the great food...

and more...

and more...

GELCOservices display of an electric bicycle and the EVSE-RS EV Charge Controller from AeroVironment. Bob G and his wife were sitting here prior to this photo being taken... probably enjoying the tucker.. go up three photos and you will see them.
What are those things holding the annex down?  Of course - they are batteries!

EV Mobile Recharging trailer supplied by the RAA and transported by Bob G from GELCOservices.
This was actually in use - charging Paul K's car after arriving from Gawler, north of Adelaide.

The line up of electric cars.
The Nissan LEAF in the foreground was supplied by Unley Nissan

Great fun on the Pride Sport any weather.

Electric bikes, electric scooter and modified (Grand Prix) gopher.
(The yellow van was not one of ours)

A modern i-MiEV electric car next to the motor from a Flinders University Electric Car project from the early 1980's - Supplied by Bruce T.
This motor will run when connected to a 1.5Volt battery.

Display board for the Bedford Van - Flinders University Electric Car project from the late 1970's to the early 1980's