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Australian Electric Vehicle Association - SA/NT Branch
MEETINGS  - Held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month*              


Next Meeting Details: 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
- 7 for 7:30pm

Guest Speaker:
Phil Gell (From Gelco Services) will be talking on charger installations, selecting sites, what he has found over the years and also Sodium Ion cell research and development.

If you are not feeling well, please do not attend this meeting.

Note: Memberships (new and renewals) are now all handled on-line. An email address is required for membership.

You don't have to be a member to attend.
Visitors are very welcome.
Visitors are ask to pay a $5.00 entrance fee
to help cover meeting room hire

Venue details ...

Vogue Theatre,
 25 Belair Road,
 Kingswood 5062

This meeting will be held in the Function Centre, which is on the northern side of the theatre.

Entry to the building is via the northern car park.

Parking is available in the northern and southern car parks.
(Belair Rd is the continuation of Unley Rd.)
Note: The car parks against the northern wall are reserved for plug-in vehicles.

Join us for a meal prior to this meeting at "Caffe Buongiorno Mitcham" 
anytime from 5:30pm
...even if it's just for a coffee.
Address: 212 Belair Rd, Hawthorn 5062
(Corner of Wemyss Ave)

Phone: (08) 8272 8877


Future meeting dates:

  • July 17, 2024
    Guest Speaker:
    David Sargent from EVNV will be talking on EV hire for track days and how passion can drive faster EV adoption

  • August 21, 2024
    Guest Speaker TBA
    Please note: The AEVA SA Branch AGM will be held on this night as well.

  • September 18, 2024
    Guest Speaker TBA

  • October 16, 2024
    Guest Speaker TBA

  • November 20, 2024
    Guest Speaker TBA

  • No meeting in December...
    BBQ early in the month
    at a member's house.

For meetings in other states, please visit the AEVA National Website.

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Previous Meeting Activities

May 15, 2024 - Minutes of two meetings:
- NT Branch forming Special General Meeting
- General Meeting

Guest Speaker:
Luke Varnas (and his team) from BYD brought a couple of BYD Seal EVs and other BYD EVs giving a talk about this model plus a preview of some interesting new models.
Test drives of the BYD Seal EVs, Dolphin and Atto 3 were available from 6:30pm.

Please note:
The Special General Meeting (SGM) of the AEVA SA/NT branch, was held on May 15th, 2024 at 7:30pm.
This was held immediately prior to the AEVA SA/NT General Meeting.

The purpose of this SGM was to introduce and vote in the NT committee members for the newly forming AEVA NT Branch.
At the moment the NT members are part of the SA/NT branch.

All three motions were passed unanimously, so the NT Branch can officially now be a reality.

April 17, 2024 - Minutes
Guest Speaker:
Rob Chadwick, from the Flinders Uni FAST team, will give a talk on “Post Solar Challenge: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.

March 30, 2024 - Minutes
Guest Speakers:
Mike Poll Jonker gave us an update on his electric projects.
Mike is the Director (National representative on the board) for our AEVA SA/NT branch.
Mike also runs his own business Dkubus Pty Ltd, which specialises in parts for performance vehicles.
Bruce Tonkin gave an update re. the Investigator 1 moving under its own power! - with videos.

February 21, 2024 - No minutes taken.

(20 people arrived in an EV)
This meeting was a site visit to Infinitus Aero at: 6 Coongie Ave, Edwardstown SA 5039
Barrie Rogers (Chief Commercial Officer)  showed us around their establishment, where they are developing Australia’s first commercially produced electric light sport aircraft, the E22 Spark.

   Site Visit to Infinitus Aero

Photo courtesy of Sue Mulryan (Infinitus Aero Co-Founder)

January 17, 2024 - Minutes
Guest Speaker:
We were pleased to have Roman Nedielka speaking about his e-around the world trip on his electric motorbike. (IG e.roundworld)

Roman Nedielka Roman and e-motorcycle with eric Rodda
This presentation was recorded and the video is available on the Members' page.

December, 2023
No official meeting –
BBQ early in the month.
This was held on Saturday, the 9th of December at Eric's place.

November 15, 2023 - Minutes
Guest Speaker:
Luke Varnas from BYD - with the new BYD Dolphin Electric car.
Luke and his team brought two Dolphins: Both were used for test drives - with inspection in between the test drives.
Luke Varnas was joined by Tony Wei, Teo Todorov, Michael Cagney and Damian Outtrim.
Thank you for giving up your time to come to our meeting for the presentation and test drives.

Unfortunately, the video of this presentation did not eventuate.

October 18, 2023 - Minutes
No Guest Speaker...
"Open Mike" night.

September 20, 2023 - Minutes
Guest Speaker:
Sam Moyes from the RAA spoke about the RAA Charging Network for SA.

August 16, 2023 - Minutes
Guest Speaker:
Barrie Rogers Chief Commercial Officer from Bader Aero talking about the latest in battery powered training aircraft.

SA/NT Branch AGM at this meeting.
AGM Minutes

This presentation was recorded and the video will be available on the Members' page soon.
July 19, 2023 - Minutes
Guest Speakers:
John Triantafyllou
from United Auto Engineering for our guest speaker at the July meeting. John will be talking about engineering for rego on EV conversions.

Michael Neale:
The Chairman of the Bay to Birdwood Advisory Committee.

June 21, 2023 - Minutes
Guest Speaker:
Ray Ellison - Talking about the evolution of the Nissan Leaf battery and the fitting a 40kWh battery to his Nissan Leaf.

This presentation was recorded and the video is available on the Members' page.
May 17, 2023 - No minutes taken
On-site visit at the Tonsley Campus at Flinders University, solar car workshop.
Our host: Rob Chadwick and his team, including: Joel Paxton, Jamie Jackson, David Branford and others, presented to us then showed us around the workshop.
47 people attended this site visit and 16 arrived in EVs.

April 19, 2023 - Minutes
Guest Speaker:
Matthew Canny and Josh Kosmo from
talking on their range of electric motor bikes. They had an electric bike on display.

This presentation was recorded and the video is available on the Members' page.

March 15, 2023 - Minutes
Guest Speaker:
Chris Selwood AM - Event Director,
Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

This presentation was recorded and the video is available on the Members' page.

February 15, 2023 - Minutes
Guest Speaker:

Ashley Sanders -Technical Director Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
Ashley will be presenting on the outlook for uptake of Electric Vehicles in Australia.

January 18, 2023 - Minutes
This meeting was a members' project reports night, and videos.
(The EV MOTO Guest speaker has been moved to April 2023 - sorry about the change)

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