Australian Electric Vehicle Association

Welcome to the VIC Branch home page!   

 

 

The VIC branch aims to represent the EV interests of individuals and businesses throughout the state and to assist the transition to EVs.

 

Meetings


Unless otherwise notified the Vic Branch holds an information session on the second Wednesday each month at:

1st Wheelers Hill Scout Hall

69 Whites Lane

Glen Waverley 3150

 

Next Meeting


Political party EV policy presentations and Q+A - 7pm Wednesday 12th October at the Scout Hall.

More information will be posted here as it comes to hand.

The August survey of members clearly placed advocacy as our highest priority, so we are hoping for a big turnout on the 12th.

 



Victorian EV Policy

Vic Branch has reached out to major Victorian political parties (Labor, Liberal and Greens) to request their policies regarding EV uptake in the lead-up to the state election in November. 

 

Key Dates:

21/08/2022 - Letter sent to major political parties, with invitation to attend monthly AEVA meeting on Wednesday 12th October. Labor's letter attached here

14/10/2022 - EV policy responses due

26/11/2022 - Victorian State Election 

 

The Greens spokesperson for Transport Sam Hibbins MP has agreed to respond to our questions and to attend our meeting on 12th October.

Communication with relevant representatives of the Liberal, Labor and Greens parties continues.

Links to written responses to our questions will be posted here.

 



Upcoming Events


October Supported Event

Show and Shine - Stringybark Festival Rowville - Sunday 16th October

Knox City Council are seeking the support of our members at the Rowville Community Centre. Bryce Gaton is presenting. Members are asked to bring their EVs and talk to the attendees.

10.30am - 12.15pm. More Info coming.

Rick Molloy will be there. Other volunteers please contact him on 0407 228 189 or at  secretary@vic.aeva.asn.au 

 



Survey of Members - August 2022

When asked to rate the importance of Vic Branch activities on a scale of 1-5 (5 is high, 1 is low)

The weighted average score for each activity was:

Member events 4.0

Grass roots activities 4.2

Education 4.2

Advocacy  4.6

Full results here

 



Past Event Reports


August Supported Event Report

Yackandadah Community Charger Launch 2pm Sunday 28th August.

Yackandadah community groups have combined to install a 50kW fast charger in the town’s public carpark. It will be accessed via the Chargefox platform but owned and run by the community who will control the tariff and return 50% of profit to the community. They have plans to add further chargers in the future.

TRY poster

Paul Fallon and TRY president Matthew Charles-Jones

Vic Branch Vice Chair Paul Fallon and his wife Ros attended the launch on the 28th August to represent the Vic Branch and congratulate the groups and individuals involved in a job well done. Hopefully other towns can follow their example.

Wangaratta member Phil Dwyer and his wife Liz also attended the launch.

Vic Branch Letter of Support here

History and Charger Info here

 


July Event Report 

AEVA Vic Branch Lunch at RACV Healesville Sunday 24th July 2022 

14 people for lunch

Travelled from various eastern suburbs in Melbourne, Werribee, South Gippsland, Euroa, Lancefield

 

After lunch talk from David Potter on ‘The Trials and Tribulations of Importing EVs into Australia’


June Event Report

Electric Picnic at Metec

Below are a couple of photos from the Electric Picnic which went well Saturday 18th June with 17 cars in the Show and Shine and a total of 46 attendees. We even managed some test rides - thanks Brendan. Highlights were definitely the Aurora Solar Car and test rides in the Polestar.

Show and Shine

View more photos 

 



 

We also have two Victorian regional sub-branches:

Geelong: meets the first Friday of every month (excluding January).

Ballarat and region: meets the third Tuesday of every second month. (Odd numbered months).

 

Dates, times and location details can be found here.  

Select the VIC member group and then click on Find Events. 

We hope to see you at a meeting soon!

 

Victorian main Branch Information

Our 2021/22 branch committee members are:

  • Chair: Chris Nash
  • Vice Chair: Paul Fallon
  • Treasurer: Tom Singer
  • Secretary: Rick Molloy
  • General Committee Members: James Kirk, David Potter, Blake Ramsey, Kathleen Davies, Peter Stevens

Ballarat and Region Sub-Branch Information

  • Convenor:

Geelong Sub-Branch Information

  • Convenor: Blake Ramsey

Interested in joining AEVA?

To join the AEVA, click on the membership tab above and fill in the details.  Once a member you'll get regular email updates.

To be put on our mailing list for non-members please click here

 

Contact

For more information on the VIC Branch please contact Rick Molloy - 0407 228 189