This competition is designed to recognise AEVA members who have travelled long distances in an EV to reach the annual national event. A perpetual trophy organised by AEVA National Council was awarded for the first time in Devonport in 2017.

The 2022 competition 

For 2022 the destination was:

Electric Vehicle Conference and Expo 2022
Exhibition Park in Canberra
Corner of Flemington Rd and Northbourne Ave
Mitchell, ACT 2911
August 5-7 2022

Entrants were required to complete the entry form once they had made it to the destination. The winner was announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 5 August

There were six entrants in 2022.  The results were as follows:

Winner

Trevor Richards, driving his T-Rev from Kuttabul (near Mackay) in Queensland, a distance of 2323 km: 87 points

Trevor's travel blog can be found here

Runner-up

Hunter Murray, driving his Model S from Alice Springs, a distance of 2851 km: 43 points

Honourable mentions

David Cann (South Australia), a distance of 1200 km: 18 points

Charles Gregory (Tasmania), a distance of 991 km: 16 points

Michael Dunn (NSW), a distance of 286 km: 16 points

Bryce Gaton (Victoria), a distance of 680 km: 14 points.

 

Photo: AEVA National President Chris Jones, presenting the 2022 Glen George Trophy to Trevor Richards.

Previous Winners

2017 Sally Knight, 68 points, Adelaide SA to Devonport TAS 1012 km
2018 Trevor Richards, 29 points, Kuttabul QLD to Brisbane QLD 1030 km
2019 Glen George, 85 points, Kuttabul QLD to Sydney 2078 km.  See the travel blog for more details!

2020 Not awarded due to COVID-19
2021 Not awarded due to COVID-19

Calculations

Travelled distance alone is not a great indicator of the effort required to get somewhere in an EV.  We've developed a formula that also takes battery size and age into consideration.  The winner will be the one who scores the most points:
Our formula is:   (D/B)+A
Where D is the distance travelled in km, B is the battery capacity in kWh and A is the age of the battery in years.  This gives a number of points which is the figure used to find a winner. 

The Rules

  1. Open to any vehicle that uses an electric motor for propulsion, with that electricity stored but not generated on the vehicle.  This excludes pedal-assist electric pushbikes and solar powered vehicles.
  2. Plug-in hybrid vehicles may enter, but the EV Journey will start at the last time the ICE was used.
  3. The start of the EV Journey shall be counted as the point on the trip furthest from the destination, and side trips will not count toward the distance travelled.  E.g., if a car travelled from Sydney to Brisbane, then on to AGM in Melbourne, the distance would be from Brisbane to Melbourne.
  4. Vehicles may be carried a portion of the journey (e.g. by trailer or ferry), with that distance not counted toward the distance travelled.
  5. Battery size is nominal usable, as claimed by the manufacturer (or builder) when new. 
  6. Battery age is to the nearest year, starting at the vehicle's manufacturing date, or, if the battery is newer than the vehicle, the date of installation of the battery in the vehicle.
  7. Entrants must be members of AEVA at the time of the journey.
  8. The EV Journey will be as reported by the driver(s), and will be subject to scrutiny by the judge (a member of the destination AEVA branch).  Drivers are encouraged to keep logbooks and/or photographic evidence to support their claims in case of disputes.
  9. The EV Journey will be limited to a time period of four weeks prior to the date of the event.  Travel earlier than this date will not be counted towards the EV Journey.