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We would welcome your membership to AEVA. Once you are a member you'll get regular email newsletters. Make sure you nominate the ACT as your home branch. As an AEVA member, you can attend a Know Your EV workshop for free.

Upcoming events

Recent events

A summary of previous activities of the ACT Branch, including photos of some events, may be found here.

EV Experience Day on International Day of People with Disability

This EV experience day at the Mawson Park and Ride car park had a focus on the requirements of people with disability such as modified vehicles, accessible charging and acoustic warnings for pedestrians. It was a really successful day that was drawn to a close 20 minutes early due to thunderstorms! Thanks to all of the AEVA members who attended.

EV Experience Day on International Day of People with Disability

EV registrations in the ACT

As of 8 January 2024, the ACT has 6,554 registered electric vehicles.

This represents almost 2% of the total number of light vehicles registered.

EVs registered as of 8 January 2024

More detailed statistics on ACT vehicle registrations are available.


Who we are

We are the ACT Branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA).  We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting electric vehicle technology (including cars, trucks, buses, bikes and scooters) in the ACT.  Our members include early adopters and DIY enthusiasts who have converted petrol cars to EVs. Our key motivations include cutting emissions and decreasing Australia's dependence on imported fossil fuels. We celebrate the fact that EVs are cleaner, quieter, safer and more reliable.

We aim to promote the uptake of EVs in Canberra. We do this in a context of government support. The ACT Government has a set of policies supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles, and our Branch is working with the ACT Government to encourage this transition. 

Our Branch Committee

Chair: Ben Elliston (chair@act.aeva.asn.au)

Secretary: Darryl Bourke (secretary@act.aeva.asn.au)

Treasurer: Kate Armstrong (treasurer@act.aeva.asn.au)

Director: Jude Burger (representing ACT on the National Council)

General Committee members: Peter Campbell, Richard Czumak, Peter Lyons.

Anyone seeking contact details for other members of the Executive should request them from the Secretary.


Meetings

Our meetings are opportunities to share ideas among our members, to hear from guest speakers, to plan events, and to share information on technical matters.

Our General Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month, at 7pm at the Harmonie German Club.

Our next meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday 19 February 2024. 

December 2023 meeting

All members attending these meetings are asked to become members of the Harmonie German Club ($5 annual fee).

AEVA members can access the agendas and minutes of recent monthly ACT Branch meetings. You will need to sign on and to have the status of a financial member in order to view these documents.

David Glynne Jones 

December's General meeting presentation

Guest speaker, David Glynne Jones presented on:

• technology disruption & adoption (S curve & learning curve)

• economics of transport electrification & renewable energy

PDF copy of David's presentation can be seen here.

 


Forum and Facebook pages

The main place tor AEVA discussions is the AEVA Forums website where many topics are discussed among AEVA members all over Australia.

Another popular destination is the Canberra EV Facebook page. "Canberra EV" was the name of the group prior to affiliating with AEVA There is also a private AEVA ACT Facebook page here, for the exchange of information that is relevant only to AEVA members. 


Influencing government policies

The ACT Branch advocates for electric mobility in the ACT and, as a very active branch, contributes to AEVA advocacy at the national level. 

2023 

In 2023, the ACT Branch was invited to join the Evoenergy energy consumer reference council.

In May 2023, the ACT Branch made a significant contribution to the development of AEVA's national submission on fuel efficiency standards to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.

Also in May 2023, the Branch issued its recommendations for public EV charging infrastructure in the ACT. This document replaced earlier versions issued in 2021 and 2022, and included recommendations to support the needs of drivers with disabilities.

Work from previous years has been archived.


Information resources developed by AEVA ACT

Facts about electric motorbikes (2022)

Retrofitting electric vehicle charging in strata properties (2021)

Financial incentives for the purchase of Zero Emission Vehicles in the ACT (2021)

Recommendations on EV charging facilities in new strata developments (2019)

Submission by AEVA ACT to the Senate Inquiry into Electric Vehicles (2018)

Facts about EVs (2018-)


Articles

Articles written by AEVA ACT members may be found here.


Contact

For more information on the ACT Branch please e-mail secretary@act.aeva.asn.au.