Preparing for the EV Era

This two day conference in Devonport will be of value to AEVA members, government decision makers, utilities, fleet owners, potential hosts for charging stations, equipment vendors and the general public.


Setting the scene

  • The morning will review the global and Australian state of play and where EV development is going in the next few years.
  • The afternoon will explore how to make EVs fit with the grid, renewables, stationary batteries, standards and regulation.


Day two has two streams:

  •  Stream 1: charge networks in the morning and fleets in the afternoon. Great value to fleet operators and local and state government staff.

  • Stream 2: Bikes, boats and other EV transport plusconversions and special projects.

Register for one or both days.  Discounts apply for AEVA members.  Up to 40 people who drive an EV from interstate will attend for free!

Draft Programme, detail: Thursday, 9 November

8:30-9:30   Registration

9:30-9:45   Welcome and kick off, official opening

9:45-10:00   Gold sponsor - CNW Electrical Wholesale & Energy Solutions

10:00-10:30  Break, morning tea

10:30-12:30  Electric Transport – the current state of play

Session sponsor

The global state of play

The Australian scene

Drivers, inhibitors, incentives

Beyond cars – all the other stuff

12:30-1:30   Lunch

1:30-3:00  Electric Transport – where it is going

Session sponsor

Battery technology and trends

Charger technology – how fast is fast enough? Wireless anyone?

Trends in cars announced (range, technology, format, $)

EVs and autonomous cars

3:00-3:30 Afternoon tea

3:30-4:30   Electric Transport – making it fit in

Session sponsor - State Government of Tasmania

EVs and the grid; load management, etc.

EVs and renewables/EVs and stationary batteries

Setting standards

PHEVs – a long term solution or a passing phase?

The view from government

Panel discussion after the presentations


Draft Programme, detail: Friday, 10 November





















Stream 1
Charge Networks 1

3 minute pitch Session sponsor

What does successful public charge infrastructure look like?

Charging at home – the options and challenges

Commuter charging

Public networks, fast and slow

Morning tea

Charge Networks 2

3 minute pitch - Session sponsor

Experience of a charge network operator

The role for local government

Who pays for all this?

Hosting a site? What you need to know

The case for low emission EV tourism


3 minute pitch - Session sponsor

EV transition pathway – reduce costs and emissions

EVs in the right roles – the winning formula

Lived experience – I have EVs in my fleet

Training for fleet success

Stream 2 Trucks, buses, bikes
and other specialties

3 minute pitch Session sponsor


Ebike options

Australia Post tricycle trial

Adelaide bus experience

Not on the road

3 minute pitch - Session sponsor







3 minute pitch

Utas racing car

The Thing

Restoring the classic EV

3:15-3:45                                                  Joint session - wrap up and depart


Trade displays will be on show during the two-day conference.  If you are interested in promoting your business or organisation, see our contacts page.