AEVA Glen George Trophy
This competition is designed to recognise AEVA members who have travelled long distances in an EV to reach the AGM. A perpetual trophy organised by AEVA National Council is awarded each year to the most impressive trip taken.
Travelled distance is not a great indicator of the effort required to get somewhere in an EV - 500km is a bigger deal in a Leaf than a Tesla! 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.
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.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles may enter, but the EV Journey will start at the last time the ICE was used, and the EV Journey will be fully electric.
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.
Vehicles may be carried a portion of the journey (e.g. by trailer or ferry), with that distance not counted toward the distance travelled.
Battery size is nominal usable, as claimed by the manufacturer (or builder) when new.
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.
Entrants must be members of AEVA at the time of the journey.
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.
The EV Journey will be limited to a time period of four weeks prior to the date of the AGM. Travel earlier than this date will not be counted towards the EV Journey.
The finish line for 2018 is the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Once you have arrived you can enter the competition by completing the form below. If you don't have internet access in Brisbane then you can hand your information to one of the organisers who can fill in the form for you. Make sure you have entered by 11am on Saturday the 10th of November. Note that you cannot amend your entry, although you can create another one with the correct details. If an entry needs to be deleted please contact Christopher: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in the top three points scorers then we'll contact you to view your logbook or other evidence. Every entrant will appear on the map below the form (not immediately - requires a manual update). Winner announced on Saturday the 10th of November.