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ATA Electric Vehicle Interest Group: First Meeting

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 8th, 2010

Source: Alternative Technology Association

Join us in launching the ATA Melbourne Electric Vehicle Interest Group (MEVIG)!

Michael Jacombs will kick off the evening by giving a brief history of the idea behind the group and also the structure of the group. Members will be able to highlight projects they’re working on and there will be an opportunity for questions from attendees. This will be followed with an introduction to Swinburne’s Faculty of Engineering & Industrial Sciences by Clint Steele who is the Senior Lecturer in Product Design Engineering. Stefan Skos and Mathew Femin, Swinburne students, will talk about their electric car project. Then there is an opportunity to view Swinburne’s workshop and their SAE electric racing car.  The meeting location has been chosen in order to encourage a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship between a mature, enthusiastic and experienced EV community and the students and staff of the Faculty of Engineering & Industrial Sciences at Swinburne Uni. This is the faculty that assisted CERES in completing their car and has also independently built an SAE standard electric racing car.  …Download the full meeting agenda.

The ideas behind this branch:

  • Connect people interested in EVs with other like minded people
  • To encourage the exchange of EV conversion ideas and experiences
  • To foster and support the introduction of electric vehicles
  • To work with CERES, the AEVA and other organisations in promoting EVs
  • Whilst the group will almost certainly be focussed on cars, it will not be restricted to them, so planes, boats, trains, mowers, roller skates etc will also be embraced

Interim MEVIG Committee:

As this is the inaugural meeting of this branch we will be looking for support in forming an interim committee who will hold office until elections in about August 2010. The duties are very limited as the ATA staff do all of the onerous work, e.g. keeping the books, doing audits, holding annual meetings etc.  …Download more details on these roles.

Want to bring along your EV on the night?

CERES are going to bring along their electric car. If you have an electric vehicle and would also like to bring yours along to this meeting, call Michael on 0433 187 702. There is good parking very close to the door. Also if you have you have any electric vehicle components you wish to show off please feel free to bring them along.

When: Wednesday April 14
Time: 7pm
Where: Room EW301, Engineering Faculty, Swinburne University, Hawthorn campus (for a map of Swinburne see If you get lost on the campus ring 0433 187 702
Cost: A gold coin donation to help with costs

Check out the MEVIG webpage.

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