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Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo

Posted in Events, Movements by sashashtargot on April 8th, 2013

13 April , 2013
10:00 amto4:00 pm

larger picture for expo

The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) warmly invites you to be part of our Electric Vehicle Expo.

What is the Electric Vehicle Expo? The Expo will be a one-day event presented jointly by the ATA, Swinburne University and Boroondara Council. The Expo will be a family friendly, relaxed and informative day exploring and showcasing Melbourne’s electric transport options, with a particular emphasis on electric bicycles.

When: Saturday 13 April 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: The Atrium at Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus. Campus map.

The Expo will include up to 30 stalls, demonstrations, speakers and panel discussions relating to electric transport with a particular focus on electric bikes. There will also be a “Show & Shine“ display where you can show off your electric bike, car, motorbike or scooter (or other electric vehicle). There will be prizes for the Most Attractive Vehicle, Best Workmanship,  (conversions only) and Best Concept.

>>> Check out the EV Expo Facebook page and the ATA website for more information and to register for the “Show & Shine” display.

Electric Vehicle Festival

Posted in Events, Movements by EcoCentre on February 18th, 2013

24 February , 2013
10:00 amto4:00 pm

EV fest st kilda

EcoCentre is all charged up about hosting an EV Festival in St Kilda on Sunday 24 Feb.

Here’s your chance to test drive a range of electric cars and cool E-bikes (pre-registration necessary for cars). Get up close and personal with low-emissions motoring and easy cycling technology – the future of private transport. Let’s embrace EV’s in urban Melbourne, like so many other parts of the globe that are striving for healthier cities.

Experts will give short talks at the Festival on related topics such as:
-How to recharge an electric vehicle for free using solar panels
-How to get your head around technology issues, including range, speed, charging and so on
-Pricing and trends

Register in advance for a test drive of an electric car at: .  Like our EV Festival Facebook site to go in the draw for a ride in a Tesla Roadster (pictured).

Where: Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
When: Sunday 24 February 2013, 10am-4pm
Enquiries: 9534 0670

Australia Post Electric Bikes: ATA EV Interest Group

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 17th, 2011

22 June , 2011
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

Photo: Simon O’Dwyer

ATA Electric Vehicle Interest Group June Meeting: Scott Dickason, Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd.

Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd are attending to the assembly & delivery (& continued development) of electric bicycles & tricycles for Australia Post Delivery Centres throughout Australia. Scott will discuss the new Australia Post/Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd delivery initiative & outline current developments in the electric bicycle/tricycle industry.

Wednesday 22nd June at 7pm
Room EN615, The Engineering Faculty, Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus
Visit the EVIG website for more.

From the March 2011 article by Deborah Gough:

Australia Post this year will bring back the bike for posties with 1000 new push and electrically assisted bicycles and tricycles after trials in Victoria and New South Wales. Victoria will get about 430 bicycles, mostly to inner suburban areas, where postal rounds are often flatter and more densely populated. The service has also signed up for an electric van in the Victorian Department of Transport’s electric vehicles pilot program. Nationally there are 378 bicycle rounds now and the new figures will nearly triple that number but will still be dwarfed by motorcycle rounds, which sit at about 6300. Andy Trott, Australia Post’s head of sustainability, said it was too early to determine how many rounds would be converted from motorcycle to bicycle but expected it to cut carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions by more than 1000 tonnes each year. “As one of the nation’s largest employers . . . Australia Post is in a unique position to introduce improvements to our operations that will have a real impact on reducing our environmental footprint,” Mr Trott said.

Achieving Sustainable Transport: ATA EV Meeting

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on March 23rd, 2011

23 March , 2011
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Image: Electric Bike On An Electric Train by Buddhabless via flickr CC

Speaker – Patrick Hearps of BZE (
Convenor: Mario Giannattilio

  • How can we achieve an emission free transport system?
  • Where do bikes and e-bikes fit in?
  • What do we do with freight deliveries?
  • What about long distance travel?
  • What are the problems that have to be overcome?

Patrick Hearps is a Chemical Engineer and is currently a Research Fellow in Energy & Transport Systems at the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute. He was a lead author on the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan and is now co-ordinating the ZCA Transport Plan.
Patrick will give a brief overview of the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan, released in mid 2010 which details how Australia could be powered by 100% renewable energy in ten years. He will then talk about the progress to date on the Zero Carbon Australia Transport plan, currently underway, which will detail the requirements for a transport system compatible with a zero-emissions future. The main focus of this is electric vehicles in combination with upgraded and extended electric rail networks for freight & passenger transport, covering all aspects of intracity and inter-regional travel, which can be run of 100% renewable electricity.

Wednesday 23rd February at 7pm, in the Engineering Faculty, Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus.

See the ATA EV website for more information.

Electric Bikes & Trikes for Aust Post

Posted in Models by Devin Maeztri on December 9th, 2008

The section below is republished with permission from the Going Solar Transport Newsletter #87, 25 November 2008, compiled by Stephen Ingrouille. Going Solar newsletter provides an excellent commentary on local sustainable transport issues in Melbourne.

“Posties have begun a trial of electric bicycles and tricycles in a plan to combat soaring fuel prices and be more environmentally friendly. Australia Post staff will take to bikes in Adelaide first but plans to roll out the trial to Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. …. ‘We are testing electric bicycles and tricycles, which are more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly ways to deliver the mail than motorbikes, spokesman Joshua Zugajev said.‘We have no intention to replace all our motorcycles, but rising fuel costs and a need for cleaner forms of transport mean trialling these electric bikes makes perfect sense,” Mr Zugajev said. The electric bicycles and tricycles were quicker than walking, made less noise than motorcycles, were virtually pollution-free and used rechargeable ion batteries, he added. They are assisted by an electric motor, which means the rider still pedals but receives a significant boost from the motor.”
Ref: Elissa Doherty, Courier Mail, 28/9/08