Melbourne EV Branch

Here some information that EV enthusiasts in Victoria will find useful.

[please note this page is under review as it currently contains broken links]

Documents The Federal government have Australian Design Rules (ADR’s) which can be found here and here

As part of the Vehicle Standards Bulletin 14 (VSB 14) there are several pertinent National Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Construction and Development documents put out by the Federal Department of Infrastructure. These were updated on January 2011. They are all listed on their website here.

Amongst others they include: 1. Introduction (NCOP2) 2. Alternative Power Units (NCOP13) 3. National Guidelines for the Installation of Electric Drives in Motor Vehicles (NCOP14)

The main Vicroads document can be found here

There is also an EPA document which in general is not applicable to electric vehicles but can be found here

VASS Engineers The list of current VASS engineers can be found at the VicRoads site VASS engineers

Forums There are many forums on the web. A simple search will reveal them.

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Clubs and Interest Groups

Alternative Technology Association http://www.ata.org.au

Geelong Electric Vehicle Group http://www.geelongev.groupsite.com

Center for Education Research in Environmental Strategies http://www.ceres.org.au

Swinburne University Electric Vehicle Group http://www.swinburne.edu.au/engineering/electric-vehicle/

Connected Communities Hackerspace http://www.hackmelbourne.org/

Australian Electric Vehicle Association http://www.aeva.asn.au

Distributors

Cars

Blade Electric Vehicles http://bev.com.au/

E-bikes All Australia Electric Vehicles http://www.aaev.com.au

E-Rider http://www.erider.com.au

Electric Vehicle P/L http://www.currietech.com.au/Index.shtml

Epac Power Bikes http://www.epacpower.com.au/

Component Suppliers

LOCAL

EV Workshttp://www.evworks.com.au/

Motors

Electric Vehicle Motorshttp://www.evmotors.com.au

OVERSEAS

Left Coast Electrichttp://www.leftcoastelectric.com

Metric Mind http://www.metricmind.com/

Controllers

Batteries and Chargers

EV Power Australia P/Lhttp://www.ev-power.com.au/

Accessories