Resources for electric vehicle enthusiasts

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Find out more about electric vehicles with this list of web resources and organisations. 

Electric vehicles are evolving at a rapid pace and look set to displace fossil fuel vehicles in the not-too-distant future.

There are a growing number of organisations and websites dedicated to electric vehicles. Check out this list to find out more about EV ownership or building your own EV, and take a look at the many ReNew articles on the EV theme.

The Australian Electric Vehicle Association

www.aeva.asn.au

The Australian Electric Vehicle Association Inc. (AEVA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1973, comprising of individuals and organisations with an interest in Electric Vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle technology.

Our purpose is to provide a forum for social and technical communication in the EV field, to create greater awareness of EVs and encourage their use, to foster further research and development in EV technology, and to be an official source of information on EVs in Australia.

My Electric Car

www.myelectriccar.com.au

My Electric Car is a community information resource for electric cars and vehicles in Australia. The website highlights the various developments that are accelerating worldwide in the electric vehicle market. Although Australian oriented, MEC sees value in giving visitors a global perspective in this rapidly evolving space and hopes to stimulate interest, discussion and the uptake of EV transport.

EV World

www.evworld.com

EVWorld is one of the Internet’s longest running publications devoted to electric vehicle technology. Launched in 1998, historically we have covered a board range of EV types from bikes to buses to boats and beyond. Located in Omaha, Nebraska, we now are focusing our resources on promoting a more active mobility lifestyle through both EVWorld and ePEDALER.

EV Obsession

www.evobsession.com

EV Obsession is an electric vehicle site for the EV obsessed. Pure EVs, plug-in hybrids and even some hybrids. EV charging stations, apps, market research, policy and more.

For more on conversions:

EV Album

www.evalbum.com

This is an unofficial photo album for members of the EV Discussion List, an email based forum on electric vehicles. Take a look at all the wonderful EV projects on this website.

EV TV Motor Verks

www.evtv.me

EV TV Motor Verks is a website with videos dedicated to EV conversions. There are over 272 feature length videos at the site.

ATA EV branches

The ATA has two branches dedicated to electric vehicles:

Geelong EV Branch

http://community.ata.org.au/branches/geelong-ev-branch/

The Geelong EV branch provides a forum for anyone interested in Electric Vehicles such as bicycles, cars and other forms of transport in Geelong, the Surfcoast and the Western District.

Meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month: 7pm at the South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Belmont VIC. A gold coin donation is collected to cover refreshments.

Melbourne EV branch

http://community.ata.org.au/branches/melbourne-ev-branch/

This branch provides a forum for anyone interested in Electric Vehicles such as bicycles, cars and other forms of transport.

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Engineering Faculty, Swinburne University, Hawthorn campus (entry via the EN building).

ReNew magazine articles

Take a look at Know Your Renewables in ReNew 131 to find out more about electric vehicles including how an EV works, driving an EV, why buy an EV, battery lifespan, cost and materials, charging and more. ReNew 131 contains many more articles on the electric vehicles theme and is available at the ATA Webshop.

EV van conversion: ReNew 125

EV conversion safety: ReNew 122

Three-day EV conversion: ReNew 107

Volvo conversion: ReNew 117