When: Monday 8 July 2019, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start (from 6.00pm there is networking and refreshments with the talk starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm).
Where: EnergyLab, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW 2008 (click here and here for maps).
RSVP: This event is open to Renew members and the general public but online registration is essential. Click ‘’Register” from the  following link or contact us directly to reserve a place.
Cost: A $5 donation would be appreciated to assist with venue costs.

Presentations: This month we have two experts on electric vehicles and vehicle technology who will be able to give us all the latest information on this rapidly evolving technology

Living with an EV

While Australia trails being global leading in electric vehicle uptake, what is it like being an EV early adopter?

Bio: Michael Day is National Treasurer of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association and an expert on electric vehicle technology. This evolved from Michael’s passion for the conversion, construction and ownership of electric vehicles (there are several in his garage today).  AEVA is the oldest continuously active electric vehicle owner’s association in the world having formed in 1973. Its purpose is to create greater awareness of electric vehicles, encourage the rapid transition to electric transportation, and to be an official source of information on EVs in Australia.

Future advanced connected and intelligent vehicle technology enabling road travel to be safer, cleaner, greener and more effective & efficient.

With support from VicRoads and TAC Victoria, Telstra and Lexus Australia are now testing new life-saving communication technologies in cars on Victorian roads. Powered by Telstra’s 4GX network, the trials will test and demonstrate Australian-first Cellular V2X technology and advanced driver assist features to create a safer driving experience. Trials include emergency braking alerts, in-vehicle speed limit compliance warnings, right-turn assist for vulnerable road users and warnings when surrounding vehicles are likely to violate a red light.

Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) is technology that lets intelligent systems in cars talk to each other, and the road network environment around them, via 4G mobile network and also via direct short-range wireless links. As Australia moves towards a society of automated vehicles, Telstra is investing in developing cooperative intelligent transport technologies.

Bio: As Business Development Executive for Smart Transport in Telstra’s Enterprise Strategic Business Development and Growth team, Jamie Smith works to identify opportunities for future business within Australia’s Transport Industry customer base. He works closely with Australia’s Road Operators, Freight and Logistics companies, Public Transport Providers, and others to understand strategic industry trends and disruptors such as improved Road Safety, Connected and Automated (including Driverless) Vehicles, Mobility as a Service, reducing Traffic Congestion and implementing Road User charging to offset diminishing government revenue from shrinking carbon fuel excise. Jamie was formerly CEO of Transmax P/L – an Intelligent Transportation Systems software solutions company and he holds an M.B.A. from the University of Central Queensland and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Pure Mathematics from the University of Queensland.

David Hiley substituted for Jamie Smith due to late unavailability with a great and practical EV talk.

EV Market and charging requirements – The Practicalities of living in an Electric home with EV, roof solar and batteries

Speaker: David Hiley is the Vice Chairman of AEVA NSW. AEVA is the oldest continuously active electric vehicle owner’s association in the world, having formed in 1973, and the founder of www.WATTever.com.au, an Australia wide electricity comparison website for home and business owners.

David is a passionate long term Electric Vehicle owner and renewable energy advocate. In this wide ranging talk, David shares his personal experience of living with EV vehicles and integrated PV and battery home.
He covers the basics of charging EV’s, how to best charge EV’s using solar or grid peak or off-peak electricity. Also solar sizing for EV and Vehicle 2 home charging.
Since 2008, David has owned and worked on a number of electric vehicles starting with an electric scooter and fast Zero SR motorcycle and Mitsubishi Outlander Phev. His current vehicle is a Nissan Leaf.
David has installed a large 10KW roof solar system and uses this to help charge the Leaf. David’s load shifting experience allows him to enjoys a $400 yearly payment from his electricity company.

You can view the video of Michael’s presentation here and David’s here.

This event is open to Renew members and the general public but online registration is essential. Click ‘’Register” from the  following link or contact us directly to reserve a place.

Directions and further details:

Our events are held at EnergyLab, the home for energy innovation in Australia. Please arrive after 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start with the talk finishing at 7.30pm with time to chat until 8pm.

EnergyLab is at 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW and is about a 15-minute walk from either Redfern or Central Station.  Entry to the premises is through a metal gate with access to a 2-storey sandstone building along a driveway towards the rear of the property.

Buckland St., Chippendale is well-serviced with buses including the 412, 413, 422, 423, 426, 428, 431, 433, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, L23, L28, M10, M30.  Bicycles can be safely locked inside the premises. Parking is limited in the area although Broadway Shopping Centre offers a nearby option.

Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted. As we have paid an NGO rate for the EnergyLab space, a $5 minimum donation would be appreciated.

Renew is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members and the general public with information so that they can make well-informed, sustainable decisions.

Renew Sydney Central Branch
Graham Hunt – Acting Convenor
Visit our Renew Sydney Branch Events Page or our Youtube playlist to see previous presentations.