Victorian conversion and registration requirements

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Victorian conversion and registration requirements

Post by necrogt4 » Sun, 28 Oct 2018, 16:55

I'm looking to convert my car to electric and am wondering if anyone knows what the requirements to do so are in Victoria?

Or even better, can point me in the direction of some official documentation... VicRoads's information on the subject is, um, sparse to say the least.

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Re: Victorian conversion and registration requirements

Post by brendon_m » Sun, 28 Oct 2018, 19:17

NCOP14 is the regs you need to follow.
It can be found here https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/ ... _ncop.aspx
Scroll down and download ncop14 as it's the EV relevant one
This is the download link but I'm not sure if it'll work
https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/ ... an2011.pdf
I'm from WA so I don't know if there are any special Vic roads stuff.

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Re: Victorian conversion and registration requirements

Post by Johny » Sun, 28 Oct 2018, 20:02

I just followed NCOP14 and paid pointless money to the VicRoads accredited engineer. VicRoads just treat it like an engine swap. It's the engineer you have to convince...

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Re: Victorian conversion and registration requirements

Post by necrogt4 » Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 05:54

Johny wrote:
Sun, 28 Oct 2018, 20:02
I just followed NCOP14 and paid pointless money to the VicRoads accredited engineer. VicRoads just treat it like an engine swap. It's the engineer you have to convince...
Who did you use to get the engineering certificate for your conversion Johny?

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Re: Victorian conversion and registration requirements

Post by Johny » Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 17:51

necrogt4 wrote:
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 05:54
Johny wrote:
Sun, 28 Oct 2018, 20:02
I just followed NCOP14 and paid pointless money to the VicRoads accredited engineer. VicRoads just treat it like an engine swap. It's the engineer you have to convince...
Who did you use to get the engineering certificate for your conversion Johny?
Cartech in Hawthorne.

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Re: Victorian conversion and registration requirements

Post by Bryce » Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 18:10

Or come to my talk at the Brisbane conference/expo. Its on the conversion process and staying sane throughout. (If that's possible ;-)
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