Tag: Australia

Jun 30, 2022 - 01:27 pm

New South Wales gears up for zero-emission bus transition

Australia’s New South Wales government has announced it will invest $218.9 million over the next seven years to start decarbonising the bus fleet. The funding has been confirmed as part of the 2022-23 state budget and defines a gradual transition that will need bolstering until completion envisioned in 2047.

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Jun 29, 2022 - 03:13 pm

Ford secures lithium with Liontown Resources

Ford has signed a binding off-take agreement for lithium with Australian company Liontown Resources. The five-year contract provides for the supply of lithium-spodumene concentrate from the Kathleen Valley project in Western Australia from 2024.

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Jun 27, 2022 - 03:58 pm

Jolt & Endeavour Energy to install EV chargers in Sydney

Endeavour Energy, a utility serving 2.6 million people in New South Wales, Australia, has teamed up with Jolt. The companies want to install a network of free electric vehicle charging stations across Western Sydney. The installations will utilise Endeavour’s streetside substations.

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Jun 25, 2022 - 05:08 pm

Labor launches the ‘Electric Car Discount’ in Australia

The new Labor government of Australia plans to deliver on its ‘Electric Car Discount’ policy from 1 July, then providing exemptions to certain import tariffs and fringe benefits taxes. This will effectively make some EV models cheaper, depending on the country of origin.

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Jun 20, 2022 - 05:11 pm

NSW expands charging in Australia

The New South Wales Government will increase its investment in EVs with a budget of $38 million Australian dollars (around 25 million euros), with a focus on expanding the network of high-speed and home charging points.

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Jun 3, 2022 - 02:02 pm

EIT InnoEnergy invests in Pure Battery Technologies

Pure Battery Technologies (PBT), an Australian specialist in cathode materials for use in electric car batteries, has received an investment from WIT InnoEnergy. The money will be used to finance the establishment of industrial mass production in Germany.

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May 10, 2022 - 05:27 pm

Western Australia starts subsidies + road tax for EVs

The Western Australian government has launched the Clean Energy Car Fund doted with almost $60 million (AUS – almost 40 million euros). This includes rebates for the purchase of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and charging infrastructure, but also an extra road tax for drivers of these vehicles.

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May 10, 2022 - 11:15 am

Charging infrastructure trouble Down-Under

Australia appears to have a growing number of faulty charging stations for electric cars. Most of these are due to a lack of spare parts or slow maintenance, but some are also broken due to flooding.

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May 9, 2022 - 01:22 pm

New South Wales to create regional charging network

In Australia, up to 3,500 electric vehicle chargers will be rolled out across regional New South Wales (NSW). The state government is offering $20 million in grants to establish what they say will be Australia’s largest destination charging network.

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May 2, 2022 - 03:57 pm

KTM and H2X to develop chassis for light duty EVs

Australian fuel cell vehicle developer H2X collaborates with KTM Technologies, part of Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM, to develop a lightweight, low-cost vehicle chassis. The “origami chassis” will form the basis for a range of light trucks, vans and pickup trucks.

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Apr 19, 2022 - 04:16 pm

BP orders a thousand Tritium fast chargers

Australian charging infrastructure manufacturer Tritium has signed a multi-year contract with BP for the supply of DC charging stations and associated services. BP is placing an initial order with Tritium for almost 1,000 fast charging stations for the UK, Australian and New Zealand markets.

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Apr 13, 2022 - 03:31 pm

GM to source cobalt from Glencore

General Motors has signed a multi-year supply contract for cobalt with the raw materials company Glencore. Glencore will supply GM with the battery material from a mine in Australia.

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Mar 17, 2022 - 08:59 pm

Queensland introduces EV purchase incentives

In the Australian state of Queensland, incentives have been introduced for the purchase of electric cars. The subsidy per car amounts to $3,000 Australian (around 2,000 euros) for new battery-electric cars that cost up to $58,000.

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Mar 3, 2022 - 02:02 pm

Victoria state fleet to get more electric

Australia’s Victoria state government has announced a new budget to buy electric cars for its fleet. The commitment includes purchasing 400 new vehicles and charging infrastructure over the next two years for about $15 million.

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Mar 2, 2022 - 02:15 pm

Tesla orders lithium from Core

Tesla is procuring more lithium in Australia. After Liontown, the US carmaker will also purchase lithium from the Australian lithium producer Core Lithium from 2023. Tesla is thus further securing its battery production.

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Feb 22, 2022 - 12:55 pm

Canberra launches electric bus fleet

Twelve electric buses will be joining the fleet in the Australian capital Canberra this year. In addition, a tender for another 90 electric buses will be launched, which will run until the beginning of March.

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Feb 21, 2022 - 02:52 pm

Australia co-funds charging and H2 infrastructure

The Australian government has launched the second round of its Future Fuels Fund. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $127.9 million to encourage fleet operators to integrate battery and hydrogen vehicles into their fleets by co-financing charging facilities and H2 refuelling stations.

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Feb 17, 2022 - 04:03 pm

Eve Urban Air to deliver up to 90 eVTOLs to Australia

Electric aerial taxi manufacturer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, a subsidiary of Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, has received two orders for a total of up to 90 eVTOLs from Australia. Aviair and HeliSpirit are ordering up to 50 electric aircraft from Eve and Microflite up to 40.

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Feb 16, 2022 - 12:40 pm

Tesla signs lithium supply deal with Liontown

Tesla has signed another offtake agreement for lithium. Australia-based Liontown Resources says it has signed a five-year agreement with Tesla to supply lithium-spodumene concentrate from its Kathleen Valley project in Western Australia.

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Feb 15, 2022 - 02:03 pm

Sydney orders 79 e-buses from Custom Denning

In Australia, the Western Sydney-based company Custom Denning has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture and assembly 79 new electric buses to operate in Sydney. This is just part of a larger plan to fully decarbonise bus services in Australia’s largest city.

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Jan 25, 2022 - 04:37 pm

Fortescue acquires Williams Advanced Engineering

Australian mining company Fortescue Metals Group is acquiring Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), the engineering and battery company founded by Formula One team Williams, for £164 million. Fortescue wants to use Williams’ battery technology in goods trains and trucks, among other things.

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Jan 24, 2022 - 02:00 pm

Serbia blocks lithium mining project

The Serbian government has denied permission for the Jadar project of the British-Australian mining company Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto wanted to build a lithium mine in Serbia as part of the project.

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Jan 18, 2022 - 09:40 pm

Victoria supports H2 transport infrastructure pilots

In the Australian state of Victoria, the government has backed studies and trials for the use of green hydrogen (made from renewables) for use in heavy transport. The funding of 7 million Australian dollars (4.43 million euros) should help support refuelling stations and the development of fuel cell electric buses among other things.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/30/new-south-wales-gears-up-for-zero-emission-bus-transition/
30.06.2022 13:26