Tag: Australia

Oct 28, 2019 - 05:58 pm

Sydney to go electric with 8000 e-buses

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales plans to electrify Sydney’s bus fleet of around 8,000 vehicles. The government is currently awarding new contracts for the provision of bus transport services throughout Sydney.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 01:06 pm

BMW is changing their resource strategy

The BMW Group is changing its strategy for purchasing raw materials for electric cars. In the case of important materials such as lithium and cobalt, intermediaries are to disappear from the supply chain.

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Oct 15, 2019 - 01:07 pm

Dumping Nissan for Tesla

A passionate Nissan Leaf driver from Australia has had enough. After his seven-year-old Nissan Leaf only managed a range of around 60 kilometres, a battery change was imminent.

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Sep 28, 2019 - 08:46 pm

ChargeFox reveals Australian charging network

Australian electric vehicle charging network operator Chargefox has revealed the target locations for 22 sites in the first phase of its fast-charging network and announced plans to grow to over 100 charging sites around Australia.

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Sep 24, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Tesla expands further in Eastern Europe

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said Tesla would open stores in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia and most Eastern Europe states by early next year. Meanwhile, Model 3 has arrived in Australia, and back in the company’s home country, a judge in Delaware, USA orders Tesla to defend Elon Musk’s potential payout.

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Sep 13, 2019 - 03:20 pm

Volvo & Polestar to charge into Australia in 2020

The notoriously underserved electric car market in Australia can look ahead to a better 2020. Volvo and Polestar are planning to bring two electric cars and a PHEV to the continent in 2020. Besides, Mini is readying the all-electric Cooper for entry as well.

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Aug 28, 2019 - 04:42 pm

Rosenbauer takes concept fire truck to Australia

Rosenbauer, that supplies firefighters of Austria and Berlin already, is going Down Under to develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle for first responders in Canberra, Australia. Rosenbauer and the government of Australia’s Capital Territory (ACT) will be working together for two years.

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Aug 20, 2019 - 03:07 pm

Fast-charging network along Australia’s East Coast

Australia’s National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) has built 20 of a total of 40 EV stations planned along the spectacular South-East Coast of Australia. The network runs from Sydney, all the way through New South Wales and the Capital territory up to the Victorian border.

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Jul 5, 2019 - 04:46 pm

Australia: Evie begins building fast charging network

Evie Networks is building a fast charging network for electric cars on motorways throughout Australia and is cooperating with California-based EV Connect. Compared to the size of the country, however, the number of planned HPC stations seems somewhat small.

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Jul 4, 2019 - 03:43 pm

Chargefox partners with Yurika for electric highway

The Australian EV charging network operator Chargefox is partnering with Yurika to manage the 17 fast charging parks that are the Queensland Electric Super Highway. They have also opened the “most powerful EV charging station in the southern hemisphere”.

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Jun 16, 2019 - 08:46 pm

Melbourne to pilot Uber Air’s flying taxis

Uber has selected Australia as the first “international market” for its planned e-flight taxi service Uber Air. Melbourne be the third city to pilot the program following Dallas and Los Angeles. Test flights are scheduled to start next year and commercial operations from 2023.

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Jun 3, 2019 - 02:57 pm

Australia: XCharge to set up 1,000 fast chargers

The Chinese fast-charging startup XCharge wants to set up a network with at least 1,000 DC chargers for electric cars in Australia and is cooperating with Southern Sustainable Electric Australia (SSE Australia) as its sales partner. The network will also include liquid-cooled 350 kW HPC charging stations. XCharge has not yet specified a timetable.

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May 31, 2019 - 04:08 pm

China: Tesla’s Model 3 factory ready for orders

Tesla has opened the order books in China for the Model 3, which the EV manufacturer will produce in its Shanghai plant, which is still under construction. The first deliveries of the Model 3 from local production are scheduled to start in six to ten months.

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May 21, 2019 - 05:08 pm

Tritium to supply a further 120 Ionity charging parks

Tritium has signed a contract with Ionity for the supply of its HPC chargers for a further 120 charging parks. Last year, the joint venture already commissioned the Australian company to equip 100 sites. In addition, Tritium has received another order from Nissan.

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May 20, 2019 - 02:46 pm

BYD aims for Australia with Evant’s help

BYD is preparing to enter the Australian market. A letter of intent has now been signed with the Adelaide-based Evant Group to develop and produce electric cars for the Australian market starting next year.

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May 15, 2019 - 04:08 pm

ACE EV to build electric vehicles in Australia

The Australian startup ACE EV (Australian Clean Energy Electric Vehicle Group) is building a production facility in Adelaide to manufacture electric vehicles in cooperation with truck body makers Aldom Motor from 2020. The aim is to increase production to up to 15,000 vehicles per year by 2025.

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May 14, 2019 - 06:03 pm

Tasmania to charge forward

The Climate Change Office of Australia’s island state Tasmania has announced grants to help local businesses install electric vehicle charging stations. In addition to the ChargeSmart scheme, Tasmania’s first ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging station will open in Campbell Town by the end of the year.

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May 12, 2019 - 01:59 pm

Australia: Chargefox deploying Tritium HPC chargers

Australia’s high power charging specialist Tritium has teamed up with network operator Chargefox to fit a charging site in Brisbane with two Tritium Veefill PK 350kW chargers, accompanied by a 50kW DC Veefil-RT fast charger, also from Tritium.

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May 7, 2019 - 01:30 pm

An electric scooter made by Vmoto and Ducati

The Sino-Australian bike manufacturer Vmoto has signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian motorcycle brand Ducati. The agreement provides for the distribution of CUx electric scooters under the Ducati brand through Vmoto’s dealer network.

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Apr 24, 2019 - 03:20 pm

BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco

After Andreas Wendt, the Board Member responsible for purchasing, recently announced that BMW will no longer purchase cobalt from Congo for the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21, it is now clear that the raw material will instead come from Australia and Morocco.

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Mar 28, 2019 - 04:39 pm

Ireland: EasyGo.ie partners with Tritium in Ireland

EasyGo.ie, a privately-owned electric vehicle charging network in Ireland unveiled what it claims to be the first publicly-available DC charger in the country. EasyGi.ie announced plans to install 88 of Tritium’s DC rapid chargers by the end of 2020, with at least 20 to be deployed by the end of 2019.

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Mar 11, 2019 - 11:28 pm

Ikea Australia commits to 100% EV fleet by 2025

IKEA Australia is electrifying its entire fleet with a commitment to have quit internal combustion engines for all delivery and assembly vehicles nationally by 2025. IKEA Australia has a fleet of around 100 trucks to swap for EVs.

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Feb 28, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Ludicrously fast electric skateboard

Australia’s BajaBoard presents the Pantera, an electric skateboard that can reach a top speed of 72 kph (45 mph). That is why BajaBoard speaks of a “technology demonstrator” that is for use on private property and not public roads. “Obviously,” the firm added.

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Feb 4, 2019 - 02:03 pm

Australia Post orders 1,000 electric three-wheelers

Australia Post has bought another 1,000 electric three-wheelers, making them the nation’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator. They also ordered an additional 4,000 pedal-assist bikes. Delivery is planned over the next three years and to begin this June.

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Dec 10, 2018 - 10:44 pm

Aldi’s electric kids’ cars sell like hot cakes

It seems that electric cars can sell well in Australia after all. With Christmas at the door, one of Aldi Australia’s best and fastest-selling “special buys” is back. The kids’ electric cars that sold out in seconds in 2017 are on offer again this year.

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Oct 22, 2018 - 06:57 pm

Chargefox setting up HPC network in Australia

Australia is set to receive another HPC network with charging performance available from 150 to 350 kW. This one will be set up by the Australian startup Chargefox, who is planning to set up 21 locations in the first phase, for which it may generate up to 15 million dollars.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/11/01/australia-post-orders-a-1000-more-e-trikes-from-kyburz/
01.11.2019 18:30