Tag: Australia

Apr 6, 2021 - 06:07 pm

My EV ruined my weekend

Electric car owners in Australia have grouped up on Facebook to gather images to show just how much their EVs ruined the weekend. The initiative is a fun response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s infamous remark that EVs would “end the weekend”.

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Feb 21, 2021 - 03:25 pm

Electric Highway Tasmania open for fast-charging

Tasmania has made progress in charging infrastructure. The Australian states’ Premier Peter Gutwein has formally opened the Electric Highway Tasmania, a state-wide fast-charging network. It comprises twelve 50 kW chargers as well as two ultra-rapid chargers.

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Feb 6, 2021 - 12:08 pm

Australia presents weak ‘future fuels strategy’ paper

Australia discusses future fuels, however, a new paper neither includes policies to make purchasing an EV more affordable nor a phase-out plan for fossil fuel vehicles. Instead, the government wants to focus on building charging and hydrogen infrastructure.

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Jan 8, 2021 - 12:03 pm

Complaints in Canberra on use of electric scooters

There have been a number of negative experiences with electric scooters in the Australian capital Canberra, which were introduced for hire there in August. A report has now surfaced citing the dangers of electric scooter use in the city.

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Dec 21, 2020 - 03:19 pm

Australian capital to begin electrifying bus fleet

The ACT government (Government of the Australian Capital Territory) has made its first move towards having 90 electric buses on Canberra roads, launching a market sounding process for the supply of both the buses and supporting infrastructure.

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Dec 13, 2020 - 07:46 pm

Magnix working towards all-electric Cessna Caravan STC

Magnix, a specialist for aeroplane electrification, is working with Sidney Seaplanes and Dante Aeronautical to convert a Cessna to zero-emission drive. The partners want it to become the first all-electric aircraft certified by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

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Dec 6, 2020 - 05:16 pm

Electrification efforts in New Zealand & Australia

New Zealand’s Government around Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared a climate emergency, vowing to introduce measures accordingly, such as the electrification of transport, first in the governmental fleet. Australia is also looking at electrification.

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Nov 14, 2020 - 01:22 pm

Tasmanian government fleet to be electric by 2030

In the Australian island state of Tasmania, the state government has pledged to transition its entire car fleet to battery-electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen vehicles by 2030. An initiative for emission-free buses is also underway to determine whether hydrogen or electricity is more appropriate.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 07:26 pm

South Australia goes for electric cars

The government of South Australia is allocating $18.3 million in the upcoming State Budget 2020-21 to jump-start the uptake of electric vehicles. At the same time, the South Australian state government has shocked the EV sector imposing a road user charge on electric cars in 2021.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 05:24 pm

MG brings EVs to Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

MG Motor is expanding into Ireland in the company’s process of expansion in Europe. In Ireland, the company will only be offering plug-in models. MG has also officially launched its first ZS EV in Australia and New Zealand.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Tesla driver busts thieves via smartphone

Tesla cars exhibit high connectivity, of course, and one Tesla owner used this attachment to her advantage. Before, the Australian radio presenter Annabelle Brett had woken up one morning by a message on her phone sounding the alarm through the Tesla app.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 01:55 pm

Nexport to build electric vehicles in Australia

The electric bus manufacturer Nexport has announced plans for the production of electric vehicles in a new plant in the Australian state of New South Wales. It will initially produce buses, but later also other types of vehicles such as cars, trucks and vans.

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Oct 15, 2020 - 05:06 pm

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV available in 2021

Mitsubishi has announced the redesigned Eclipse Cross, which will be offered in select markets in Asia, Europe and Australia for the first time as a plug-in hybrid with a modified version of the drive system from the Outlander PHEV.

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Aug 19, 2020 - 12:06 am

Tritium launches 175 kW DC charger

Speaking at the ACT virtual conference, Tritium CEO Jane Hunter presented the RT 175-S fast charger with 175 kW power capability. Tritium’s RT 175-S will be the first charger on the US market capable of Plug and Charge vehicle-to-charger communication. 

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Jun 19, 2020 - 11:18 am

Lime business in braking trouble

The Australian competition watchdog ACCC found that US electric scooter giant Lime failed to disclose an issue with the brakes on their vehicles which caused injuries to drivers. At least 50 such occasions were swept under the rug by the company, the ACCC found.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 01:41 pm

The 100 kWh Model 3: rumours and a denial

Rumour has it that Tesla is planning a 100-kWh version for Model 3, but Elon Musk has denied that Tesla is developing such a Model3. In addition, the range for the Model S with a large battery will indeed increase, but only in North America for the time being.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 03:00 pm

Australian startup H2X to build FCEVs

The Australian start-up H2X is planning a series of locally produced fuel cell vehicles. The first vehicle from the newly founded company from New South Wales is a hydrogen fuel cell-powered SUV called Snowy to be launched in 2022.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 02:25 pm

Porsche and Audi electric cars available in Australia

Both Audi and Porsche have launched electric cars in Australia. After multiple production delays, Audi has launched its first electric vehicles, the e-tron SUV and Sportback twins. The Porsche Taycan is due to arrive in Australia in December 2020.

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May 25, 2020 - 07:10 pm

Tritium presents Plug and Charge without cards or keys

Australian fast-charging station manufacturer Tritium has launched its Plug and Charge solution. The technology leverages the ISO15118 standard and enables an electric vehicle and charger to communicate. Payments are authorised directly from the driver’s account without the need for a card or RFID tag.

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Apr 9, 2020 - 02:31 pm

The hard and fast Australians

When it comes to vast distances, Australia is a country of superlatives. Western Australia’s capital Perth is the world’s most isolated city. Here, electric racing motors specialists HyperPower have developed a superlative motor. The QFM-360-X boasts 1,000 kW or 1,341 horsepower.

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Apr 6, 2020 - 02:39 pm

Australian initiative to build hydrogen infrastructure

The Fortescue Metals Group and ATCO Australia signed an agreement to explore the potential of fuel cell vehicle filling infrastructure in Western Australia. They will build and operate a hydrogen station in the Perth area, fueling a showcase fleet of Toyota Mirai.

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Mar 23, 2020 - 02:56 pm

Aidelaide airport to electrify bus fleet

Australia’s Adelaide Airport wants to become the first airport in Australia with a fully electric bus fleet. Plans are to begin next year, with SkyBus selected as the new operator of its shuttle buses for five years.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/08/fuso-ecanter-electric-light-duty-truck-arrives-in-australia/
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