Mar 16, 2023 - 03:10 pm
ICEing is now punishable by fine in Australia
Those who park at charging stations in Australia can now expect severe penalties in four Australian states and regions. The fines range from AUD 369 (€230) to 3,200 dollars (€2,000). Incidentally, the penalties apply to internal combustion vehicles blocking charge spots and electric cars parked there without charging.
Mar 9, 2023 - 02:04 pm
Queensland is en route to doubling its e-bus fleet
The Australian state of Queensland is ramping up the electric bus rollout. The latest plans by the state government will see the number of electric buses double this year as the fleet is to receive another 40 vehicles.
Feb 27, 2023 - 02:01 pm
Sydney greatly expands charging infrastructure
Australian megacity Sydney has adopted a new electrification strategy. This includes doubling the number of charging stations in city parking lots and a comprehensive project to retrofit existing apartment buildings with chargers.
Feb 22, 2023 - 04:56 pm
Alauda presents crewed electric aerial racer
The Australian company Alauda Aeronautics has presented the latest development stage of its electric flying car for the EXA racing series. The Airspeeder Mk4 is the version that will compete in crewed races for the first time in 2024.
Feb 22, 2023 - 02:46 pm
Sixt to introduce BYD electric cars for hire in Australia
Sixt and BYD bring their cooperation Down Under as the German company will add at least 500 BYD EVs to the rental car fleet in Australia over the next twelve months. Sixt runs one of the country’s largest electric car fleets and works with BYD on other continents.
Jan 31, 2023 - 04:59 pm
Superchargers opened to third parties in Australia
Following the opening of Superchargers to third parties in Europe, Tesla is now starting to open its fast-charging stations for electric cars of other brands in Australia. Five Supercharger locations have initially been made available in the state of New South Wales.
Jan 26, 2023 - 03:54 pm
SEA Electric teams up with Ampol for charging services
The Australian petroleum company Ampol has partnered with SEA Electric to offer integrated charging solutions in their home market. SEA specialises in commercial electric vehicles and hopes to add access to charging services to the range with Ampol.
Jan 25, 2023 - 04:31 pm
EV Metals to build processing complex in Saudi Arabia
The Australian battery materials company EV Metals Group has secured 127 hectares of land in Saudi Arabia to build a battery chemicals processing complex. Production of lithium hydroxide at the plant located in Yanbu Industrial City is scheduled to start in 2026.
Jan 19, 2023 - 03:30 pm
Recharge Industries to build battery cell plant in Australia
The US-Australian company Recharge Industries wants to build a large battery cell factory in Australia and has appointed Accenture as an engineering services provider to drive the project forward. At full capacity, the lithium-ion battery cell factory is expected to offer an annual capacity of up to 30 GWh.
Jan 18, 2023 - 05:05 pm
BP places major charging station order with Tritium
Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium has received the largest order in its history. The new order comes from BP and includes fast charging stations of the RTM product series with 50 kW and PKM with 150 kW for use by BP Pulse in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia.
Jan 9, 2023 - 12:54 pm
Stellantis secures manganese in Australia with Element 25
Stellantis has entered into a binding agreement with the Australian mineral exploration company Element 25 for the supply of manganese sulphate for electric vehicle batteries. The deal provides for deliveries starting in 2026 and has a term of five years.
Dec 21, 2022 - 03:06 pm
Sydney moves forward with electric buses
In the Australian city of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales (NSW), Transit Systems and their partners Zenobē and TransGrid have completed the construction of Australia’s largest electrified bus depot.
Dec 13, 2022 - 05:30 pm
Energica to sell electric motorcycles in Japan & Australia
Italian electric motorbike brand Energica has launched sales of its high-performance motorbikes in Japan and Australia. The first electric motorcycles are scheduled to arrive in both countries in the first quarter of 2023. With this, Energica aims to strengthen its market position in the ASEAN region.
Nov 14, 2022 - 04:10 pm
NTAS to order 20 electric aircraft from Eviation
The Australian scheduled and charter airline Northern Territory Air Services (NTAS) has signed a letter of intent with Eviation Aircraft for the purchase of 20 electric aircraft. The aircraft in question is the nine-seat Alice model.
Nov 9, 2022 - 02:00 pm
Tesla will not be sourcing lithium from Core Lithium
The supply contract negotiated by Tesla with the Australian lithium producer Core Lithium will not be concluded. According to Core Lithium, the deadline for the deal was 26 October 2022, but the contract was not finalised.
Nov 3, 2022 - 12:50 pm
Volvo Cars to go electric in Australia from 2026
Volvo Cars will only offer electric cars in Australia from 2026. As Volvo Australia announces, no new combustion models will be introduced there either. The decision is probably not entirely uncontroversial, even among Volvo dealers there.
Nov 1, 2022 - 01:38 pm
Electric Vehicle Council calls for more EVs in Australia
More than 100 companies operating in Australia, including a number of car manufacturers, have joined forces to form a private-sector electric vehicle alliance. The newly formed Electric Vehicle Council is demanding a strong national electric vehicle strategy from the Australian government. The goal is to get one million electric vehicles on Australian roads by 2027.
Oct 24, 2022 - 05:02 pm
New South Wales releases fast-charging funds
The New South Wales Government has followed up on its plan to help companies install ultra-fast charging bays across the Australian state. Round one funds have been released to help major beneficiaries install fast chargers at 86 locations along highways and urban centres.
Oct 18, 2022 - 02:03 pm
BossCap trusts Atlis Motor to deliver
Boss Capital Holding has expanded a deal with Atlis Motor Vehicles agreed to by its subsidiary AusEV last year. The Australian company now wants Atlis to supply 270 charging stations to support its original mandate of 19,000 electric pickup trucks.
Oct 13, 2022 - 03:11 pm
MAN presents electric bus chassis for global markets
MAN Truck & Bus has presented a fully electric bus chassis for the global market. The Lion’s Chassis E is based on technologies from the MAN Lion’s City E electric bus model and is scheduled to roll off the production line at MAN’s Polish plant in Starachowice from 2024 onwards.
Oct 12, 2022 - 04:57 pm
Lake Resources to supply SK On with lithium
The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK On has signed a lithium supply contract with the Australian company Lake Resources. In total, the Korean battery manufacturer can purchase 230,000 tonnes of lithium from Lake Resources, which is enough to produce batteries for around 4.9 million electric cars.
Oct 10, 2022 - 09:09 pm
Stellantis eyes GME Resources for nickel and cobalt
Stellantis has signed a non-binding agreement with GME Resources for the purchase of nickel and cobalt sulphate products from the NiWest project in Western Australia. The NiWest project is not yet in operation and a final decision has yet to be made.
Sep 28, 2022 - 05:24 pm
Nio invests in lithium mining company Greenwing Resources
Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has taken a stake in the Australian lithium company Greenwing Resources. Nio will pay 12 million Australian dollars (currently approx. eight million euros) to Greenwing through its subsidiary Blue Northstar in exchange for around twelve per cent of the company’s shares.
Sep 27, 2022 - 02:59 pm
SEA Electric expands production facility in Melbourne
The Australian electric truck manufacturer SEA Electric has doubled the size of its local assembly facility in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. The truck maker’s current plant was expanded to now cover 8,000 square metres on a total site of 15,000 square metres.