Tag: Australia

Jul 23, 2021 - 12:46 pm

BYD-ADL is expanding to Australia

The electric bus partnership between Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD, previously active in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, is expanding to Australia. This is made possible by an agreement with the Australian company Nexport.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 02:14 pm

Hyzon to develop fuel cell garbage trucks for Superior Pak

Hydrogen fuel cell truck developer Hyzon Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Superior Pak, an Australian manufacturer of waste handling equipment, to develop and supply up to 20 refuse collection vehicles in 2022. The news comes on the day of Hyzon going public.

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Jun 21, 2021 - 04:29 pm

Queensland extends the Electric Super Highway

The Queensland Government has announced new funding to expand the existing fast-charging network lining the Queensland coast. The new move will take the so-called Electric Super Highway into the regional Outback.

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Jun 21, 2021 - 03:42 pm

New South Wales promotes EVs down under

In Australia, the New South Wales government has just announced a package of A$490 million (around 309 million euros) to increase the uptake of EVs. We use the news to take a closer look at initiatives on Australia’s east coast.

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Jun 4, 2021 - 11:18 am

The emission-free power of poo

Urban Utilities has launched Australia’s first poo-powered SUV, their second vehicle powered by electricity generated from sewage. Aptly named ‘Number 2’, the new SUV – a Hyundai Kona Electric – is the second vehicle to join the Urban Utilities poo car lineup.

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May 18, 2021 - 06:30 pm

Nexport scores order from Splend for 3,000 BYD electric cars

Nexport, BYD’s Australian importer and distributor, has won the largest single electric vehicle order on the continent to date. It includes the delivery of 3,000 electric vehicles from the beginning of 2022 to Splend, a provider of vehicle subscriptions for Uber drivers, among others.

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May 18, 2021 - 10:32 am

Australia is digging in with fossil fuels

Despite Australian oil refineries struggling to keep up with cheaper production from neighboring countries, Australia’s government is announcing a $2.3 billion subsidy package to support the country’s oil refineries. The funding would subsidize the oil industry when profits fall too low.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 11:41 am

Australia struggles with EV policy in Victoria

In a time when most governments are attempting to get more EVs on their roads, twenty-five organisations and businesses are banding together to fight the Australian Victoria state government’s proposed electric vehicle tax.

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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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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/07/23/byd-adl-is-expanding-to-australia/
23.07.2021 12:32