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.
Sep 14, 2022 - 03:37 pm
UNSFW engineers announce new high-speed electric motor
Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have built a new high-speed motor which has the potential to increase the range of electric vehicles. The design was inspired by the shape of the longest railroad bridge in South Korea and is capable of achieving speeds of 100,000 RPM.
Sep 6, 2022 - 12:19 pm
The first MG4 Electric reaches European shores
The first batch of MG4 Electric cars was shipped from China to Europe and arrived at the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, last Friday. MG aims to launch over 1,000 units of the electric compact model simultaneously in nearly 20 European countries and China on 13 September.
Jul 22, 2022 - 03:40 pm
Australia takes aim at Victoria’s extra EV tax
In Australia, the Federal Government has formally joined a legal bid to strike down Victoria’s controversial electric vehicle tax. According to a report in The Age, federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus filed an intervention in the High Court, supporting two Victorian motorists reportedly seeking to have the state’s EV levy ruled unconstitutional.
Jul 20, 2022 - 03:11 pm
Canberra to introduce EV incentives
The government of the Australian Capital Territory has released a new strategy set to make zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) an affordable option for Canberrans in the years to come. The strategy sets a new target of 80-90% of new light vehicle sales being ZEVs by 2030 and also outlines a plan to start phasing out light […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.