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.
Jan 18, 2022 - 09:40 pm
Victoria supports H2 transport infrastructure pilots
In the Australian state of Victoria, the government has backed studies and trials for the use of green hydrogen (made from renewables) for use in heavy transport. The funding of 7 million Australian dollars (4.43 million euros) should help support refuelling stations and the development of fuel cell electric buses among other things.
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.
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 fast-charging sites that are the Queensland Electric Super Highway. They have also opened the “most powerful EV charging station in the southern hemisphere”.
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.
Aug 8, 2017 - 08:10 am
Bavaria, Rolec EV, Melbourne, EMotorWerks.
32 new BMW i3 with range extender are joining the fleet of Bavaria’s public authorities. They will be distributed among the state’s construction authorities and the motorway directorate. In order to erect almost 190 new charging stations at the new fleet bases, the Bavarian state invests additional 3,8m euros. The stations shall enable visitors to charge their EVs for free while they deal with their affairs.
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Always up-to-date charging data: UK-based Rolec EV has developed a smart technology platform that integrates real-time charge point data such as availability, costs and power consumption. The so-called UltraSMART technology platform is a further development of the company’s former independent smart charging solutions that have now been merged into an all-in-one package.
H2 waste collection trucks in Melbourne: Moreland City in northern Melbourne shall see 12 hydrogen fuel cell waste collection vehicles by 2020. In order to realise this project the City Council teams up with hydrogen utility company H2U and Iveco owner CNH Industria. The 9.37m dollars project also includes the installation of Australia’s first commercial-scale H2 refuelling station.
Like Airbnb, but for EVs: Charger company EMotorWerks seeks to link EV drivers with owners of home charging stations and thus tests a distributed, peer-to-peer charging marketplace in California. The start-up has launched now a beta test of its project. As reported, the San Carlos-based company works with the Share&Charge blockchain platform developed by MotionWerk.