Volgren partners with Wrightbus to deliver hydrogen buses to Brisbane

Source: Volgren Australia’s Volgren announced this week that it will partner with Wrightbus to build and deliver two hydrogen-powered fuel cell buses into Brisbane, a partnership backed by a $1.5 million commitment from the Queensland government. Dandenong-based bus body ...

BMW first to deliver ability to charge EV without app or card

Source: BMW Starting from 2023, BMW electric cars will feature a “plug and charge” function which enables drivers to charge at public charging points without having to use a charging card or app. BMW Group unveiled the capability on ...

Ford Mustang Mach-E gets software and design upgrades in Europe

Source: Ford Ford’ new all-electric Mustang Mach-E will be getting some tantalising upgrades in Europe, with new and enhanced driver assistance technologies as well as upgraded comfort and styling features. The American automotive icon announced late last week in ...

“It’s just what I did:” First woman to drive solo around Australia in a non-Tesla EV

Choosing a Mercedes-Benz EQC over a Tesla Hypermiling to the Nullarbor Roadhouse Drinking electrons through a straw AC on-board charger faults and offline DC chargers Electric Road Big Lappers Tiffany Overton is only the third woman to drive solo ...

“Very fast:” UNSW researchers develop high speed motor that could boos EV range

Credit: UNSW Sydney A group of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney have taken inspiration from a bridge in South Korea to develop a new magnetically driven “very-high-speed” motor which significantly reduces the use of ...

Tesla plans world’s biggest EV charging station, with 164 stalls

Tesla is rolling out another 420 electric vehicle Supercharger units across its home state of California as part of four new charging facilities, including what could be the world’s largest so far, with a total of 164 stalls. According ...

Jeep promises four new all-electric SUVs by 2025, including Wagoneer

Jeep Wagoneer S. Credit: Jeep Jeep says it will bring four fully-electric SUVs to the North American and European markets by 2025, starting with a Jeep Avenger 4xe in Europe and a fully electrified version of the “iconic” Wagoneer ...

BYD Melbourne experience centre opens as company confirms Thailand factory

Melbourne experience centre opens with multiple Atto 3 on display BYD Thailand factory to produce 150,000 EVs in 2024 Ground up BYD Atto 3 EV deliveries come Image: Riz Akhtar BYD has opened one of its two experience centres ...

Toyota ranks last in global green car report, accused of anti-climate lobbying

Source: TMC A Greenpeace East Asia report ranking global car makers on their environmental credentials has placed Australia’s biggest-selling car manufacturer – Toyota – at the bottom of the pile, while another damning Greenpeace report has exposed the carmaker’s ...

“Terrific fun, but too expensive” Another Labor MP buys a Model 3

We don’t have a photo of Andrew Leigh in his Tesla, but we do have one of him using a Telstra pay phone. Labor MP Andrew Leigh, a former junior economics spokesman, says he has joined the ranks of ...

Polluter pays: How Norway became the global leader in the electric vehicle transition

Source: Tesla/Twitter A while ago now I wrote an article on EV policy and uptake in the UK. Key to success in the UK (which in June this year saw 21.6% of new car sales being plug-in vehicles) are ...

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The Polestar 2 reaches Poochera. Supplied Intrepid EV novices slow down as they cross the Nullarbor’s “fast charger desolation,” driving at 80km/hr to save power.

Tritium raises up to $A200 million to accelerate DC fast charging production

Source: Tritium Australian EV charging manufacturer Tritium has raised $US135 million ($A200 million) in new finance facilities to help fund the development and expansion of its DC fast chargers, along with operational support and expansion. “Transportation is electrifying at a ...

Finnish company Kempower chosen for Australia’s longest EV charging network

Electric road trips around Australia “Robust” West Australia EV charging network Source: Kempower The longest electric car charging network in Australia is to feature EV chargers from the Finnish company Kempower, it has been announced. The 5,300km charging network, ...

What BYD’s Thailand plans might mean for Australia’s EV supply

Huge growth and plans for Asia and the Asia Pacific BYD builds 1,000,000 vehicles in 2022 as local deliveries ramp Image: Riz Akhtar BYD is seeing a huge increase in its EV orders this year. To keep up with ...

Study reveals strong demand for an Apple EV – that doesn’t yet exist

A non-official Apple car concept. Image credit: Aristomenis Tsribas / Freelancer Technology giant Apple hasn’t ever officially announced plans to produce an electric vehicle, but recent research has revealed that people still want to drive one. Apple, the Cupertino ...

Lightyear gets major capital boost to deliver solar car on schedule

Dutch company Lightyear says it has secured €81 million ($A119 million) in additional capital designed to help advance the production of its Lightyear 0 solar electric car as it prepares to begin deliveries later this year. Lightyear officially launched ...

Switching to an EV can save households thousands on fuel costs

Source: Kia Australian households could stand to save thousands on transport costs with a switch to an electric vehicle (EV), according to Solar Citizens which has launched a new online tool to demonstrate exactly how that can be done. ...

Australia’s top 10 electric cars and brands in August and 2022 year

Top 10 EV models in August Top 10 EV brands YTD 2022 Top 10 EV models YTD 2022 Electric car sales claimed 4.4% of the auto market in the month of August as sales volume for the year to ...

Porsche to make electric Panamera to join Taycan in growing EV stable

The all-electric Panamera would also join the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Source: Porsche Iconic German sports car manufacturer Porsche is planning to make an all-electric Panamera alongside a second generation of the ...

Everrati debuts flagship electrified GT40 at Concours of Elegance

Source: Everrati An award-winning and all-electric Ford GT40 has gone on show at a prestigious car show in London, showcasing its state-of-the-art EV powertrain. It has been converted by Everrati, the British specialists in electrifying iconic automobiles. The flagship ...

Polestar still hopeful of reaching 50,000 sales after Covid-affected first half

Polestar 2. Photo: Giles Parkinson. Swedish electric automaker Polestar says it is still confident of reaching its target of 50,000 electric car sales for 2022, anticipating a big boost in the last quarter after it officially launches its Polestar ...

First Model Y owners to do “big lap” of Australia highlight EV charging “desolation”

AC versus DC electric car charging Driving the slowest, shortest range Tesla on the market More EV infrastructure on the way TOCWA’s Pete Petrovsky and Harald Murphy. Source: Twitter When electric vehicle owners Harald Murphy and Pete Petrovsky set ...

Tesla Model 3 grabs number 4 spot in Australia new car sales in August

Image: Riz Akhtar The Tesla Model 3 grabbed number 4 spot on Australian new car sales in the month of August, as a fleet of new arrivals broke a sales drought caused by the pandemic shutdowns in China, and ...

SEA Electric calls for target on zero-emissions trucks

SEA Electric CEO and founder, Tony Fairweather, and Glen Walker, VP for APAC. Source: SEA Electric/Twitter Electric truck maker SEA Electric is calling on Australia to mandate that seven per cent of new trucks hitting the road emit zero-emissions ...

BYD reports spike in Atto 3 orders after service cost decrease, first deliveries imminent

The BYD Atto 3 in Sydney. Daily orders for the BYD Atto 3 have doubled off the back of a servicing update released by the vehicle’s distributor, EV Direct, on Wednesday. According to a note sent to The Driven ...

Turnaround: Bollinger Motors return with B4 cab-chassis

Source: Bollinger Motors It was with some sadness that I wrote back in January that interesting US start-up Bollinger Motors was halting development of their utilitarian B2 off-road ute and B1 SUV vehicles. At that time Bollinger stated the ...

Tesla numbers jump 18pct in single month to top 10,000 in NSW

White and Grey top Tesla colours in NSW Used Tesla listings up by 400% since Model Y launch Tesla uptake trend in NSW to continue as affordable options on the horizon Huge interest in Tesla Model Y on Friday. ...

Limited edition Polestar 6 electric convertible sells out within a week

All 500 build slots for the Polestar 6 LA Concept edition from Swedish electric performance car company Polestar were sold out within a week of their production announcement. Polestar announced on August 16 that it was putting its Polestar ...

Tesla Supercharger prices jump sharply, as network expansion plan hits delays

Tesla Superchargers. Source: tesla Tesla has hiked the price to use its network of Superchargers  to up 68 or 69 cents per kilowatt hour, nearly twice what it was almost four years ago. The new rate is a 32% ...

BYD Atto 3 test drive: A game changer and not in ways we expect it to be

Premium feel without cutting corners Comfort you won’t find in many ICE cars Quite a comfortable ride for Australian roads Charging speed higher for longer BYD Atto 3 changes the EV game in Australia Image: Riz Akhtar EVs are ...

Convertible electric Wuling Mini goes on sale

A convertible model of the Hongguang Mini EV developed by the joint venture between SAIC, General Motors, and Wuling, will reportedly go on sale on September 1. The standard version of the Hongguang Mini EV was unveiled all the ...

Mercedes-Benz begins US production of EQS all-electric luxury SUV

Image: Mercedes-Benz Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz announced late last week that it has begun production of the first all-electric Mercedes-EQ built in the United States, the new EQS SUV. Production began at the company’s Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama, long home ...

Who’s taking the global lead on electric car sales – and why?

Source: ABB Last time we checked on new registrations of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) passenger cars in early-2022, it was Europe that was in the lead, slightly ahead of China. Back then, the U.S. market was clearly ...

EV chargers to be mounted on power poles to help households with no parking

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced funding for a trial that will seek fifty street-side EV chargers installed on power poles, to assist people living in apartments and units with no off street parking. According to project ...

Video: Polestar 2 hits EV charging delays in WA mining towns

Two EV novices struggle with charging delays in Albany and Ravensthorpe as they drive to reach the beauties of Esperance, Western Australia. Next leg: the Nullarbor.

BMW secures “CO2-reduced steel” supply from H2 Green Steel

Source: BMW German luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW Group has signed a final agreement for the delivery of CO2-reduced steel from Swedish green steel producer H2 Green Steel. The deal was first flagged last October and will see H2 Green ...

Which electric vehicles are the most expensive to service?

Source: Tesla Electric vehicles are generally cheaper to service than combustion engine cars, but how much does it cost to service an EV – or does it need to be serviced at all? The topic came very much to ...

BYD Atto 3 sighted on the road ahead first customer deliveries

NSW registered right-hand drive Atto3 spotted in NSW Many BYD EVs near Melbourne experience centre Supply of non-Tesla EVs looks to improve BYD Atto 3s spotted at new Dandenong centre. Image: Riz Akhtar BYD’s launch in Australia has seen ...

Mercedes-Benz releases EQA350 4matic pricing and specs

The EQA 350 4matic. Source: Mercedes-Benz German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has released specifications and pricing for the more powerful version of its EQA compact SUV. The EQA 350 4matic joins a growing fleet of electric cars from Mercedes. It ...

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