Major bus-makers eye electric bus manufacturing plant in Sydney

Source: Comfort Del Gro A trio of major players in Australia’s public transport sector are exploring the development of a battery electric bus manufacturing facility in Western Sydney. ComfortDelGro Corp, which runs public bus and charter services in several ...

Kia puts halo electric EV6 GT through local rough road paces

Kia EV6 GT being tuned outside Canberra. Source: Kia The highly anticipated Kia EV6 Gt has landed in Australia to be put through its paces for final local tuning ahead of a late 2022 launch. As the halo version ...

Sono releases new pricing, bigger battery and more range for Sono solar EV

Development and production timeline Solar Bus Kit: B2B retrofit solution for public transport The series production Sion solar car. Source: Sono Motors Sono Motors has released final pricing and specifications for the production design for its solar electric car, ...

The Victoria electric vehicle road tax is emerging as a new Robodebt fiasco

How one Victoria EV owner filed his odometer reading. It seems like the ‘debate’ about Victoria’s Road Users Charge (RUC) has been portrayed by the Victorian Government as being one of two positions – those in favour of a ...

Electrifying utes and SUVs offers big benefits, research shows

Driving on electricity produces far fewer emissions than gasoline How efficient would an ICE vehicle need to be to have the same global warming emissions as an EV? Electrifying larger vehicles like pickups also have significant benefits EVs are responsible ...

Audi sources say next A3 will be electric-only, with 650km of range

Audi’s A3 Sportback, which for now is an ICE car. Source: Audi media centre Unnamed sources at German automaker Audi have revealed that the next Audi A3 is expected to be an electric-only model with a maximum range of ...

BYD Atto 3 Australian orders now in transit

Local Atto 3 now in transit Atto 3 customers to receive heated seats Image provided. BYD Atto 3 is one of the most highly anticipated EVs in Australia in 2022, and the wait is almost over for new customers ...

Tesla expands US real-time insurance platform to two more states

Tesla Model Y. Image: Bridie Schmidt Tesla has expanded its real-time insurance offering in the United States to two more states, bringing the total number of states covered up to 10. In unsurprising Tesla style, no official announcement was ...

Volkswagen marks milestone US production of all-electric ID.4

Volkswagen says it has begun US production of its all-electric ID.4 compact SUV at its Chattanooga factory in Tennessee, the company’s first electric vehicle assembled in the United States. Originally launched in September of 2020 and with European deliveries ...

AEVA annual national electric vehicle conference and expo returns to Canberra

Brisbane EV Expo crowd. Image: B. Gaton In the past couple of years, most public events have either moved online, been delayed … or in many cases, simply cancelled. For one of these – the annual national EV Conference ...

Moke maker bought by EV Technology to spur global expansion

Image: Moke International Moke International, the British-based owners of the original ‘Moke’ trademark and manufacturers of the new Electric Moke, announced this week that they have agreed to sell up to 100% of its shareholdings to Canada’s EV Technology ...

Rolls-Royce, Hyundai join forces on all-electric and hydrogen flight technology

Image: Hyundai British luxury automotive icon Rolls-Royce has signed a partnership with South Korean automaker Hyundai which will see the two companies collaborate on delivering all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Advanced Air Mobility market. The ...

Cupra Born first impressions: Edgy electric hatch fills long-range gap

The Cupra Born outside the Sydney City Garage. Source: Cupra The Cupra Born electric hatch is on the ground in Australia, and although it is still awaiting some minor tweaks before it is ready for RHD customer production, our ...

All Porsche Taycans will upgrade to 2023 model year software

RWD Porsche Taycan. Image: Bridie Schmidt With over 75,000 models already delivered around the globe, the Porsche Taycan is receiving a software upgrade. The German automaker announced on Wednesday that all Taycan models regardless of vehicle age, engine, and ...

Hyundai Australia sells latest batch of Ioniq 5s in minutes, but more to follow

Hyundai Australia has quickly sold out its latest offering of Ioniq 5 electric SUVs, with 111 of the highly sought-after and multiple “car of the year” award winner selling out in just 14 minutes. According to a Hyundai spokesman, ...

New Zealand launches electric milk tanker and hydrogen postie truck

Two zero-emission trucks have entered operation in New Zealand in two firsts for decarbonising the country’s transport sector, including an electric milk tanker and a hydrogen postal truck. New Zealand’s energy and resources minister Dr Megan Woods celebrated on ...

Convertible electric Mini Cooper? Yes please

A one-off electric convertible Mini. Source: Mini Mini is doing the unthinkable. While many car manufacturers have cut convertibles from their model ranges, Mini has introduced a cabriolet version of its personality-plus, all-electric Cooper SE. Unfortunately for those of ...

Polestar, Mercedes and BMW more than double electric car sales in 2022

Mercedes-AMG EQE: Two new all-electric performance saloons . Source: Mercedes-Benz Three leading car makers have posted significant increases in electric car sales in the first half of the year, with The newly listed EV specialist Polestar says it more ...

Hyundai to build dedicated EV factory in South Korea

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor is to build a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) factory in South Korea, the first automotive plant the company has built in its home country in almost three decades. Amidst negotiations with the company’s workers’ ...

Pininfarina Battista and Rimac Nevera electric hypercars enter production

Rimac Nevera mules. Source: Rimac Two electric hypercars, the Battista from Automobili Pininfarina and the Nevera from Rimac, have both entered serial production. German luxury electric vehicle manufacturer Automobili Pininfarina, which can trace its heritage back to Italian car ...

BP to host first green hydrogen refuelling pod at Australian petrol station

Petrol and diesel retailer bp Australia is to build what is being touted as the first green hydrogen refuelling station to be installed at a petrol station in Australia. The facility – featuring a 220kW electrolyser powered by a ...

Customers told BYD Atto 3 Standard Range delayed

Standard variant of BYD Atto 3 is now expected in November at the earliest Delays are not limited to BYD The BYD Atto 3. Source: EV Direct Back in March this year, early customers of the BYD Atto 3 ...

Are electric utes a viable option for company fleets?

Fleets are already starting to transition to electric vehicles Do electric utes have enough driving range for work vehicles? When are electric utes coming to Australia? Are electric utes viable for fleets? The Ford F-150 Lightning. Source: Ford Carmakers ...

Nio unveils new 500kW ultra fast EV chargers, and battery swap stations

Source: Nio Chinese electric carmaker Nio has unveiled a new 500kW fast-charging station that the company will begin installing in China and Europe throughout the rest of 2022. Nio’s new 500kW ultra fast charging stations were one of several announcements ...

Zoomo e-bikes to be offered for “last mile” deliveries by car fleet operator

Source: Zoomo Sydney-headquartered micromobility and e-bike company Zoomo has struck a deal to offer its electric bikes to customers of  commercial car fleet manager SG Fleet. SG Fleet became an investor in Zoomo earlier this year as part of ...

Volvo C40 electric crossover on track for late 2022 arrival

The C40 Recharge. Source: Volvo The first new Volvo C40 electric crossovers will start to arrive towards the end of the first quarter, as the Swedish carmaker prepares to launch its second all-electric vehicle by the start of the ...

Volvo launches all-electric medium-duty truck range in Australia

FL Electric truck. Source: Volvo Trucks Volvo Trucks Australia has opened sales for its entire range of all-electric medium-duty trucks for local transport operators, including the new Volvo FL and FE Electrics. Photo: Volvo Trucks, the world’s second-largest ...

Kia Niro EV: Spacious family cabin with cheapest V2L on market

Road noise, ride quality, regen and drive modes Dashboard and infotainment Comfort and interior space EV-only additions: V2L and charging Size, cargo space and frunk Kia Connect App The all-new Kia Niro EV. Source: Kia The 2022 Kia Niro ...

Kia EV6 used car prices surge after latest new car price increase

Dealers asking nearly $110,000 for a used EV6 More than 50% of local EV6 deliveries are the AWD model Kia EV6. Image: Riz Akhtar Just over a month ago, I wrote about rising used Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia ...

The Kia Niro EV has landed: Here’s how it weighs up against its rivals

Power, range and acceleration Polestar 2 Standard Range Charging at home and on the road Cargo and frunk space Ground clearance and towing Bang for buck (cost per kilometre range) The all-electric and refreshed Kia Niro EV will go ...

BYD Atto 3 production and shipping allocation commences

Production underway for early BYD customers BYD Atto 3 wait times increase The BYD Atto 3. Source: EV Direct Good news for BYD Atto 3 buyers: production is underway and ship allocation has commenced for what is currently the ...

No more trickle charge: Bowen wants EV chargers in Parliament House

Climate and Energy minister Chris Bowen will push for electric vehicle chargers to be installed in Parliament House in Canberra, so that he and the growing number of EV driving parliamentarians don’t have to rely on “trickle charging” from ...

“This is going to be great:” Ducati unveils details of V21L electric race bike

Image: Ducati Ducati is perhaps one of the best known motorcycle brands in the world, despite being a relatively small company. It is famous for its evocative bevel driven twins and some of the most beautiful motorcycle designs in ...

Porsche Australia issues Taycan recall over potential restraint defect

Porsche Taycan 4S. Image credit: Bridie Schmidt Porsche Australia has issued a recall through the Australian government for the Porsche Taycan model years 2019 through 2021 due to a potential restraint defect. The recall, issued by the Department for ...

Stockholm’s “flying” electric water taxis to offer quicker, quieter and cheaper transport

Source: Candela The Swedish capital of Stockholm will soon get a chance to witness a revolution in its water-going transport that will offer a quicker, quieter and cheaper option for people to get around the Scandinavian capital. The Candela ...

Australia’s Loopit raises funds, sees growing link between EVs and car subscription offers

Australian subscription mobility platform Loopit successfully raised $A3.6 million in its first external capital raise which will accelerate the company’s global expansion and technology innovation, and particularly its interest in the growing link between electric vehicles and car subscription offers. ...

Auckland reveals first images of new 152-strong electric bus fleet

Source: Auckland Transport/Twitter Auckland Transport, the public transport operator controlled by Auckland Council, has offered a sneak peek of some of its new electric buses, the first part of an order of 152 electric buses that will replace 12% ...

Polestar 2 leads June EV sales as Tesla gears up for busy second half

In 2021, Polestar launched the Polestar 2 in Australia. Image: Riz Akhtar Polestar has topped EV sales in June, as Tesla deliveries slowed to a trickle on the back of Shanghai factory shutdowns, bringing the share of electric vehicle ...

Nissan reveals UK specs and pricing for Ariya electric crossover

The Nissan Ariya. LHD model shown. Source: Nissan UK Japanese automaker Nissan has unveiled UK details for its upcoming all-electric crossover, The Ariya, which will offer three different battery and powertrain combinations and a range of up to 530 ...

Tesla monthly electric vehicle production reaches all-time high in June

Source: Jay in Shanghai / Twitter Tesla achieved a record production month in June, and has increased its global deliveries by 50% in the first half of 2022 compared to 2021, with 254,695 electric cars worldwide in the second ...


GM shares glimpse of Chevy Silverado electric ute in off-road tests

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Victoria’s controversial EV road user tax to increase from July 1

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MG to launch MG4 electric hatchback by end 2022

Rivian opens first Adventure Network charging hubs in US

Hyundai to release next batch of Ioniq 5 electric SUVs in mid July

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Daimler Truck tests use of liquid hydrogen in fuel cell truck

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Polestar to debut powerful platform underlying Polestar 5 at Goodwood

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BHP orders battery-electric loaders for Canadian mine

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Texas excludes Tesla from electric vehicle rebates program

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