It seems everyone except various Australian governments can see the writing on the wall: We are moving to an EV-led future. Yet somehow, much like addressing climate change, what is a reality that most of us already accept has become a political football. Some are more progressive than others. Last month, the NSW State Government announced it… Read more »
A Brisbane startup following in the footsteps of electric vehicles (EV) charging unicorn Tritium has raised a $1.7 million seed round. EVOS was founded by three former Tritium employees. That fellow Brisbane venture is set to list on the US NASDAQ via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The new startup is focused on fleet energy… Read more »
Labor’s new energy policy will offer discounts on electric vehicles and ‘community batteries’ to store solar power
Anthony Albanese will promise a Labor government would deliver a discount to cut the cost of electric cars and install community batteries, in modest initiatives costing $400 million over several years. The announcement, to be made Wednesday, comes as Labor debates its platform at a “virtual” national conference involving some 400 participants. At present only… Read more »
The Morrison government on Friday released a plan to reduce carbon emissions from Australia’s road transport sector. Controversially, it ruled out consumer incentives to encourage electric vehicle uptake. The disappointing document is not the electric vehicle jump-start the country sorely needs. In contrast, the United States has recently gone all-in on electric vehicles. Like leaders… Read more »
The South Australian and Victorian governments have announced, and New South Wales is considering, road user charges on electric vehicles. This policy has drawn scorn from environmental advocates and motor vehicle lobbyists who fear it will slow the uptake of less-polluting vehicles. But, from a longer-term transport policy perspective, a distance-based road user charge on… Read more »
Sydney startup AMSL Aero has built a battery-powered Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft with a cruising speed of 300kmh that could hit the skies as an air ambulance in 2023. The Vertiia eVTOL prototype, developed in conjunction with University of Sydney researchers and Australian aeromedical company, CareFlight, can travel at twice the speed… Read more »
It’s tech Tuesday. We hope you’re COVID-19 free. Here’s what’s happening. 1. He has a point, but… On the weekend, Elon Musk offered his thoughts on COVID-19. The coronavirus panic is dumb — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2020 The Tesla boss has a point. Re-staging the highlights from Choc Mundine’s boxing career in the… Read more »
The state government has committed to ensuring that a minimum of 10 percent of new government fleet vehicles are electric or hybrid from 2020.
Chargefox raises $15 million to build network of ultra-rapid charging stations for electric vehicles
Chargefox, a startup building a network of ultra-rapid charging stations across Australia for electric vehicles, has raised $15 million to start construction.
New Zealand startup Re-Leased has raised NZ$2.3 million ($2.11 million) in funding to further its growth in the UK and other international markets.