It’s the first-ever World EV day and there’s news to celebrate

  • AGL is offering EV ‘subscriptions’ from $299/week for electric vehicles, initially for customers within 50km of Sydney or Melbourne. It predicts that half of all new cars sold will be electric by 2030. (We think it should be 100%.)
  • WA has selected Swiss-Swedish engineering firm ABB to supply and install EV charging stations for its first electric public transport bus route.
  • In Queensland, two Australian companies are developing lightweight, monocoque (a vehicle structure in which the chassis is integral with the body), and carbon-fibre reinforced EV vans, utes and city cars with collision avoidance systems using artificial intelligence.  
  • Also in Qld, Bundaberg will be the first to have a $300 million renewable hydrogen production facility led by Startup H2X. This includes onsite refueling stations for hydrogen vehicles including, down the track, heavy duty and long-haul vehicles. 
  • The Indian Government may require all 69,000 petrol stations to install EV charging kiosks.
  • Uber says it will become fully zero emissions by 2040 and 100% of rides in US, Canada and Europe being by EV by 2030.

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20 EV chargers are being rolled out in 17 Central and Western Victoria sites from Mildura to Whittlesea, funded by The Vic Government and 12 local governments.

The Livewire Electric Harley-Davidson is now available for pre-order in Australia. It does 0-100 in just 3 seconds!

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