Analysis by Peter Roberts The automotive sector never died in Australia – despite the demise of the big three car assemblers we still manufacture trucks, buses and make specialist mining and defence vehicles. And where there are skills, and a market, there is a way it seems with the opportunity presented by the world’s switch…
China’s BYD Co and Adelaide’s Evant have signed a memorandum of understanding to import and adapt electric vehicles, with an aim to increasing the amount of local content in the vehicles over time.
Australian Clean Energy Electric Vehicle Group (ACE-EV) has signed a deal to begin assembling carbon fibre composite and plastic electric vans at the Aldom manufacturing plant in Wingfield, north of Adelaide’s CBD, this year.
The federal opposition has pledged $2 million for a pilot sodium ion battery manufacturing plant in Geelong as part of a $57 million electric vehicle policy announced yesterday.
Australian listed electric motor scooter manufacturer Vmoto (ASX: VMT) is making waves with the announcement of record sales and a breakthrough alliance with the prestigious Ducati motor cycle brand. The company, which makes electric scooters in China and sells globally, sold 3,821 scooters worldwide in the March quarter, 57 per cent up on the December…
Electric cars sometimes get described as “batteries on wheels”. A charged 60 kW vehicle could power a home, including its air-conditioning, for four or five days. The possibilities of “bidirectional charging” through vehicles are being taken seriously by Japanese automakers, and widespread adoption of EVs could eventually – and drastically – change the ways people use and buy electricity.
Carbon fibre composite innovator Omni Tanker has gained a $4 million equity investment from the Clean Energy Innovation Fund as part of a $7.9 million capital raising to support its expansion and export growth.
Comment by Peter Roberts Tony Abbott, the prime minister that oversaw the death blow to Australia’s car industry, went on a bizarre rant over the industry at an electorate debate on Thursday. Abbott made ridiculous claims that a move to electric vehicles (EVs) would mean “no Hiluxs … no Taragos, no SUVS, no utes”. Toyota…
Fast charger company Tritium has opened a new R&D centre at its Brisbane headquarters to continue the company’s expansion.
Companies making things as varied as caravan electronics and reusable cups have recently told us about why bringing manufacturing home is an advantage.