Innovative underground electric vehicle heads for tests

An innovative underground electric vehicle that began with a $500,000 R&D grant is headed for testing in Australian mines. Prototypes of the Bortana EV, a battery powered vehicle fitted into a rugged utility vehicle by e-mobility group 3ME Technology, will be delivered to mines across the country this year. The Mets Ignited industry growth centre…

Talga’s Li-ion battery anode outperforms

Australian materials developer, Talga Resources (ASX: TLG) has completed positive commercial testing of lithium-ion batteries fabricated with its graphite Talnode-C anode. The tests, one of a number underway with a range of technical and commercial partners, was performed in Italy by IV Electrics, maker of the Lacama electric motorcycle (pictured). The batteries were subjected to…

Meet the Fonzarelli X1 – Australia’s $10,000 super scooter

Sydney company Fonzarelli has launched a performance version of its Australian made electric scooter – the Fonzarelli X1. The scooter, made in Sydney from local and imported parts, sells for $9,890 and is capable of a top speed of 100 KM/H with a range of 80 kilometres. The company, headed by engineer Michelle Nazarri, has…

Tritium readies for North American expansion

Brisbane electric vehicle charger manufacturer, Tritium is preparing to expand in the Americaswith the appointment of a high powered regional president. Tritium, which makes a DC fast charger station, has appointed cleantech leader Jeff Wolfe to the newly created role accelerate market penetration. His appointment will help to navigate a diverse and complex regulatory environment…

Talga Resources makes progress in graphene

Australian minerals technology company, Talga Resources (ASX: TLG) is progressing development of its graphene resources with potential end users in Europe and the Asia. The company announced that its December quarter saw intensified R&D activities, deepening alliances and new commercial agreements. Talga managing director, Mark Thompson said test results of several graphene battery products during…