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Posts Tagged: EVs in Australia

Australian mobility clubs buy major charging network, plan massive expansion

Australia’s largest motoring groups have taken full ownership of the country’s biggest EV charging network, Chargefox, a move which is expected to provide the capital for a massive rollout of fast charging stations across the country. The motoring groups, or mobility clubs, including the NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT, already owned 40 percent… Read more »

Siemens to power electric bus depot in Queensland, Australia

Public transit operator Keolis Downer has selected Siemens to deliver charging solutions to its new North Lakes bus depot in Brisbane, Australia. The depot, which is expected to be in service by February 2023, will power 16 electric buses serving some 60,000 residents in the city’s northern suburbs. Siemens will supply 5 Sicharge UC200 and… Read more »

Australian petrol station chain to install chargers at 100 sites

Australian petrol giant Ampol plans to deploy DC fast chargers at more than 100 of its retail sites around the country, as part of a $100-million commitment towards future energy projects. The first charging sites will be located in the greater Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth regions, as well as regional centers, including Newcastle, Wollongong,… Read more »

Easelink provides automated conductive charging for eTaxis in Austria

The Austrian cities of Vienna and Graz are gradually shifting to eTaxis. Starting in 2025, only emission-free taxis will be permitted in the country. A new project in the two cities will test a system that allows automated charging at taxi stands. The eTaxi Austria project will retrofit a total of 10 taxi stands and… Read more »

Australian mine operator buys Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive

In July, Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) announced that its FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive delivered an 11 percent reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in a three-month pilot with BNSF Railway. Now Wabtec has made a sale to Australian mine operator Roy Hill, to be delivered in 2023. The company will receive the newest version of… Read more »

Australia awards $27 million to five companies to deploy 403 fast charging stations

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has awarded a total of $26.8 million to five public charging providers to fund the deployment of 403 new fast charging stations, each with dual-vehicle capability and 50 kW or more of power. Gas retailer and oil refiner Ampol will receive $7.05 million in funding, and plans to install fast… Read more »

An EV laggard reverses course—Australian’s New South Wales announces promising pro-EV policy package

Australia is one of the least charged of the world’s wealthy countries. During the 2019 elections, Prime Minister Scott Morrison characterized EVs as a threat to Australians’ way of life, and that seems to have set the tone for Australia’s EV policy, or lack thereof, ever since. Until now, there has been little or no… Read more »