Electric rubbish trucks operating in Melbourne

Electric rubbish trucks operating in Melbourne

The days of being awoken by noisy rubbish trucks may be over in the City of Casey, who announced today that an electric rubbish truck is currently operating to recycle hard waste from residents’ homes. The truck is the first of its kind working in Australia and forms part of Casey’s commitments to sustainable hard waste collection and liveability for residents.

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The future for electric motorbikes in Australia

The future for electric motorbikes in Australia

Where are the electric motorbikes? As EV sales and varieties grow every year, the conspicuous lack of electric bikes has us wondering what’s holding them back. Today on the JET Charge blog we dig into the models that have come & gone, the promises made, and the enormous potential of electrified personal transport.

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Land Rover confirms PHEV for 2020 Discovery Sport

Land Rover confirms PHEV for 2020 Discovery Sport

Land Rover’s popular Discovery Sport is receiving an electric upgrade in 2020. Mild-hybrid technology  will be available for turbo-diesels later this year, with a PHEV variant to follow. As one of Land Rover’s most popular models the Discovery Sport is a prime candidate for electrification. We take a closer look to see what’s on offer and when we can get our hands on it.

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Australia gets its first EV production WITHOUT government support

Australia gets its first EV production WITHOUT government support

Queensland startup ACE EV is set to sign an agreement to build electric vehicles in Adelaide from next year. The deal marks Australia’s first domestic manufacturing for EVs and comes in the absence of any state support. Is this the beginning of a new era for Aussie industry?

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Are electric roadtrains a reality? eHighway trialled on German autobahn

Are electric roadtrains a reality? eHighway trialled on German autobahn

The eHighway on-road charging system has had its first successful trial on the German autobahn. The ambitious project allows transport trucks to run electric drivetrains without long stoppages, saving money, diesel, and improving air quality. Could charging road trains on-the-go be Australia’s future?

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The electric Volkswagen ID. 3 is coming

The electric Volkswagen ID. 3 is coming

Volkswagen have announced the “third chapter” of their brand with the reveal of the ID.3, the all-electric flagship to a new model family for the German automaker. Now that European pre-orders are open with deliveries slated for mid-2020, the question remains: When will Australia be getting VW’s latest model?

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Labor pledges EV industry development fund

Labor pledges EV industry development fund

One week out from the federal election, Labor have announced plans to fund $57 million of electric vehicle research and production in Australia. The strategy will create an “Electric Vehicle Innovation Council”, introduce new safety standards for EV charging installations, and help develop emerging battery technologies.

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