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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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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Highlights of the Shanghai Auto Show

Highlights of the Shanghai Auto Show

The Shanghai Auto Show has been underway for almost a week now, and it’s rapidly becoming clear that EVs are the flavour of the exhibition. Chinese startups stand alongside International automakers. Closed grilles and autonomous tech have taken centre stage. But we’re still left asking, will Australia be seeing Chinese EVs anytime soon?

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Utes in a post-combustion Australia

Utes in a post-combustion Australia

The Aussie ute is an undisputed cultural icon. So long as there are heavy loads and long regional roads to carry them on, we’ll be driving utes & 4WDs. But if EVs rule the road, can our favourite workhorses make the switch? JET Charge takes a look at some exciting new developments to see if we can answer that question.

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Tesla backpedals on retail closures

Tesla backpedals on retail closures

Tesla announces that that many of their retail locations will remain or reopen. This comes as an unexpected reversal of their decision to close almost all physical locations and move to online-only sales. High-end Model 3 variants will incur a 3% price rise as a result of this change. The Model S and Model X are still enjoying a massive price drop.

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