More than 15 new electric vehicle charging stations will be constructed in north western Victorian towns to boost tourism, create jobs and reduce emissions, while increasing the range of electric vehicles across regional Victoria. The Victorian Government is investing $664,000 to build the charging stations, which will better link towns across Victoria and will encourage … Continue reading New EV charge stations for north west Victoria
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $838,000 in funding to Origin Energy to undertake an electric vehicle (EV) smart charging trial across the National Electricity Market (NEM). Origin will provide and install 150 smart chargers to incentivise new and existing EV owners to participate in the trial. The smart chargers will be installed … Continue reading ARENA funding to boost uptake of smart charging for EVs
A team from The Australian National University (ANU) will lead research into how electric vehicles (EVs) can support our energy grids. The EVs will act to prevent blackouts and the researchers say that if all of Australia’s vehicles went electric they would provide more power than five Snowy Hydro 2.0s. The Australian-first trial will show … Continue reading Electric vehicle fleets to backup the grid
ABB has announced that its charging technology is now available in 95 percent of the worlds countries with an EV presence. This includes countries from Australia to Azerbaijan and India to Iceland. According to an ABB press release, the company’s sales of DC fast chargers has now exceeded 6,500, ranging from 50kW up to 450kW and includes … Continue reading ABB celebrates extended reach of EV charging infrastructure
Samsung DI has introduced a high-energy density battery cell of the next generation that is claimed to have a driving range of up to 600km.