Since electric vehicles began to be commercially available in Australia, there have been two main DC fast charging standards used on vehicles and on DC fast chargers: CHAdeMO and CCS2. Vehicles fitted with CHAdeMO are fast becoming a minority. What does the future hold for these vehicles?
Incredibly, Australia has no mandatory fuel efficiency standard for light vehicles. As has widely been reported, the Australian Government is currently consulting on a fuel efficiency standard (FES) to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles imported in Australia. However, such standards are not entirely straightforward and this article will help demystify some of the details.
Through the experience of its members, the ACT branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) identified in early 2023 that driver education was a growing issue for the transition to EVs.
Anyone paying attention to the take-up of electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia will be well aware that the Australian Capital Territory is the jurisdiction with the fastest growing fleet of electric vehicles. However, for those of us involved with EVs in Canberra for some time, it has been a slow journey.
A challenge of owning a vehicle that was only brought into Australia in low volume is access to after market parts. Sometimes, you have to get creative. Due to limited availability of wheel and tyre options for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, owner and AEVA member Jamie Lovick needed to get creative.
The 2022 AEVA Conference and Exhibition will be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra from Friday 5 August.
At the AEVA ACT meeting on 18 October 2021, a panel discussed their experiences with five plug-in hybrids: A Hyundai Ioniq PHEV, a Holden Volt, a Mitsubishi Outlander, a BMW 330e and a Prius Prime.
Thousands of visitors attended the EV Showcase at the Off-Grid Living Festival held at Eldorado over the weekend of 10-11 April 2021.
This article, the third in a series, deals with the 2018 Senate Inquiry into Electric Vehicles, and its disappointing outcome.
Second Planet A doco episode about electric vehicles. On tonight (18.8.20) at 8.30 PM