Keep up to date with our latest electric vehicles news

Home > News

News

Get all the latest news on Electric Vehicles in Australia.
We are a knowledge-based website provided to build your understanding of electric vehicles and help your business transition to a sustainable fleet. You can keep up to date with everything EV by following our news and blog pages. We get all the latest electric vehicles news feeds from The Driven, Electrek and Green Fleet Magazine on a daily basis and we regularly post on our blog page to bring you the latest and greatest from the EV industry.  

Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I’ve ever driven, both off road and on

September 28, 2021 - 1:03 pm

Rivian wowed us at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, coming out of stealth mode with a working R1T electric pickup prototype. We said at the time:

I am stunned by the specs here. We are talking about a best-case scenario for an all-electric pickup truck. It looks like these guys have really figured out how to take advantage of an electric powertrain to get some great performance in a pickup truck package.

Fast-forward three years, including a pandemic and almost a year delay, and we’re finally able to take one for a serious drive.

more…

The post Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I’ve ever driven, both off road and on appeared first on Electrek.

GM’s BrightDrop lands fleet juggernaut in Verizon as its first EV410 eLCV customer

September 28, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Following a progress update of its upcoming EV600 electric Light Commercial Vehicle (eLCV), BrightDrop has unveiled a second EV to follow. General Motors’ newly dedicated commercial EV and logistics company has now shared a glimpse of the BrightDrop’s EV410, a smaller version of its flagship eLCV, and announced that Verizon is locked in as the vehicle’s first customer.

more…

The post GM’s BrightDrop lands fleet juggernaut in Verizon as its first EV410 eLCV customer appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on ‘safety score’

September 28, 2021 - 10:01 am

Elon Musk announced that Tesla plans to start adding ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on their “safety score” starting next week.

more…

The post Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on ‘safety score’ appeared first on Electrek.

When I buy an EV, do I need to keep an ICE car, just in case?

September 28, 2021 - 4:50 am

Some EV owners have kept their petrol or diesel cars and are having a range of experiences. At least the spiders are happy.

The post When I buy an EV, do I need to keep an ICE car, just in case? appeared first on The Driven.

Budget solar electric van that champions re-use, reduce, recycle, and recharge

September 28, 2021 - 4:06 am

This solar electric van uses electric motors from old ride-on lawnmowers, while solar is stored in batteries recovered from old laptops and power tools.

The post Budget solar electric van that champions re-use, reduce, recycle, and recharge appeared first on The Driven.

Mercedes-Benz to bring longer range electric bus chassis to Australia

September 28, 2021 - 3:01 am

Mercedes-Benz Bus to introduce an electric bus chassis into Australia by the end of 2022, following its launch in Brazil.

The post Mercedes-Benz to bring longer range electric bus chassis to Australia appeared first on The Driven.

Quick Charge Podcast: September 27, 2021

September 28, 2021 - 2:59 am

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

more…

The post Quick Charge Podcast: September 27, 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla and India should be a perfect match, but they are not sure how to dance

September 28, 2021 - 2:56 am

India is known for its tech-savvy middle class, and has the world's fifth-biggest car market. So Tesla and India would seem to be a perfect match

The post Tesla and India should be a perfect match, but they are not sure how to dance appeared first on The Driven.

Ford plans manufacturing mega-site for electric utes and three battery gigafactories

September 28, 2021 - 2:35 am

Ford announces plans for two new manufacturing mega-sites, including a massive assembly plant for its F-Series EVs and battery gigafactories.

The post Ford plans manufacturing mega-site for electric utes and three battery gigafactories appeared first on The Driven.

Polestar to roll out three new models as it prepares $27 billion stock listing

September 28, 2021 - 12:25 am

Polestar precept

Polestar - owned by Geely and individuals such as Leonardo di Caprio - plans $27 billion listing and confirms three new EV models in coming years.

The post Polestar to roll out three new models as it prepares $27 billion stock listing appeared first on The Driven.

Ford announces giant new electric pickup truck factory plus three new battery gigafactories

September 27, 2021 - 11:23 pm

Ford made a massive announcement today about accelerating electric vehicle production with a giant new factory to produce electric pickup trucks in Tennessee and three new battery gigafactories.

The massive new project is called ‘Blue Oval City’.

more…

The post Ford announces giant new electric pickup truck factory plus three new battery gigafactories appeared first on Electrek.

Battery-Electric Trucks: Maintenance 101

September 27, 2021 - 9:08 pm

Dropping diesel powertrains for battery-electric means there will be fewer parts to worry about, but procedures will change and new maintenance intervals will be needed.

Tesla Cyberquad is alive, new trademark application for the electric ATV

September 27, 2021 - 7:22 pm

We haven’t heard anything about the Tesla Cyberquad since it was unveiled, but it is apparently still alive as the automaker applied for a new trademark application for the electric ATV.

more…

The post Tesla Cyberquad is alive, new trademark application for the electric ATV appeared first on Electrek.

The world’s longest subsea cable will send clean energy from Morocco to the UK

September 27, 2021 - 6:38 pm

A 10.5 gigawatt (GW) solar and wind farm will be built in Morocco’s Guelmim-Oued Noun region, and it will supply the UK with clean energy via subsea cables. The twin 1.8 GW high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea cables will be the world’s longest.

more…

The post The world’s longest subsea cable will send clean energy from Morocco to the UK appeared first on Electrek.

This 60W 18V portable solar panel powers your off-grid campsite at $90, more in New Green Deals

September 27, 2021 - 5:12 pm

Fall is prime camping weather, and if you’re planning on bringing phones, cameras, drones, or anything else electrical with you, it’s inevitable that it’ll need to be charged. That’s where this 60W 18V portable solar panel comes to play with an affordable $90 price point, down $60 from its normal going rate. Plus, you’ll find discounts on electric lawn mowers and much more below, as well. We also have a wide selection of Tesla, Greenworks, and other e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, so you won’t want to miss that either.

Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today, more on why going electric for your yard tools like the mower on sale is important, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.

more…

The post This 60W 18V portable solar panel powers your off-grid campsite at $90, more in New Green Deals appeared first on Electrek.

Swedish electric motorbike maker CAKE lands $60M funding round

September 27, 2021 - 4:51 pm

Sweden’s most prominent electric motorcycle and e-moped manufacturer CAKE has just closed a significant funding round that should add another $60 million to the company’s coffers.

more…

The post Swedish electric motorbike maker CAKE lands $60M funding round appeared first on Electrek.

Volvo electric cars to go leather-free in new era of conscious design

September 27, 2021 - 3:49 am

By 2030, Volvo cars will not only be fully electric but also leather-free, in a new animal welfare commitment from the car company.

The post Volvo electric cars to go leather-free in new era of conscious design appeared first on The Driven.

My life as a Tesla Uber driver

September 27, 2021 - 2:45 am

I used to spend close to $9,500 per financial year on fuel alone. Over there years with my Model 3, I am looking at $30k of savings, just on fuel!

The post My life as a Tesla Uber driver appeared first on The Driven.

Questions galore and FUD-free zone at biggest gathering of EVs in Australia

September 27, 2021 - 12:48 am

Nearly one hundred EVs gathered for a public show in Brisbane. There was no FUD, just a thirst for information and genuine curiosity from the public.

The post Questions galore and FUD-free zone at biggest gathering of EVs in Australia appeared first on The Driven.

ELMS to Ship First Electric Last-Mile Delivery Vans Sept. 28

September 25, 2021 - 11:31 pm

The electric van and truck maker hits key milestones as it prepares to move the first 1,000 Urban Delivery vans to its distributor. It also hires two executives.

H2: Zero-Emissions Holy Grail?

September 24, 2021 - 10:02 pm

Hydrogen fuel-cell truck development isn’t as close to commercial viability as battery-electric, but it has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few years.

Virginia Fleet Converts Vehicles to Run on Renewable Propane

September 24, 2021 - 5:30 pm

Virginia is investing in renewable propane by converting 49 vehicles from gasoline to run on cleaner, low emissions energy source.

NACFE Run on Less Results Shed Light on Truck Electrification

September 24, 2021 - 12:30 am

The North American Council on Freight Efficiency’s Run on Less Electric event shows that 5.2 million trucks could be electrified today.

Wireless Charging Could Cut EV Fleet Costs in Half

September 24, 2021 - 12:04 am

A study by Witricity shows how fleets can adapt their charging model to business workflows by bringing the charge to EVs where they are.

EVgo Boosts Fleet Services for its Charging Network

September 23, 2021 - 7:31 pm

New hardware, software, and service offerings through EVgo can reach more fleet operators whether they need L2 or DCFC charging at their depot or away from base.

ChargePoint, WEX Announce New EV Charging Solutions

September 23, 2021 - 6:53 pm

The new end-to-end charging solution will allow fleet managers to reduce their carbon footprint while meeting their reporting and cost management needs.

Xos, Cox Automotive Mobility Partner to Reuse Battery Packs

September 23, 2021 - 2:00 pm

The collaboration promotes safe deployment of second-life use for Xos battery packs nearing end-of-life.