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Will electric vehicles (EV’s) get made in Australia?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:04:11 am Australia/Sydney

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Adelaide to become the Electric Vehicle Manufacture and Charging Hub of Australia?

Just last week we saw national headlines made as the U.K Billionaire Sanjeev Gupta, who saved the Whyalla steelworks from the abyss, announced an interest in purchasing some of the assets of the former Holden Manufacturing plant in Adelaide.  

If the deal were to proceed, Mr. Gupta’s company GFG Alliance would look to manufacture electric vehicles in the Adelaide Manufacturing plant, which would represent a boon for local jobs and for the Australian electric vehicle industry as a whole.

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Are Electric Vehicles and EV Charging going to crash the grid?

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:58:42 am Australia/Sydney

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Do we need to worry about EV Charging crashing the Australian Power Grid?

Electric Vehicles (EVs) provide consumers and society the opportunity to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions whilst at the same time providing some valuable cost savings opportunities. EV’s don’t produce the same amount of emissions as a regular petrol-powered internal combustion engine vehicle, and will naturally become greener as more and more renewable energy is added to the grid. 

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Which Electric Vehicle Charger should I install at my house?

Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:17:41 pm Australia/Sydney

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Two questions to determine which EV Charger to install at your Home


Which is the best Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging station for me to install at my house? This is a question we get asked on a daily basis by new EV drivers or those considering the swap to an EV. Given the interest in EV’s being generated by existing models such a the Tesla Model S, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf as well as future models such as the Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Ioniq and Renault ZOE we thought the team at EVSE Australia could break down things to the most simplistic level to the two key questions:

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Will the Hyundai Ioniq become Australia's favourite Electric Vehicle?

Thursday, 14 December 2017 3:51:02 pm Australia/Sydney

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The Hyundai Ioniq Electric (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) will change the game

In 2018, Hyundai Australia is looking to give the mass market electric vehicle segment a real shake-up by introducing the new Hyundai Ioniq regular petrol hybrid, plug in hybrid (PHEV) and fully electric (BEV) models across Australia. The introduction of affordable "real world" electric vehicles such as the Hyundai Ioniq which combines good pricing and range, was a key factor we identified to push electric vehicle adoption in Australia.

Interestingly, Hyundai Australia wants to bring all three of the versions of the Hyundai Ioniq, something the Australian market has not seen to date, giving Hyundai Ioniq a strong foothold in the green electric vehicle space. “We want all three, because we think we have a unique proposition in terms of setup, with three completely different experiences and drivetrains, in a conventional — in a positive, not a boring way — setup, not a science experiment,” said HMCA chief operating officer Scott Grant this week.

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Posted By Sam Korkees

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Adelaide Airport now offering EV Charging with four Keba EV Charging Stations

In our last blog, we spoke about public EV charging stations being one of the three key requirements to support the uptake of Electric vehicles in Australia.

Last week Adelaide Airport made history by becoming the first airport in Australia to allow open access free public electric vehicle charging for all customers. 

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Top 3 things needed to stimulate the Australian EV Market into Action

Electric vehicle usage across the world is growing year on year. According to the International Energy Agency, the number of electric vehicles on the road skyrocketed to 2 million after being essentially non-existent just a mere five years ago. Unfortunately, in Australia, the uptake of electric vehicles has been a slower than what is occurring across Europe, United States and China. This was covered in our last blog where we looked at the current state of Electric Vehicles in Australia.

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What is the state of Electric Vehicles in Australia

Monday, 27 November 2017 6:24:59 pm Australia/Sydney

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What is the current state of Electric Vehicles uptake and EVSE infrastructure in Australia?

 

Despite global electric vehicle sales growing rapidly year on year, Australian electric vehicle sales are languishing behind due in part to a limited number of lower priced models, a lack of government support and limited public EV charging infrastructure. In 2016 Australian’s purchased 701 Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHEV) such as the Mitsubishi Outlander, BMW X5e and the Volvo XC90 and 668 fully electric vehicles such as the BMW i3, Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X. 

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Smart Solar Battery Storage and EV Charging

Thursday, 16 November 2017 5:26:37 pm Australia/Sydney

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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) + Solar Battery + Smart EV Charger 

Electric vehicles (EVs) have gone from futuristic fantasy to a global inevitability. China, the UK and France are leading the charge, all of which have made announcements to ban or limit sales of new cars with internal combustion engines by about 2040. Australia is still lagging behind, due in part to a lack of government support and a lack of charging infrastructure, but this is likely to change in the future with the NRMA recently announcing a $10 million investment in Australia’s largest EV charging network. As demand for electric vehicles grows, Australia will require a complete shift in the infrastructures of our cities and homes, as transport shifts from oil to electricity consumption.  

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Portable Electric Vehicle Chargers – Are they enough?

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 6:57:17 pm Australia/Sydney

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Can I get by with a Portable EV Charger or do I need an EV Charging Station? 

Occasional Use Charger, Trickle Charger, Emergency Charger or Portable EV charger, these names all refer to the same thing, a small portable charging cable for your electric vehicle, which can be plugged into any domestic 10amp/240 volt household PowerPoint.

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Can I charge my electric vehicle in the rain?

Thursday, 2 November 2017 7:34:41 pm Australia/Sydney

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Can you safely use your EVSE to charge your Electric Vehicle in the Rain? 

Your Nissan Leaf is running low on charge and its pouring rain outside. You pull up to the nearest EVSE ChargePoint and you're basically knees deep in a puddle. Standing there in your slippers, you wonder, given that you know electricity and water do not mix, does this mean that you cannot charge your electric vehicle when it’s raining?

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