Last month at an event in Tokyo, Nissan finally showed the world it's much anticipated follow up to the original smash hit Nissan Leaf. Rather than go after the Tesla Model 3 Market, the Nissan Leaf is instead going after the entire compact car market with its bigger, stronger and more powerful offering. The second generation Nissan Leaf has been upgraded in every way, including a larger battery pack and more powerful electric motor allowing the Nissan Leaf to offer greater performance and range than the older Nissan Leaf.Read More
In exciting news for the Australian Automotive Market, last week Jaguar Australia announced that the highly anticipated Tesla Model X challenger the Jaguar I-Pace EV will be headed down under by October 2018.Read More
This will be the first real word compact all-electric SUV to hit the market with the excitement matched by the price tag and range.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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:
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More