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Archive for April 2019

Ford Motor Co to invest $500 million into electric SUV & Pick Up Truck startup Rivian

Rivian today announced an equity investment of $500 million from Ford Motor Company. In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to work together to develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s growing EV portfolio using Rivian’s skateboard platform. Ford joins Amazon who announced in February that it would invest $700 million…

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Australia already has a successful electric vehicle manufacturer that is expanding rapidly overseas

Australia already has a successful electric vehicle manufacturer that is expanding rapidly overseas without any support from government. SEA Electric, based in Victoria, has an order bank running into hundreds for its battery-powered commercial vehicles and has just set up an assembly operation in Los Angeles to supply the US. Founded six years ago, it…

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Aston Martin reveals production-ready, first all-electric production car, the Rapide E

Aston Martin Lagonda has revealed the final production-ready iteration of its first all-electric production car, with the spectacular Rapide E making its world debut at China’s Auto Shanghai motor show. Unveiled by Aston Martin Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, Rapide E is a pivotal model for the luxury marque. Following the…

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Chargefox open 2nd EV charging station in Victoria delivering 400km range in 15 minutes

Australian company, Chargefox, is in the process of building Australia’s largest open, ultra-rapid network of charging stations for electric vehicles and they have just opened their second in Victoria. The funding for the network has come from a combination of sources including investment from The Australian Mobility Clubs (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT),…

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved a key milestone with 200,000 global sales since its launch in 2013

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved a key milestone with 200,000 global sales since its launch in 2013. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is MMC’s technology flagship and its success demonstrates the scale of consumer demand for electrified vehicles as the motoring industry…

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We don’t normally comment on the political rhetoric that seems to surround electric vehicles in Australia but………

We don’t normally comment on the political rhetoric that seems to surround electric vehicles in Australia but in recent days it has reached fever pitch. The only voice of common sense I’ve heard lately is from Behyad Jafari, the chief executive of the Electric Vehicle Council. This opinion piece by Beyhad was recently published in…

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