Australia

Peugeot Slashes Electric Van Price by $15,000!

Peugeot cuts price of e-Partner electric van in Aus by $15,000, offering remaining MY23 stock at $49,990. Van boasts 50kWh battery, 245 km range, and handy features like Apple CarPlay®. Limited offer till June 30 for new/demo models. Move follows $25,000 off e-2008 SUVs. Peugeot plans to bring e-Expert van in 2024. Founder Riz Akhtar gives insights into evolving EV market. Time to hop on the emission-free delivery bandwagon, folks!

Zeekr X Rolls Out to Australia & Thailand with RHD Versions

Right hand drive versions of the Zeekr X are now in production, set to be delivered overseas in third quarter. Likely launching in Australia initially, with Thailand also in the mix. Only difference from the left hand drive model is color options. Features 4 or 5 seat options, innovative rear seat design for pet transport, and advanced tech like a moveable touchscreen. Offering both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive on Geely's Sustainable Experience Architecture platform. Expected range is 500-560 km, starting at $27,600.

Tesla Supercharger Network Upgrades for Non-Tesla EVs

Tesla is rolling out upgrades to its supercharger network in Australia to accommodate non-Tesla EVs. With the introduction of V4 superchargers, Tesla is expanding accessibility for all electric car owners to charge on the go. Upgrades are already underway at multiple sites like Campbelltown, with longer cables to facilitate charging for non-Tesla vehicles. These upgrades aim to improve the overall EV charging experience and foster sustainability in transportation.

Australian Logistics Giant Boosts Fleet with 300 Electric Trucks

Australian logistics company Team Global Express secures $190 million financing to add 300 electric trucks, vans, and mobile chargers to their fleet, aiming to strengthen sustainability efforts in the transport sector. The investment, led by Clean Energy Finance Corporation, follows their previous purchase of 60 electric last-mile delivery trucks. With transport emissions a pressing concern, the move signifies a pivotal shift towards decarbonizing Australia's transport supply chain network.

Origin’s EV Power Up: Smart Tesla Charging Tariff

Origin's new service, EV Power Up, offers Tesla owners automated charging for as low as 8c/kWh, avoiding peak energy times. Users can set their charge times via the app to optimize savings of up to $452 yearly. Origin plans to extend the service to other EV models, aiming to revolutionize EV charging in Australia. Joshua S. Hill reports on this groundbreaking initiative, highlighting the convenience and cost-effectiveness it brings to the realm of electric vehicles.

May EV Sales Surge: BYD Challenges Tesla Dominance

In May, sales of electric vehicles in Australia surged with 8,974 EVs sold, comprising 8.1% of all vehicles sold. BYD is challenging Tesla's market dominance, achieving 18% market share. Tesla's Model 3 led sales, followed by BYD's Seal. Price cuts on models like the Model Y could boost sales. This surge reflects a growing trend towards sustainable transportation, with EV sales expected to exceed 100,000 this year amidst anticipation for upcoming fuel-emission standards.

Hybrid-Only Shift: Toyota Ditches Petrol in Key Models, Scandal Unfolds

Toyota Australia announces the end of petrol-only sales on popular models like RAV4 and Camry, shifting to hybrid-electric options due to high customer demand. However, new EU data reveals hybrids emit significantly more CO2 in the real world than stated. In a separate scandal, Toyota suspends car shipments amid allegations of safety certification data manipulation. Chairman Akio Toyoda issues a public apology. This shift highlights customer misinformation about hybrid vehicles' green credentials.

Ford’s E-Transit Custom: Electrifying Australia’s Commercial Fleet

Ford is electrifying Australia's commercial fleet with the E-Transit Custom, set to arrive in 2024. This electric van offers a 300km range, 160kW motor, and innovative features like a digital rear view mirror and adjustable steering wheel for a comfortable driving experience. With potential for growth in the Australian van market, Ford aims to cater to commercial customers with this eco-friendly option.

GoBlu: The Electric Taxi Startup Revolutionizing Transportation

Electric taxi startup GoBlu challenges Uber with all-electric zero-emission rides in Melbourne, offering cleaner, more reliable service. Founded in 2023, GoBlu provides fixed weekly salaries for drivers, ensuring better security and service quality. The company plans to expand nationwide, addressing issues of pollution and driver exploitation prevalent in the ride-share industry. A fresh alternative to Uber's dominance, GoBlu is revolutionizing transportation with a focus on sustainability and fair treatment of drivers.

Jeep Unveils Electric SUV, Heading to Australian Market 2025

Jeep introduces the Wagoneer S electric SUV, offering 500km range and 600 horsepower, set to hit Australian shores by 2025. With a 100 kWh battery and unique traction control modes, this electric powerhouse combines performance and sustainability. The spacious interior boasts a state-of-the-art screen display, premium sound system, and eco-friendly materials. An exciting addition to Jeep's lineup as they transition to electric vehicles.