Hertz, Oil Giant BP Building More Than 100,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Car-rental company Hertz and oil giant BP announced Tuesday that they have signed a deal for the development and management of electric-vehicle charging stations throughout North America. BP’s EV charging business, BP Pulse, will build the charging stations and provide software and services to manage the stations and keep Hertz’s fleet charged. BP Pulse has … Read more

How the Paddington Tram Depot fire in 1962 sparked Brisbane’s transport revolution

On a September evening in Brisbane 60 years ago, a fire that would sound the death knell for the city’s tram network was spreading through the Paddington Tram Depot. The huge depot was propped up high above the city on the side of a hill on La Trobe Terrace, its tall timber supports overshadowing homes … Read more

Electric Vehicle Sales Are Accelerating, But Are Drivers To Adapt?

Electric vehicle sales are on the rise and could reach a record high this year, but drivers may still be reluctant to adapt the cost and infrastructure challenges stand in their way. In a report from the Paris-based International Energy Agency called Tracking Clean Energy Progress, the agency said that global EV sales doubled in … Read more

Uber Expands EV Offerings, Plans To Go All Electric By 2030

Uber said Thursday that it plans to deliver all its North American rides in electric vehicles by 2030. On Thursday, the company also announced an expansion of its electric vehicle ride-sharing service, adding 10 cities to its EV operations. There are now in 25 states and cities offering EV rides. New additions include Boston, Chicago … Read more

Ford Goes Big On Electric Vehicles, Makes Push To Cut Into Tesla’s Market Share

Ford Motors on Wednesday called upon nearly 3,000 of its dealers to invest in its push toward electric vehicles. The American carmaker has prioritized trimming costs and eyed higher profits in a bid to compete with industry leader Tesla, which roughly owns 68% of the EV market share in the US To market its vehicles, … Read more

Exploration for fluorspar mine at near Tasmania’s Lake Gairdner putting residents on edge

Sounds of bleating goats and snorting pigs fill the air if you approach Danielle Mitchell’s property on the shores of Lake Gairdner on a lazy weekend afternoon. She says it is different during the week, however, when drilling rigs are in operation on the hill just beside her property in Tasmania’s north-west. “When they’re moving … Read more

Jeep Plans To Roll Out Four New Electric Vehicles By 2025

Jeep announced on Thursday that it will be releasing four all-electric SUVS by 2025 as part of its “Freedom is Electric” campaign. The move comes as Netherlands-based Stellantis, which produces Jeep, Fiat and other vehicles, has committed to 100% of its European sales to be electric vehicles and 50% of US sales to be electric … Read more

NSW government delays delivering electric bus fleet by at least five years

A plan to ditch 8,000 diesel buses in Sydney for an electric fleet is being delayed for at least five years. Key points: The government has committed $218.9 million to transition to electric buses NSW announced the net zero carbon plan in 2019 Active Transport Minister Rob Stokes said the plan is now five years … Read more

Sussan Ley said no one in the world is making an electric ute. Is that correct?

The claim On the eve of the much-anticipated Jobs and Skills Summit, the opposition has hit out at the Albanian government’s failure to invite the Motor Trades Association to the two-day talkfest despite including electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla on its guest list. Speaking to Sky News on August 26, deputy Liberal leader Sussan Ley said … Read more

Concerns Canberrans on lower incomes will be left behind under ACT’s new electric vehicle strategy

Single Canberra mother of three Margaret Limn recently had to drop clients from her small cleaning business in order to spend more time looking after her family. “Striking a balance between being somewhat financially comfortable or looking after my family is a no-brainer but it still makes things very tight,” she says. She says that … Read more