As the electric vehicle transition begins to pick up pace in Australia, we have launched a new weekly feature to give you a round up of what’s happened each week in the local EV industry and community.
And there’s a lot happening, regardless of the thin support from government to accelerate Australia towards clean, zero emissions transport.
Week ending November 6, 2020
Tesla has discounted thousands to new Model 3 customers after price drop and as port chaos causes delivery delays
Sources say that they have received confirmation from Tesla that they will be receive a discount equal to the difference in price after the EV maker dropped the Model 3 price in October, but some may be waiting weeks to take delivery due to chaos at Sydney ports due to industrial action.
New Tesla update 2020.44 lands in Australia
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Australian drivers are embracing electrified drivetrains as hybrid SUV sales triple, and when Tesla estimates are added in, EV sales are up 340%.
Hyundai Australia issued a recall notice for the all-electric Kona, several weeks after first recalls were issued in some international countries after a series of fire incidents with batteries.
Footage of potential car thief caught by Tesla Sentry Mode highlights importance of checking storage options are working correctly.
Electric vehicle hire service Evee has expanded its offerings with the addition of two premium all-electric Audi e-trons, which can be hired in from Zetland, Sydney.
SEA Electric announced it had secured $20 million investment from US-based consulting firm Invictus Advisory Group as part of a $30 million Series A fund raising.
Siemens and W.A. based Murray Engineering collaborate on vehicle agnostic EV fast-charging stations designed to handle toughest underground mining conditions.
Bridie Schmidt is lead reporter for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She specialises in writing about new technology and has been writing about electric vehicles for two years. She has a keen interest in the role that zero emissions transport has to play in sustainability and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum.