Plugged In is The Driven’s weekly wrap up of what happened over the past week in the local EV industry and community.
This week, Australian Greens introduced a federal bill that could block state EV road user charges, Tasmania opened its electric car charging network and RACQ added mobile EV chargers to three tow trucks.
Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein officially opens state-wide fast and ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging network capable of ensuring mid-range EVs can travel almost anywhere across the state where there is a bitumen road.
New images of Hyundai Ioniq 5 show it charging at a 75kW EV charger at Tritium’s headquarters in Brisbane.
Mercedes-Benz adds all-electric EQA compact SUV to Australian line-up to join EQS which was introduced in late 2019.
Bridie Schmidt is lead reporter for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She has been writing about electric vehicles since 2018, and has a keen interest in the role that zero-emissions transport has to play in sustainability. She has participated in podcasts such as Download This Show with Marc Fennell and Shirtloads of Science with Karl Kruszelnicki and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum. Bridie also owns a Tesla Model 3 and has it available for hire on evee.com.au.