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 saw a lot of movement both on the political front and the auto industry front.
Federal energy department officials admitted they made errors in EV abatement cost modelling, a Labor MP had a go at the government about poor EV policy, and the FCAI reported vehicle emissions revealing just how dirty Australia’s car, van and truck fleet is.
Meanwhile, the first fuel cell vehicle officially went on sale in Australia and the first fuel cell station opened in the ACT, a 2021 Kona EV refresh was spotted in Canberra, Mercedes-Benz announced pricing for the EQA, and Tritium expanded its footprint further in the US and Europe.
It is the first premium electric SUV for sale from under $80,000.
Electric car charging solution provider EvGateway selects Tritium as supplier of DC fast charging units for 27 locations across California.
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.