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Tritium scrabbles for finance, courts investors and bans media from AGM

Brisbane-based electric vehicle charging company Tritium has been involved in a whirlwind of activity this week as it fends off being thrown off Nasdaq, sets about closing its manufacturing in Brisbane and courts new investors. Tritium has pioneered standards in fast charging not only for electric cars but also solutions for trucks and speciality vehicles. Chargers from Tritium went into operation today for container tractors at the Port of Long Beach, California.

Victorian EV owners to receive road-user charge refunds, including interest

The Victorian government will repay, with interest, electric vehicle owners who paid a road-user charge later deemed unconstitutional by Victoria’s High Court.

Fortescue continues US expansion with new clean energy manufacturing plant

Australian mining and green energy major Fortescue has revealed plans to establish a new clean energy technology manufacturing plant in the United States as it looks to take advantage of America’s $565 billion (USD 369 billion) Inflation Reduction Act.


First hydrogen-powered prime mover truck hits Australia’s commercial market

Australian company Pure Hydrogen has announced that its ‘Taurus’ hydrogen fuel cell prime mover is now available for sale.


Global battery giant boosts share in WA lithium explorer

Australian lithium explorer St George Mining’s critical minerals strategy has received a significant boost with global battery industry giant Shanghai Jayson New Energy Materials tipping a further $3 million into the Perth-based company.


Tritium to take EV charger manufacturing operations offshore

Australian electric vehicle charger manufacturer Tritium will close its Brisbane manufacturing facility and move production to the United States in a bid to ensure its financial survival.


50 power poles across Sydney mounted with EV chargers in ARENA-backed project

The first of 50 pole mounted electric vehicle (EV) chargers have been powered up in Sydney as part of an ARENA project with Intellihub. The project is seeking to provide infrastructure for those locked out of the EV market, as well as understand regulatory and commercial barriers for public EV charging and V2G charging.

Commbank launches interest-free loans for solar and battery systems

One of Australia’s “big four” banks, the Commonwealth Bank, will begin offering interest-free finance up to $30,000 to install rooftop solar and home batteries with select merchants. The program will also allow customers to split repayments into instalments over one to five years.


Belgians beat wind to claim World Solar Challenge

Belgian Solar Team Innoptus has claimed back-to-back Bridgestone World Solar Challenge titles, beating home dozens of competitors from around the world to win the 3,000 kilometre race through Australia’s outback.


UNSW student team to push for change in World Solar Challenge

The solar-powered Stella Terra test car from The Netherlands’ Eindhoven University has just completed a 1,000 kilometre test drive from northern Morocco to the Sahara. In Australia, the solar car racing team from the University of New South Wales says the real challenge is to find new ways to push the boundaries of solar car races.