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Recharge Industries looks to revive British battery gigafactory

Just weeks after announcing its intent to build a $300 million (USD 210 million) lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Victoria, Australia-based Recharge Industries is reportedly considering a bid for the collapsed UK battery company Britishvolt that could revive plans to construct a battery cell gigafactory in northern England.

South Australia gives vehicle-to-grid technology green light

South Australia has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to approve network connection of vehicle-to-grid technology in a residential setting, providing electric vehicle owners with the opportunity to send energy stored in their car’s on-board battery back into their own homes or the electricity grid.


Australian lithium miners lead way in battery minerals supply chain

With global demand for new energy storage soaring and nations and companies racing to secure battery metals supply chains, a series of major investments in Australia and Australian lithium mining companies is expected to accelerate the nation’s transformation into a critical minerals powerhouse.

Weekend read: From diesel to DC

For a long while, it looked as if hydrogen fuel cells would be the technology of choice for emissions-free road transport. However, truck manufacturers and freight forwarders recently turned their attention to battery-electric vehicles. This will require special charging technology and PV looks set to play an important role.

Schneider Electric releases residential solution with battery, inverter, EV charger

Schneider Electric’s new Schneider Home platform includes a smartphone app to monitor and allocate energy resources.

First ore shipment sails from NT lithium mine to China

Australian miner Core Lithium has made the transition to lithium producer with 15,000 tonnes of unprocessed ore from its Finniss mine in the Northern Territory now heading to China where it will be converted into materials for the global renewable energy storage and electric vehicle markets.

Australia’s largest electrified bus depot goes into operation in Sydney’s west

A the newly operational electric bus depot in Sydney’s west illustrates the infrastructure required to run an electric bus fleet, but also demonstrates that an electric bus fleet requires less charging than originally forecast.

UNSW claims provisional record for fastest single-charge EV over 1,000 km

A solar-powered electric vehicle, designed and built by students of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), has claimed a provisional Guinness World Record by going 1,000 kilometres on a single charge. The researchers managed the feat in under 12 hours.

The questions still holding back broader EV adoption in Australia

Des Hang on the three main doubts that still linger around Australia’s burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) industry.

QPM granted approvals for $2.1 billion battery materials plant

Queensland Pacific Metals announced it has secured all of the key approvals required for it to build its $2.1 billion (USD 1.41 billion) battery materials plant within the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct near Townsville in northern Queensland.