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WA tips $15 million in to drive expansion of EV charging network

The Western Australian Government has launched a new $15 million (USD 10.3 million) grant program to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the state and accelerate the uptake of zero emission vehicles.


How safe are second-life EV batteries as home energy storage devices?

There is currently no widely accepted test methodology to assess the safety of second-life lithium-ion batteries (LiBs). However, a UK government study reveals two opposing views on their safety, raising concerns over whether such devices should be deployed in homes under any circumstances.


Australia’s first electric utes to be trialled by Transgrid

New South Wales network Transgrid has announced it will trial the first dual-cab electric ute released in Australia.


NSW Liberals promise 30,000 EV chargers across NSW by 2026

If re-elected in March, the New South Wales Liberal and National coalition say they will fast track the rollout of public and private electric vehicle (EV) chargers by reforming strata and planning laws, and installing public facilities at transport hubs.


New EV battery offers 50% more energy density than traditional lithium-ion batteries

Ionblox says it will use $32 million of series B funding to support the buildout of a novel silicon anode electric vehicle battery.


Incentives for off-peak charging of electric vehicles could ease stress on the Australian grid

New data from Cornwall Insight Australia’s EV uptake model shows that under an extreme scenario, 22 million electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to be part of the National Electricity Market (NEM) states’ fleet by 2052.


Enphase demonstrates bidirectional EV charger

Enphase’s new bidirectional EV charger enables vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid applications, and can be integrated with its home energy systems.


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.


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