The Evolution From ICE To Electric Vehicles — From Former GM Service Manager

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2022 08:34:11 +0000

Robert Nicol has a pedigree that is soaked in petrol and diesel, and yet he has been able to evolve from fossil fueled vehicles to electric vehicles. His father worked for Toyota as a “master service technician” for more than 25 years in Australia. Robert’s first career was in automotive service, starting as an apprentice […]

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If Thanksgiving Didn’t Break the Grid, then Neither Will EVs

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2022 02:57:23 +0000

bidirectional vehicle to grid chargingBy Assaf Oron Having followed media stories about EVs for ~10 years, I’m familiar ad nauseum with all the well-worn anti-EV tropes. With my very teeny megaphone, I’ve done my little bit to try and dispel them over the years. In 2015, I went on record in a scientific journal, countering the misguided EV footprint analysis […]

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VinFast To Deliver First 999 EVs In USA

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 19:20:22 +0000

VinFast just marked a major milestone in its global expansion journey with a ceremony for the first batch of its EVs being exported to the US. VinFast notes that the first batch includes 999 VF 8 SUVs. They are headed over on the Silver Queen and are expected to arrive in a California port (USA) […]

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Aptera Officially Announces It Will Use The Tesla Charging Connector

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 18:00:13 +0000

In some ways, this is hardly news at all. Since Aptera re-emerged in 2019-2020, all of the vehicle’s prototypes have had a Tesla plug that hides behind the autocycle’s small license plate. At the beginning, Aptera couldn’t tell us what its final choice of plug would be, but it seemed to be its preference. Fitting […]

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The Better Car Company

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 17:05:08 +0000

The Good Car Company is getting better. With a A$200 million backing from Boundless Earth, founded and funded by Mike Cannon-Brookes, the Good Car Company is now able to increase its imports to Australia tenfold. From 200 cars per year to 2000. The Good Car Company sources, imports, and adapts high-quality used Nissan Leafs from […]

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MG ZS EV vs. BYD Atto 3 — Dual Owner Comparison!

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 16:36:40 +0000

As the battle between MG and BYD for the title of second highest selling electric vehicle in Australia heats up, I met with a couple that own one of each. Tired of waiting for the BYD Atto 3 to arrive, they purchased an MG ZS EV 18 months ago and are well placed to compare […]

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How Long Does A Tesla Battery Last In Australia?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 09:05:47 +0000

No room at the InnHow long does a Tesla battery last in Australia? This is becoming more of a common question now that Tesla has doubled its presence on Australian roads. Teslas are everywhere! Someone recently commented that they are becoming as common as cockroaches and cane toads. As these questioners appear to be genuine, I thought I would […]

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Can Electric Vehicles Revive the Great Aussie Road Trip? Part 3

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:20:19 +0000

The great Aussie road trip continues. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Our Bairnsdale accommodation was not only luxurious but had Tesla destination chargers. We had a stress-free few days visiting spots around Lakes Entrance in Victoria. We walked out to the entrance itself — a 5 km round trip — and saw […]

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Should Rivian Open Up Its Adventure Network To The Public?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 22:05:01 +0000

Rivian Adventure NetworkA couple days ago, I came across an interesting tweet by Rivian Updates. The company asked its fans whether they think Rivian should make its Rivian Adventure Network accessible to all EV drivers. At present, it’s only open to Rivian vehicles, but the stations tend to sit empty a lot. What should Rivian do? #rivian […]

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