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Linda Gregoriou on the future of precincts Rose Mary Petrass  The FifthState Australia’s city centres have become virtual ghost towns during the past few years, presenting both opportunities and challenges as more people move to the city fringes and regional areas. For Linda Gregoriou, the art of creating a precinct is of paramount importance. It’s about incorporating the history, the geography of… More
Foton iBlue electric truck launched at Australasian Fleet Conference and Exhibition The Fan Teamon  In: Heavy Vehicles, New Truck Foton Mobility has shown the iBLUE Electric Truck for the first time in Australia at the Australasian Fleet Conference and Exhibition held in Sydney this week at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The iBLUE Electric truck is a game changer for the light duty truck market. The market has grown significantly… More
Adam Strong, back in prefab along with the “A team” Tina Perinotto  The FifthState Adam Strong has emerged in a new role as chief executive of Viridi Group, one of the “verticals” established by Kirk Tsihlis through his ambitious impact investment company TrueGreen. TrueGreen Positive Impact Group stunned some quarters of the market late last year by acquiring four properties in the Sydney CBD, near… More
Foton links with BOC in hydrogen bus push Angela Macdonald-Smith  Senior resources writer China-backed Foton Mobility has teamed up with industrial gases company BOC as it looks to accelerate the roll-out of hydrogen buses in Australia and New Zealand with a focus on decarbonising city bus fleets. The first four Foton hydrogen buses in Australia are due to arrive here in March, after… More
Nexport teams up with the French to make EVs for ports and miners Jenny Wiggins: AFR Infrastructure reporter TrueGreen Mobility subsidiary Nexport will pitch zero emissions vehicles to ports, airports and mining companies after investing $16 million to set up a joint venture with a French engineering group. The exclusive 20-year licensing agreement with France’s Gaussin Manugistique, which specialises in designing and building zero emissions vehicles for freight… More
Nexport flags joint EV site with Tritium Jenny Wiggins: AFR Infrastructure reporter Nexport Mobility is planning to team up with charging group Tritium to make electric vehicles in Brisbane, executive director Luke Todd said as he confirmed a $110 million funding injection from Hong Kong’s Tor Investment Management. “We’re very excited about the recent Olympics news because we believe a key part of Brisbane… More
Chinese company BYD wants to build electric utes in Australia Date: 25/02/2021 Toby Hagon / news.com.au / Technology This Chinese company might be the biggest car maker you’ve never heard of, and it has ambitious plans to build cars here.   Electric car maker BYD wants to build a ute in Australia.  Forget Holden and Ford utes: Australia could soon have a new homegrown pick-up… More
Hydrogen buses to hit the roads soon Date: February 4, 2021 FIN REVIEW - Jenny Wiggins: Infrastructure Reporter Hydrogen-powered buses will shipped to Australia in April and made in Australia from 2022 as manufacturers respond to state governments’ calls for zero emissions vehicles. “Our customers are saying we want to go from diesel to electric, and we want to start looking at… More
Rich Lister straps in for $700m electric vehicle hub Date: October 2020 Rich Lister and Sydney Roosters chairman Nick Politis has become an investor in a proposed $700 million electric vehicles manufacturing hub planned at Moss Vale, south-west of Sydney, which aims to be at the forefront of a revival of local manufacturing. Mr Politis, who is the largest shareholder in Australia's biggest car dealership group Eagers… More
First BYD Han electric sedan lands in Australia ahead of consumer launch Date: 29/01/2021 The first BYD electric sedan has arrived in Australia ahead of the launch of a new direct-to-consumer EV buying project to be launched in February. In a post on LinkedIn on Friday the Australian arm of the Chinese EV and battery maker BYD, which has the backing of US billionaire Warren Buffet, posted an image… More