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Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Wed, 26 May 2010, 18:36
by Herman328
Does anybody know if there are any companies in Australia supplying EVs on a commercial basis. I heard a few US EV suppliers have set up shops in Australia.

Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Wed, 26 May 2010, 18:56
by marcopolo
The Australian made Blade Electron (BEV) is a production EV using gliders supplied by Hyundai and covered by a 5 year Hyundai warranty and service with 10 years by BEV on battery components.

Smith Electric (commercial) have an agent in Australia.

Vectrix Australia is still in existence but idle due to the resolution of the Chapter 11.

Ateco Ltd is negotiating with various Chinese EV maker to import.

Ford, GM are about to release EV's with some Australian content.

Mitsubishi, and Nissan are both imported

Toyota produce a wide bodied Camry Hybrid in their Australian manufacturing facility.

In addition most of the speciality EV's are represented.

Zero is negotiating.

EV Industries is building a range of "to order' light commercial and specialist agricultural EV's. Ev industries also holds the right to several Korean and French/Italian EV technology.

I may have missed someone....


Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Wed, 26 May 2010, 19:57
by markrmarkr
marcopolo wrote:

I may have missed someone....


Don't think you got this one, but I didn't know about some of yours so there could be some cross pollination.

Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Wed, 26 May 2010, 23:10
by marcopolo
markrmarkr wrote:Don't think you got this one, but I didn't know about some of yours so there could be some cross pollination.


Mark, I think Herman was referring to mass production models, I believe he was using the term, commercial, meaning 'as a business', rather than the type of vehicle. The evme is not an actual 'for sale' EV. In fact it's really just a sort of vapourware scam, with a dubious website!

We have discussed evme, at leangth , elswhere on this forum.

Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2010, 05:15
by Adverse
Herman328 wrote: Does anybody know if there are any companies in Australia supplying EVs on a commercial basis. I heard a few US EV suppliers have set up shops in Australia.


i was involved with the R&D of one but i have singed a non disclosure agreement that even prevents me saying the town and state there in Image

but i have asked if i can share something and i was told i can post this i worked with Joel for a wile here are some of the stuff they are doing

SmartWheel

i carnt say any more other than what is in the videos

Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2010, 06:36
by marcopolo
Adverse wrote: but i have asked if i can share something and i was told i can post this i worked with Joel for a wile here are some of the stuff they are doing


What an exceedingly interesting video! Thank you for sharing.

Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2010, 21:28
by markrmarkr
Damn,

I have to say the website is impressive. I was actually holding off on showing it to the wife because I was afraid she would want one of their cars instead of me building one. It just goes to show - you can't believe everything you see on the internet.

Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Fri, 28 May 2010, 03:22
by Mr. Mik
markrmarkr wrote: Damn,

I have to say the website is impressive. I was actually holding off on showing it to the wife because I was afraid she would want one of their cars instead of me building one. It just goes to show - you can't believe everything you see on the internet.


Show it to your wife, anyway...

Then enjoy when she cannot find the "BUY" button!

Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Fri, 28 May 2010, 09:17
by marcopolo
markrmarkr wrote: Damn,I have to say the website is impressive. I was actually holding off on showing it to the wife because I was afraid she would want one of their cars instead of me building one. It just goes to show - you can't believe everything you see on the internet.


Why not take her for a test drive in a Blade Electron? This is your own countries, home grown EV?

Any commercial EV suppliers in Australia?

Posted: Thu, 01 Jul 2010, 03:19
by hootmonger
yup blade electric vehicle,now also sell ev parts for the serous home brewer