World EV Day
9th September 2020
World EV Day is a day for celebrating EV ownership, worldwide!
It was not too long ago when it was widely accepted that Electric Vehicles would not be viable.
Well... here we are now in 2020, against all odds and naysayers, EVs are proving their viability across the globe!
It was sad to see the automotive industry in Australia slowly come to a halt in the 21st century.
Now we have a second chance at it: The ACE EV group has taken the opportunity to not only manufacture vehicles on Australian soil again... but to do it in an affordable and sustainable manner!
Now your next car could be an Australian made EV!
The all electric ACE Cargo is so energy efficient that it will lower your running costs by up to 85%*, your fleet greenhouse emissions by over 70%** and have minimal impact on the environment.
Safe, reliable technology ensures maximum range and efficiency, in a comfortable, practical package that will pay for itself faster than any other fleet vehicle available. If you need a small vehicle fleet, you need the all electric ACE Cargo.
“LET’S BUILD VEHICLES IN SA AGAIN - ELECTRIC VEHICLES” SAYS SENATOR REX PATRICK Today I visited Aldom Motor Body Builders in Wingfield. They are focused on the potential for SA to build Electric Vehicles (EVs). Aldom is involved in a proposal to establish a regional EV production base in SA. The project has the potential to create in excess of 350 jobs (2000 if you include indirect jobs) and billions of dollars of local economic activity in the years moving forward. EVs are something that we need to be embracing here in Australia. They reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, lower noise pollution, reduce cost of ownership for individuals/business/government (through lower operating/maintenance costs) and will help to reduce Australia’s fuel security vulnerability. I’m going to help Aldom by advocating for this visionary idea in Canberra. EVs are the cars of the future. And when it comes to EVs in Australia, we don’t want to just be taken for a ride, we want to be building them too.
A brief history of the Australian automotive industry
A substantial car industry was created in Australia in the 20th century through the opening of Australian plants by international manufacturers. The first major carmaker was Ford Australia and the first Australian-designed mass production car was manufactured by Holden in 1948. Australian manufacture of cars rose to a maximum of almost half a million in the 1970s (10th place in the World) and still exceeded 400,000 in 2004. Australia was best known for the design and production of 'large' sized passenger vehicles. By 2009 total production had fallen to around 175,000 and the Australian market was dominated by cars imported from Asia and Europe.
As of 2015, Australian-designed cars were manufactured by General Motors subsidiary Holden, and Ford Australia, while Toyota Australia manufactured local variants of its international models, particularly the Camry. However, the Ford Australia engine and vehicle plants closed in October 2016 and the Holden and Toyota Australia factories closed in late 2017. Only Fords design and development facilities remain in operation, leaving Australia as one of 13 countries with the capabilities to design and develop mass market cars from scratch. As of 2020, Holden has been shuttered and will no longer be sold as a GM brand.
Who would have known this is where we would be today!
Human innovation, willpower and resilience is quite often underestimated.
It was not long ago that pessimists were saying that EVs would never become an affordable/viable option, much like renewable energies... Well, they were totally wrong weren't they?
If sustainable technology has come this far in just one decade, then we should easily achieve the goal set by the Paris agreement, of preventing global temperatures increasing to 1.5 degrees celsius above average by 2050.
We, Australia, will play our part in reaching this goal.
A big congratulations to ACE EV Group for bringing the electric automotive industry to Australia!
This will certainly complement our nation's efforts towards renewable energies and reduce our CO2 emissions dramatically while also bringing money back into our economy.