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Australia’s most affordable long range electric car should be on our roads by Easter

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VW's sporty Spanish brand Cupra has announced that it already has almost 350 deposits for it's new "Born" electric hatchback, just 4 weeks after opening for pre-orders with a price tag of $59,990 (before on road costs). Potential buyers should...

Australian MG ZS EV 2022 Excite: 3 likes and 3 dislikes

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I recently drove 2005km in a MG ZS EV 2022 Excite model electric car including a road trip from Sydney to Melbourne and back, just before and after Christmas day. At the time of writing the ZS EV 2022 Excite...

During 2023 MG, Ora and BYD will bring 3 exciting hatchback electric cars to...

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2023 is set to be a great year for Australians who want to buy electric cars that aren't SUV shaped, as Chinese manufacturers MG, Ora and BYD plan to bring 3 hatchbacks to Australia priced in the $40,000-$60,000ish range. MG...

Evie Networks grows electric car charging network to 100 locations

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Just before Christmas Evie Networks opened its 100th electric car fast charging site in Toowoomba, QLD and confirmed it hopes to have 300 sites by the end of 2023 with a presence in every capital state and city. This is...

Samsung shares it’s vision for a calmer connected world at CES

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With CES in Las Vegas underway, Samsung has shared its vision for a calmer connected world with more focus on sustainability at the heart of its vision. Highlighting how it continues to prioritise the environment through a combination of...

Belkin goes green with CES announcements focussed on increased use of PCR materials

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In an announcement this morning, Belkin confirmed that this year's charging products will focus on greener technologies. The changes will be rolled out to charging products with housing materials to contain 73-75% post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR) and plastic-free packaging. In...

Australian pre-orders open: 511km range CUPRA Born challenges Telsa Model 3 and Polestar 2

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VW Brand Cupra has started taking pre-order deposits for the new "Born" electric car in Australia and it really throws down the gauntlet to Tesla as well as Polestar with a price tag starting at $59,990 (before on road...

How to save money at Chargefox and Evie EV chargers

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Chargefox and Evie Networks are the two biggest open to everyone electric car fast public charging networks in Australia, so if you buy or hire an electric car you'll likely use a mixture of charging stations run by them. There...

Extended outage: Evie Networks app and RFID systems down for hours, electric car charging...

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Customers of one of Australia's largest electric car charging companies Evie Networks are currently suffering a multi-hour outage where they cannot use the app or associated RFID cards. The reference to Braintree in the error message suggests that there is...

Polestar showcases roadster concept car and sustainability goals

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Ausdroid attended a Sydney event yesterday where electric car company Polestar showcased their roadster concept car and sustainability goals. The slick concept car will be the inspiration upon which the future 2026 model Polestar 6 will be based. As you would...

MG ZS EV 2022 vs BYD Atto 3: biggest strengths and weaknesses of Australia’s...

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The MG ZS EV 2022 and BYD Atto 3 are currently Australia's most affordable electric cars being similarly priced in the mid to high 40K's driveaway. However, they have some very different strengths and weaknesses that I'm going to point...

Across Australia many new public electric car charging sites are planned in 2023/2024

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During my recent experience with a Hertz Polestar 2 electric hire car in and around Melbourne it was clear that there needs to be a lot more public electric car charging sites to give buyers the confidence they can...

Hands on: experience hiring an Aussie Hertz Polestar 2

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You might have heard that Hertz Australia is now renting out Polestar 2 and Tesla Model 3 electric cars Australia-wide. I hired one during my recent holiday in Victoria and these are my thoughts about the experience. Disclosure: The...

Uber partner Splend offers subscription electric cars incl 500 Polestar 2’s in NSW

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Eligible Uber drivers in Sydney can now rent-to-own a brand-new premium electric Polestar 2 and get a 50% reduction in Uber's service fee up to $6,000 per financial year until June 2025. This is an extension of Uber's plan to...

Polestar 3 electric SUV tech details revealed: Australian cars will be made in USA,...

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Volvo subsidiary Polestar has officially revealed the new Polestar 3 electric performance SUV and it contains lots of interesting tech including an NVIDIA DRIVE core computer, infotainment system powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Cockpit Platform and 14.5 inch screen running...

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