MTAiQ client launches Australian-made electric delivery vehicle
MTAiQ innovation hub client, Australian Clean Energy Electric Vehicle (AVE-EV) showcased the first Aussie-assembled all-electric vehicle at MTA Queensland’s signature innovation event, Carmageddon on 21 March. The vehicle was assembled at MTA Queensland’s training workshop facility at the MTA Institute, Eight Mile Plains.
The delivery ‘cargo’ van will be officially launched next week in Sydney, bringing Australia a step closer to a home-grown electric vehicle industry to replace the fossil fuel car industry that closed a few years ago.
The completed delivery van is the concept of CEO Gregory McGarvie and will be revealed to the Australian public at the Smart Energy Expo in Sydney next Tuesday. There are another two designs in the pipeline – a city car and a ute.
Assembled by a team of local and international engineers and technicians, the vehicle took its first test drive after the Carmageddon event.
The 3.9 metre long van, can carry half a tonne and has the potential to lower fleet greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent and running costs by 85 per cent, according to data provided by ACE-EV.
29 March 2019