Leading Industry Transition to Electromobility (LITE)
The Australian heavy vehicle industry’s transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs)
Projections for the development of zero emissions heavy vehicles have proven to be conservative. OEM’s worldwide have accelerated their programs and are delivering solutions that in many cases are ready for immediate implementation.
Whether it is because of increased community or political pressure in the face of climate change, or whether the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired a call-to-action for sustainable and resilient economies, is of little consequence.
Before the roll-out can happen in earnest, there are a range of significant common challenges that will require a coordinated and strategic approach to resolve.
It is only then that the marketplace will be able to evolve purchasing decisions from whether to consider zero emissions trucks to which zero emission truck.
Through the HVIA-LITE project, HVIA is guiding a coordinated and collaborative industry approach to lead the heavy vehicle industry’s transition to a heavy vehicle fleet progressively dominated by battery electric (BEV) and fuel cell electric (FCEV) zero emission trucks.
HVIA has already begun to harness the experience and expertise of members and external stakeholders to identify and resolve issues such as standards, legislative and access requirements, workplace and operational safety, maintenance, technical and emergency support, skills and training, and energy supply including infrastructure and grid capacity.
In turn, the removal of those obstacles will serve to build the value proposition and hasten the uptake of zero emission heavy vehicles in Australia.
- Future Fuels Strategy – Discussion Paper
Australian Hydrogen Council
Australian Trucking Association
- ATA – HVIA member presentation Feb 2022
- Urgent reform needed to deliver new era of electric trucks in Australia
Australian Logistics Council
- ALC Submission Future of Fuels Discussion Paper
- APPG 2030 Ban
- Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019 – 5b Freight Transport
Electric Vehicle Council
- FACTS: a Framework for an Australian Clean Transport Strategy
- National Location Registry
- 25.RISKS AND SAFETY ISSUES RELATED TO USE OF ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLES
- QTLC EV Report 2022
- 05 AEO2021 Transportation
7 December 22
One of Australia’s busiest logistics providers is set to embark on Australia’s largest heavy vehicle electrification project at its western Sydney depot.READ MORE
9 November 22
TAFE Queensland demonstrated just how advanced they are in preparing the training arena for the transition to electromobility at their Acacia Ridge Training Centre last week.READ MORE
26 October 22
The draft National Electric Vehicle Strategy represents a positive step for the Albanese Government, but requires a lot more detail to succeed in its implementation according to HVIA.READ MORE
25 October 22
HVIA partner EnergyAustralia has outlined plans to support heavy vehicle electrification by working with heavy vehicle and bus operators to plan and build the infrastructure to charge their fleet.READ MORE
25 October 22
The Government is prioritising a strong working relationship with industry, Senator the Hon Anthony Chisholm, Assistant Minister for Regional Development, told attendees at the HVIA Executive Club Event held at Energy Australia’s headquarters in Melbourne last week.READ MORE
13 October 22
HVIA has congratulated the Albanese Government on today’s announcement confirming the introduction of ADR80/04 – the Australian standard that brings our emissions standards in line with Euro 6.READ MORE
11 October 22
Believe it or not we live in a first world country, not just a distant colonial outpost. Why then has it taken an additional eight years for our engine emissions regulations to catch up with Europe?READ MORE
31 August 22
The Grattan Institute’s new “Grattan Truck Plan”has made headlines this week with its controversial calls for city-wide bans on pre-2003 diesel engines, but misses out on easier opportunities to lower heavy vehicle emissions.READ MORE
3 August 22
New HVIA Suporting Partner EnergyAustralia has joined forces with commercial HVIA member SEA Electric in a strategic partnership, which will assist in accelerating the transition to clean energy for the nation’s truck fleets.READ MORE
8 June 22
The HVIA-LITE skills and training working group kicked off yesterday with a combination of HVIA members and representatives from registered training organisations looking to determine skills and training priorities to prepare the industry’s readiness to work with electric heavy vehicles.READ MORE
11 May 22
HVIA’s LITE Project steering committee met with the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council (QTLC) and the authors of their report “Addressing barriers to zero emissions trucks in Queensland to 2025,” to discuss its recommendations for stakeholders from the heavy vehicle industry; in particular the need to understand the duty cycles of heavy vehicles as a key to identifying the applications where zero emission heavy vehicles (ZEHV) can be successfully deployed.READ MORE
6 April 22
In the early stages of the rollout of electric heavy vehicles in Australia, truck manufacturers have been working closely with specific local companies on the fitment of aftermarket bodies, tail lifts and other equipment, however it won’t be a niche market for long.READ MORE
23 March 22
The HVIA-LITE project driving committee is working to identify and resolve a wide array of issues including standards, legislative and access requirements, workplace and operational safety, repairs and maintenance, technical and emergency support, skills and training, energy supply and more.READ MORE
11 March 22
The first project funding round, from an Australian partnership with Germany, provides industry with an exciting opportunity to work with a country leading the world in renewable hydrogen technologies.READ MORE
1 December 21
st has welcomed the first of 20 electric trucks to its national delivery fleet, with three Fuso eCanters now delivering parcels to customers in Melbourne ahead of Christmas.READ MORE
10 November 21
landmark investment by Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation will help develop a local hydrogen economy while driving down emissions in the transport sector.READ MORE
9 November 21
HVIA has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of increased funding for infrastructure to support the rollout of battery and fuel cell electric vehicles.READ MORE
8 November 21
Heavy vehicles powered by renewable hydrogen will be used in a first-of-a-kind deployment in Townsville, helping to reduce emissions in the transport and mining sectors.READ MORE
3 November 21
The Australian Government’s 2021 Low Emissions Technology Statement goes some way to addressing the chicken and egg dilemma:
How will there be an adequate demand for the new technology if the energy supply and infrastructure isn’t in place? And who will invest in the infrastructure if there isn’t a market to support it?
10 February 21
The Government released a discussion paper of its Future Fuels Strategy. Feedback on the discussion paper will be used to shape the final strategy.READ MORE
21 September 20
Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has praised the Australian Government’s funding commitment for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced on Friday.READ MORE
11 December 19
All Purpose Transport have launched Queensland’s first electric truck, ready to help Ikea cope with its Christmas and New Year rush.
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads the Hon Mark Bailey MP praised the collaborative leadership in innovative clean energy technology.
31 July 19
Advances in electric trucks were a major highlight of the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show. Not only were there a range of fully electric and hybrid trucks on display, one of the most exciting developments came from key component suppliers. This new short video that highlights that story.READ MORE