Ausgrid Introduces First-Ever Heavy Electric Vehicles

5 March 24

East coast electricity distributor Ausgrid is introducing its first-ever heavy electric vehicles as part of its goal to electrify 40 per cent of its fleet by 2029

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SAF-Holland, Dana Showcase LZE Products At TruckShowX

28 February 24

SAF-Holland and Dana will showcase their low- and zero-emissions truck components in TruckShowX’s much-anticipated technical sessions

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TruckShowX Offers Chance To Jump In Kenworth, DAF ZEVs

28 February 24

TruckShowX attendees will have a unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of the latest zero-emissions vehicles from leading truck manufacturer PACCAR Australia

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NSW Govt Unveils Net Zero Manufacturing Grants

28 February 24

The NSW Government has announced $275 million in grants under the Net Zero Manufacturing Initiative, to secure NSW as the place to develop and manufacture clean technology and create new jobs in the process

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CMV Truck & Bus Powers Up With Volvo Penta Franchise

28 February 24

HVIA member CMV Truck & Bus has unveiled its latest business venture, securing the exclusive Volvo Penta industrial products franchise for Victoria

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Project Could See EVs Charge Wirelessly On The Road

27 February 24

Trucks and buses could charge wirelessly as they drive on the highway, thanks to a new $3 million grant from the Australian Government to accelerate the nation’s electric vehicle sector

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SAF + Renewable Diesel Project Hits Key Milestone

21 February 24

Jet Zero Australia has executed an agreement with US company LanzaJet that will progress development of a plant to convert bioethanol into SAF and renewable diesel

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Influential Net Zero Policy Advisor Joins TruckShowX

14 February 24

HVIA has secured Ian Porter, Strategic Advisor for Net Zero with the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport Arts, as a keynote speaker for TruckShowX 2024

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HVIA Releases Agenda For First State Committee Meetings

7 February 24

The HVIA has released the agenda for the next round of state committee meetings in February – register now!

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Electric Truck Charging Pioneer Confirmed For TruckShowX

31 January 24

Australian battery-electric commercial vehicle charging pioneer NewVolt has been confirmed as a presenter at TruckShowX 2024, Australia’s biggest trucking decarbonisation event to date

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New Standards To Accelerate EV + HFCEV Safety

31 January 24

New standards bolstering safety requirements for new electric and hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in Australia have been put in place by the Australian Government

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Renewable Hydrogen Hub Unveiled For North Queensland

31 January 24

The Federal Government has announced investment of up to $70 million to develop the Townsville Region Hydrogen Hub in North Queensland which will produce green hydrogen for use at a local critical mineral processing plant and in zero-emissions road freight transport

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Inquiries Under Way on EV Transition, Renewable Diesel

30 January 24

Two reviews are under way aimed at promoting transport decarbonisation: one focused on transition to electric vehicles and the other on development of a fuel quality standard for renewable diesel

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Qld Rejects Plan To Extend Electrical Licensing To EV’s

23 January 24

The Queensland Government has rejected a proposal to extend the electrical licensing framework to cover electric vehicle

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Natroad Signs On As TruckShowX Strategic Partner

23 January 24

HVIA signs key strategic partnership with NatRoad for Australia’s biggest trucking industry decarbonisation event, TruckShowX 2024

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TruckShowX Tickets On Sale, First Case Studies Confirmed

19 December 23

Early-bird registrations are now open for TruckShowX, Australia’s first and largest event dedicated to low- and zero-emissions freight transport

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Partnership To Underpin Growth Of Hydrogen Skills Set

19 December 23

Hyzon Motors Australia and the Kangan Institute have joined forces to develop an innovative Hydrogen Education and Training Precinct that will support local learning, training, and modern manufacturing

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NTRO Partnership Adds Spark To TruckShowX 2024

29 November 23

Shortly after announcing TruckShowX for 2024, HVIA has signed on Australia’s National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO) as the official research partner for the landmark event

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Renewable Hydrogen Refuelling Station Launched

29 November 23

CSIRO and Swinburne University of Technology’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub this week launched a hydrogen refuelling station, purpose-built for enabling hydrogen research

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Minister Signs ADRs To Support Zero Emissions Vehicles

29 November 23

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Carol Brown, has signed three new Australian Design Rules on zero emission vehicle safety

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HVIA Call For Separation Of Euro VI, General Mass Increases

22 November 23

HVIA calls for separate implementation of Euro VI and productivity increases under proposed HVNL reforms in its response to National Transport Commission proposal

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HVIA Advocates For Heavy Vehicle Industry In Canberra

21 November 23

CEO Todd Hacking and Chief Advocacy Officer Adele Lausberg met with key decision makers in Canberra last week to advocate on key issues of importance to the heavy vehicle industry

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WA Renewable Energy Hub Reaches Major Milestone

21 November 23

Bp’s plans to produce renewable hydrogen at its Kwinana Energy Hub in WA have reached a major milestone, with the H2Kwinana project entering front-end engineering and design

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HVIA Calls For ZEV Case Studies for Inaugural TruckShowX

8 November 23

HVIA is seeking expressions of interest from members keen to present at the inaugural TruckShowX 2024 zero-emissions trucking event to be held May 13-15, 2024 at Cape Schanck in Victoria

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HVIA State Committee Meetings Wrap-Up For 2023

8 November 23

The final round of HVIA State Committee Meetings for 2023 covered key regulatory, policy, and technical changes that impact members and the wider industry

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HVIA Calls For Consistency On Mass Limit Increases

1 November 23

HVIA calls for national consistency across the scope, details, and administration of separate state-based higher axle mass limit schemes

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Daimler Welcomes Increases In Axle Mass Limits For EVs

24 October 23

Axle weight limit increase trials for zero-emission vehicles in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland welcomed by Daimler Truck Australia Pacific

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HVIA Reveals Rigids Eligible For SA Axle Mass Trial

18 October 23

HVIA reveals further details of the South Australian low and zero emission heavy vehicle trial scheme

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Hydrogen-Powered Waste Truck Commences Duties

18 October 23

Remondis Australia achieves global breakthrough as zero-emission hydrogen powered waste collection truck commences duties in NSW

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HVIA Releases State Committee Meetings Agenda

11 October 23

HVIA’s final round of state committee meetings will be held across the major capital cities in late October – and the recent regulatory announcements that have caused a stir are front and centre.

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Electric Vehicle Apprenticeships Arrive In Qld

11 October 23

Electric Vehicle (EV) apprentices are heading to the sunshine state, with TAFE Queensland now offering the Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Technology apprenticeship to Queenslanders

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NSW Announces Higher Mass Limits For ZEV Trial

4 October 23

Transport for NSW this week released its Towards Net Zero Emissions Freight Policy, outlining a commitment to reduce emissions in the transport sector, including a trial of higher-mass zero emissions heavy vehicles on NSW roads.

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Announcements Accelerate Freight Decarbonisation

4 October 23

The past five days have brought several game-changing announcements that will accelerate the decarbonisation of trucking in Australia.

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White Paper Outlines Measures To Build Future Workforce

27 September 23

An employment white paper released this week by Federal Treasury details ambitious measures to build Australia’s future workforce, including those required to enable the transport industry’s transition to net-zero.

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Key Appointment Boosts HVIA’s Advocacy Firepower

13 September 23

HVIA announces new addition to the team with Dr Adele Lausberg joining as Chief Advocacy Officer

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Member input sought on electric vehicle training needs

7 September 23

HVIA is inviting interested members to assist in identifying the training needs for workshop/technical staff diagnosing and repairing heavy vehicles with battery-electric systems

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HVIA CEO appointed to key workforce advisory panel

6 September 23

HVIA CEO Todd Hacking has been appointed to the Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance’s Automotive Strategic Workforce Advisory Panel

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HVIA joins call to establish local renewable diesel industry

23 August 23

HVIA has joined with leading cross-sector organisations in an appeal to the Australian Government for support in enabling an on-shore renewable diesel refining industry.

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Does your business have a pathway to Net Zero?

9 August 23

Mandatory reporting is coming for large business to report on net emissions both up and down stream over the next five years, an HVIA event in Sydney was told last week.

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Reflections on the Brisbane Truck Show 2023

24 May 23

Government clearly needs to step up and ensure that there is a clear road map for how the energy and the energy infrastructure necessary to support the transport sector will be provided at a reasonable cost.

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Australia needs a National Zero Emission Truck Strategy

4 May 23

The freight and transport industry has called on the Australian Government to develop and implement a Zero Emission Truck Strategy. HVIAA has joined forces with the ATA, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Hydrogen Council to advocate for government direction and support that goes beyond the government’s first National Electric Vehicle Strategy launched last week

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Urgent regulatory changes needed to support zero-emissions heavy vehicles

19 April 23

The heavy vehicle industry’s position on the regulatory changes needed to support next generation Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs) is clear but needs urgent action by the Government and its policy and regulatory agencies.

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ADR now in place for Euro VI and some EV’s

21 February 23

ADR 80/04 adopting Euro VI and equivalent standards for heavy vehicles has now been signed and can now be accessed on the Federal Register of Legislation. 

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Queensland announces trials for heavy-duty BEV

15 February 23

Queensland's Palaszczuk Government is backing Volvo trials of two heavy battery-powered trucks 3-axle prime movers, operating at a gross weight of 44,000 kg.

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Swedish Royalty and the EV revolution

15 February 23

Australian and Swedish experts shared views on best practices to fully leverage electrification on the path to net-zero at a special forum hosted by the Australian National University this week.

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New ADR’s proposed for BEV and FCEV

1 February 23

Proposed new ADR's cover electric power train safety requirements and safety related performance for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

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ARENA grant to co-fund Australia’s largest EV truck fleet

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.

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TAFE EV workshop showcases readiness for technology transition

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.

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Industry comes together to declare EV future

31 October 22

HVIA has joined with over one hundred organisations to declare our support for the Australian Government to push ahead with the National Electric Vehicle Strategy.

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Albanese’s first budget highlights trouble ahead

26 October 22

The Albanese Government’s first budget, handed down by Treasurer the Hon Jim Chalmers MP in Canberra last night, forecasts skyrocketing energy prices and ongoing inflationary pressures.

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HVIA on Government’s National Electric Vehicle Strategy

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.

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EnergyAustralia outlines plans to support heavy vehicle electrification 

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. 

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Assist Minister talks to HVIA member execs on EV future

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.

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Ebusco Australia and EnergyAustralia join forces

19 October 22

Energy retailer and generator, EnergyAustralia, and European electric bus manufacturer, Ebusco, have teamed up to accelerate Australia’s electric bus revolution.

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Albanese Government confirms new emissions standards for trucks and buses

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. 

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The long overdue next step to keep pace with world emissions standards

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?

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Grattan Truck Report misses the easy wins and ignores key obstacles

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.

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EnergyAustralia & SEA Electric Form Strategic Partnership for EV Transition

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.

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HVIA LITE Skills & Training Working Group

27 July 22

HVIA members and training stakeholders attended the second HVIA LITE Skills and Training Working Group meeting last week to progress action on zero emission vehicle skills and training priorities.

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IVECO outlines zero-emission pathway

20 July 22

IVECO has used an event organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce last month to outline its zero-emission vehicle plans to dignitaries.

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HVIA-LITE Skills & Training Working Group

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.

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HVIA-LITE: Collaborating to understand EV duty cycles

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.

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HVIA-LITE looking at industry EV training needs

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.

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Hydrogen superhighway to link eastern states

25 March 22

Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria have announced a landmark tri-state collaboration on a renewable hydrogen refuelling network for heavy transport and logistics along Australia’s eastern seaboard. 

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Our pathway to electromobility

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.

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Australia-Germany hydrogen innovation project funding initiative 

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.

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New ARENA funding for commercial fleets

21 February 22

The newly expanded $250 million Future Fuels Fund to support support the uptake of low and zero emissions commercial vehicles over the next four years.

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Australia Post welcomes first electric trucks to its delivery fleet

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.

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CEFC hydrogen investment fuels world’s heaviest fuel cell electric trucks

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.

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HVIA welcomes Government investment in Future Fuels infrastructure

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.

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Driving down emissions in heavy transport with renewable hydrogen

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.

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How the Government’s statement at COP26 affects you

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?

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Electromobility – a new set of skills challenges

22 September 21

Before the roll-out of zero emissions trucks can happen in earnest, there are a range of significant common challenges that will require a coordinated and strategic approach to resolve.

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Time to unveil the future of fuels

31 March 21

The Australian Government has committed to support low emission technologies across the innovation chain, and the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show is the place to see where that is taking us.

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The Government’s new Future Fuels Strategy should be more courageous

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.

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Heavy vehicle industry welcomes Government commitment to future fuels

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.

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BP Energy Outlook trumped by inspired vision

16 September 20

BP’s annual Energy Outlook has played poor cousin to BP’s announcement of a new and rapid commitment to a clean energy future.

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PM’s Pledge for Affordable Electricity Supply

15 September 20

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Government will back a new gas power plant in the Hunter Valley if the energy sector doesn’t replace Liddell power station’s capacity before it closes down in 2023.

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Sea Electric powering Ikea’s last mile ambitions

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.

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The future is unfolding – right under your feet

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.

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