World EV Day celebrated in Perth!

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The FBICRC was pleased to participate in World EV Day at Optus Stadium on September 9, 2021– a global event promoting the take up of low emission electric vehicles.

Now in its second year, the Perth event was organised by Gemtek Group and brought together 8MWh of power across 120 EV vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Supported by passionate EV owners and enthusiasts, this years’ event attracted almost double the number of participants than attended the inaugural event, despite the wintry conditions.

FBICRC’s Project Director James Westcott was on hand to chat to participants and industry representatives about how our 15 research projects are contributing to the transition to a cleaner energy future.

“According to the Electric Vehicle Council, sales of EVs in Australia have grown from over 6700 in 2019 to just under 8700 in 2021. While Australia is deriving significant economic benefits from supporting the uptake of EVs around the world, we have a way to go to begin to prepare for and gain the benefits of EV update domestically,” said James.

The FBICRC currently has 15 projects underway with 68 industry, government and research partnerships that are contributing to the body of knowledge across the battery value chain.

“We have a number of projects that address battery recycling, the circular economy and the manufacture and testing of precursor materials to improve battery longevity and performance. Together they are supporting the adoption of battery technologies in domestic and industrial settings and EV use is a key growth area,” said James.

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