OCTOBER ISSUE 362
A call for tenders to supply at least six hydrogen cell buses for the Adelaide Metro fleet, along with supporting production and refuelling infrastructure, was put out by the South Australian Government. The plan is part of a broader ‘Hydrogen Roadmap’ which has been designed to accelerate investment in hydrogen infrastructure and technologies in the state. Within a decade, South Australian motorists should be able to travel from Ceduna to Mt Gambier in a hydrogen-fuelled vehicle topping up at a state-wide network of refuelling stations.
Driverless vehicle company Navya will establish an Asia-Pacific manufacturing facility in Adelaide after reaching an agreement with the South Australian Government. The deal followed talks between Premier Jay Weatherill and Navya CEO Christophe Sapet in Paris. Navya says it is attracted by South Australia’s carbon-neutral and renewable energy focus. The French firm says a plant in Adelaide will secure operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.