ACE EV, a startup company out of Queensland, is focused on revitalizing the auto manufacturing industry within Australia which will include cars put together from imported flat electric car kits.
Costing just $40,000, the ACE range of EVs are also one of the cheapest electric cars available in Australia. The team used special carbon fiber body panels from Taiwan and glued the EVs together in a Brisbane warehouse.
Company director Gavin McGarvie says this method is unlike any other car-making process out there. “What we have here is nothing like Tesla — it’s nothing like any of the other automakers,” he explained.
On Tuesday, the company showcased the ACE Cargo, a two-seat transport van, at Sydney’s Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition 2019. In addition, the ACE range includes a trayback ‘Yewt’ and a two-door hatchback.
To begin with, ACE will not target sales at the public. Instead, commercial and business customers will get first option to buy.
Both major parties have announced policies to grow Australia’s fleet of electric vehicles ahead of May’s federal election. Both, too, have received mixed responses from peak industry body, the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC).
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