BHP and its Canadian partner in the Goldfields will build two solar farms and a battery storage system to bring down carbon emissions at Nickel West’s Leinster and Mount Keith operations.
Danielle Le Messurier
Australia’s biggest car dealer is riding rampant demand for new cars from cashed-up buyers.
The financial milestone announced Monday extended a two-year run of prosperity that has erased questions about Tesla’s long-term viability.
Perth’s first Tesla Superchargers are set to go live next month, more than two years after Elon Musk initially teased the electric vehicle titan would launch one in WA.
WA is set to play a key role in the future of Elon Musk’s electric vehicles empire after BHP revealed it has secured a long-rumoured deal with the Tesla founder for the supply of high-grade nickel.
Used car prices across Australia have continued to rise as the COVID-19 pandemic endures, but lockdowns could lead to a crash according to new analysis.
A report calls for Australia to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035 to help reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Vince Shervington celebrates the half century milestone of his Booragoon-based company American Auto Parts.
The West Australian can reveal the damning new statistics after police released confronting footage of violent ‘tit-for-tat’ firebomb attacks.
Michael Traill and Sarah Steger
SEE THE VIDEO: WA-based robotic bricklaying company FBR has completed the construction of only its second non-residential structure in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Latest figures have shown another big jump in the number of electric vehicles on Australia's roads.
Tesla’s aspirations in China were dealt a major blow over the weekend after the government ordered that almost all the cars it has sold in the nation be fixed to address a safety issue.
Electronics giant Panasonic, which jointly owns a battery factory with Tesla, has sold the entirety of its stake in the electric vehicle maker for around ¥400 billion ($4.7b).
Masatsugu Horie and Pavel Alpeyev
The Federal Government’s decision to fast-track visas for resources-related professions has been labelled short-sighted by the head of the Motor Trade Association of WA.
Danielle Le Messurier & Kate Purnell
An urgent recall for 11 popular cars will affect a large number of Australian motorists, with fears of injury the reason for the alert.
Australian new car sales have rebounded post-Covid, but brands are struggling to fill orders because of a lack of supply of a vital component.
Australia's car industry is set to sell more than one million vehicles this year, with Toyota the market-leading company in May.
Elon Musk’s Tesla has filed applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office to use its “T” logo design and two other iterations of its “Tesla” stylised logo for use in the food industry.
The Motor Trades Association of Australia says the push towards electric vehicles has the automotive industry at a "revolutionary turning point".
The world’s biggest lithium miner wants to extract more of the battery metal from old cars as demand surges and ageing electric vehicles are traded in.
Yvonne Yue Li
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says Tesla is suspending purchases with Bitcoin, triggering a slide in the value of the digital currency.
WA caryards are being emptied and transformed into import ordering centres, with entire shiploads pre-bought in a COVID-19 sales surge that is emptying lots as fast as dealers can fill them.
Japanese group IDOM has taken a $46 million hit against its expanding Australian business even as it claimed bragging rights as WA’s biggest used car dealer.
The carmaker is building a $US185 million ($240m) battery research lab as part of a push to build its own power sources for plug-in cars.
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