Many have been following the ACE EV Group adventure, for years wondering if we would deliver, at times we thought the same. Colin Kane
Greatly encouraged by government Ministers Chris Bowen, Climate Change and Energy and Minister Ed Husic Industry and Science, urging Australia forward. Ed Husic MPChris Bowen MP
Both Ministers drove the V1 Transformer before Christmas, clearly supporting the national transition to a smart transport, tapping the talents of our people to build up advanced manufacturing.Simon Holmes à Court
The V1 Transformer Series – the first out of the blocks, to be followed by the Yewt, Cargo and Urban. Now just waiting for Elon Musk to test drive Yewt and organise its trip to mars. Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX News by Newslines
To do this the directors of ACE EV Group undertook a global search to find a reliable pure electric vehicle cab chassis that would suit our secondary manufacturing. Ian Pope
ACE EV Groups final choice, had no ADR compliance in Australia. A quandary, as this vehicle has been running around on roads in the UK, Europe and Ireland, even New Zealand since 2018.
We worked hard succeeding with full homologation and ADR, using our EV cab with additive manufacturing, an advanced moulding technology, the expertise of our German and Taiwanese Australian company directors.
On March 15th a complete vehicle sacrificed at Crash Lab to demonstrate the EV’s safety in a collision; it had many layers of complexity, including negotiations to secure vehicles, and navigate the regulatory processes with the expertise of AVCert and GlobalAutoRegs for the homologation process, now registrable to drive and operate on Australian roads. Dermot HeronKaran Jain
The result a neat energy absorbing crumple, doors still open and windscreen intact, dummies a few bruises from the airbags. A vehicle that engenders confidence, the V1 Transformer a business on wheels for Australia. SEA Electric
ACE EV Group has been in discussions with suppliers, for a range of components, including Australian made then a big contribution to Australian content, our goal by 2026 over 50%. Dan Repacholi
ACE EV V1 transformers are now registered in NSW and soon visible on roads, a slow start that will accelerate, as we have over $13.6 mill of vehicle reservations to fill, our customers patient, understanding difficulty of innovating in Australia. Sohail Hasnie