ACE-EV Building Electric Cars in Adelaide

Reduced ACE-Cargo-300x300We might never have another large vehicle production line in Australia but David Brown says building niche products is still an option

Australian electric vehicle developer ACE-EV has sealed a partnership with Adelaide truck body maker Aldom, to build light commercial and passenger electric vehicles.

Assembly of ACE-EV’s Cargo commercial electric vehicle will start in early 2020.

The company aims to build 10 cars a week.

In the early 1900s the Holden saddlery business began repairing upholstery and went on to build car bodies on imported chassis finally merging with General Motors.

With the relative simplicity of electric engines and helped by 3D printing of some parts, Australia could still have a role in some vehicle production.

About David Brown 521 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto