The co-founder of Australian BEV charging pioneer NewVolt has been confirmed as a presenter at TruckShowX 2024, which is shaping up as Australia’s biggest trucking decarbonisation event to date.

Established in 2019, NewVolt’s mission is to fast-track Australia’s transition to electric trucks by developing a network of charging hubs along Australia’s high-volume road freight corridors and major industrial precincts.

At TruckShowX, co-founder and CEO Anthony Headlam will showcase the company’s unique model, which centres on ‘shared-use’ charging hubs to deliver price-certain renewable energy to contracted road freight customers.

Its primary focus is to launch its first charging hub in the strategic Melbourne inner-west freight corridor, fostering a seamless transition for early adopters of electric trucking.

“NewVolt’s plans will be game-changing for electric truck charging infrastructure in Australia,” HVIA’s Chief Technical Officer and TruckShowX Technical Program Manager Adam Ritzinger says.

“The availability and practicality of fast charging infrastructure will be crucial to decarbonising many sectors of Australia’s trucking industry.

“NewVolt understands this, and will explain how it will deliver price-certain, reliable energy through a national network of shared charging infrastructure, exclusively for the transport industry.

“That’s why it is so exciting for NewVolt to speak at the conference.”

Headlam says the company is excited to be sharing its plans for a national network of fast charging infrastructure to support Australia’s adoption of electric trucks.

“We think infrastructure is the enabler of the transition. Unless there is a clear plan for the rollout of charging infrastructure, the industry cannot, meaningfully, adopt the technology that is now arriving. We want to ensure the infrastructure is in place,” he says.

NewVolt’s message is that a net-zero future is bright for the road freight industry.

“The trucking industry is critical to a prosperous Australian economy. And it will continue to be critical in a net-zero world. Battery-electric trucks, powered by low-cost Australian renewable energy, can further enhance that economic prosperity whilst improving air quality across Australian cities and reducing reliance on imported diesel,” Headlam says.

“We congratulate the HVIA, and strategic partners NatRoad and the National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO), on bringing the industry together for a focussed discussion on the decarbonisation pathway for road freight.

“TruckShowX will deliver not only lively debate but an opportunity to build relationships that will be critical for the transition. Ultimately, decarbonisation will be fast-tracked by partnerships and shared vision. TruckShowX will help make that happen.”

A spin-off of the hugely successful Brisbane Truck Show, TruckShowX is set to be the biggest trucking industry decarbonisation event held to date in Australia.

To be held May 13-14, 2024 at RACV Cape Schanck Resort in Victoria, it will explore low and zero-emissions vehicles (LZEV) and technology, and unpack the interconnected ‘ecosystem’ of equipment, infrastructure, services, regulations, policies, and people that must exist for them to work as a solution.

The two-day event will feature keynote presentations from global leaders in LZEV adoption, supported by practical case studies of local operators leading the decarbonisation effort.

Complementing this will be an expo showcasing the latest low- and zero-emissions vehicles and related technologies and, uniquely, a drive-day opportunity to get behind the wheel of the latest LZEVs.

For more information on TruckShowX – including early bird registration, click here. Early bird pricing ends Friday, March 29, 2024.

Speaking, sponsorship, and exhibition opportunities are still available. Expressions of interest can be submitted directly through the website.

TruckShowX is supported by Research Partner National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO), Industry Partner NatRoad, Gold Sponsors NTI and Caltex, and Media Partner ROADBOSS.