Supporting local innovators to advance electric vehicle technology

Published: 29 June 2021

A Melbourne company specialising in robotic electric vehicles is set to expand its research and development and production activities at its new $2 million facility in Bayswater North, with funding support from the Victorian Government.

Applied EV is developing a world-first autonomous vehicle at the facility, spearheading the future of mobility and creating at least 20 highly skilled jobs in Victoria over the next two years.

The latest vehicle to be produced by Applied EV is Blanc Robot, a sophisticated electric vehicle platform that can be integrated with different vehicle bodies and configured for multiple uses through the company’s innovative software.

With a range of charging options, the Blanc Robot provides flexible and energy efficient transport that is safe, cost effective and good for the environment.

Blanc Robot is designed to service goods delivery, agriculture, mining, industrial and waste management, as well as passenger transport, and will be trialled by major international industry companies later this year.

Global demand for Applied EV’s technology has continued to grow since it was established in 2015, supported by a workforce sourced from Victoria’s sizable talent pool in advanced manufacturing, design and engineering.

Local companies like Applied EV are innovating with new knowledge of robotics and artificial intelligence, producing practical solutions that will be used well into the future.

This investment is a vote of confidence in the state’s electric vehicle industry, keeping Victorian manufacturers at the forefront of innovation and driving economic recovery through future-focused business opportunities.

To find out more about how the Victorian Government can support businesses, visit the Business Victoria website.