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2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV Elite Review – Australia’s cheapest EV

Up till now, electric cars seemed to be something reserved for the more well-heeled motorists out there. With Tesla largely holding a monopoly over the niche EV market with its high-end, high-performance models, there’s been little for those unable to fork out six figures on a car. Plus, with battery …

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specifications announced

After much anticipation, Hyundai has finally announced pricing and specifications for the 2019 Ioniq models, with the range marking the introduction of the cheapest pure-electric vehicle on sale in Australia.  Three distinct drivetrains underpin the Ioniq range – a conventional series hybrid, a more powerful plug-in hybrid, and the aforementioned …

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Porsche Taycan confirmed for Australia in 2020

Porsche has announced that its first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan, will make its way Down Under in 2020, following on from the car’s international launch in 2019. Set to be powered by an 800V battery pack linked to two synchronous electric motors – one for the rear wheels and one …

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BMW Vision iNext concept officially unveiled

Just one day after photos of the BMW Vision iNext – the latest ‘Vision’ concept car from the Bavarian manufacturer – leaked online, the company has officially revealed the car it declares will provide its “building blocks for the future.” Described by BMW CEO Harald Krüger as being the answer …

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Rapide E: Details of first all-electric Aston Martin revealed

With development of Aston Martin’s first all-electric production car – the Rapide E – progressing apace, the luxury British marque has today confirmed a raft of technical details for the strictly limited 155-unit special edition.  Developed with the help of Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) as its Electric Vehicle technology partner, …

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All-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC to enter production in 2019

The first ever electric vehicle from Mercedes-Benz – the EQC – is slated to go into full production from mid-2019, bringing electromobility suitable for day-to-day motoring. As the first Mercedes-Benz model to be launched under the new EQ brand line-up of electric vehicles, the EQC features a full electric all-wheel …

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Hydrogen breakthrough could fastrack commercialisation of FCEVs

A new breakthrough in the way hydrogen is transported around the world could accelerate the commercialisation of fuel cell vehicles. One of the biggest challenges facing fuel cell vehicle manufacturers and filling station operators is the transportation and storage of hydrogen – the gas that powers a fuel cell vehicle. …

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MG confirms sports car revival

MG has confirmed that a pure-electric sports car is on the cards, aiming to demonstrate with it what the future for enthusiast cars may look like, as well as to bring back memories of the brand’s glory days. Shao Jingfeng – MG’s head of design who previously spent more than …

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Audi e-tron prototype previews all-electric production SUV

Audi has unveiled its first all-electric model, the e-tron prototype. Set to enter production by the end of the year, the emission free SUV is designed to combine the space and comfort of a typical luxury car with a range suitable for everyday use. Until the start of series production, …

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All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE launched from sub-$120k

Jaguar’s first ever all-electric car has arrived in the form of the I-PACE. Unveiled today in production guise, the Jaguar I-PACE is the world’s first full electric premium compact crossover that is due to arrive into Australia later this year priced from $119,000 plus on-road costs. Powertrain With a 90kWh …

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Hyundai Kona Electric powertrain detailed

Hyundai has detailed the technical specification of its Kona Electric SUV today, announcing two powertrains for the company’s first ever all-electric crossover. Motivated purely by electric propulsion, the Kona Electric is available in either a long-range or standard-range variant. The long-range version with the 64kWh battery provides an electric range …

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400kmh plus Tesla Roadster 2.0 is a pure numbers proposition

Tesla has made a surprise debut of its second-generation Roadster at the world premiere of the company’s own Semi electric truck. At the live-streamed California launch of the new Tesla Semi electric rig this week, the Roadster emerged from a trailer and stole the show. And to top it up, the …

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Audi Aicon concept previews the future of mobility

Self-driving and fully electric Tesla’s are cool but now Audi has moved the goal post further with the Aicon concept car, a level five fully autonomous vehicle which ditches the steering wheel and pedals for a completely self-driving experience. That’s not all, the Audi Aicon is also fully electric, with …

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2018 Nissan Leaf brings greater range and semi-autonomous drive

Nissan has officially unveiled the new second-generation Nissan Leaf, the world’s best-selling zero-emission electric vehicle. Completely redesigned, the new Nissan Leaf combines a dynamic new design with greater range from its pure electric drivetrain as well as new technologies and features. Capable of a range of up to 400km, the new …

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