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Bold-new Peugeot 2008 debuts with first ever EV option

The all-new Peugeot 2008 has been unveiled with the compact SUV getting its first ever all-electric powertrain. Joining the Peugeot e-208 launched earlier year, the e-2008 is powered by a 100kW (136bhp) electric motor and 50kWh battery, enough to give the zero-emission SUV 310 km of range. Capable of supporting …

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE Review

To most people, the Jaguar brand is one that is most commonly associated with somewhat old-world quintessential Britishness. Think petrol-guzzling engines and lots of leather and wood grain all wrapped up in a classic three-box sedan package. But the Jaguar of today couldn’t be further from where it was in …

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Tesla Model X joins Victoria Police Highway Patrol fleet

Victoria Police has become one of the first jurisdictions in the world to put an all-electric vehicle into its operational fleet. From today, Victoria Police’s Road Policing Command will utilise the Tesla Model X all-electric SUV in highway patrol operational duties, a first for an Australian police organisation. Victoria Police purchased …

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Upcoming Ford electric SUV gets Mustang flavour in rendering

We know Ford is working on a new all-electric SUV and it’s only a year or two away. So far the Blue Oval has been keeping things tightly under wrap, but that didn’t stop graphic artists from letting loose their creative minds in visioning the upcoming Ford crossover. And here’s …

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2019 Tesla Model S and Model X go farther with new drivetrain

Tesla has announced the updated Model S and Model X range for 2019, which now include the Long Range variants for even farther travel on a single charge. Boasting the longest-range of any production electric vehicles on sale today, the Model S and Model X Long Range can travel up …

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Tesla Model Y mid-size SUV unveiled

Tesla has unveiled its fourth passenger car in the form of the Model Y mid-size SUV. Slotting below the larger Model X in Tesla’s fast expanding portfolio, the Model Y is underpinned by the same platform as the Model 3 sedan and will be offered in Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel …

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New-gen Nissan Leaf on-sale now priced from $49,990

The new-generation Nissan Leaf will be in Australian showrooms from August, priced from $49,990 plus on road costs. Available in a single high-spec grade, the Leaf has a 40kWh battery, an improved 110kW of power, up 38 per cent versus the outgoing model, and 320Nm of torque, an increase of …

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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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