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Lexus to unveil all-electric CT successor at upcoming Tokyo Show?

Lexus is expected to unwrap an all-electric concept model at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show in October, according to a report by UK publication Autocar. The concept will provide a glimpse into Lexus’ first ever full electric vehicle (EV) and will be based on the brand’s futuristic LF-SA concept from …

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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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Volkswagen Dune Buggy returns as an all-electric concept

Volkswagen is bringing the iconic dune buggy from the 1960s and 1970s back at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in the form of a fully electric concept based on the company’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB). “A buggy is more than a car. It is vibrancy and energy on four …

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Genovation debuts 587kW Corvette-based GXE EV with manual gearbox

Want a Corvette but not its fuel guzzling V8? Meet the Genovation GXE – an all-electric Corvette on steroids. Produced by Maryland-based EV manufacturer, the fully electric GXE is based on a C7 Corvette, which has been re-engineered to receive an electric drivetrain. Not much is known about the technology …

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Audi e-tron GT concept makes LA debut – coming in 2020

Audi is serious about its EV future with a raft of models planned under its e-tron moniker, the latest being the e-tron GT concept, which made its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Set to rival the Tesla Model S, as well as stable mate, the Porsche Taycan …

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Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 arriving in Australia mid-2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that Australian deliveries of the long anticipated Model 3 sedan will commence in mid-2019, a few months earlier than anticipated. Martin Hungerford, one of many Australian Tesla customers who have put down deposits for the most affordable Tesla model tweeted Mr Musk …

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Byton unveils 517km range pure EV, semi-autonomous Crossover Concept

Chinese electric car startup, Byton has unveiled its Crossover Concept at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas. If it reaches production in 2019 as planned, the full electric SUV will call the Tesla Model X its rival and be priced around US$45,000 ($A57,512). According to Byton, its crossover has support …

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Fully Electric Tesla Semi goes official – 0 to 100 kmh in 5 seconds!

Electric propulsion has come to semi trucks as the first ever Tesla Semi makes its official debut today. The all-electric semi truck is now available for order with production set to go into full swing in 2019. Tesla says the new electric truck will deliver a far better experience for truck …

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Nissan unveils fully autonomous, all-electric IMx crossover EV

After a series of teasers, Nissan has finally taken the wraps off their all-electric crossover concept called the Nissan IMx at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan says the concept provides a glimpse into the future of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility with fully autonomous capability and a claimed driving range of …

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Renault presents its connected, autonomous car vision – the SYMBIOZ

Renault has presented its SYMBIOZ connected autonomous electric concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the French company’s vision of the car and its role in society in 2030 and is designed to be fully integrated in the human ecosystem. “The way we use our cars is changing. …

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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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Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept makes Shanghai debut

Audi has taken the wraps of its new E-Tron Sportback Concept at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Looking like Audi’s version of the Lamborghini Urus, the electric concept previews future electrified SUV models from Ingolstadt, with the first production model to be rolled out in 2019. Measuring 4.90m long, 1.98m …

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Updated 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV brings Fast Charging flexibility

The updated 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has arrived with a revised design, new technology, increased refinement and additional fast charging flexibility. Adopting styling changes from the Model Year 2017 Outlander range, the PHEV variant sports revised front and rear fascia with Mitsubishi’s “Dynamic Shield” front grille, new front and rear …

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BMW and Westfield JV creates 40 free charging stations

A total of 40 electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) public charging stations have been opened throughout 10 major metropolitan Westfield shopping centres in a joint venture from BMW Group Australia and Scentre Group. The charging stations are available to all EV and PHEV owners and allow free …

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