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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid Review

Volvo was one of the first to declare war on diesel engines, announcing it will phase out the spark-ignition powerplant in Australia by June this year. The company says that despite diesels “being the cleanest they’ve ever been”, the technology doesn’t have a place in its future. In their place, …

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Hyundai teases IONIQ 5 all-electric SUV

Hyundai has given us a first glimpse of the company’s upcoming IONIQ 5 EV ahead of its debut next month. Previewed by the 45 concept, the IONIQ 5 is set to be Hyundai’s first electric vehicle to be based on the new E-GMP platform. Unlike anything else we’ve seen from …

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2020 Nissan Leaf EV Review

The automotive landscape is indeed changing fast. It wasn’t that long ago that reviewing an electric car was a rarity but in the last few years, we have reviewed a series of Hyundai Ioniq’s (hybrid, PHEV and Electric), the Jaguar’s i-Pace and of course, Tesla’s Model S, X and 3. …

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Skoda previews Enyaq iV electric SUV: 500km range, 0-100km in 6.2s

Skoda has given us a first glimpse of its first electric vehicle, the Enyaq iV. Essentially a rebadged version of the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4 EV, the Czech SUV will sit on the same modular MEB electric platform and share the VW’s powertrain. Despite the heavy camouflage, the official “spyshots” shows …

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Fiat 500 reincarnates as electric-only city car

The next-generation Fiat 500e has been revealed ahead of its Italian summer launch. Based on a brand new platform, the reincarnated 500 has undergone a growth spurt, with both length and width up by 60mm, while the wheelbase has increased by 20mm. However, the biggest change is the car’s powertrain, …

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Shock: Sony unveils electric Vision-S concept car at CES

Sony has just dropped a bombshell, unveiling an all-electric concept called the Vision-S at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Created to showcase the Japanese technology company’s ability in the area of mobility, the concept is equipped with no less than 33 sensors, including CMOS image sensors, solid …

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All-electric Ford Mustang with six-speed manual debuts at 2019 SEMA

Ford has given us an early taste of their all-electric 671kW Ford Mustang Fastback built in collaboration with Webasto. Known as the Mustang Lithium, it packs 670kW and a mighty 1,356Nm of instantaneous torque, from an 800-volt battery system and dual-core motor. Additionally, the emission free muscle car features a …

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World debut – Mazda MX-30 electric SUV

Mazda has taken the wraps off its first series production electric vehicle known as the Mazda MX-30 at the Tokyo Motor Show. Underpinned by Mazda’s e-SkyActiv platform, the brand’s first fully electric vehicle is driven by a single front-mounted electric motor drawing power from a 35.5kWh battery pack nestled in …

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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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