24 Sep 2020

Wipe out: California to ban combustion engine cars

California plans to ban the sale of any car that produces emissions, including trucks. Home to Silicon Valley, the LA Motor Show, Tesla, and millionaires and billionaires driving electric vehicles has vowed to ban all fossil fuel cars by 2025. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order requiring sales

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09 Jun 2020

Dyson opens up: “It was a difficult decision to stop”

Dyson aborted its electric car project after spending $1 billion on development costs, including producing a drivable prototype. Now, James Dyson reveals what happened before the electric car project’s premature end. A problem too big to ignore James Dyson: “In 1983, early in the development of my cyclonic technology which

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22 May 2020

GM vs Tesla for the million-mile battery

Two carmakers are surging to the top at the moment when it comes to developing long-life battery technology. A two-horse race is on to be the first manufacturer to deliver a “million-mile” battery, capable of lasting 1.6 million kilometres before needing to be replaced. The competitors are General Motors and

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15 May 2020

Tesla Model 3 to get million-mile, low-cost battery this year

A new report suggests Tesla Model 3s will begin to be offered with a battery capable of lasting one million miles. Tesla will reportedly introduce a new battery either later this year or early 2021 which will be capable of lasting one million miles (1.6 million kilometres) and cost even

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01 May 2020

Tesla posts quarterly profit but cash flow remains negative

Tesla’s quarterly earnings report for the first quarter of this year in the face of COVID-19 is a success, though some benchmarks are yet to be reached.  TESLA HAS posted its third consecutive quarterly profit since promising investors it would pull itself out of a historically long period of red

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01 May 2020

Bollinger announces electric cab-chassis truck

US ELECTRIC four-wheel drive company Bollinger has added another model to its upcoming rugged, retro-looking electric four-wheel drive range, this time a versatile cab chassis. The revealed tough-truck with an EV heart is essentially a cab-chassis version of its upcoming B2 ute, which will be complemented on showroom floors by

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Toyota LandCruiser hybrid for Australia 300 Series
26 Mar 2020

Toyota: LandCruiser hybrid “an education thing” for Aussies

You don’t need to be worried about towing, driving long distances and offroad ability when it comes to a hybrid LandCruiser. QUELLING ANY thoughts that a hybrid Toyota LandCruiser could be too soft for the land down under, Toyota Australia says that it has ‘considerable input’ on what the new

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Karma Fisker ute concept render australia
29 Jan 2020

Another electric pickup truck is coming…

A new Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T rival is coming this year, and like those two it’ll be offered in the US first…. But don’t rule Australia out of contention.

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Toyota Yaris Hybrid
23 Jan 2020

New Toyota Yaris Hybrid to replace Prius C

Toyota will launch a cheap, super-economical Yaris hybrid hatch in Australia soon, which will also see the end of the Prius coupe.

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Subaru EV SUV electric details
21 Jan 2020

Subaru EV arriving 2021, new turbo boxer this year

Official Subaru documents layout the company’s plans for the next decade, confirming a new electric SUV soon to be revealed, and a new lean turbo boxer engine.

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Jeep Wrangler 4XE PHEV Rubicon render
13 Jan 2020

JEEP WRANGLER PHEV: First official specs and details

Specs and details for the Wrangler PHEV have been leaked to Practical Motoring before the model’s official detailed announcement, the new Wrangler set to come with a 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine mated to a ZF-sourced eight-sped hybrid transmission with a plug-in electric battery.

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Hummer electric vehicle lebron james 2022
13 Jan 2020

LeBron James to relaunch Hummer as an electric car brand

Hummer by name, hummer by an electric drivetrain…

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Jeep Wrangler 4XE
09 Jan 2020

ELECTRIC WRANGLER: Jeep shows Wrangler Rubicon 4XE PHEV

This is the first look at Jeep’s new electrified Wrangler, and it doesn’t look much different at all.

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2020 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid
18 Dec 2019

Hybrid vs non-hybrid: Is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid worth it?

Want to know what the best bang for your buck Toyota RAV4 is to buy? It’s the Cruiser Hybrid FWD. Here’s why.

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2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid
18 Dec 2019

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid and XV Hybrid pricing revealed

Subaru’s 2020 Forester Hybrid and XV Hybrid pair will land in Australia soon and pricing and spec has been confirmed.

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