20 Oct 2021

Nissan Micra could become new electric hatchback

  Nissan’s little hatch could be revived as an electric car. Nissan is turning to its Alliance partner Renault to see if it’s worthwhile making a successor to the current Nissan Micra which is no longer for sale in Australia – but the car in question is all but certain

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Anyone buying a Nissan Leaf will receive discounted charging rates at Chargefox fast chargers thanks to a partnership between the two companies.
23 Jul 2021

Northern Territory to subsidise EV ownership

Northern Territory Government commits to discounts on electric car rego and stamp duty. Following southern states which have begun to roll out electric car subsidies and schemes that support uptake in ownership, the Northern Territory has thrown its hat in the ring with a commitment to giving fully electric and

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15 Apr 2021

Hipster hot spot Australia’s busiest for EV charging

Melbourne suburb Brunswick lays claim to having the most used electric car charging station in Australia. There’s a lot of buzzing around hipster-hotspot Brunswick – and not much louder, it seems – with Moreland Council saying that it’s Australia’s busiest municipality for electric vehicle charging and that the newest EV

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22 Mar 2021

GET EV charging hub launched in Melbourne

Australian electric vehicle charging company GET has launched its first charging hub in Melbourne. The seven EV-only charging bays are located at Lorbek Luxury Cars at 30 Prohasky Street, Port Melbourne, and are accessible by anyone who needs to charge their electric car. A solution to a growing problem, GET

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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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