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Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger
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Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger

The monetisation of peer-to-peer charging for electric vehicles, a concept that has quickly taken off in overseas markets, is now in Australia. Sydney start-up Everty describes its online EV charger search and booking service as the "Airbnb of electric cars"...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute: Australian details emerge
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute: Australian details emerge

The all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute will arrive in Australia from early 2018, and CarAdvice is in position to tell you what you can expect to see when it finally arrives Down Under. We know there will be three drivetrains offered, and that there will be three model grades...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class cab-chassis confirmed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class cab-chassis confirmed

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class may claim to be the most premium pick-up on the planet, but that doesn’t mean hard-working tradies who want a tray-back version will miss out. The company has confirmed it will offer a cab-chassis tray-back/table-top version of the all-new X-Class in Australia from launch, giving Mercedes-Benz’s local Vans division a line-up of 18 different versions by the time the vehicle hits showrooms in April next year...


2018 Kia Sorento facelift revealed ahead of Q4 Australian launch - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Sorento facelift revealed ahead of Q4 Australian launch - UPDATE

The subtly facelifted 2018 Kia Sorento has surfaced this week in its home market of South Korea, serving as the mid-life refresh of the company's large SUV. Compared to the version currently on sale, the Sorento has been nipped and tucked inside and out, though some may struggle to identify the changes...


CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines
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CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines

NOTE: This post will periodically be 'resurfaced' in the news section to ensure it remains front of mind for our enthusiastic community of commenters.  As the number of eager and engaged visitors to CarAdvice.com continues to grow, so does the size of our thriving and active 'comments section'...


US draft legislation frees self-driving cars from safety standards
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US draft legislation frees self-driving cars from safety standards

A bipartisan draft bill relating to "highly automated vehicles" has been released, and it seeks to significantly reduce the burden on car makers and other companies working to develop, test and deploy self-driving car and autonomous vehicle technology on public roads. As currently worded, the new bill would exempt up to 100,000 self-driving cars per year, per company, from having to comply with existing car safety legislation...


2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR: Opel, Buick cousins revealed

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling for all three brands, new Opel and Buick-badged versions of the car we'll see as the 2018 Holden Commodore VXR have been revealed today. Identical to the Holden-badged car revealed earlier today, these new Opel Insignia GSi and Buick Regal GS performance models will go on sale in Europe and the US respectively...


2018 Nissan Leaf 'e-Pedal' detailed ahead of September reveal
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2018 Nissan Leaf 'e-Pedal' detailed ahead of September reveal

The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf has been teased again, this time having its new 'e-Pedal' detailed - which the company says "transforms the way we drive". Set to make its debut on September 6, the Japanese electric vehicle (EV) will feature a mode that sees the accelerator pedal double up as a brake pedal, which Nissan claims can be used for 90 per cent of driving needs...


2010-11 Jaguar XJ recalled for airbag fix
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2010-11 Jaguar XJ recalled for airbag fix

Jaguar has issued a recall for 61 examples of its 2010 and 2011 model-year XJ sedans over concerns the front airbags could deploy with too much force. The British marque reports that the inflator parameters may have been over set. If the condition occurs, this could pose an increased risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants...


Honda baby NSX's interior and exterior revealed in patent filing
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Honda baby NSX's interior and exterior revealed in patent filing

Honda has filed a patent for the interior of its "baby NSX" with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The renders were discovered by AutoGuide and Autocar. Although they show a vehicle without a front windscreen, we believe that's because the patent only relates to the interior. Also of note, the car has an aircraft-style steering wheel with a flattened top and bottom...


2018 Audi e-tron quattro spied
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2018 Audi e-tron quattro spied

The Audi e-tron quattro electric crossover has been photographed undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. The production Audi e-tron quattro SUV is expected to be given its in-the-flesh debut at this September's Frankfurt show, two years after the concept version took its bow...


2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore VXR (SS replacement) revealed

Holden has officially revealed its replacement for the SS Commodore, the new 2018 Holden Commodore VXR, set to go on sale as part of Holden's Insignia-based Commodore line-up. Due for release in 2018, the Commodore VXR boasts a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine that produces 235kW of power and 381Nm of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive...


Young engineer becomes first Australian recipient of Ford's Alan Mulally scholarship
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Young engineer becomes first Australian recipient of Ford's Alan Mulally scholarship

Second-year university student, Jordan Ritchie, has become the first Australian recipient of Ford's Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship, the company announced this week. Named after the Blue Oval's former boss, Alan Mulally, who guided Ford through the global financial crisis of last decade, the Leadership in Engineering Scholarship was established in 2014 and is made up of a $1 million fund to be distributed in $100,000 increments to be distributed every year for ten years...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 to tackle Amarok
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 to tackle Amarok

The all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute has a big talking point – a V6 diesel engine that has more power than anything in the segment. That’s quite a headline act, considering the Volkswagen Amarok V6 launched with a class-leading level of power less than a year ago. But the new 3.0-litre V6 engine in the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Power flagship model will better its German rival for outright grunt...


BMW M2: Strong demand drives bigger allocation for Oz
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BMW M2: Strong demand drives bigger allocation for Oz

High local demand for the BMW M2 has seen the company secure additional allocation of its entry-level 'M' car, the company says, cementing Australia's position as the premier BMW M market. Since its introduction in April last year, the BMW M2 has shifted 671 units, and year-to-date is the M brand's most popular model...