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Tesla Supercharger site opens in Ballarat
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Tesla Supercharger site opens in Ballarat

Tesla keeps on expanding its Supercharger network in Australia, this week opening a new site in the key regional Victorian city of Ballarat, about 120km from Melbourne. The six-bay charging station is billed as the first connection from Melbourne to Adelaide, and was opened by City Councillor Jim Rinaldi...


2014-16 BMW i3 REx recalled for fuel leak fix
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2014-16 BMW i3 REx recalled for fuel leak fix

BMW has issued a recall for its i3 REx (range extender hybrid) built between 2014 and 2016 over concerns the fuel tank ventilation line could be faulty and leak fuel vapour. The Bavarian company reports the fuel tank ventilation line may not be correctly located, and could wear through if it rubs against the body of the vehicle...


2015-16 Ford Mustang GT recalled for fire risk
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2015-16 Ford Mustang GT recalled for fire risk

Ford has issued a recall for 1391 of its 2015-16 Mustang GT sports cars over concerns wiring close to the exhaust manifold could cause a fire. The company reports affected vehicles may have reduced clearance between the battery cable wiring loom and the exhaust manifold. If the condition occurs, the wiring loom could contact the manifold and short circuit, potentially causing an under-bonnet fire...


Volvo: diesel engines unviable post 2020
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Volvo: diesel engines unviable post 2020

It seems clear that as far as fuels go, diesel is on the nose: and the head of Volvo Cars reckons it might not be viable beyond 2020. Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson made the remarks at the 2017 Geneva motor show, where he said the ever-tightening emissions regulations, not to mention the cost of development when it comes to revolutionising diesel as a mainstream fuel source, could mean the company won’t offer it after 2020...


Audi standing by diesel power – for now
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Audi standing by diesel power – for now

Diesel has come under some criticism in recent years, and in markets like Europe where diesel penetration is up to 90 per cent in some regions, that’s been a hard pill to swallow. Still, there are cities that are pushing for bans on diesel cars in the near future, with the emissions of older vans and heavier trucks being called into question...


Chevrolet Camaro Track concept revealed
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Chevrolet Camaro Track concept revealed

The Chevrolet Camaro Track concept has been revealed, debuting at the Geneva motor show in all its green glory. Based on the V8-powered Camaro SS variant, the Track concept features a number of enhancements to give it more bite on the track, while still being comfortable enough for everyday use. Under the bonnet is a 6...


2017 BMW 6 Series M Sport earns 'Limited Edition' status
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2017 BMW 6 Series M Sport earns 'Limited Edition' status

BMW’s flagship grand touring coupe, the BMW 6 Series has been given a spruce up with the introduction of the M Sport Limited Edition available across the range: 6 Series Coupe, Convertible and the four-door Gran Coupe...


Porsche working on 'Mark Webber mode' for autonomous cars
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Porsche working on 'Mark Webber mode' for autonomous cars

When the age of autonomy comes to Porsche, the company is set to have an intriguing option for buyers to experience: a racing driver that can take over when you hit the track. Imagine this: It's 2020 and you own the latest Porsche model, which features some handy autonomous driving technology...


Mazda planning rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
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Mazda planning rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Mazda's US arm has confirmed it will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to its line-up, though timing is still to be confirmed. Speaking to Cars.com at the US launch of the new CX-5, a spokesperson for the company said it is planning to introduce the smartphone mirroring technology, though didn't say which vehicle will debut the feature...


General Motors may cut large cars, 'select' international markets from portfolio
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General Motors may cut large cars, 'select' international markets from portfolio

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has said that the company's international operations still need further work. In the wake of the sale of Opel and Vauxhall to PSA, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, Barra told journalists, including those from Automotive News: "There's a little bit more work that we're doing in the international markets...


Intel buys autonomous driving technology company for $20 billion
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Intel buys autonomous driving technology company for $20 billion

Intel has just announced that it will buy Mobileye, a leading supplier of advanced driver assistance and self-driving vehicle technology, for US$15.3 billion ($20.3 billion). While anyone who has ever used a laptop or a desktop has heard of Intel, Mobileye is a name that's mostly known to technology and automotive industry insiders...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class spied again
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class spied again

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute has been spied once again doing a spot of late winter testing in northern Europe. This latest prototype of the X-Class seems to be wearing production-ready versions of the car's headlights, which include the company's signature hockey stick-style LED driving lights. Interestingly this vehicle has fuel caps on both sides...


Ferrari wait times too long: Marchionne
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Ferrari wait times too long: Marchionne

Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari has a problem (the same problem its always had), demand simply exceeds supply. Ordinarily, it’s a nice problem to have, but the demand for the prancing horse has never been greater, and now, even loyal Ferrari owners are missing out...


Five brands swimming against the tide in Australia, growing sales
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Five brands swimming against the tide in Australia, growing sales

The 2017 sales year is off to a bit of a slow start, with cumulative numbers down 3.8 per cent to 173,935 units, over last year’s all-time record. We’ve seen declines in passenger cars, SUVs and light commercials alike, suggesting this year might see the market cool off ever-so-slightly...


Land Rover Discovery with drone helping to save lives
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Land Rover Discovery with drone helping to save lives

A new Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) project has been revealed at this year's Geneva motor show. Named 'Project Hero', the Land Rover Discovery was specifically designed for the Austrian Red Cross to help improve communications and reduce response times for disasters, in order to save more lives...