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2018 Audi e-tron spied again

The upcoming 2018 Audi e-tron has been spied again during development testing in Europe, giving us a slightly closer look at the all-electric crossover...

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Hyundai to ramp up electric program - report
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Hyundai to ramp up electric program - report

Hyundai is preparing an electric vehicle (EV) onslaught for the next decade, with a senior executive admitting the company was late to the party. Speaking to European media, Lee Ki-sang, senior vice-president for Hyundai, said the brand is "late by around three years" to electric vehicles. "Hyundai should have been a first mover of EVs, but it is still staying as a fast follower...


Audi Sport launching electrified models from 2020 - report
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Audi Sport launching electrified models from 2020 - report

Stephan Winkelmann, head of Audi Sport, has confirmed the company will offer electrified models from the year 2020, according to a new article out of the UK. According to a report from Autocar, Audi's performance boss confirmed "this will start by the end of 2020, with the first car of Audi Sport, and then there will be more coming" in the next decade...


RemetzCar teases Model S Shooting Brake
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RemetzCar teases Model S Shooting Brake

Dutch coachbuilder, RemetzCar, has released a teaser of its new shooting brake based on the Tesla Model S. Just 20 examples of the swoopy electric wagon will be produced by the firm, which already produces a Model S-based Hearse along with stretched 'Executive' versions of the already long-wheelbase Audi A8L and Range Rover SVAutobiography...


Mini to launch baby SUV in 2021 - report
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Mini to launch baby SUV in 2021 - report

Mini is said to be plotting a new SUV to slot below the Countryman, complete with a pure-electric powertrain, according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express cites a "source close to Mini", claiming the new model will launch around 2021 riding on the company's next-generation platform...


NEVS to build Saab 9-3 EV in Chinese factory
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NEVS to build Saab 9-3 EV in Chinese factory

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has officially received approval to build the 9-3 EV at a facility in Tianjin, China. The company, which acquired the assets of Saab Automotive in 2012, became the first joint venture company with international backing to be approved for production by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NRDC)...


Kia Ray: Updated micro car teased for Korea
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Kia Ray: Updated micro car teased for Korea

Teaser sketches of the updated Kia Ray have surfaced this week, ahead of the new version's debut before year's end. A pair of images were uploaded to the company's social media channels, previewing a revised version of the boxy Korean hatchback which promises to be  cuter and more modern in appearance than the current model...


Honda to show swappable battery at CES 2018
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Honda to show swappable battery at CES 2018

Honda will use the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to demonstrate a portable, swappable battery pack for electric vehicles (EVs). The battery pack will be displayed as part of a 'Mobile Power Pack World' exhibit, which looks into swappable batteries and smarter energy management...


BMW batteries to have 15-year lifecycle
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BMW batteries to have 15-year lifecycle

BMW says its range of electric vehicles will have the same life-expectancy as current internal-combustion vehicles, despite some degradation in battery efficiency. Speaking with CarAdvice in Munich this week, BMW head of battery development, Andreas Raith, said talk of longevity issues is not backed up by field data...


Uniti unveils crowdfunded city EV
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Uniti unveils crowdfunded city EV

Electric-vehicle (EV) startup Uniti has unveiled its crowdfunded city car at its factory in Landskrona, Sweden. The bubble-shaped commuter, dubbed the One, offers a 300km range from its 22kWh battery. A DC fast charger can add 200km of range in just 3o minutes if required, too...


2019 Porsche Mission E spied during winter testing
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2019 Porsche Mission E spied during winter testing

The Porsche Mission E has been spied again, this time undergoing cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle. Although the prototypes seen here are wearing the same level of disguise as the vehicles in our first batch of spy photos, the snow-covered surroundings and low winter sun show off a little more of the Mission E's curves and detailing...


2018 BMW i3s review
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2018 BMW i3s review

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BMW outlines its modular, electric future
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BMW outlines its modular, electric future

BMW has outlined plans for the next phase of its evolution, as it works toward modular architectures across the range, allowing internal combustion and full-electric variants of all its models. The move is a crucial part of preparing for the uncertain future facing the automotive world. The company wants to have 25 electrified models on sale by 2025, 12 of which will be pure-electric...


Jaguar i-Pace e-Trophy
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Jaguar i-Pace e-Trophy

The Jaguar i-Pace e-Trophy on the floor of the 2017 Los Angeles motor show.


Tesla Roadster launch is an illusion, nothing more
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Tesla Roadster launch is an illusion, nothing more

Who saw that coming? Tesla, having announced its semi-trailer to the world, whipped the covers off a successor to its first vehicle last week, the Roadster. Its claimed numbers are seriously impressive: the 'base' car dispatches the 0-96km/h sprint in 1.9 seconds, and will have a top speed around 400km/h. Oh, and range is expected to be around 1000km...


Chris Bangle-designed REDS electric car unveiled
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Chris Bangle-designed REDS electric car unveiled

REDS, a Smart ForTwo-sized electric car designed by Chris Bangle, has been unveiled in Los Angeles. Commissioned by China Hi-Tech Group Corporation (CHTC) in 2014, REDS is the work of Chris Bangle and his design consultancy firm. The former BMW head of design, in his role from the 1990s to 2009, seems to have maintained his touch for controversial and striking designs...


Toyota research claims Australians aren't ready for PHEVs
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Toyota research claims Australians aren't ready for PHEVs

Toyota Australia is sticking firm on its call to not sell the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in Australia, preferring to focus on the 'regular' Prius and Corolla hybrids with comparatively old-hat but more affordable technology. As such, it's allowing fellow mass-market brands Mitsubishi and Hyundai to establish an early ascendancy in a fledgling market with the well-established Outlander PHEV crossover and the imminent Ioniq PHEV model, respectively...


FCAI proposes EV charging standards for Australia
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FCAI proposes EV charging standards for Australia

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has issued a proposal for national electric vehicle (EV) charging standards. In order to encourage the uptake of EVs, the FCAI and its numerous industry member companies have committed to adopting the same charging types on all new models introduced from January 1, 2020...


Volkswagen Group to invest $52b into electrification, autonomy, connectivity
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Volkswagen Group to invest $52b into electrification, autonomy, connectivity

The Volkswagen Group, parent to brands like Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Porsche, has announced its future investment plans this week, including a commitment of over $52.81 billion (EUR 34 billion) into new-age automotive technology development. Matthias Müller, CEO for the German automotive group, said: "We are reinventing the car...


2018 Mercedes-Benz eVito revealed - UPDATE
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2018 Mercedes-Benz eVito revealed - UPDATE

Update (21 November 2017): Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has released a statement regarding the local introduction of electric commercial vehicles. See bottom of article for details. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz eVito has been revealed this week, ahead of a European launch in the second half of next year...