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Infiniti to launch EVs from 2021

Infiniti has announced it will introduce new electrified models from 2021, with its first pure-electric offering due the same year. The luxury subsidiary of Nissan says "customers can expect beautifully-designed vehicles like the Q Inspiration concept" featuring a "whole new level of electrified driving performance"...

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Ford goes 'all in', boosts electric car funding to $14 billion
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Ford goes 'all in', boosts electric car funding to $14 billion

Ford has confirmed it will more than double its investment in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company's previous plan to spend US$4.5 billion ($5.7 billion) on electrified vehicle development by 2020 will now be supplanted by a new goal of investing US$11 billion ($14 billion) by 2022...


Ferrari says it'll do an EV supercar before Tesla
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Ferrari says it'll do an EV supercar before Tesla

Ferrari’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has boldly asserted that the Italian marque will be first to market with a dedicated electric supercar, in a bid to draw the narrative spotlight away from startup Tesla and its high profile founder Elon Musk. “If there is an electric supercar to be built, then Ferrari will be the first,” Marchionne said, according to Bloomberg...


China’s GAC Motor entering US next year, previews wild EV concept in Detroit
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China’s GAC Motor entering US next year, previews wild EV concept in Detroit

China's GAC Motor says it wants to enter the massive US car market next year, with a wide range of models and a mission that - if successful - will make it a major player outside its home country. As a statement of intent, the Guangzhou company presented its line-up at this week's Detroit motor show, headlined by the slick GA4 small sedan and a wild electric SUV concept called the Enverge...


Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report
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Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report

Kia's European arm is looking to introduce 48V mild-hybrid powertrains, starting with the current Sportage and next-generation Cee'd - according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Kia's research and development boss, Woong Chul Yang, said the Korean manufacturer is looking to add the mild-hybrid options to meet ever-tightening European emissions laws...


Autonomous driving better suited to hydrogen fuel-cell EVs: Hyundai
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Autonomous driving better suited to hydrogen fuel-cell EVs: Hyundai

Hyundai’s global boss says the power demands of a fully-autonomous vehicle will require a great deal of processing power that today’s pure electric vehicles may find more difficult to provide. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, Hyundai’s global vice chairman, Chung Eui-sun, said his company’s investment in hydrogen technology is with a long-term view that also encompasses the benefits it brings to level four and five autonomous driving...


Hyundai and Toyota co-operation on hydrogen growth more important than rivalry
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Hyundai and Toyota co-operation on hydrogen growth more important than rivalry

Hyundai says it’s close co-operation with Toyota in helping advance the cause of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is of more importance than any rivalry the two brands may have. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, Hyundai’s global vice chairman, Chung Eui-sun, said that while the uptake of hydrogen vehicles remains relatively small compared to pure electric vehicles, the two companies - as well as other manufacturers - must work closely together to build momentum...


2019 Fisker EMotion debuts, solid-state battery coming later
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2019 Fisker EMotion debuts, solid-state battery coming later

The Fisker EMotion has been given its full debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The EMotion is powered by a set of electric motors generating at least 575kW of power, with drive sent to all four wheels. The EMotion rides on 24-inch alloy wheels fitted with low rolling resistance Pirelli rubber...


Kia Niro EV concept revealed at CES
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Kia Niro EV concept revealed at CES

The Kia Niro EV concept has been unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, likely previewing an upcoming production model. After being previewed with a set of shadowy teaser images last week, the Niro EV concept doesn't really offer too many surprises, looking like a dark and pumped-up version of the production Niro hybrid SUV (below)...


Autonomous car designs to be non-aggressive: Hyundai
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Autonomous car designs to be non-aggressive: Hyundai

The head of design for Hyundai says that autonomous and electric vehicles will likely adapt a non-aggressive design philosophy to suit their inherent nature going forward, with only the second-generation of these vehicles likely to deviate from the path...


2018 Citroen E-Mehari updated with new interior, hardtop
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2018 Citroen E-Mehari updated with new interior, hardtop

The Citroen E-Mehari four-seat electric car has been upgraded with a new interior, hardtop and other improvements. While the original E-Mehari, unveiled in late 2015, was only sold as a soft-top, the updated version is now available with a glossy black hardtop. The hardtop variant also includes grey roll bars, sliding side windows, rear quarterlights and a lift-up glass rear window...


Australian car industry split over EV subsidies
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Australian car industry split over EV subsidies

Representative body for Australia’s motoring industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), says it will not necessarily lobby government to apply subsidies encouraging the take-up of zero emissions vehicles...


China's Byton reveals tech-heavy electric SUV concept
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China's Byton reveals tech-heavy electric SUV concept

Chinese electric start-up firm, Byton, has revealed its first concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. First teased last September, the Byton Concept takes the form of a high-riding electric crossover that features new-age in-car infotainment and semi-autonomous driving systems...


Kia Niro EV concept to be revealed next week
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Kia Niro EV concept to be revealed next week

Kia has handed down a series of shadowy teasers for its expected Niro EV, first reported in February last year. Based on the petrol-electric Niro hybrid SUV revealed a full year before reports of an all-electric model surfaced, next week's unveiling is described as a concept - although the preview images suggest we can expect a design very similar to the existing Niro...


Byton promises connected, autonomous EV for CES
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Byton promises connected, autonomous EV for CES

Chinese startup Byton is planning to launch its first prototype car – dubbed a "next generation smart device"  – at CES 2018. The company, which was founded in China but has offices in Munich and California, has created an acronym for its creation: the Smart Intuitive Vehicle (SIV)...


UPDATE - EV roadmap: How the big brands will deliver electric vehicles in the years ahead
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UPDATE - EV roadmap: How the big brands will deliver electric vehicles in the years ahead

Electric vehicles are coming, and the past year has seen a number of big manufacturers roll out their plans for the electric revolution. Although each is shooting for the same goal – profitability in an era of tighter emissions regulations – there are a number of different theories on how to get there. Here are the latest formal plans, collated in the one place...


Genovation GXE: Manual, electric Corvette set for CES debut
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Genovation GXE: Manual, electric Corvette set for CES debut

Genovation Cars will use CES 2018 to unveil the GXE, an all-electric Corvette capable of topping 350km/h. So, how does the GXE deliver that monstrous top speed? To start with, it makes a lot of power and torque: 597kW and 950Nm, to be precise. Along with the headline speed figure, Genovation is claiming a sub-3...


McLaren working on pure-electric supercars, says tech not ready
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McLaren working on pure-electric supercars, says tech not ready

McLaren says it's testing pure-electric technology, but hasn't cracked the code for delivering the range and performance expected of a supercar. Dan Parry-Williams, engineering and design director, says the company has an EV mule running around, but battery technology isn't yet conducive to flat-out driving...


China continues EV push with extended tax rebate
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China continues EV push with extended tax rebate

China has extended the generous tax rebates offered to hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) buyers until 2020, as part of its prolonged push to encourage their adoption. The tax exemption was originally set to end on December 31, but the Chinese finance ministry has extended it until December 31, 2020 for buyers of plug-in petrol-electric hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles – grouped under the "new-energy vehicle" (NEV) banner in the policy...


Five tech breakthroughs from 2017
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Five tech breakthroughs from 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...