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2017 Hyundai Ioniq review

As one of the biggest players in the hybrid segment, Toyota has dominated with the Prius. But, Hyundai's Ioniq offers an equally green product, without the science project looks. Can it offer buyers a decent alternative?

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Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report
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Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report

The Kia Niro hybrid SUV sold in the US and Europe is set to get an all-electric variant next year, according to a new report. An article by Dutch publication AutoRai, translated by Carscoops quotes the company's European CEO, Michael Cole, saying the Niro EV will use the running gear of the all-electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq...


BMW demands Australian government end 'embarrassing silence' on EV support
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BMW demands Australian government end 'embarrassing silence' on EV support

BMW Australia managing director Marc-Heinrich Werner says the time for talk is over, and has demanded the federal government come to the table and create some policies to support the rollout of greener vehicles here, including a publicly-funded charging network to cover all brands...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 3, 2017

The end of Australian manufacturing for Toyota now has a date. The company announced that it will cease production of the Aurion in August, the Camry Hybrid in September and the final petrol Camry will roll off the assembly line on October 3...


Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in IIHS Top Safety Pick tests
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Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in IIHS Top Safety Pick tests

The Tesla Model S and BMW i3 electric vehicles have missed out on being considered a Top Safety Pick by the US's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)...


NanoFlowcell Quant 48Volt: 300km/h electric sports car set for Geneva reveal
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NanoFlowcell Quant 48Volt: 300km/h electric sports car set for Geneva reveal

Electric vehicle company NanoFlowcell has teased its latest sports car, the Quant 48Volt, ahead of its debut at this year's Geneva motor show in March. Powered by the world's first variably-controllable mobile flow cell, and four low-voltage electric motors, the Quant 48Volt claims some impressive performance figures...


Nissan planning electric Juke concept for Tokyo - report
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Nissan planning electric Juke concept for Tokyo - report

The Nissan Juke is set to get electrified at this year's Tokyo motor show in September, with the company planning to reveal a concept inspired by the eye-catching 2015 Gripz show car - according to a new report out of the US. Car and Driver claims the Japanese company will debut the Juke e-Power concept in Tokyo later this year, powered by the range-extender hybrid drivetrain already seen in the Note e-Power that was launched in Japan in 2016...


Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way
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Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way

Volvo has filed several trademark applications for new models in the US and Europe. First picked up by website swedespeed, it appears the Swedish manufacturer is preparing to introduce compact V20 and V30 models in the US, while the European application includes the names P5, P6, P8, P9 and P10...


Volkswagen Australia keen on EVs and plug-ins
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Volkswagen Australia keen on EVs and plug-ins

Volkswagen is embarking on a massive global push into electrification, but the company’s Australian subsidiary is still weighing up what its EV range will look like here by 2020. What we do know is that the production versions of the Golf-sized I.D hatch and I.D. Buzz retro people-mover concept cars are as good as locked-in for Australia within a few years time, shortly after their worldwide launches...


Volkswagen I.D. GTI could be in the pipeline - report
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Volkswagen I.D. GTI could be in the pipeline - report

The production version of the Volkswagen I.D. EV is likely to spawn a GTI hot hatch variant when it lands around 2020, according to a new report out of the UK. Britain's Auto Express quotes Jurgen Stackmann, Volkswagen's sales and marketing boss, telling the publication at this year's Detroit motor show: "I think the formula of GTI will change – it will not be the same formula that took us here"...


Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range
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Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range

Tesla has rolled out its second-generation of Autopilot hardware - with the option of full self-driving capability - while adding the Model S 100D and Model X 100D to its line-up, providing the longest driving ranges in their respective model families...


DS E-Tense trademarked: Electric sports car edges closer to production - report
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DS E-Tense trademarked: Electric sports car edges closer to production - report

The all-electric DS E-Tense sports car could be one step closer to production, after parent company PSA Groupe (formerly PSA Peugeot Citroen) filed an application to trademark its name this week. Britain's Autocar reports that PSA's luxury arm filed the application this week, in preparation for its halo model to arrive around the turn of the decade - likely between 2018 and 2021...


Tesla cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash, but autonomous car makers on watch
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Tesla cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash, but autonomous car makers on watch

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has ruled in favour of electric carmaker Tesla, in an investigation into a fatal crash last year involving a Model S in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. In May 2016, a man in the US was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with a tractor trailer at an intersection on a non-controlled access highway...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

Hi there, I’m Tegan Lawson and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Let’s take a look at what’s been making headlines this week. The details of three Holden Commodore special editions have been released with production due to begin mid-year. Holden has confirmed it will shut down production at its Elizabeth plant, outside of Adelaide on October 20 of this year...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Dendrobium hypercar teased: WTF is a Dendrobium?
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Dendrobium hypercar teased: WTF is a Dendrobium?

Dendrobium: a genus of orchid native to Singapore. That answers that. But what does this new shapely hypercar have to do with that? Well, like the flower, the Dendrobium hypercar is native to Singapore, and it's the nation-state's first attempt at building such a vehicle...


Renault adds updated Kangoo ZE, new Master ZE to electric commercial van range
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Renault adds updated Kangoo ZE, new Master ZE to electric commercial van range

The Renault commercial vehicle range has added two new electric models in the form of the updated Renault Kangoo ZE and new Renault Master ZE. The revamped Kangoo ZE has a new 33kWh battery and a new 45kW electric motor, as well as a new faster charging system, with its range increasing by more than 50 per cent to 270 kilometres, up from 170km in the pre-facelift model...


Chrysler Portal production due after 2018: CEO says affordable EVs on the horizon
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Chrysler Portal production due after 2018: CEO says affordable EVs on the horizon

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed it plans to produce the futuristic Chrysler Portal concept after 2018, which it has  dubbed the "next-generation family transportation". Speaking with the Detroit Free Press, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said the company plans to produce the Portal or something like it, though didn't give further detail...


Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout
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Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout

Asia's luxury marques are looking to challenge the Germans in the premium electric car segment, with Lexus, Genesis, Acura and Infiniti hinting at plans to launch EVs in the near future. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, executives from each company said they are all weighing electric vehicle offerings in response to a wave of new models coming from brands like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Porsche...


Tesla Supercharger costs detailed
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Tesla Supercharger costs detailed

Tesla's controversial decision to make its customers pay for access to its Supercharger network of fast-charge stations is going ahead, and the brand has announced estimates of what it will cost for owners to travel across different routes around the world. The most pertinent locally, of course, is the jaunt down the Hume Highway from Sydney to Melbourne...