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Fuso eCanter bound for Australia: Electric truck to join customer trial fleet

The all-electric Fuso eCanter truck will be coming to Australia as part of a trial with customer fleets next year. Last week the company revealed the third generation of the world’s first all-electric light-duty truck at the IAA commerical vehicles show in Hanover...

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McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar loses lid and goes all electric… for the kids
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McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar loses lid and goes all electric… for the kids

The multi-million-dollar McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar has morphed into an all-electric, single-seat convertible in a bid to appeal to a wider market… those aged three to six. An exclusive offering for those who may not have the fullest of piggy banks, the ride-on McLaren P1 is officially limited to a specific group of potential customers, with the British brand saying “customers ideally should be between three and six years old to drive it – although young drivers beyond this age group might also fit”...


Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck unveiled
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Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck unveiled

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck has been revealed in production form, capable of zero-emissions driving for up to 200 kilometres. With a permissible gross weight of 26 tonnes, the Urban eTruck promises no emissions and silent operation. Powering the electric truck are an electrically-powered rear axle and electric motors adjacent to the wheel hubs...


Volkswagen Australia insists niche models will remain, EVs to come later
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Volkswagen Australia insists niche models will remain, EVs to come later

The Volkswagen Scirocco and Volkswagen Beetle have both been axed from the brand’s line-up, with special edition models of each to see those cars out. The Volkswagen Scirocco Wolfsburg edition brings a few extras, and the retro-styled Volkswagen Beetle Classic will be limited to just 53 examples in Australia...


Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed
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Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed

Hot on the heels of being named the 2017 International Van of the Year, the Volkswagen Crafter has gone electric - in concept form, at least. This is the Volkswagen e-Crafter, a fully electric parcel mover aimed specifically at city van operators based on the all-new Volkswagen Crafter large van that is due to arrive in Australia late in 2017...


Tesla Autopilot version 8.0 announced with new emphasis on radar - UPDATE
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Tesla Autopilot version 8.0 announced with new emphasis on radar - UPDATE

Update - Tesla's local arm has confirmed the rollout of the Version 8.0 software in Australia over the coming weeks. See bottom of article for more details. Tesla has announced a Version 8.0 software update, which for its Autopilot driver-assistance system, switches the car’s primary sensor to radar technology as opposed to the camera and image processing system...


Audi all-electric SUV in Australia by 2020, entire line-up to get electrified
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Audi all-electric SUV in Australia by 2020, entire line-up to get electrified

Audi is looking to introduce several electrified models in Australia by the end of the decade, including a fully-electric vehicle (EV) likely to be released around 2019. Speaking to CarAdvice at the preview of the all-new Q2 SUV in Sydney, Anna Burgdorf, general manager for corporate communications at Audi Australia, confirmed the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Q7 e-tron will arrive locally within the next year, while an EV model is expected before the end of the decade...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

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...


Electra Meccanica Solo revealed
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Electra Meccanica Solo revealed

Canadian company Electra Meccanica has unveiled its Solo single-seater, three-wheeled electric vehicle (EV) during the Luxury and Supercar Weekend in Vancouver. Priced from CAD$19,888 ($20,197), the Electra Meccanica Solo is one of the most affordable EVs on sale, though it still packs enough punch and practicality for daily use - for one person...


Apple puts ‘Titan’ car project on hold - report
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Apple puts ‘Titan’ car project on hold - report

The hotly anticipated Apple Car may never make it to production, a new report out of the US suggests. According to an article with the New York Times, the technology giant has laid off numerous employees that were working on the project...


Nikola electric truck drops natural gas plans, switches to hydrogen power
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Nikola electric truck drops natural gas plans, switches to hydrogen power

Startup company Nikola has made a significant change to its upcoming One electric semi truck, switching to a hydrogen fuel cell just months before its expected December launch. Originally the Nikola One was meant to use a 400kW turbine fuelled by compressed natural gas to power the truck’s electric motors, however the company is now advertising that the new semi will use a hydrogen fuel cell...


Australia’s first autonomous bus hits the road in Perth
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Australia’s first autonomous bus hits the road in Perth

The Royal Auto Club (RAC) Intellibus has taken its first drive on Australian roads, commencing its trial in South Perth this week. Based on the NAVYA Arma, Australia’s first fully driverless and electric shuttle bus will carry passengers along South Perth Esplanade between the Old Mill, near Narrows Bridge, and Sir James Mitchell Park...


Audi A9 e-tron gets green light for production, due in 2020 - report
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Audi A9 e-tron gets green light for production, due in 2020 - report

The rumoured Audi A9 limousine looks set to become a reality, after the company’s boss reportedly gave the go-ahead for the new model to go into production. According to an article by Autocar, the German marque’s new flagship will sit above the A8 in the line-up when it launches by the end of the decade, sharing numerous components with the upcoming Q6 e-tron SUV...


Hyundai to provide 20 next-gen fuel-cell EVs for ACT government
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Hyundai to provide 20 next-gen fuel-cell EVs for ACT government

Hyundai will be the supplier of the first order for hydrogen-powered cars in Australian history, after the ACT government announced it will buy 20 of the company’s next-generation fuel-cell vehicles as part of its Renewable Transport Fuels Test Berth in Canberra...


Roborace ‘Devbot’ revealed - video
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Roborace ‘Devbot’ revealed - video

The new autonomous racing series Roborace has revealed the ‘DevBot’ development vehicle, its robotic, driverless, electric racing concept. The main purpose of the DevBot is to allow teams to develop technologies and experience the hardware that will be used on the upcoming ‘Robocar’, which was previewed as a concept in April and will be revealed in its final form later this year...


Volkswagen to debut new EV in Paris - report
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Volkswagen to debut new EV in Paris - report

Volkswagen is set to reveal the first of its 30 upcoming electric vehicle (EV) models at the Paris motor show in October, according to new reports. A new article published by German magazine Wirtschafts Woche claims that Volkswagen’s CEO, Hebert Diess, confirmed the company will reveal a Golf-sized electric prototype, which will make it to production around 2018-2019...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

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...


Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV
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Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV

The full Australian-market configurator for the Tesla Model X all-wheel-drive pure electric crossover is now live, revealing more information on arguably the market’s most eagerly anticipated SUV. The celebrate the occasion, Tesla flew two US-spec cars to Australia this week for an early preview, inviting hundreds of prospective buyers to get a feel for the car...


Faraday Future electric SUV spied in Los Angeles - report
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Faraday Future electric SUV spied in Los Angeles - report

A heavily-disguised prototype believed to be one of the new models from electric startup company Faraday Future has been spied in sunny Los Angeles this week. It appears the prototype in the photo is the same vehicle that was teased by Faraday Future earlier this year, believed to be an all-electric large SUV to take on the Tesla Model X...


2017 Tesla Model S P100D 'world's quickest production car', Model X also announced
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2017 Tesla Model S P100D 'world's quickest production car', Model X also announced

New Tesla Model S P100D and Model X P100D variants have been unveiled overnight, debuting as the latest flagship upgrade in the electric car maker's line-up. Equipped with a new 100kWh battery pack, the P100D variants have a greater driving range and improved performance capabilities. So much so that the company claims the new Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode is the world's quickest production car...