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Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger

The monetisation of peer-to-peer charging for electric vehicles, a concept that has quickly taken off in overseas markets, is now in Australia. Sydney start-up Everty describes its online EV charger search and booking service as the "Airbnb of electric cars"...

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2018 Nissan Leaf 'e-Pedal' detailed ahead of September reveal
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2018 Nissan Leaf 'e-Pedal' detailed ahead of September reveal

The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf has been teased again, this time having its new 'e-Pedal' detailed - which the company says "transforms the way we drive". Set to make its debut on September 6, the Japanese electric vehicle (EV) will feature a mode that sees the accelerator pedal double up as a brake pedal, which Nissan claims can be used for 90 per cent of driving needs...


SEA Automotive delivers first electric trucks in Victoria
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SEA Automotive delivers first electric trucks in Victoria

SEA Automotive has delivered the first of nine electric trucks set to hit Victoria's roads in the coming months, as part of the Andrews Labor Government's New Energy Jobs fund. After receiving $517,000 from the Labor Government in October last year to develop a facility to manufacture commercial electric vehicles, SEA delivered the first of its zero-emissions trucks to Kings Transport, an Australian logistics company...


BMW i boss jumps ship to Faraday Future
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BMW i boss jumps ship to Faraday Future

The head of BMW's 'i' electric vehicle (EV) team has joined start-up company Faraday Future this week, according to industry journal Automotive News Europe. Ulrich Kranz, now the chief technology officer at Faraday Future, was with the Bavarian luxury marque for over 30 years. At Faraday Future, he will be tasked with turning the start-up's FF 91 concept into a production car...


BMW confirms entry into 2018/19 Formula E championship
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BMW confirms entry into 2018/19 Formula E championship

BMW has confirmed its entry as an official manufacturer from the fifth season (2018/19) onwards of the fledgling Formula E championship. The Andretti Formula E works team will use a BMW-sourced electric drivetrain from season 5, and will serve as a development hub for the company's upcoming iNEXT autonomous project and the next-generation of its electrified BMW i range...


Volkswagen working on sporty electric liftback - report
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Volkswagen working on sporty electric liftback - report

It looks like Volkswagen is well on its way to completing its all-electric I.D. family, with a leaked presentation revealing the company's plans to introduce two additional models in the next five years. We've already seen the I.D, I.D. Crozz and I.D. Buzz concepts, all of which are planned to go into production. In the new image (below) posted by AutoBlog...


Polestar reveals 'optimised' 314kW plug-in XC60
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Polestar reveals 'optimised' 314kW plug-in XC60

Volvo Cars' electrified performance brand Polestar has introduced an "optimised" version of the new-generation 2018 XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid medium SUV, producing an eye-opening 314kW of power. Polestar's upgraded XC60 T8 matches the equally optimised XC90 T8 derivative despite being lighter and smaller. As we know, the Polestar-tuned XC90 T8 pack can be bought in Australia...


Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution
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Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution

A 48-volt hybrid drive has gone into mass production and could revolutionise the future of hybrid automotive technology. Jointly developed by German automotive tech giant Continental and French carmaker Renault, the 48-volt hybrid drive will make its debut in diesel production variants of Renault’s Scenic and Grand Scenic models this year...


Porsche targets 50 per cent EV sales by 2023, next Macan to be EV only - report
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Porsche targets 50 per cent EV sales by 2023, next Macan to be EV only - report

Porsche may be known for its petrol-burning sports cars, but the company's CEO has suggested electric vehicle technology could soon feature in as much as 50 per cent of its cars...


Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives
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Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives

Jaguar Australia is determined to plough ahead with its all-electric, all-wheel-driven I-Pace small SUV, no matter how little support EVs are receiving from Australian governments, and will have cars on sale here by the end of next year...


2017 Tesla Model S, Model X: Entry variants score big acceleration boosts
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2017 Tesla Model S, Model X: Entry variants score big acceleration boosts

Tesla has introduced a handful of updates across its Model S and Model X ranges this week, namely improving the acceleration of its non-performance variants. Headlining the changes is the significant improvement in terms of straight-line performance for the Model S 75 and 75D, which both can now accelerate from 0-100km/h a full second quicker than before - 4...


Electric models and SUVs key to Audi Sport’s future success
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Electric models and SUVs key to Audi Sport’s future success

Along with new engines and a new design direction, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann says he is committed to producing electric RS models, as well as more SUVs under Audi’s high-performance sub-brand. “Electrification is absolutely paramount for the success of tomorrow, but the point is when? At the moment, we are preparing a line-up that is bigger than before, because we need to go into those segments and body styles that are the most popular with buyers...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 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...


Aston Martin RapidE EV confirmed for 2019, limited to 155 cars - UPDATE
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Aston Martin RapidE EV confirmed for 2019, limited to 155 cars - UPDATE

Update - A new report out of the US confirms LeEco is no longer part of the RapidE project, hence why the EV will be a limited-edition model. See article for details British sports luxury marque Aston Martin has confirmed production of its upcoming RapidE EV will commence in 2019 on social media this week...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 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...


2018 Nissan Leaf spied in production body
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2018 Nissan Leaf spied in production body

The next-generation Nissan Leaf has been spied this week, giving us a better look at what to expect from the Japanese company's upcoming overhaul for its electric hatchback. Despite being shrouded in heavy black-and-white camouflage, we can see the overall shape for the new Leaf, which in most ways looks like an enlarged version of the latest Micra micro car - which isn't sold in Australia, yet...


Jaguar I-Pace production already underway, Frankfurt debut mooted
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Jaguar I-Pace production already underway, Frankfurt debut mooted

British luxury marque Jaguar has already commenced the production of its I-Pace electric crossover, with the first examples to land in European showrooms before the end of the year. Industry journal Automotive News reports the upcoming Tesla Model X competitor is being built by independent vehicle manufacturer, Magna Steyr, in Austria - the same facility that built the first Aston Martin Rapides...


Audi mulling new electric supercar - report
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Audi mulling new electric supercar - report

Audi's new development boss has hinted at an upcoming all-electric supercar, according to a new report out of the US this week. Speaking with Car and Driver at the recent Formula E race in Berlin, Peter Mertens - who previously was the head of research and development at Swedish marque, Volvo - dropped a few clues as to what the German company's plans are for its next generation of performance vehicles...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 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...


Polestar electric sports car mooted - report
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Polestar electric sports car mooted - report

Volvo's performance arm Polestar might be considering its own electric sports car, separate from any of its Swedish parent company's models. According to a report from UK publication Evo, Polestar could be eyeing off somewhat of a split from Volvo, while taking advantage of parent company Geely’s recent purchase of the iconic Lotus brand...