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2016 Tesla Model S, Model X recalled for parking brake fix

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2016 Tesla Model S, Model X recalled for parking brake fix

Tesla Motors Australia has issued a recall for 324 examples of its 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles, built between February and October 2016, over concerns of a faulty gear in the parking brake...

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Elextra supercar revealed, EV claims 2.3-second sprint to 100
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Elextra supercar revealed, EV claims 2.3-second sprint to 100

Swiss electric start-up Elextra has revealed the first images of its upcoming electric supercar, and it's set to launch in Europe around 2019. Looking like a more accommodating, long-lost, electric twin to the Lamborghini Aventador, the Elextra features four doors, four seats, and a carbon-fibre tub construction...


German startup opens order books for affordable electric city car
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German startup opens order books for affordable electric city car

e.Go Mobile AG, a German startup company founded by engineer Günther Schuh, has begun taking orders for its upcoming Life electric city car, which starts at just 15,900 euros ($23,529) before the European cash-back incentive for electric vehicles. The company claims the standard 14...


2019 BMW 4 Series GT to replace 3 Series GT, EV option coming - report
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2019 BMW 4 Series GT to replace 3 Series GT, EV option coming - report

Bavarian automaker BMW is planning a slew of electric and electrified models, including a 4 Series GT, which will debut around 2019 - according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar cites "highly placed insiders", claiming the company is hard at work developing electric versions of three current models, alongside new-generation and updated versions of its electrified 'i' models by the end of the decade...


Nio EP9: Electric supercar sets new Nurburgring road-legal car record
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Nio EP9: Electric supercar sets new Nurburgring road-legal car record

The Nio EP9 electric supercar has set a new record for road-legal vehicles on the Nurburgring Nordschleife track. According to the Chinese electric vehicle specialist, the EP9 lapped the famed German track in six minutes 45.9 seconds, which eclipses the seven minutes 5.12 second time it set back in October 2016 to claim the title of fastest EV around the course...


Nissan Australia committed to EVs, calls on government to implement infrastructure
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Nissan Australia committed to EVs, calls on government to implement infrastructure

Nissan Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to electric vehicles (EVs) and zero emissions motoring in our market, and is calling upon the government to back the initiative. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch of the updated 2017 X-Trail range, Richard Emery, managing director and CEO of the company's local arm, said: "Zero emissions is certainly a driver of our business globally...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 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...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review

The BMW 530e is the latest and probably greatest member of the company's iPerformance PHEV range. It mounts a compelling case that makes a mockery of the tiny sales it will achieve.


BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV in Australia from July
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BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV in Australia from July

The BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) luxury sedan will launch in Australia in July, joining the 330e, 740e and X5 xDrive40e in the company's growing green fleet, alongside the more radical i3 and i8...


Mercedes-Benz Energy home battery system launches in the UK, Australia to follow shortly
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Mercedes-Benz Energy home battery system launches in the UK, Australia to follow shortly

Mercedes-Benz is following Tesla into the home energy business with the announcement that the brand's UK arm is readying delivery of its first energy storage units - and an Australian launch is imminent. The lithium-ion battery systems are based on the same technology Mercedes-Benz has been utilising in its hybrid and electric vehicles since 2012...


Tesla Supercharger global network to double by 2018
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Tesla Supercharger global network to double by 2018

Electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla has announced plans to double its charging network by the end of this year, in the lead-up to the launch of its smallest and most affordable offering, the Model 3. Since 2012, Tesla has built 842 stations with over 5400 Superchargers and more than 9000 Destination Charging connectors, and plans to double that to more than 10,000 chargers by the end of 2017...


Australia's EV and PHEV sales analysed
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Australia's EV and PHEV sales analysed

Electric and plug-in hybrid car sales continue to make barely a dent in Australia compared to other mature markets, though product cycles clearly represent a caveat. According to industry figures obtained by CarAdvice, trackable sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or BEVs with a range-extender (REx) in Australia peaked at 294 units in 2015 before falling to 138 last year...


MG GS seven-seater in the plan, electric SUV under consideration
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MG GS seven-seater in the plan, electric SUV under consideration

The next-generation MG GS will likely offer a seven-seat variant and will be launched by the end of the decade, according to company executives. Speaking with Australian media in Shanghai last week, general manager for MG Australia, Zhu Chao, said the next-generation GS will likely spawn a three-row version that will straddle the medium and large SUV segments, similar to the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail...


Get ready for 5G connectivity with your autonomous car
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Get ready for 5G connectivity with your autonomous car

Autonomous cars are going to need to send and receive mountains of data, and the current 4G wireless networks simply won’t cut it. That’s where the next-generation 5G comes into play, promising insanely-fast data transfer rates of up to 45 gigabits-per-second and one-millisecond latency...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 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...


Volvo's first EV will be built in China, exported to the world
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Volvo's first EV will be built in China, exported to the world

Volvo has confirmed its first ever commercially available pure electric vehicle will be built in China. In a statement, Volvo said its first EV will go on sale in 2019, and will be made in China for both local and global consumption. The Volvo EV will be based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which will serve as the basis of the upcoming XC40 crossover, S40 sedan and V40 hatch or wagon, as well as the Lynk & Co 01 SUV and 03 sedan...


Volkswagen EV pricing to nearly match conventional cars
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Volkswagen EV pricing to nearly match conventional cars

German car giant Volkswagen wants to give electric cars to the masses at prices not much more than its combustion engine models, with China to spearhead the push. Christian Senger, head of Volkswagen’s electric car project, and a former key player in BMW’s development of the battery-powered i3, told reporters in Shanghai this week that the company had made “huge progress” in the electrification of its cars by reducing production costs of its all-electric vehicles...


MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter
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MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter

The MG E-Motion concept is the sports car everyone has been waiting for, from the Chinese-owned British brand, and it’s also a very important step towards the company’s future, according to the man who designed it. Speaking with media at the company’s research and design centre in Shanghai, Shao JingFeng, head designer at MG's parent company, SAIC Motor, said the electric sports car concept previews what to expect from future models...


Mercedes-AMG: Say goodbye to atmo engines, and you can forget about diesel
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Mercedes-AMG: Say goodbye to atmo engines, and you can forget about diesel

At this year's New York motor show, Australian media spent time with Tobias Moers, the head of Mercedes-AMG - and chief among the topics discussed was performance, specifically how best to achieve it. In recent times, petrol engines have become so efficient, so technologically adept and so clean-running, that there is hope we may one day return to the glory days of naturally-aspirated petrol engines, even if they do run an electric motor of some sort to help things along...


Audi teases new concept for Shanghai
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Audi teases new concept for Shanghai

Audi has teased a new e-tron concept which will make its debut at the Shanghai motor show next week, complete with an array of LED lighting. It appears the use of LED technology will be so extensive on the new show car that even Audi's four-ringed logo will be an illuminated decoration rather than a physical badge...