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'Hyperfast' EV charging to become a reality thanks to Israeli start-up - report

A start-up company from Israel is developing a new battery for electric vehicles that can be recharged in under five minutes - and it could be available as early as 2020, according to a new report...

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China's WM Motor pulls back from 'alleged' EV concept designs: Mitsubishi origins revealed
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China's WM Motor pulls back from 'alleged' EV concept designs: Mitsubishi origins revealed

Chinese electric vehicle startup WM Motor has released a strongly worded declaration that a series of expertly rendered vehicles purported to be a preview of its future line-up are, in fact, not authentic. In a statement released today, the company said: "Any alleged concept design images mentioned over the internet are NOT related to WM Motor to any extent...


Volkswagen to take on Uber with Moia brand and new autonomous EV
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Volkswagen to take on Uber with Moia brand and new autonomous EV

German automotive giant Volkswagen has announced its new 'Moia' mobility services brand, which aims to be one of the top-three mobility services in 10 years time. Set to challenge ride-sharing services like Uber, Moia will also at some point offer its own electric passenger vehicle as part of the Volkswagen Group's electric vehicle onslaught...


Faraday Future previews family-hauling EV ahead of CES debut
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Faraday Future previews family-hauling EV ahead of CES debut

Electric vehicle upstart Faraday Future has handed down a new preview image of its upcoming SUV-styled family car, which will likely be positioned as a rival to the Tesla Model X and the upcoming Jaguar I-Pace. The company had first hinted at this new vehicle with a shadowy silhouette that outlines the car's profile, released in April...


Faraday Future could crumble 'if CES goes badly', Lucid ramps up
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Faraday Future could crumble 'if CES goes badly', Lucid ramps up

If new reports are to be believed, next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas could be the make-or-break moment for electric vehicle startup Faraday Future. Having revealed nothing more to-date than a sleek futuristic concept, the company has already been declared by some on social media to be a questionable prospect...


Toyota boss Akio Toyoda to lead the charge on EV development
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Toyota boss Akio Toyoda to lead the charge on EV development

Toyota may have pioneered the mass production of hybrid vehicles, but its move into next-generation power has been a less than direct process. To date, the Japanese giant has focused its post-hybrid efforts on a plug-in hybrid EV version of the Prius and the 'other' future alternative energy: hydrogen...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 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...


The Audi of 2030 will be an "electrification company": Q5 technology boss
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The Audi of 2030 will be an "electrification company": Q5 technology boss

Audi, already at the forefront of integrating hybrid electric technology with its fleet of luxury vehicles, is a company that is firmly looking to the future. Specifically, an electric future, with more and more research and development focussed on emerging powertrain technology...


China's WM Motor to launch four affordable EVs
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China's WM Motor to launch four affordable EVs

When a brand-new automotive marque pops up and says it will build four affordable electric vehicles aimed at mainstream buyers, you could be forgiven for taking the claims with a grain of salt. But perhaps don't dismiss WM Motor so quickly... The Chinese brand is headed by former Geely executive Freeman Shen, an enterprising businessman who told Reuters recently that he thinks his brand, WM Motor, can offer buyers a different kind of electric car...


Porsche hopes to sell 20,000 Mission E sedans each year - report
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Porsche hopes to sell 20,000 Mission E sedans each year - report

The CEO of German sports car maker Porsche has come out saying the company hopes to sell 20,000 examples of its upcoming Mission E sedan each year when it launches at the end of the decade, according to a new report. Speaking to German newspaper Automobilwoche (translated by Autoblog) Porsche boss Oliver Blume told the publication about the company's ambitious target...


BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe
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BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group have announced they will partner to build a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across Europe. The joint venture can be considered a response to the growing Tesla Supercharger network in Europe, which is understood to number around 260 sites - with more to come...


2018 BMW i3 facelift to bring sporty 'S' variant - report
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2018 BMW i3 facelift to bring sporty 'S' variant - report

The refreshed 2018 BMW i3 range will bring a new look, more range and a sporty new performance model, according to a new report out of Europe. Britain's Autocar claims the updated electric car will make its debut at next year's Frankfurt motor show in September, headlined by a new 'i3S' electric hot hatch which will become the new flagship...


Volkswagen details Transform 2025+ plan: e-mobility onslaught, new digital connectivity coming
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Volkswagen details Transform 2025+ plan: e-mobility onslaught, new digital connectivity coming

German automotive giant Volkswagen has announced its Transform 2025+ strategy this week, further detailing the company's plans for the decade ahead. At the forefront of Volkswagen's goals for the next decade, and beyond, is to clearly position itself at the top of volume segments globally, and becoming a leader in electric vehicles...


NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever
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NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever

Chinese Formula E contender, NextEV, has launched its NIO electric car brand along with the EP9 - the fastest electric car in the world. Launched at an event in London, the NIO EP9 is powered by four electric motors producing a combined output of 1-MegaWatt (like the Koenigsegg One:1), or 1000kW (1360hp) and 1480Nm of torque from 0rpm...


LDV e-G10 revealed in Guangzhou, under consideration for Australia
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LDV e-G10 revealed in Guangzhou, under consideration for Australia

The all-electric LDV e-G10 has been unveiled over the weekend at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese manufacturer's latest model in its expanding line-up. Powered by a 75kW/380Nm electric motor, the LDV e-G10 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 14 seconds on its way to a top speed of 150km/h...


Jaguar I-Pace leaps ahead of German brands
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Jaguar I-Pace leaps ahead of German brands

No one expected Jaguar to unveil an electric performance SUV with a bold, cab-forward design that combines a supercar silhouette with sports car performance and five-seat versatility at the LA Auto Show this week, least of all the German brands. And the reason the Jaguar I-Pace looks so good is the fact the design itself was heavily influenced by Jaguar’s plug-in hybrid concept car, the C-X75, which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show...


Jaguar I-Pace uses Formula E tech for improved performance
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Jaguar I-Pace uses Formula E tech for improved performance

It’s all starting to make sense now, why British luxury carmaker, Jaguar, would dive head-first into the all-electric Formula E racing series. This week, the company unveiled the Jaguar I-Pace Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show - its first ever electric vehicle, only in this case, it’s a performance SUV with styling derived from its C-X75 hybrid-electric supercar concept, which we saw at Paris in 2010...


Jaguar to launch plug-in hybrids before electric I-Pace launches in 2018
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Jaguar to launch plug-in hybrids before electric I-Pace launches in 2018

This week’s unveiling of Jaguar’s high-performance electric SUV concept, the I-Pace, proves that the move towards electrification is starting to heat up. In fact, by 2020, half of all Jaguar Land Rover models sold will have the option of electrification - be that, full electric, plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid - revealed Global Product and Strategy executive, Finbar McFall at the LA Auto Show this week...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 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. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


The Jaguar I-Pace won’t ever need its battery replaced... theoretically
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The Jaguar I-Pace won’t ever need its battery replaced... theoretically

One of the real highlights at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show is the all-new, all-electric Jaguar I-Pace Concept. Apart from its cutting-edge styling and advanced technology, Jaguar is billing its first ever electric vehicle as a full-blown performance SUV...