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Buick Velite PHEV concept debuts in Guangzhou, previews upcoming models

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Buick Velite PHEV concept debuts in Guangzhou, previews upcoming models

The Buick Velite plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept has been unveiled at the 2016 Guangzhou motor show. Serving as a template for future vehicles under the company's 'Buick Blue' new energy strategy, the Velite concept is a swoopy-styled crossover and previews an upcoming PHEV model from the American brand...

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Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute detailed with 128km all-electric range
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Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute detailed with 128km all-electric range

Workhorse Group, a US-based vehicle electrification company, has released the first details of its upcoming W-15 range-extended hybrid ute, which claims an all-electric range of up to 80 miles (128km)...


Hyundai Ioniq EV to boast 320km range from 2018
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Hyundai Ioniq EV to boast 320km range from 2018

The Hyundai Ioniq, fresh from its unveiling earlier this year, will be given a significant range boost in order to take on the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. Currently, the Ioniq Electric is powered by an electric motor boasting 88kW of power and 295Nm of torque, which drives the front wheels via single-speed transmission...


Nissan e-POWER range-extender electric drivetrain revealed
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Nissan e-POWER range-extender electric drivetrain revealed

Nissan has developed a new range-extender electric drivetrain called e-POWER, a hybrid system similar to that used in the BMW i3 and a development of what it used in last year’s slick Gripz concept. The Japanese-made e-POWER system comprises an electric motor to drive the wheels, sourcing power from battery cells via an inverter...


2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4: Brand's first PHEV detailed, on the cards for Australia
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2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4: Brand's first PHEV detailed, on the cards for Australia

The 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 has been revealed, becoming the first model from the brand to offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain. Joining the all-new 2017 Mini Countryman range next year, the PHEV variant promises to maintain the dynamic ability that the brand's cars are known for despite its more environmentally-friendly powertrain...


Fisker previews new model with 'butterfly doors'
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Fisker previews new model with 'butterfly doors'

Henrik Fisker, the man behind the design of the Aston Martin DB9 and founder of the reborn Fisker Inc, has previewed an upcoming model from the electric car brand. On his Twitter profile, Henrik Fisker shared a teaser image of the new model, which features ‘butterfly’ doors - a design the entrepreneur says will make for better ingress and egress...


Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”
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Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”

The Lynk & Co 01 has been revealed, making it the first model to be born from the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) project that Chinese car maker Geely has developed with its Swedish subsidiary, Volvo. Officially launched in Berlin overnight, the 01 is pitched as a premium offering to “address the needs and preferences of the new global and connected generation”...


2017 Mini Countryman E previewed with brand-first PHEV tech
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2017 Mini Countryman E previewed with brand-first PHEV tech

The next-generation 2017 Mini Countryman has been previewed this week with new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology, marking a first for the BMW-owned British brand. According to Mini, its new PHEV system will maintain the company’s reputation for go-kart-like driving fun, while also significantly reducing tailpipe emissions...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update won't hit Australia until next year
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update won't hit Australia until next year

The facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won't land in Australia until sometime in 2017, according to the company’s local arm. Speaking to CarAdvice, John Taylor, product communications manager at Mitsubishi Australia, said: “We don’t have any announcements about Outlander PHEV at this stage, [but] we are expecting an updated model sometime next year”...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Review
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in is an impressive piece of technology, that we hope launches in Australia soon.


Porsche 911 hybrid still on the cards, but not a priority
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Porsche 911 hybrid still on the cards, but not a priority

There has been a burning question among Porsche purists for a while now: will the Stuttgart brand really put a hybrid drivetrain into its performance icon, the Porsche 911? According to Porsche executive board member for research and development, Michael Steiner, there is potential for such a version of the 911...


PHEVs an illogical end point, says Volkswagen
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PHEVs an illogical end point, says Volkswagen

Plug-in hybrid technology may seem a perfect solution for those with range anxiety, but it’s a concept with a limited shelf life, according to aspiring electric vehicle leader Volkswagen. The German car-maker, which wants to be the world’s top EV brand by 2025 by selling more than a million units annually, says that as battery technology improves and charging infrastructure grows to support demand, PHEVs will be phased out...


Mitsubishi Ground Tourer GT-PHEV concept revealed ahead of Paris debut - UPDATE
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Mitsubishi Ground Tourer GT-PHEV concept revealed ahead of Paris debut - UPDATE

Update - Mitsubishi have revealed more details of the GT-PHEV concept in Paris. See bottom of article for details Mitsubishi has revealed its Grand Tourer GT-PHEV concept ahead of its presentation at the Paris motor show later this month. First teased in June, the new concept previews Mitsubishi’s “vision for a new-generation SUV’, likely to be the next Outlander...


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...


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...


Varsovia concept: Polish start-up reveals high-tech, ultra-luxe PHEV
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Varsovia concept: Polish start-up reveals high-tech, ultra-luxe PHEV

Poland-based startup Varsovia has revealed its range-extended plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept, which promises to “broaden the definition of a luxury vehicle”. Varsovia Motor Co - named after the Polish capital of Warsaw - pitches the new sedan as a “mobile office”, featuring two 19-inch transparent displays, a built-in computer and advanced information system...


BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance: China-only PHEV revealed
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BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance: China-only PHEV revealed

The BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been revealed at the Chengdu motor show in China this week. Adding to the company’s growing family of electrically-assisted iPerformance models, which already includes the X5 xDrive40e and 740e, the new X1 variant is capable of consuming fuel at a rate of just 1.8L/100km on the combined cycle...


2017 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid unveiled, Australian order books open
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2017 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid unveiled, Australian order books open

The 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next month, serving as the new entry point into the range. Starting at $242,600 plus on-road costs, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is over $60,000 cheaper than the twin-turbo V6 Panamera 4S revealed in June. Porsche’s new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) teams a 243kW/450Nm 2...


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...