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Electric Peugeot 208, 2008, DS3 models planned - report

The PSA Group is planning several new electrified and all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the coming years, including EV versions of the next Peugeot 208, 2008 and DS3 Crossback...

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Lamborghini says no to electric supercar, but yes to PHEV
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Lamborghini says no to electric supercar, but yes to PHEV

Lamborghini has quashed rumours that it's working on a full electric supercar, but has confirmed that plug-in hybrid technology is on the way for its supercars. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, Lamborghini director of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani, said that full-electric technology isn't there yet for supercars...


BMW M looking at hybrids and electrification
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BMW M looking at hybrids and electrification

BMW’s high-performance M cars are likely to adopt some form of electrification from 2021 in order to give additional performance whilst also meeting ever stringent emission regulations. Speaking to Australian motoring media at the Frankfurt motor show, Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of management at BMW, said that once battery technology and electric motors are light and compact enough, they will make sense for implementation on BMW M vehicles...


2018 BMW i8 roadster teased again ahead of LA debut - UPDATE
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2018 BMW i8 roadster teased again ahead of LA debut - UPDATE

UPDATE: CarAdvice now understands that the i8 roadster is expected to be unveiled at the LA motor show in November, contrary to previous reports that indicated the plug-in hybrid drop-top would be revealed at September's Frankfurt motor show...


Volkswagen Golf GTE in Australia for evaluation and training
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Volkswagen Golf GTE in Australia for evaluation and training

Volkswagen has brought an electrified Golf GTE to Australia for evaluation and technical training, the company has confirmed with CarAdvice. These photos, although showing no local registration plates, were snapped in Queensland this week by CarAdvice reader Patrick Ingvorsen, showing the plug-in hybrid EV hatch parked up between trips away from the company's New South Wales headquarters...


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...


BMW hints at electrified M cars
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BMW hints at electrified M cars

The next generation of BMW M vehicles could see the introduction of performance-focused hybrid or full-electric technology, a representative of the company has hinted this week. Speaking with Australian media at the local launch of the new 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV), Alexander Kotouc, head of product management for BMW GmbH, hinted that the worlds of both the performance-oriented 'M' and future-focused 'i' brands could one day merge...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review

The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV promises landmark parity in pricing and spec to the petrol 530i alternative. But does it comes with any shortcomings or compromise in the user experience?

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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900

Local pricing and details for the 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been revealed this week, with the electrified luxury sedan to arrive in Australian showrooms from July. Starting from $108,900 before on-road costs, the hybrid 5 Series is the same price as the more conventional 530i, though the hybrid claims to be far more frugal...


2013-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV recalled for engine fix
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2013-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV recalled for engine fix

The pre-facelift Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been recalled this week, with 1654 units potentially affected by an engine fault which could shut off the petrol motor inadvertently. Mitsubishi reports that improper engine software, electric vehicle (EV) software and spark plug specification are the cause of the issue, which could turn off the plug-in hybrid system's petrol engine unexpectedly during use, limiting the vehicle to electric power only...


Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure
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Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure

The Maserati brand name is associated with speed, performance and noise, but the brand understands a need to move toward fuel-efficient technologies to remain relevant in the current market. Last year former Maserati CEO, Harald Wester, confirmed that Maserati would develop a plug-in hybrid version of the Levante for overseas market...


Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60
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Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60

The Volvo brand made quite a ruckus a few years ago when it declared it wouldn’t offer any engines larger than four cylinders. It has stayed true to that mantra, and will soon add an even smaller three-cylinder engine to its range. The new three-cylinder engine will be a variation on Volvo's 2...


Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept: 200kW PHEV debuts at Wörthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept: 200kW PHEV debuts at Wörthersee

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept has been revealed this week at the company's annual Wörthersee gathering, packing 200kW of power from its upgraded plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain...


Lamborghini: Electric supercar technology not ready
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Lamborghini: Electric supercar technology not ready

Lamborghini says the current technological capacity of electric componentry is not suitable for a supercar that suits the brand's characteristics. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the brand’s research and development boss, Maurizio Reggiani, said the technology for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) still needs to mature and become more affordable before it can be applied to a Lamborghini super sports car...


Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute revealed with 128km electric range
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Workhorse W-15 PHEV ute revealed with 128km electric range

The Workhorse W-15 range-extended plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pickup has been revealed in the US, complete with a claimed range of 128 kilometres on electric power. Measuring 5943mm long, 2032mm wide, and 1877mm tall, the W-15 is truly massive, as is its 3632mm wheelbase. It also features a ground clearance measurement of 305mm, and a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 7200lb, or 3266kg (3...


Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in could hit Australia in 2018
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Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in could hit Australia in 2018

The updated Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is still high on the company's wishlist for Australia, but we shouldn't expect to see it here before 2018 - if it's confirmed for our market at all. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, general manager for corporate communications at Volkswagen Australia, Paul Pottinger, confirmed the local arm is still working on bringing the sporty plug-in hybrid EV hatch Down Under...


2017 Citroen C5 Aircross revealed - UPDATE: Australian launch under consideration
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2017 Citroen C5 Aircross revealed - UPDATE: Australian launch under consideration

April 25: The all-new Citroen C5 Aircross has gone official at this week's Shanghai motor show after first surfacing online in a series of leaked images. Inspired by the muscular Aircross concept revealed two years ago at the last Shanghai motor show, the market-ready C5 Aircross will play in the same arena as Mazda CX-5 and other mid-sized SUVs...


Mercedes-Benz to knuckle down on hybrid EVs, autonomous tech
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Mercedes-Benz to knuckle down on hybrid EVs, autonomous tech

At this year's New York motor show, Britta Seeger, head of Sales and Marketing for Mercedes-Benz, reinforced the brand’s commitment to working harder on new hybrid technology and to better positioning the public’s understanding of autonomous driving technology. “We have a very clear plan to work even more on hybrid,” Seeger told Australian media...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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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...