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Formula E reveals Gen2 racer

Formula E has unveiled its second-generation racer, set to hit the track in the 2018/19 season. The futuristic racer, dubbed Gen2, has double the battery capacity and, by extension, twice the range of the current car, spelling an end to the awkward mid-race car-swaps that currently feature...

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Mercedes-Benz outlines EV production plans
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Mercedes-Benz outlines EV production plans

Mercedes-Benz has made no secret of its plan to push aggressively into electric mobility, promising 10 full-electric models by 2022. Now, the company has outlined how it wants to make its battery-driven revolution happen...


Ford goes 'all in', boosts electric car funding to $14 billion
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Ford goes 'all in', boosts electric car funding to $14 billion

Ford has confirmed it will more than double its investment in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company's previous plan to spend US$4.5 billion ($5.7 billion) on electrified vehicle development by 2020 will now be supplanted by a new goal of investing US$11 billion ($14 billion) by 2022...


Kia Niro EV concept to be revealed next week
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Kia Niro EV concept to be revealed next week

Kia has handed down a series of shadowy teasers for its expected Niro EV, first reported in February last year. Based on the petrol-electric Niro hybrid SUV revealed a full year before reports of an all-electric model surfaced, next week's unveiling is described as a concept - although the preview images suggest we can expect a design very similar to the existing Niro...


Byton promises connected, autonomous EV for CES
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Byton promises connected, autonomous EV for CES

Chinese startup Byton is planning to launch its first prototype car – dubbed a "next generation smart device"  – at CES 2018. The company, which was founded in China but has offices in Munich and California, has created an acronym for its creation: the Smart Intuitive Vehicle (SIV)...


Morgan EV3 set for production next year
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Morgan EV3 set for production next year

Morgan has unveiled a road-ready EV3, with production set to begin in the third quarter of 2018. The pure-electric EV3 was initially unveiled in pre-production trim at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Although Steve Morris, Morgan managing director, suggested a production model was on the cards, there was no concrete confirmation...


Kia Ray: Updated micro car teased for Korea
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Kia Ray: Updated micro car teased for Korea

Teaser sketches of the updated Kia Ray have surfaced this week, ahead of the new version's debut before year's end. A pair of images were uploaded to the company's social media channels, previewing a revised version of the boxy Korean hatchback which promises to be  cuter and more modern in appearance than the current model...


Uniti unveils crowdfunded city EV
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Uniti unveils crowdfunded city EV

Electric-vehicle (EV) startup Uniti has unveiled its crowdfunded city car at its factory in Landskrona, Sweden. The bubble-shaped commuter, dubbed the One, offers a 300km range from its 22kWh battery. A DC fast charger can add 200km of range in just 3o minutes if required, too...


BMW planning unique electric motors and batteries; working on emotionally appealing sound for EVs
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BMW planning unique electric motors and batteries; working on emotionally appealing sound for EVs

BMW says that while the current design of electric motors across the world's various brands may not be as varied as with internal combustion engines (ICE), its investment in battery technology and integrated electric motor units will see it step ahead of the competition in the years to come...


Chris Bangle-designed REDS electric car unveiled
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Chris Bangle-designed REDS electric car unveiled

REDS, a Smart ForTwo-sized electric car designed by Chris Bangle, has been unveiled in Los Angeles. Commissioned by China Hi-Tech Group Corporation (CHTC) in 2014, REDS is the work of Chris Bangle and his design consultancy firm. The former BMW head of design, in his role from the 1990s to 2009, seems to have maintained his touch for controversial and striking designs...


Tata reportedly buys stake in Faraday Future amid executive departures
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Tata reportedly buys stake in Faraday Future amid executive departures

Tata has reportedly bought a 10 per cent stake in troubled Chinese electric startup Faraday Future. According to Gasgoo, Chinese media outlets are reporting Tata has purchased 10 per cent of Faraday Future for US$900 million ($1.2 billion). If the reports are true, a healthy cash infusion could see the help stabilise the situation at the troubled EV manufacturer, which has undergone an exodus of senior personnel in recent weeks...


Nissan IMx concept: First look at Japanese Tesla Model X rival
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Nissan IMx concept: First look at Japanese Tesla Model X rival

This is the Nissan IMx concept, a fully autonomous electric crossover SUV that looks like an origami creation and has eye-based gesture control. It’s the star of the company’s stand at this year’s bustling Tokyo motor show...


NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support
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NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support

A report from the NRMA and Electric Vehicle Council has called for greater Government support of battery-powered vehicles. The Future is Electric lays out a six-point plan for accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in Australia, arguing “the humble car is undergoing a major paradigm shift”...


Mitsubishi e-Evolution shows off SUV styling
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Mitsubishi e-Evolution shows off SUV styling

The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept has been teased again this week, with the Japanese automaker also releasing more details of its all-electric crossover. Interestingly, the vehicle to be presented at the Tokyo motor show in the coming weeks is now being touted as an all-electric vehicle (EV), as opposed to the hybrid powertrain originally mentioned with the first teaser image...


GM launching 20 electric vehicles by 2023; Holden to lead Australian charge
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GM launching 20 electric vehicles by 2023; Holden to lead Australian charge

General Motors has announced plans to launch 20 electric vehicles by 2023, the first two of which are expected in the next 18 months alone. According to Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of product development, GM believes in an electric future but is realistic about its rollout and timeframe...


Nissan Leaf Nismo concept revealed ahead of Tokyo show - UPDATE
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Nissan Leaf Nismo concept revealed ahead of Tokyo show - UPDATE

UPDATE: Nissan has now officially revealed the Leaf Nismo concept, and confirmed the vehicle's debut at the Tokyo motor show. See article for details Hot off the heels of its global reveal, the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is already getting its sporty on, with the Leaf Nismo Concept revealed this week ahead of its debut at the Tokyo motor show later this month...


Honda Sports EV concept previewed: Retro coupe bound for Tokyo show
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Honda Sports EV concept previewed: Retro coupe bound for Tokyo show

Reaction to the old-school Civic-inspired Urban EV concept is only just now starting to die down, and already Honda is preparing to roll out another take: the Sports EV concept. For now, Honda has revealed only a tightly cropped sketch of what we can expect, but it is clear the company is developing a bit of a theme when it comes to electric vehicle tech packed into retro-styled concepts...


Mitsubishi rolls out EV charging stations in Adelaide CBD
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Mitsubishi rolls out EV charging stations in Adelaide CBD

Adelaide’s push for electrification is surging ahead with the City of Adelaide and the South Australian Government joining Mitsubishi Motors Australia to open a first-of-its-kind, fast direct current (DC) charging station in the city’s CBD. Located in Adelaide’s Central Market Precinct, the eight fast-charging stations are the first step in what will see another 11 installed by the end of the October...


Dyson electric car confirmed for 2020 launch
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Dyson electric car confirmed for 2020 launch

Dyson confirmed today it aims to launch a battery electric vehicle by 2020, taking the brand well beyond the fans, vacuum cleaners and hand dryers it's known for today. At present the company has 400 staff working on the project, and has committed 2.0 billion pounds ($3.4 billion) in funds to bring the vehicle to reality...


2017 Tesla Model X P100D review
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2017 Tesla Model X P100D review

The Tesla Model X P100d is the flagship in the pioneer brand's SUV model range. But for around $300,000 it would want to be good. So how does it stack up in day-to-day running?