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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)...

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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?


BMW: Electrification of the car is irreversible
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BMW: Electrification of the car is irreversible

German manufacturer BMW says there is no doubt the electrification of the car is now an irreversible path, despite admitting that the timeline for the death of the internal combustion engine remains unclear. Speaking to the Australian media at the Frankfurt motor show today, BMW’s boss of electric mobility, Dirk Arnold, said that every market around the world is different - however the end result will always be in favour of electrified vehicles...


Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept
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Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept

'Reborn' Civic? The Civic never died! True enough. Honda's global small car is now into its 10th generation, making it one of the longest-running nameplates on the market. But, like most cars that claim decades-old lineage, the Civic has more than a few times come out of its cocoon bigger than before and with an all-new look...


2018 Nissan Leaf revealed
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2018 Nissan Leaf revealed

The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric hatch has been revealed in Japan today, at a giant tech-centric gala event inside the old Tokyo motor show venue. The Leaf's unveiling brings only limited surprises, having already been partly revealed and detailed through the usual media leaks...


Designer reimagines BMW's Isetta as the cute bubble car of the future
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Designer reimagines BMW's Isetta as the cute bubble car of the future

The BMW Isetta of the 1950s is one of the quirkiest models to come from the Bavarian manufacturer in its 100-year history, and now one independent designer has reimagined the original 'bubble car' for the 21st century. Created by Justin Hyunjung Cho as a ride-sharing solution of the future, the modern-day Isetta mixes the super-compact concept of the original with various design elements of modern BMW models and autonomous driving technology...


Mini Electric Concept revealed: Cooper EV coming in 2019
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Mini Electric Concept revealed: Cooper EV coming in 2019

The Mini Electric Concept has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month, previewing the all-electric production model due in 2019...


2018 BMW i3s brings more power, bigger boots to EV range
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2018 BMW i3s brings more power, bigger boots to EV range

A hotted-up version first reported last year has now been made official, with today's online unveiling of the 2018 BMW i3s. Joining a lightly facelifted line-up that last year added the '94Ah' model, the i3s - another awkwardly named variant and not merely a group of i3s - sets itself apart with a subtle sports kit and a moderate power bump...


Ford, Zotye investigating joint venture EV brand for China
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Ford, Zotye investigating joint venture EV brand for China

Ford and Zotye have signed a memorandum of understand to begin investigating and laying the groundwork for an all-new Chinese brand, which will exclusively market and develop electric vehicles. According to Ford, China is the world's fastest growing market for electric vehicles. Spurred by government incentives, the American firm believes sales of "new energy vehicles" will hit six million per year by 2025...


Dyson potentially developing an electric self-driving car - reports
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Dyson potentially developing an electric self-driving car - reports

Dyson, the high-end household appliance company, may be developing an electric car, if a string of recent executive-level appointments are anything to go by. David Wyer recently joined Dyson as its new head of procurement after 22 years at Aston Martin, where he had spent most of his time in the procurement division, including the last 15 months as the head of purchasing for the entire company...


2018 Nissan Leaf: Is this our first official look at its final specs?
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2018 Nissan Leaf: Is this our first official look at its final specs?

We've seen the car in revealing spy photos and shadowy teasers, but this could be our first clear look at what the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf will offer buyers. According to American automotive listing and sales website Autobytel, the details here are what buyers in that market can expect when the new electric Leaf launches in the year ahead...


Tesla Owners Club sets 'Around Australia' charging station challenge
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Tesla Owners Club sets 'Around Australia' charging station challenge

With a limited number of charging stations throughout Australia, driving a Tesla all the way around this big island of ours is probably not the greatest idea. Not the easiest or quickest endeavour, at least. For Tesla owner club member, Richard McNeall, he took the idea as a challenge - and in 2016, he did it...