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Audi wants 25 percent of sales to be EVs by 2025 - report

Like its parent company, Audi is reportedly planning to invest heavily in electric vehicles as it pivots away from diesel cars. Sources within Audi have told Reuters that the luxury automaker is planning for electric vehicles to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025...

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Nissan range-extended EV, self-driving tech to debut soon
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Nissan range-extended EV, self-driving tech to debut soon

Nissan is planning to launch a new range-extended electric vehicle, as well as semi-autonomous driving technology, before the Japanese financial year ends on March 31, 2017. According to Automotive News, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault and Nissan, provided details about the new range-extended EV and self-driving system at the company's annual shareholder meeting last week...


Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report
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Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report

Mercedes-Benz may soon launch a new marque for its upcoming range of pure electric vehicles. Anonymous sources have told Handelsblatt that Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is planning on launching a new brand dedicated to electric vehicles. A final decision on whether to go ahead with the plan will be made at a board meeting scheduled for July 20...


BMW i8 EV under development - report
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BMW i8 EV under development - report

A pure electric version of the BMW i8 is reportedly being developed by the German automaker, and could one day be put into production. Sources have told Autocar that the company is working on a version of the i8 coupe that junks the current plug-in hybrid drivetrain in favour a three-motor electric layout...


AGL Energy to offer 'all you can eat' EV charging in Australia for $1 per day
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AGL Energy to offer 'all you can eat' EV charging in Australia for $1 per day

Energy company AGL has revealed that it will soon offer electric-vehicle owners a new charging deal at a cost of $365 per year, billed by the company's CEO Andy Vesey as an "all you can eat" offer. Vesey announced the plan at the Australian Energy Week conference in Melbourne and confirmed a launch date of November 1, although full details are still to come...


Maserati Alfieri EV could be on sale in 2019
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Maserati Alfieri EV could be on sale in 2019

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), has said that an electric version of the Maserati Alfieri could be launched in 2019. He told Bloomberg that the electric Alfieri coupe won't be launched before the company's current five-year plan expires in 2018 and won't occur until after he retires as FCA's CEO in 2019...


Volkswagen to launch 30 electrified models by 2025
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Volkswagen to launch 30 electrified models by 2025

Volkswagen has outlined its goals to become a world leader in sustainable mobility, detailing a new ‘Together - Strategy 2025’ plan this week. The German automotive giant - which owns various other brands like Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche and Skoda - has shifted its focus to battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs), with the company announcing it aims to release more than 30 new electric and electric-assisted vehicles by 2025...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17

  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...


Mercedes-Benz: internal-combustion engine still has a long way to go
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Mercedes-Benz: internal-combustion engine still has a long way to go

Mercedes-Benz expects internal-combustion engines to stick around for many decades to come, despite a heavy push into both full-electric and fuel-cell vehicles. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mercedes-Benz Technology day in Stuttgart last week, Bernhard Heil, the head of Powertrains at Daimler (Mercedes-Benz parent company) said there is still a lot of potential to improve the internal combustion engines (ICE)...


Mercedes-Benz to outperform Tesla battery improvements by 280 per cent
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Mercedes-Benz to outperform Tesla battery improvements by 280 per cent

Mercedes-Benz says that it expects to achieve a 14 per-cent increase in electric vehicle battery capacity each year, almost three times that of Tesla estimations. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mercedes-Benz technology day in Stuttgart last week, the head of the company’s electric-drive system integration, Jurgen Schenk, confirmed his company’s plans for battery improvement technology, which should see a nearly doubling of both battery energy density and consequent electric vehicle (EV) range every five years...


Mercedes-Benz to launch all-new electric vehicle before 2020
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Mercedes-Benz to launch all-new electric vehicle before 2020

Mercedes-Benz has showcased its plans for a completely new electric vehicle (EV) architecture that will underpin its upcoming range of pure EVs set to go on sale before the of this decade...


2016 Tesla Model S 60: new entry-level variant announced
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2016 Tesla Model S 60: new entry-level variant announced

Tesla Motors has announced a new model for its electric Model S lineup, with the Model S 60 carving a sharp $100,800 (plus on-road costs) entry level price in the range. Powered by the same electric motor fitted to the Model S 70, the Model S 60 has a software-limited 75kWh battery pack that offers a new reduced range of 400km...


Mercedes-Benz to reveal all-electric SUV concept in Paris - report
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Mercedes-Benz to reveal all-electric SUV concept in Paris - report

German luxury marque Mercedes-Benz is planning to unveil a new electric SUV concept at this year’s Paris motor show, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Autocar, the new electrified show car will preview an upcoming production EV, which is expected to debut in the form an SUV that would go head-to-head with the Tesla Model X...


Genesis planning an electric vehicle: "full electric cars are the future"
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Genesis planning an electric vehicle: "full electric cars are the future"

Genesis, Hyundai's new luxury marque, is planning an electric vehicle, although launch timing has yet to be announced. Manfred Fitzgerald, once brand director for Lamborghini and now head of the Genesis brand, told Reuters and other news organisations, "We will definitely go, as [the] Genesis brand, down the road of alternative propulsions and it is very, very obvious that EV is definitely on the map"...


Peugeot Citroen outlines electrified future strategy
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Peugeot Citroen outlines electrified future strategy

PSA Groupe, formerly known as PSA Peugeot Citroen, has presented details of its new electric and plug-in hybrid strategy that will focus on a new modular platform developed with Chinese partner Dongfeng Motors. In its presentation, PSA Groupe outlined its plans to introduce four fully-electric models (EVs) by 2021 and a further seven plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants by the same year...


Pininfarina could soon produce an electric sports car
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Pininfarina could soon produce an electric sports car

Italian design house Pininfarina is said to be moving towards producing an electric sports car, according to a new report. UK website Autocar claims that Mahindra, the Indian giant that acquired Pininfarina late last year, is looking to the iconic studio and coachbuilder to aid its electric vehicle (EV) plans...


Tomcar unveils LV1, an all-terrain EV for Australia's mines
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Tomcar unveils LV1, an all-terrain EV for Australia's mines

Melbourne-based Tomcar has unveiled its entry into the largely untapped market of locally-developed electric vehicles. Dubbed LV1, the zero-emission vehicle was designed locally and is being built with Australia’s tough mining environment in mind...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Mercedes-Benz developing four new EVs for launch by 2020 - report
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Mercedes-Benz developing four new EVs for launch by 2020 - report

With German government's announcement last week of incentives for EVs, Mercedes-Benz is reportedly preparing to launch four new uniquely styled electric vehicles by 2020. To take advantage of the government's rebate scheme, as well as countering moves by BMW and Audi, Mercedes-Benz is said to be stepping up its investment in electric vehicles...


PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Dongfeng will co-develop EV platform due 2019
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PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Dongfeng will co-develop EV platform due 2019

Groupe PSA, the parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, has signed an agreement with Chinese automaker Dongfeng to co-develop an electric vehicle platform. The initiative, announced overnight, is an extension of the deal the two car makers signed in April 2015...