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Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger

The monetisation of peer-to-peer charging for electric vehicles, a concept that has quickly taken off in overseas markets, is now in Australia. Sydney start-up Everty describes its online EV charger search and booking service as the "Airbnb of electric cars"...

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Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives
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Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives

Jaguar Australia is determined to plough ahead with its all-electric, all-wheel-driven I-Pace small SUV, no matter how little support EVs are receiving from Australian governments, and will have cars on sale here by the end of next year...


All new Volvo cars from 2019 will feature an electric motor
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All new Volvo cars from 2019 will feature an electric motor

All new Volvo vehicles from 2019 will have electrified drivetrains, the company has announced. From 2019, new models introduced by the Swedish brand will only be available with electrified drivetrains. In addition to new fully electric models, petrol and diesel engines will be paired with either plug-in hybrid or 48V mild hybrid systems...


Honda and Hitachi setup new electric motor company
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Honda and Hitachi setup new electric motor company

Honda and Hitachi have agreed to setup a new joint venture to produce electric car motors. The joint venture firm will be 49 per cent owned by Honda, with the controlling stake residing with Hitachi. The company will be based in Ibaraki Prefecture, just north of Tokyo, and will be seeded with 5 billion yen ($58 million) in starting capital...


Stockland rolling out Tesla destination chargers across retail centres
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Stockland rolling out Tesla destination chargers across retail centres

Electric carmaker Tesla and shopping centre chain Stockland have announced a $200,000 collaboration to install Tesla Destination Chargers at all 31 of its national retail centres. Over the next 12 months, the charging points will be rolled out to complement Stockland's existing 17 free ChargePoint facilities at 10 locations...


Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE
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Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE

UPDATE 31/05: We heard back from Renault Australia and the latest is that there is no confirmation of the model for Australia. Renault Australia insists that it's pro-EV, but the local market isn't EV friendly at the moment. We are still under the impression that wasting money on a vehicle registration wouldn't be beneficial unless there was a serious intent to launch the product locally...


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...


Subaru to launch EVs based on existing models from 2021
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Subaru to launch EVs based on existing models from 2021

Subaru looks likely to offer pure electric drivetrain options in models from its existing range, rather than develop a dedicated EV model. Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, Subaru's CEO, told Automotive News the company is currently weighing its EV options, but is leaning towards electrifying one or more of its existing models...


Electric Vehicle Council launches in Canberra with $400,000 grant
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Electric Vehicle Council launches in Canberra with $400,000 grant

The Electric Vehicle Council is now 'on the map' in Australia, thanks to a heavily reported launch event this week in Canberra and the provision of a $390,000 federal grant to member organisation ClimateWorks. The council is a national, independent advocate body, formed in 2016 through a tie-up of the smaller ACT EV Council and related parties...


India wants to have only EVs on sale by 2030
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India wants to have only EVs on sale by 2030

India wants to tackle its pollution and environmental problems, and hopes to end the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2030. According to The Times of India, Piyush Goyal, India's minister for power, coal, new and renewable energy, and mines, told the Confederation of Indian Industry's 2017 Annual Session, "We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way"...


Electric vans will work in Australia, says Mercedes-Benz
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Electric vans will work in Australia, says Mercedes-Benz

Commercial vehicles will be a key to growing Australia’s sluggish electrified vehicle adoption rate, believes the local division of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Daimler will begin series production of EV vans from the end of 2018, with mid-sized Vito and larger Sprinter iterations to be available — first in Europe, but eventually elsewhere...


Half of all new cars sold in Norway are electric or hybrids, here is why
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Half of all new cars sold in Norway are electric or hybrids, here is why

For all the noise car-makers have made about them, the eerie silence of electrified vehicles on the road has been matched by their performance on Australia's sales charts. The Australian sales penetration of full electric cars (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and even conventional series hybrids is among the lowest of any mature market...


BMW partners with Westfield for free EV charging, Tesla tops 200 destination points - UPDATE
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BMW partners with Westfield for free EV charging, Tesla tops 200 destination points - UPDATE

UPDATE: As of March 30, 2017, The BMW and Westfield charging stations have now been officially opened to the public. This story was originally published on December 13 and is unchanged. Dec 13, 2016: BMW Australia has partnered with shopping centre network Westfield to offer electric vehicle charging stations at 10 locations across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland...


Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider
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Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider

Audi is set to introduce three all-new electric vehicles by 2020, and the company’s chairman, Rupert Stadler, reckons the market is ready for it. Audi’s first pure EV will be a “pure electric SUV with a luxury character”, Stadler said when speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show – but he confirmed that it won’t be the most expensive SUV in the company’s line-up...


Volvo's upcoming EV to offer 400km range, affordable pricing
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Volvo's upcoming EV to offer 400km range, affordable pricing

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has announced its first all-electric vehicle (EV) will offer a range of at least 250 miles (402km) and start between US$35,000-$40,000 ($46,238-$52,844) when it hit markets in 2019. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Car USA, is quoted saying if the company wants to do well in the States with this vehicle, it needs to meet these targets...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

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...


Toyota i-TRIL concept unveiled at Geneva
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Toyota i-TRIL concept unveiled at Geneva

Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show, the Toyota i-TRIL concept takes a step into the not-so-distant future, with its eco-friendly mobility vehicle. A cross between a trike and the Japanese brand's i-Road concept, the city car features two wheels placed close together at the rear, at just 600mm, and two wheels even further apart at the front with a 1200mm track...


Car companies should be very scared of Apple, Google and Tesla
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Car companies should be very scared of Apple, Google and Tesla

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas could have almost been a motor show. From the endless booths of automotive-related products to massive car company displays, the entire and extremely massive show had a very heavy auto skew. The reason for that is simple: As the revolution of electric cars, connected cars and autonomous cars finally begins to take shape, tech companies are invading the automotive sector...


New Nissan Leaf confirmed: Next EV to go further with new tech
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New Nissan Leaf confirmed: Next EV to go further with new tech

The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf has been made official by the company’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The second-generation Leaf, which will follow its predecessor that debuted in 2010, signals Nissan’s commitment to electric-vehicle technology, while the Japanese brand also promises to incorporate the latest in its arsenal of autonomous driving systems with the new model...


Faraday Future 91 revealed with 600km of electric range: But can they build it?
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Faraday Future 91 revealed with 600km of electric range: But can they build it?

One year after revealing the FFZERO1 concept, Chinese-backed and American-based EV startup Faraday Future has finally revealed its promised first car: the FF 91. The electric startup has been surrounded in recent months by reports of outstanding debts and a shortage of funds, with backer Jia Yueting - founder of China's LeTV empire and, oddly, another EV company in LeEco - admitting to employees in November that the company had overextended itself...