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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?

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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...


Toyota EV with solid state batteries planned for 2022 - report
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Toyota EV with solid state batteries planned for 2022 - report

Toyota is reportedly preparing to launch an electric vehicle in 2022 with solid state batteries, which would take only a few minutes to recharge. A report in Chunichi Shimbun claims the Japanese giant hopes to be the first automaker to hit the market with an EV featuring the new battery technology...


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


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...