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CarAdvice podcast 91: i30 N pricing and Tesla build quality

This week it's just Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio, except... Scott Collie joins us to talk car news, including pricing and specs for the Hyundai i30 N, Volvo V60 launch details, and Subaru Liberty pricing and specs. The 2019 Lexus UX has been teased, Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production has ended, and the Peugeot 508 has been leaked...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi "the only carmaker" profiting from EVs: Ghosn

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi CEO, Carlos Ghosn, says the Alliance is likely alone in making money from electric vehicles. "We are probably the most advanced carmaker in terms of costs of electric cars and we have announced already in 2017 that we are probably the only carmaker who's starting to make money selling electric cars," Ghosn told CNBC...

Tesla Model 3 crash prompts rapid software update

Tesla's mass-market Model 3 hasn't been on the road for long, but people are already starting to crash them. An owner, running under the Reddit username Model 3 Crash Test Dummy, smashed their car into a parked vehicle at 97km/h...

BMW, Nissan lead criticism over lack of government support for EVs

Two pioneering manufacturers in the electric vehicle (EV) market, BMW and Nissan, have called on the Australian Federal Government to incentivise buyers of low-emission cars, citing evidence from Europe, Asia and North America...

EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021

Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...

Tesla stands by revised production targets, posts worst-ever quarter

Tesla has stood by plans to build 2500 Model 3s per week by the end of March, despite having posted its worst-ever quarterly loss in Q4 of 2017. The company lost US$675.4 million ($864.2 million) across October, November and December 2017, compared to a $121 million loss in the same period of 2016. The information was disclosed in its financial results and shareholder letter...

Tesla Model S racing series gets green light

The Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) has been approved by international motorsport governing body FIA this week. Headlining the series will be a grid of race-spec Tesla Model S P100Ds, putting out a massive 585kW of power (778hp). The Tesla Model S race car recently passed its official FIA crash test, which no doubt played a part in the series getting approved...

Bob Lutz: "I suggest buying a Model S while they're still available"

Outspoken auto-industry veteran, Bob Lutz, has called on vehicle collectors to buy a Tesla Model S "while they're still available", insinuating the Silicon Valley startup isn't far from its demise. An article in the Los Angeles Times quotes a speech from the former General Motors vice chairman in Scottsdale, Arizona last week, saying in 25 years time people will be looking back thinking "too bad [Tesla] went broke"...

Tesla Model S-based Shooting Brake revealed

A UK-based company has produced its first Shooting Brake, based on the Tesla Model S. We know what you're thinking - "wasn't it meant to be revealed next year?" - but this is actually a different company and a different car. Qwest is a recently-formed aftermarket conversion company based in Norfolk, UK, that has been working for over a year on the wagon-backed Model S, touting the vehicle as the "world's first and quickest EV Shooting Brake"...

World-first satellite tech being tested in Melbourne

VicRoads is teaming up with BOSCH, the TAC, Geoscience Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information to test a world-first satellite positioning system in Albert Park. The test is part of a wider Australasian trial of a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), backed by $12 million in funding from the Australian Government and $2 million from the New Zealand Government...

RemetzCar teases Model S Shooting Brake

Dutch coachbuilder, RemetzCar, has released a teaser of its new shooting brake based on the Tesla Model S. Just 20 examples of the swoopy electric wagon will be produced by the firm, which already produces a Model S-based Hearse along with stretched 'Executive' versions of the already long-wheelbase Audi A8L and Range Rover SVAutobiography...