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UK introduces tougher taxes for petrol and diesel buyers in EV push
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12th Apr 2020
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UK introduces tougher taxes for petrol and diesel buyers in EV push

Tough new car tax revisions – which could see the duty on some models increase by up to £1285 (AU$2580) – have come into place for petrol and diesel new-car buyers in the UK. As reported by AutoTrader and The Times, the revisions affect the Vehicle Excise Duty (for personal cars) and Benefit in Kind (for corporate vehicles) taxes that are paid at purchase of a new car. These amounts are based on the vehicle’s projected emissions in the first 12 months of ownership.
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Liam Murphy
Spied: Is the 2021 Porsche Macan hiding under this one?
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11th Apr 2020
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Spied: Is the 2021 Porsche Macan hiding under this one?

The future is drawing nearer for Porsche, with the company confirming in 2019 that its next-generation Macan SUV will be offered in at least two forms: conventional petrol and a new-generation, electric-powered model. The vehicle we see here, we're told by our spy photography partners who were on site to snap these images, is powered by a petrol engine.
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Mike Stevens
Mazda MX-30 electric SUV to introduce rotary-powered range extender
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9th Apr 2020
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Mazda MX-30 electric SUV to introduce rotary-powered range extender

Reports out of Mazda near-on confirm that the new, all-electric MX-30 will debut in 2020 with a range extender in the form of a Rotary engine. Its timing is on track with a previous statement that Mazda made in 2018, which touted that this technology would launch in 2020. New information comes to light as the brand recaps on its rich, 100-year history. In the celebratory announcement, Mazda spoke fondly of the Rotary engine, recognising it as an important part of their history.
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Justin Narayan
Rare supercar in high-speed crash on the empty streets of New York City
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9th Apr 2020
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Rare supercar in high-speed crash on the empty streets of New York City

While all of New York City remains in lockdown amid the widespread coronavirus outbreak, one driver flouted the 'shelter in place' advice this week with disastrous consequences. The owner of a rare modified Porsche Carrera GT, known as the Gemballa Mirage GT, spectacularly wrecked the car in a series of crashes in the heart of Manhattan early on Tuesday morning.
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Susannah Guthrie
Coronavirus accelerates shift to virtual showrooms, video links and online sales
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8th Apr 2020
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Coronavirus accelerates shift to virtual showrooms, video links and online sales

Hundreds of car dealers across Australia have rolled out “contactless” technology for sales, quotes and finance applications – in some cases connecting to customers via video demonstrations. The initial take-up of the technology has been so successful many dealers contacted by CarAdvice say they will continue to offer the service even after the coronavirus lockdown periods are over.
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Joshua Dowling