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Electric 'crate motor' turns any classic into an EV
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20th Oct 2019
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Electric 'crate motor' turns any classic into an EV

A new plug-and-play 'crate motor' promises to turn essentially any car into an electric vehicle. The market for electrified classic vehicles is growing, thanks to cars like the Jaguar E-Type Zero and the Aston Martin DB5 EV that starred at the 2018 Royal Wedding. Homemade conversions with repurposed Tesla batteries are also becoming increasingly common. Swindon Powertrain wants to make it easier for low-volume manufacturers to create electric versions of classic, rare, and unique vehicles.
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Scott Collie
Jaguar Land Rover not for sale: Tata
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20th Oct 2019
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Jaguar Land Rover not for sale: Tata

It’s no secret Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been having some troubles lately. Even in the light of slowing sales, poor financial results, and Brexit uncertainty, however, corporate parent Tata Motors is sticking with the British brands. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Motors’s holding company Tata Sons Ltd, told Bloomberg that Jaguar Land Rover isn’t for sale, pushing back on reports the Indian conglomerate was planning on selling the British brands.
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William Stopford
Jaguar reveals I-Pace Race eTaxi for the Nürburgring
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19th Oct 2019
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Jaguar reveals I-Pace Race eTaxi for the Nürburgring

Jaguar has added a new vehicle to its Nurburgring Race Taxi fleet, in the form of its all-electric I-Pace crossover. It's the first time a manufacturer has offered an electric vehicle to cart patrons around Germany's iconic race circuit, not that its zero-emissions credentials mean it'll be slow around a track. Jaguar is confident the I-Pace's 400PS (294kW)/696Nm dual-motor electric drive system "will be able to cope with any conditions the circuit known as the ‘Green Hell’ has to offer".
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James Wong
Car News Daily: Your daily download
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18th Oct 2019
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Car News Daily: Your daily download

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Mandy Turner
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18th Oct 2019
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Car News Daily: Your daily download

Kia Seltos 2019, ŠKODA OCTAVIA 2019, Renault Megane 2019, Porsche 911 2019
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Mandy Turner
Tesla scoping for talent at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
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18th Oct 2019
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Tesla scoping for talent at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge takes place every two years in Australia, and tasks teams of secondary and tertiary students with developing solar-powered cars capable of travelling 3000km. This year's event features 53 entrants from 23 countries, including seven from Australia. But there was one group in particular that wasn't interested in the competition itself.
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Paul Maric
Renault Megane RS Trophy-R price announced, Record Edition up for auction
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17th Oct 2019
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Renault Megane RS Trophy-R price announced, Record Edition up for auction

The rarest Renault ever brought to Australia – the Megane RS Trophy R Record Edition that set the fastest lap at the Nurburgring for front-drive cars – will be auctioned for sale when it arrives in early 2020 alongside the company’s revamped hot hatch line-up. It will be one of only 32 Megane RS Record Editions built worldwide and comes with carbon-fibre wheels made in Australia (and used by Ferrari and the Ford GT supercar) and and carbon-ceramic brakes.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Skoda Octavia sketched
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17th Oct 2019
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2021 Skoda Octavia sketched

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Derek Fung
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17th Oct 2019
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2021 Skoda Octavia sketched

ŠKODA OCTAVIA 2019
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Derek Fung