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2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne recalled for fire hazard
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22nd Jun 2020
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2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne recalled for fire hazard

Porsche Australia has issued a recall of 244 examples of its 2019-2020 Cayenne SUV due to a potential fire risk. The recall includes model-year 2019-2020 Cayenne Turbo (9YA) and 2020 Cayenne Turbo e-Hybrid (9YA), Cayenne Turbo Coupe and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe models (9YB). Affected vehicles were sold between 29 November 2017 and 5 December 2019.
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Liam Murphy
Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car aims to solve range anxiety
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22nd Jun 2020
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Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car aims to solve range anxiety

Ford has announced its electric Mustang Mach-E SUV will get ‘intelligent range’ technology – a feature the brand says will improve the accuracy of distance-to-empty calculations. The technology is designed to tackle range anxiety “about when and where customers can recharge” by being able to "accurately estimate how much range the all-electric SUV has (remaining)”.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota prices to rise, hybrids hardest hit
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21st Jun 2020
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Toyota prices to rise, hybrids hardest hit

Toyota is poised to increase prices by up to $1300 on 16 of its most popular models in the wake of a weakening exchange rate with the Japanese Yen – and hybrid cars are hardest hit. However buyers can beat the 1 July price rises if they sign a deal before the end of June 30 and lock in the current RRP.
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Joshua Dowling
France develops vehicle emissions fraud agency
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20th Jun 2020
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France develops vehicle emissions fraud agency

The French government has developed a new transport agency to detect emissions tampering in vehicles, according to a new report. The agency – known as the Surveillance Service for the Vehicle and Motor Market (SSMVM) – comes as the result of a European Union directive issued following the Volkswagen Group’s emission scandal also known as ‘dieselgate’.
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Liam Murphy
Video: Ferrari V6 hybrid spied testing, is it the new Dino?
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19th Jun 2020
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Video: Ferrari V6 hybrid spied testing, is it the new Dino?

A Ferrari test mule fitted with what is believed to be a hybrid V6 has been caught on camera driving around Maranello, Italy. The Ferrari 488 was being used as a platform to test the new hybrid engine near Ferrari headquarters, complete with mysterious wires and stickers warning of the battery packs fitted, and was caught on camera by the YouTube channel Varryx.
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Ben Zachariah