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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class first car with rear-facing back seat airbags – UPDATE: more safety tech announced
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30th Jul 2020
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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class first car with rear-facing back seat airbags – UPDATE: more safety tech announced

UPDATE, 30 July 2020: More details on the safety tech fitted to the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class have been revealed. Key among them, in addition to the announced rear frontal airbags, is a 48-volt active suspension system. This has the ability to instantaneously raise the body by 80mm in the moments before a side collision occurs, reducing potential injuries to rear passengers.
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Ben Zachariah
Video: Yamaha opens order books for new electric motor prototypes
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29th Jul 2020
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Video: Yamaha opens order books for new electric motor prototypes

Yamaha is now taking orders for prototype versions of its electric crate motor offering. The brand explains that it has created two motors. One is a 35kW output motor designed for motorcycles and light mobility equipment, and the other is a 150kW motor intended for electric car applications. Before you attempt to place an order, bear in mind that Yamaha's solution is geared to cater for other large manufactures and big businesses.
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Justin Narayan
2022 Mercedes-Benz T-Class small people-mover teased
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29th Jul 2020
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2022 Mercedes-Benz T-Class small people-mover teased

A teaser image for the all-new Mercedes-Benz T-Class has been revealed overnight, accompanying an announcement outlining the new model range. Due for release in 2022, the T-Class will be a people-mover based on Renault's next-generation Kangoo van platform (shown below in concept form), and will offer the option of a fully-electric powertrain. The Mercedes-Benz Citan – based on the current Renault Kangoo – has been available to European markets since 2012.
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Ben Zachariah
BMW developing electric 5 Series and X1 in a company-wide push for sustainability
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28th Jul 2020
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BMW developing electric 5 Series and X1 in a company-wide push for sustainability

BMW has announced a new, bolder direction for the company, with policies designed to reduce environmental impacts from the manufacturing of new cars. At the forefront of the new climate-change strategy is a range of electric models, confirming for the first time a fully-electric 5 Series and X1 SUV are in development.
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Ben Zachariah
2021 Renault Zoe: Plug pulled on French electric car
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28th Jul 2020
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2021 Renault Zoe: Plug pulled on French electric car

One of Australia’s cheapest electric cars – the Renault Zoe – has had its plug pulled after just 63 were sold over the past three years. Indeed, over the same period, Australians bought two-and-a-half times more Rolls-Royces (158), seven times as many Lamborghinis (457), and 12 times as many Ferraris (818) than Renault Zoe electric cars.
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Joshua Dowling