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VFACTS 2020: Headline models from Peugeot and Renault have big wins
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21st Jan 2021
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VFACTS 2020: Headline models from Peugeot and Renault have big wins

2020 will always be known as a year like no other – and Australia's new-car sales results are in to back that up. The last two months of the year showed signs of recovery, but for many brands supply remains an issue. To the end of the 2020 calendar 916,968 new cars were reported as sold – down by 13.7 per cent compared to the prior year. With the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off scheme, demand for utes, SUVs, and four-wheel-drives surged.
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Emma Notarfrancesco
2021 Kia Stonic price and specs – UPDATE: Entry-level Stonic S joins range
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21st Jan 2021
3 min read

2021 Kia Stonic price and specs – UPDATE: Entry-level Stonic S joins range

UPDATE, 21 January 2021: Kia has announced the Stonic S will be the entry-level variant in the three-car range, available from $22,990 drive-away with a manual transmission. The story has been updated below. 19 January 2021: The 2021 Kia Stonic has arrived in Australia, offering buyers greater choice in the compact SUV market.
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Ben Zachariah
Trump pardons ex-Waymo and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski – UPDATE
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21st Jan 2021
2 min read

Trump pardons ex-Waymo and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski – UPDATE

UPDATE, 21 January 2021: Anthony Levandowski was issued an 11th-hour pardon overnight by outgoing US President Donald Trump. The ex-Google and Uber engineer – sentenced to an 18-month prison sentence in 2020 after he pleaded guilty to stealing company secrets relating to autonomous vehicle development – was yet to spend his first night behind bars due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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William Davis
Gold Coast rolls out public electric vehicle charging stations
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20th Jan 2021
1 min read

Gold Coast rolls out public electric vehicle charging stations

The first of 10 new public charging stations has been installed in the Gold Coast, as part of a scheme to ease range anxiety and increase the uptake of electric vehicles (EV) across the region. Broadbeach was the first suburb to acquire the new infrastructure, with Coolangatta, Southport, Pimpama, Carrara, Bundall and Nerang set to follow. Built by Brisbane-based company Tritium, the 75kW DC chargers were funded through a $350,000 contribution from the local government.
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William Davis
2021 Toyota GR 86 front bumper revealed in patent filings
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20th Jan 2021
2 min read

2021 Toyota GR 86 front bumper revealed in patent filings

The front bumper of the upcoming 2021 Toyota GR 86 has leaked in patent images this week, ahead of the model's anticipated full unveiling in the coming months. Registered design filings lodged with IP Australia reveal the front bumper worn by prototypes of Toyota and Subaru's joint-developed sports coupe spied in 2020 will in fact go on to adorn the showroom-specification GR 86, with a wide central air intake flanked by a pair of vertical black trim pieces.
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Alex Misoyannis