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Why don't Australians buy more EVs?
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29th Oct 2019
3 min read

Why don't Australians buy more EVs?

Driving range, price, and limited knowledge of the available choices are three major impediments to improving battery-electric vehicle (EV) take-up in Australia. That’s the quick and unsurprising summary of a market survey from analytics firm Nielsen, called Caught in the Slow Lane, Australian Adoption of Electric Vehicles. As the name suggests, market penetration of electric vehicles in Australia is far lower than most equivalent markets across Europe, Asia and the USA.
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Mike Costello
Fisker SUV prototype to debut in January 2020
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29th Oct 2019
2 min read

Fisker SUV prototype to debut in January 2020

Fisker's long teaser campaign will finally come to a head in January 2020 when it reveals a 'production-intent prototype' of its upcoming SUV. The SUV doesn’t currently have a name but company founder Henrik Fisker confirmed on Twitter he’d reveal the name next week, along with additional details.
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William Stopford
Honda E electric car still a chance for Australia
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29th Oct 2019
2 min read

Honda E electric car still a chance for Australia

Honda Australia hasn't given up on bringing its cute-as-a-button electric hatchback – known simply has the Honda E – into local showrooms, despite reports that it has already been ruled out. Reports from the Tokyo motor show claimed the Honda E was not coming to Australia based on a quote from Honda CEO, Takahiro Hachigo. "Honda E is just for Japan and Europe," he told Australian media. "There are no plans unfortunately for Australia now."
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Scott Collie
2020 Mini Countryman spied again
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29th Oct 2019
2 min read

2020 Mini Countryman spied again

It’s been three years since Mini introduced its second-generation Countryman, so it’s time for a facelift. Mini testers covered up the front of this example with gratuitous amounts of tape but we've obtained close-up photographs of the car with the front grille and bumper details exposed (below), and it's very much a case of "same old".
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William Stopford
2020 Lamborghini hypercar teased
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28th Oct 2019
1 min read

2020 Lamborghini hypercar teased

Lamborghini has provided the world with the first details about its track-only hypercar, which is due to be revealed next year. According to the company, the car will be powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine with around 610kW (830hp) of power. It is paired to a six-speed sequential transmission from Xtrac, and a mechanical self-locking differential, which the driver can preload dynamically based on track conditions.
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Derek Fung