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2020 Smart EQ Fortwo, Forfour revealed
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6th Sep 2019
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2020 Smart EQ Fortwo, Forfour revealed

Daimler has revealed the Smart EQ family, including the Fortwo, Fortwo Cabrio and Forfour, ahead of their public debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week. The German group's city car division is embracing its all-electric future, with the entire range relying solely on battery power.
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James Wong
2020 Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo revealed
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5th Sep 2019
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2020 Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo revealed

The Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo has been revealed, bringing sportier styling and equipment to the brand's smallest crossover model – earmarked for the Australian market during the first half of next year. Set to debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week, the Monte Carlo-badged Kamiq picks up a black pack-style treatment for the exterior accents, including the front grille, bumper, side mirrors, roof rails, side sills, rear diffuser, and 'SKODA' lettering on the tailgate.
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James Wong
Ford Ranger Wildtrak X pricing and specs
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5th Sep 2019
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak X pricing and specs

Ford Australia has released pricing and specifications for the limited-run Ranger Wildtrak X, a highly specified and more adventure-focused version of the its top-selling ute. Sitting between the current Wildtrak and Raptor models, Ford claims the Wildtrak X "heralds a more off-road focused, highly capable and outdoors oriented model, combining Ranger’s capability with the comfort, convenience and high-spec of the Wildtrak".
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James Wong
BMW Australia, Chargefox announce charging subscription for i3 owners
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5th Sep 2019
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BMW Australia, Chargefox announce charging subscription for i3 owners

BMW Australia and Chargefox have announced a partnership that sees owners of the i3 120Ah get a three-year subscription to the charge solution firm's 'Ultra-Rapid' network. The benefits program offers a yearly allowance of 250kWh, which equates to a little over six full charges of the top-spec i3's 120Ah battery pack.
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James Wong
Porsche Taycan: A look at its motors, transmission, and dynamic chassis
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4th Sep 2019
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Porsche Taycan: A look at its motors, transmission, and dynamic chassis

Hitting 200km/h in a 2295kg electric car in under 10 seconds, and going on to a 260km/h top speed, requires more than just a tremendous amount of energy; it requires an intelligent transmission and high-tech motors. Continuing our series of stories on the all-new Porsche Taycan, here we'll run through the Permanent Synchronous Motors (PSMs) the new Taycan uses, along with the bespoke two-speed transmission created in-house by Porsche.
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Paul Maric