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Nissan adamant EV batteries must have a second life
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4th Jun 2019
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Nissan adamant EV batteries must have a second life

In what should come as no surprise, responsible vehicle manufacturers will look well beyond the first phase of a battery's life to lessen the long-term environmental impact of electric vehicles – and that's exactly what Nissan is doing. Francisco Carranza, managing director of Nissan Energy Services, told CarAdvice in Madrid the Leaf's battery packs will "outlast the car by another 10 to 12 years".
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Trent Nikolic
2020 Kia Seltos to be revealed 'later this month'
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3rd Jun 2019
1 min read

2020 Kia Seltos to be revealed 'later this month'

Kia has issued yet another teaser for its upcoming small SUV, officially confirming the Seltos name spied on an un-camouflaged pre-production vehicle last week. The company says 'Seltos' comes from Greek mythology and the legend of Celtos, son of Hercules. Kia has switched out the 'C' for an 'S' to imply "speed and sportiness" while also bringing the name in line with the Sportage and Sorento SUVs.
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James Wong
Peugeot announces range-wide EoFY deals
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3rd Jun 2019
2 min read

Peugeot announces range-wide EoFY deals

Peugeot Australia has announced a raft of drive-away prices and incentives across its range, as it looks to draw people into showrooms before June 30. The entire range is being offered with free metallic paint during June, and any remaining 2018 model year cars get a $2000 factory bonus. Starting from the bottom, the 208 Active and Allure are priced from $21,990 and $24,990 drive-away respectively, a $3000 saving on both counts.
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Scott Collie
Tesla Model X joins Victorian Highway Patrol fleet
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3rd Jun 2019
2 min read

Tesla Model X joins Victorian Highway Patrol fleet

Victoria has become one of the world's first jurisdictions with an operational pure-electric police car, adding a Tesla Model X to its Highway Patrol fleet. The car is a Model X Long Range, with a claimed 575km of range on the (lenient) NEDC test cycle and a 0-100km/h sprint time of 4.6 seconds. It's a one-off purchase by Victoria Police, which is looking to investigate its "suitability for road policing duties" going forward.
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Scott Collie
Lotus Type 130 electric hypercar to debut in July
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2nd Jun 2019
1 min read

Lotus Type 130 electric hypercar to debut in July

Lotus has confirmed it will unveil its electric hypercar at an event in London on July 16, UK time. Codenamed Type 130, the hypercar will likely have a name beginning with E to fit in with the marque's tradition. Whatever it's christened, the Type 130 will be Lotus' first all-new model in over a decade.
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Derek Fung