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NSW Net Zero Plan: Targeted electric car incentive strategy revealed
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16th Mar 2020
3 min read

NSW Net Zero Plan: Targeted electric car incentive strategy revealed

The New South Wales government has announced a new plan to fast-track electric car uptake by supporting the rollout of fast-charging infrastructure, incentivising fleet purchases of electric cars and ensuring all new buildings are electric vehicle-ready. The new measures, which were unveiled on March 14, 2020, as part of the first stage in the Berejiklian government's 10-year Net Zero Plan, will contribute to the state's ultimate goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
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Susannah Guthrie
Got a MINI? There’s an app for that.
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15th Mar 2020
1 min read

Got a MINI? There’s an app for that.

The line between personal technology and our cars is becoming increasingly blurred, thanks to a new generation of connected vehicles and user technology. This is a series of pieces where we look at the mobile applications available for your car. First cab off the rank, is MINI. MINI Driver’s Guide: Digital owner’s manual for your car, linked to the VIN.
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James Ward
Exclusive: Holden letter to Federal Government outlines job losses in the dealer network
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15th Mar 2020
2 min read

Exclusive: Holden letter to Federal Government outlines job losses in the dealer network

EXCLUSIVE US car giant General Motors has written to the Federal Government outlining what it claims is the true number of job losses in Holden showrooms across Australia – just days after all 185 dealers united to appoint a high powered law firm to represent them in negotiations over compensation.
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Joshua Dowling
Truth behind Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delays: 10 things buyers need to know but aren’t always told
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14th Mar 2020
7 min read

Truth behind Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delays: 10 things buyers need to know but aren’t always told

The wait for a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is now longer than the queue for some Ferraris – and frustrated buyers are starting to cancel orders because promises keep getting broken and delivery dates are repeatedly pushed back. CarAdvice has learned some arrivals have been delayed by 10 months or more, some dealers are now quoting delivery times of more than a year – and yet a number of buyers are jumping the queue because of flaws in Toyota’s ordering system.
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Joshua Dowling
CarAdvice Podcast: CX-30 v Kona, and Honda rules out leaving Oz
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13th Mar 2020
1 min read

CarAdvice Podcast: CX-30 v Kona, and Honda rules out leaving Oz

On the podcast this week is Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, Honda rules out leaving Australia, but may reduce its dealer network or appoint an independent distributor. Also, Toyota's hybrid cars are breaking Australian sales records, pricing revealed for the Mazda MX-30, and the 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been teased. Stevo reviews the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 140TSI. Jez Spinks compares the 2020 Mazda CX-30 G20 Pure and Hyundai Kona Elite.
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Mandy Turner