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Electric, autonomous cars to cause 'pile-up of epic proportions'
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23rd Jun 2018
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Electric, autonomous cars to cause 'pile-up of epic proportions'

The "unprecedented" amounts of money being spent on autonomous and electric vehicle development have put the automotive industry on track for a "pile-up of epic proportions" in the coming years.
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Scott Collie
2019 Mazda CX-5 to get 2.5T in the US - report
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22nd Jun 2018
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2019 Mazda CX-5 to get 2.5T in the US - report

The CX-5 SUV could be the next member of the Mazda line-up to get the brand's 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, if new documents out of the US are anything to go by. Autoevolution published a document (below) made to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) – the state's regulatory body for emissions and air quality – which apparently indicates the CX-5 will offer the 2.5-litre turbo as part of a 2019 model-year update.
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James Wong
2005-2011 BMW 3 Series recalled
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22nd Jun 2018
1 min read

2005-2011 BMW 3 Series recalled

BMW Australia has recalled the 2005-2011 3 Series, over concerns about the interior fan blower wiring. According to the company, the electrical wiring and fan resistor in the blower could deteriorate over time, creating a risk of melting or short-circuit and, subsequently, a fire. There are 44,196 units included in this recall – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
Porsche buys Rimac stake
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21st Jun 2018
2 min read

Porsche buys Rimac stake

Porsche AG has purchased a 10 per cent stake in Croatian electric startup Rimac Automobili, creators of the Concept One and C_Two EV hypercars. The German sports car specialist made the announcement overnight, and says it plans to enter a "close collaboration" with the up and coming EV brand.
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James Wong
Hyundai and Audi form fuel-cell EV alliance
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21st Jun 2018
3 min read

Hyundai and Audi form fuel-cell EV alliance

Audi AG and Hyundai Motor, both major proponents of fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology alongside the likes of Toyota and Mercedes-Benz, have formed an alliance to get affordable systems to market sooner. Reading between the lines, Audi will develop its own FCEV crossover using components from the Hyundai Nexo (driven here) as a tangible starting point for the alliance.
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Mike Costello