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ACT Government to lease only zero-emission cars by 2021
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16th Apr 2018
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ACT Government to lease only zero-emission cars by 2021

The Australian Capital Territory Government has announced an audacious plan to lease only electric vehicles by 2021, following on from its commitment to using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020.
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Scott Collie
Volvo unveils first all-electric truck
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16th Apr 2018
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Volvo unveils first all-electric truck

Volvo has unveiled its first all-electric truck, complete with battery options ranging from 100kWh to 300kWh. The FL Electric is based on Volvo Trucks's new FL platform, introduced last month. Although the 16-tonne architecture is suitable for a huge range of applications, the Electric is designed predominately for urban duties like deliveries and waste disposal.
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Mercedes-Benz mulling GLA 'Coupe' - report
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16th Apr 2018
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Mercedes-Benz mulling GLA 'Coupe' - report

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA could be getting a 'coupe' version to tackle the likes of the BMW X2, according to a new report. Speaking with Top Gear UK, CEO Dieter Zetsche said the new version of the A-Class-based crossover will "have two interpretations". "The new BMW X2 is basically like the [current] GLA,” he said. "And you will see a new GLA. As in other segments we’ll have two interpretations. So the GLA will be more in the SUV direction, and that will expand our scope."
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James Wong
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter: More details revealed
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15th Apr 2018
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Mercedes-Benz eSprinter: More details revealed

Mercedes-Benz has elaborated on specifications about its upcoming eSprinter van, after initially unveiling the car early in February. Measuring up at 5932mm long on a 3924mm wheelbase, the electric van will be available with a 55kWh or 41kWh battery pack. The former claims a 150km range – Mercedes says it's a reliable figure in unfavourable conditions – and offers a 900kg payload.
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Scott Collie
The week's top news stories, April 15
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14th Apr 2018
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The week's top news stories, April 15

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.
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