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Citroen joins Takata recall
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8th Aug 2018
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Citroen joins Takata recall

Citroen Australia has recalled vehicles across several model lines as part of the Takata airbag campaign, including the old-generation C3, C4, DS3, DS4 and DS5. As with all Takata-related notices, the affected airbag inflators can feature propellant that degrades over time due to humidity and high temperatures. Should the propellant degrade, the metal inflator housing could rupture if the airbags are deployed in the event of a collision, shooting metal fragments into the cabin.
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James Wong
CSIRO puts lab-produced hydrogen through its paces
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8th Aug 2018
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CSIRO puts lab-produced hydrogen through its paces

Hydrogen made in a CSIRO laboratory has been used to power a car for the first time, with chief executive Larry Marshall today taking a ride in a car powered by the lab-produced fuel. According to the organisation, the process "will pave the way for bulk hydrogen to be transported in the form of ammonia, using existing infrastructure, and then reconverted back to hydrogen at the point of use".
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Scott Collie
Tesla wants to go private
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7th Aug 2018
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Tesla wants to go private

Elon Musk, outspoken Tesla CEO, overnight set the internet alight when he tweeted: "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." A company-wide email sent out by Musk, outlining the thinking and the potential mechanics behind such a move, was later published in full on the company's website.
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Derek Fung
2018 Audi Q5 recalled - UPDATE
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7th Aug 2018
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2018 Audi Q5 recalled - UPDATE

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Scott Collie
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7th Aug 2018
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2018 Audi Q5 recalled - UPDATE

Audi Q5 2018
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Scott Collie
Time Machine Tuesday: 7 August 2018
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7th Aug 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 7 August 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of August 7 in years past. This time two years ago, BMW restored a special example of its iconic drop-top for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Get some nostalgia here We guess he got his way, right? Read the original story here
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James Wong
Toyota Australia to "make a stand" on CO2 emissions, calls for tighter regulations
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7th Aug 2018
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Toyota Australia to "make a stand" on CO2 emissions, calls for tighter regulations

Toyota says that it has a “responsibility to make a stand” as Australia’s market leader and drastically cut the CO2 emissions of its local vehicle range — with or without the sort of government-enforced regulations already entrenched in Europe, the US and much of Asia.
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Mike Costello