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Kia Niro EV concept revealed at CES
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9th Jan 2018
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Kia Niro EV concept revealed at CES

The Kia Niro EV concept has been unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, likely previewing an upcoming production model. After being previewed with a set of shadowy teaser images last week, the Niro EV concept doesn't really offer too many surprises, looking like a dark and pumped-up version of the production Niro hybrid SUV (below). Above: the existing Niro SUV, revealed last year
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James Wong
Nissan previews new concept bound for Detroit
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9th Jan 2018
1 min read

Nissan previews new concept bound for Detroit

Nissan has released a teaser video of a new concept car bound for the Detroit motor show next week. While the 40-second clip doesn't give much away, there are glimpses of a bold front grille and slim headlights. The imagery is accompanied by the quotes "picture a world in which strength is used to protect", "purity attracts attention", and "tradition is a bridge to the future" - hinting that the design of this new vehicle may not be as wild as concepts past.
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James Wong
Australian car industry split over EV subsidies
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8th Jan 2018
6 min read

Australian car industry split over EV subsidies

Representative body for Australia’s motoring industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), says it will not necessarily lobby government to apply subsidies encouraging the take-up of zero emissions vehicles.
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Mike Costello
China's Byton reveals tech-heavy electric SUV concept
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8th Jan 2018
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China's Byton reveals tech-heavy electric SUV concept

Chinese electric start-up firm, Byton, has revealed its first concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. First teased last September, the Byton Concept takes the form of a high-riding electric crossover that features new-age in-car infotainment and semi-autonomous driving systems. In terms of design, the Byton Concept is bold and futuristic, though it doesn't push the envelope as much as some previous show cars of the same ilk.
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James Wong
BMW to fit smarter traction control from i3s across range
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7th Jan 2018
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BMW to fit smarter traction control from i3s across range

BMW will outfit its cars with a more intelligent traction control system, capable of responding faster than traditional setups. The system was first fitted to the i3s, and responds 50 times faster than conventional traction management systems. How? Rather than working out what it needs to do in a remote unit, the setup makes its calculations from within the powertrain.
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Scott Collie