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Aston to replace AMG V8 with hybrid V6, secures V12 future
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7th Mar 2020
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Aston to replace AMG V8 with hybrid V6, secures V12 future

It’s fair to say that Aston Martin has been having a tough time of things lately. The company’s share price has tanked since an IPO in October 2018, with a consortium led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll bringing investment earlier this year, but also taking a large stake in the company. Development of electric models has been suspended for at least five years, and the corporate house has been bet on the success of the forthcoming DBX SUV. Yet CEO Andy Palmer is still smiling.
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Mike Duff
General Motors reveals flexible, affordable, long-range electric car battery
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6th Mar 2020
2 min read

General Motors reveals flexible, affordable, long-range electric car battery

US car giant General Motors has unveiled an all-new electric car battery, capable of offering up to 400 miles (643km) of range in a single charge, with GM claiming it will eventually cost under US$100 per kilowatt hour (kWh).
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Susannah Guthrie
Aston Martin unveils limited-edition V12 Speedster
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5th Mar 2020
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Aston Martin unveils limited-edition V12 Speedster

British luxury sports carmaker Aston Martin has debuted its new V12 Speedster at its Gaydon headquarters. Only 88 of the roofless, windshield-less two-seater are set to be built, with pricing starting from £765,000 (AU$1.49 million). It's unclear if one of the 88 will ever make its way to Australia. CarAdvice has reached out to Aston Martin Australia and is awaiting a response.
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Liam Murphy
Ford Transit electric van program expanded, in US by 2022
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4th Mar 2020
4 min read

Ford Transit electric van program expanded, in US by 2022

The already announced battery electric Ford Transit van due in Europe from next year will additionally be built and sold in the US from 2022, the Blue Oval brand confirmed today. It will join the promised electric F-150 pickup truck and the already-revealed Mustang Mach-E in Ford’s growing EV range, which will from there be expanded by additional Ford vehicles based on platforms licensed from Volkswagen (MEB) and Rivian, into which Ford invested $US500m.
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Mike Costello
Electric G-Class coming 'in a few years', says Mercedes-Benz Cars boss
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4th Mar 2020
3 min read

Electric G-Class coming 'in a few years', says Mercedes-Benz Cars boss

Mercedes-Benz customers will be able to own an electric G-Class in the "next few years", according to Mercedes-Benz Cars CEO and Daimler AG Chairman, Ola Källenius. Speaking with CarAdvice during a conference call in lieu of the cancelled Geneva Motor Show, Mr Källenius said the popularity of the iconic 4x4 has "transcended" the rest of the market in recent years.
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Susannah Guthrie