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Volkswagen Gen.E concept works with recharging robots
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4th Jul 2017
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Volkswagen Gen.E concept works with recharging robots

The Volkswagen Gen.E research vehicle has been unveiled with little fanfare at the company's Future Mobility Days 2017 event. The German automaker hasn't released many details about the Gen.E concept. Although with its "advanced lithium-ion cells" and efficiency optimised electric motor, the Gen.E has a claimed range of over 400 kilometres. Under the skin, the Gen.E features a "lightweight architecture [that has] been designed for maximum crash safety including the battery".
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Derek Fung
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S pricing and specs
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4th Jul 2017
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the soon-to-arrive 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S wagon and Coupe have been announced, with prices for the unashamedly brisk SUV kicking off at $164,900 (before on-road costs). Employing the same twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine and nine-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission, both the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S wagon and Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe claim outputs of 375kW (between 5500-6250rpm) and 700Nm (between 1750rpm-4500rpm).
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David Zalstein
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specs: New engines, new models
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3rd Jul 2017
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class pricing and specs: New engines, new models

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has received some minor updates for the new year, bringing an updated engine line-up and the availability of a new equipment package. Headlining the changes are the introduction of the new C220d and C300 models, which replace the previous C200d and C250 respectively. Available in both sedan and 'estate' wagon bodies, the new diesel and petrol bring more power and torque over their predecessors, while both are mated to the company's nine-speed automatic transmission.
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James Wong
2017 Tesla Model S, Model X: Entry variants score big acceleration boosts
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3rd Jul 2017
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2017 Tesla Model S, Model X: Entry variants score big acceleration boosts

Tesla has introduced a handful of updates across its Model S and Model X ranges this week, namely improving the acceleration of its non-performance variants. Headlining the changes is the significant improvement in terms of straight-line performance for the Model S 75 and 75D, which both can now accelerate from 0-100km/h a full second quicker than before - 4.6 seconds and 4.4 seconds, down from 5.8 seconds and 5.4 seconds respectively.
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James Wong
Volvo having trouble detecting kangaroos
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2nd Jul 2017
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Volvo having trouble detecting kangaroos

Australian wildlife is throwing a spanner in the works for Swedish manufacturer Volvo, who is currently developing its animal detection system. While the technology is used to detect larger beasts like moose in its homeland of Sweden, the company is struggling with kangaroos, according to a new report. Speaking with ABC News, David Pickett, Volvo Australia's technical manager, said the unusual way kangaroos move completely throws off the system.
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James Wong