New kit allows old Minis to be converted to electric power
Owners of the original Mini can now convert their vehicles to a fully-electric powertrain.
British company Swindon has put together the 'Swind Classic Mini Kit' for £42,480 (AU$76,700), which gives the original Mini a range of around 200 kilometres.
The kit comprises an 80kW electric motor – manufactured in-house by Swindon – which helps get the little hatch to 100km/h in around 9.5 seconds.
2021 Hyundai Venue price and specs: Prices rise with upgrades
The 2021 Hyundai Venue has been updated for the new year, with a number of features added across the model line-up.
Prices have also risen by $500, only three months after Hyundai raised the price of the mid-range Venue Active by $420, and the range-topping Elite by $250.
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift: Local specifications surface early
The facelifted 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe will gain a bold new grille design, be offered in a choice of four revised trim levels, and likely receive a price rise when it arrives in Australian showrooms by the end of the year.
ACT to offer electric car buyers free registration and $15,000 loans
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) just solidified its position as Australia's most electric car-friendly jurisdiction by promising to introduce free registration and interest-free loans for new electric car buyers.
2021 Ford Escape Hybrid revealed for Europe, but Australia to miss out
The 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid has been unveiled in European-specification form – badged overseas as the Ford Kuga Hybrid – but Australia might miss out on the eco-friendly model.
While the plug-in hybrid Escape has been confirmed for an (albeit recently delayed) Australian arrival in late 2021, the conventional hybrid has yet to be confirmed for our shores.