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Holden plant flagged as site for medical marijuana crop
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11th Dec 2016
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Holden plant flagged as site for medical marijuana crop

A group lobbying for medical marijuana to be legalised in South Australia has suggested the Holden car plant there be established as the location for a proposed large-scale medical cannabis plantation when it shutters in late 2017.
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Mike Costello
2018 Renault Megane RS mule spied with flares
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10th Dec 2016
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2018 Renault Megane RS mule spied with flares

A development mule that we believe is the next Renault Megane RS has been spied at a pretrol station in Sweden accompanied by a Golf R hatchback. The vehicle seen here uses the body shell of the new Renault Megane GT hatch, but has a few clear signs of its sporting intent. Unlike an earlier development vehicle spotted in July, this latest car has boasts temporary wheel arch extensions.
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Derek Fung
'Hyperfast' EV charging to become a reality thanks to Israeli start-up - report
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9th Dec 2016
2 min read

'Hyperfast' EV charging to become a reality thanks to Israeli start-up - report

A start-up company from Israel is developing a new battery for electric vehicles that can be recharged in under five minutes - and it could be available as early as 2020, according to a new report. In an article by US website The Drive, StoreDot's upcoming battery packs should help to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). "The reason that adoption is slow is because charging is slow," said Doron Myersdorf, CEO of StoreDot.
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James Wong
2017 Suzuki Swift front end caught undisguised
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8th Dec 2016
1 min read

2017 Suzuki Swift front end caught undisguised

An undisguised next-generation Suzuki Swift hatch has surfaced online ahead of its expected launch early next year. The photo above was posted on the Ferd Facebook page, although it's not clear from who or where they sourced this picture.
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Derek Fung
Nissan Australia secures future for local manufacturing
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8th Dec 2016
3 min read

Nissan Australia secures future for local manufacturing

At a time when car manufacturing plants are being wound down and closed in Australia, the Nissan Casting Plant has grown its business and secured its operation here for the foreseeable future. A new contract to supply vital EV engine castings for Nissan worldwide has not only ensured the plant will continue to operate - it has seen it return to three shifts, seven days a week.
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Steve Lague