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Top 10 road rules you might not know
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24th Jan 2021
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Top 10 road rules you might not know

As speeding, drink driving, and drugs dominate road safety headlines, it’s worth getting reacquainted with some fines you may not know – or might have forgotten about. Fines and demerit points vary across different states and territories – even though they have the same or similar offences – so we listed the penalties for NSW, the jurisdiction which hands out among the harshest fines in the nation (with the exception of Queensland’s $1000 mobile phone ticket, the most expensive nationally).
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Joshua Dowling
Electric start-up Rivian gets a further US$2.65 billion funding boost
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24th Jan 2021
2 min read

Electric start-up Rivian gets a further US$2.65 billion funding boost

UPDATE, 25 January 2021: Rivian has raised a further US$2.65 billion (AU$3.42 billion) in its latest investment round. The money means the US electric vehicle (EV) start-up has received more than AU$10.3 billion since the start of 2019. But unlike Tesla, Nikola, and other EV rivals, Rivian remains a private company, yet to be listed on a stock exchange.
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Ben Zachariah
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will undergo Australian testing and tuning
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22nd Jan 2021
2 min read

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will undergo Australian testing and tuning

Jeep has revealed that the soon-to-land new Grand Cherokee will undergo pre-production testing in Australia, before hitting showroom floors late 2021. It’s a move that has paid dividends for the likes of Kia, Hyundai and Toyota, who have followed up off-shore vehicle development with smaller, localised testing and validation programmes.
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Sam Purcell
Jeep Wrangler V8 and 4Xe plug-in hybrid still a chance for Australia
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22nd Jan 2021
2 min read

Jeep Wrangler V8 and 4Xe plug-in hybrid still a chance for Australia

There is still a chance that Australia will get V8-powered and plug-in hybrid variants of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, as the American manufacturer rolls out new models and electrified powertrains around the world. While previous reports had indicated that Australia was unlikely to get these special models, Jeep global director Christian Meuiner told CarAdvice that the company was still busy building a business case to develop right-hand drive variants of the Wrangler 392 and Wrangler 4Xe:
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Sam Purcell
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Petrol and hybrid only, no diesel
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21st Jan 2021
2 min read

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Petrol and hybrid only, no diesel

The upcoming 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come to Australia with petrol and hybrid engines – with diesel power to be dropped for the new model. This has been confirmed by Jeep global boss Christian Meunier, who told CarAdvice that Jeep is hellbent on becoming a market leader in electrified SUVs, both in Australia and around the world.
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Sam Purcell