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This company has made an insertable electric chassis for classic cars
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12th Dec 2020
2 min read

This company has made an insertable electric chassis for classic cars

California-based electric car start-up ZeroLabs has just launched a new electric vehicle (EV) platform that can be inserted underneath classic cars to give them a modern electrified powertrain in a matter of days. Set to launch with limited availability from late 2021, ZeroLabs is taking enquiries now for the world's first complete electric platform – featuring an electric motor, lithium-ion battery and DC fast-charging capabilities.
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Susannah Guthrie
Volkswagen ID.6 due in 2023 with 700km range – report
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11th Dec 2020
4 min read

Volkswagen ID.6 due in 2023 with 700km range – report

Volkswagen's ID electric vehicle (EV) range could be led by a Passat-sized sedan and wagon duo in the coming years, according to a new report. British publication Autocar – citing information from Volkswagen head of research and development, Frank Welsch – claims the German brand will launch the ID.6 sedan and wagon in 2023, styled as production versions of the ID Vizzion and ID Space Vizzion concepts.
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Alex Misoyannis
Ferrari CEO quits due to personal coronavirus battle – report
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11th Dec 2020
2 min read

Ferrari CEO quits due to personal coronavirus battle – report

Ferrari has announced Louis Camilleri has stepped down as CEO with immediate effect. The statement from Ferrari cited 'personal reasons' for the shock decision, but The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Mr Camilleri had been recently hospitalised with COVID-19. Executive Chairman John Elkann will act as interim CEO while the company's Board of Directors chooses Mr Camilleri's successor.
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Ben Zachariah
2021 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid detailed for Europe, no plans for Australia – for now
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10th Dec 2020
3 min read

2021 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid detailed for Europe, no plans for Australia – for now

Further details of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been revealed in Europe overnight, however plans for Australia are yet to be announced. As with other plug-in hybrid vehicles, the PHEV version of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is able to use only its electric motor for up to 50km in ideal conditions (and with a full charge) before the petrol engine takes over.
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Alex Misoyannis
2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid fails emergency swerve test
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10th Dec 2020
2 min read

2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid fails emergency swerve test

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has failed an emergency swerve-and-avoid “moose test" by Swedish motoring magazine Teknikens Värld. The experiment – which tests a vehicle's ability to safely avoid a hazard, such as a moose – has been standardised since the late 1990s, and requires a car to swerve between cones at incrementally higher speeds without skidding out of control.
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William Davis