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BMW developing electric 5 Series and X1 in a company-wide push for sustainability
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28th Jul 2020
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BMW developing electric 5 Series and X1 in a company-wide push for sustainability

BMW has announced a new, bolder direction for the company, with policies designed to reduce environmental impacts from the manufacturing of new cars. At the forefront of the new climate-change strategy is a range of electric models, confirming for the first time a fully-electric 5 Series and X1 SUV are in development.
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Ben Zachariah
Radical new active suspension system invented in Australia
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28th Jul 2020
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Radical new active suspension system invented in Australia

An innovative active suspension system – capable of adjusting wheel alignment while driving – has been developed by Victorian-based company Doftek. The active wheel alignment system (AWAS) is designed to be retrofitted to a car's existing suspension. The vehicle's standard suspension mounts and tie rods are replaced with electromechanical components that, via a control unit, can adjust the angle of the wheels (camber, toe-in, and caster) to suit road conditions and driver preferences.
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William Davis
Renault van range gets five-year warranty for limited time, may become permanent
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28th Jul 2020
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Renault van range gets five-year warranty for limited time, may become permanent

Renault has added a five-year/200,000km warranty across its entire van range through to the end of August 2020 – and is aiming to make it a permanent offer beyond that deadline. The French car maker normally has three-year warranty coverage on its vans, versus five years on its SUVs – though some SUVs currently have seven-year coverage for a limited time.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Peugeot 3008: images of updated model leak online
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27th Jul 2020
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2021 Peugeot 3008: images of updated model leak online

Images of the 2021 Peugeot 3008 have been leaked online ahead of the model's release later this year or early next. Shared by a member of Forum-Peugeot, the leaked pictures reveal a facelifted front-end with a jewelled grille and striking daytime-running lights (with integrated front indicator lamps) in vertical strips in the front bumper bar.
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Ben Zachariah
Rivian's rival to Tesla pick-up on sale next year – report
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27th Jul 2020
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Rivian's rival to Tesla pick-up on sale next year – report

Information has leaked suggesting US electric vehicle start-up Rivian will begin deliveries of the R1T pick-up to customers from July 2021. The report emerged on the Rivian Owner's Forum, with a user posting a screenshot of what appears to be an email sent to customers advising them of the car maker's plans.
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Ben Zachariah