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'The shift to electrification is over-hyped' - BMW
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28th Jun 2019
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'The shift to electrification is over-hyped' - BMW

Electrification is high on the agenda, but BMW says internal-combustion engines will survive another three decades before being entirely usurped by electric or hydrogen vehicles. "The shift to electrification is over-hyped. Battery-electric vehicles cost more in terms of raw materials for batteries. This will continue and could eventually worsen as demand for these raw materials increases," said Klaus Frolich, chief BMW technical officer.
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Scott Collie
Volkswagen launches electric car sharing service
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27th Jun 2019
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Volkswagen launches electric car sharing service

The new Volkswagen WeShare car sharing service is now available in Berlin with a fleet of 1500 e-Golf hatchbacks. At the beginning of 2020 the company will add 500 e-Up models, with the new ID.3 set to join the fleet from the middle of 2020. Vehicles will be "free floating", and do not need to be returned to rental stations, designated car spots or their original locations. Cars will be available within a 150 square kilometre area around Berlin's city centre.
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Derek Fung
Mitsubishi Triton fuel economy buyback sets ‘concerning’ precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal
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27th Jun 2019
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Mitsubishi Triton fuel economy buyback sets ‘concerning’ precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal

The car industry has called for a national motoring tribunal to be established following a landmark case in Victoria which awarded the owner of a two-year-old Mitsubishi Triton a full refund on the $39,500 new-car purchase price due to discrepancies over fuel economy claims. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruled in favour of an owner of a Mitsubishi Triton who claimed the fuel economy rating label was not an accurate reflection of real world consumption.
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Joshua Dowling
2020 Dodge Charger SRT Widebody teased
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26th Jun 2019
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2020 Dodge Charger SRT Widebody teased

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Derek Fung
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26th Jun 2019
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2020 Dodge Charger SRT Widebody teased

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BMW Power BEV: 530kW sedan prototype outed
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26th Jun 2019
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BMW Power BEV: 530kW sedan prototype outed

You could argue BMW invented the fast sedan class with the M5, but recent developments in the industry have left its internal-combustion offerings looking a bit slow. After all, the Tesla Model S will hit 100km/h in just 2.4 seconds with Ludicrous Mode, making the latest M5 Competition's sprint time (3.3 seconds) look a bit leisurely.
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Scott Collie
2020 Ford Puma revealed, not for Oz
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26th Jun 2019
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2020 Ford Puma revealed, not for Oz

The all-new Ford Puma crossover has been revealed on the company’s UK website, ahead of the model's European sales launch later this year. UPDATE, 26/6/19: The original version of this article stated the Puma would be available with petrol only and petrol-electric hybrid powertrains according to the UK website, this is not the case. According to Ford UK’s consumer site, the only powertrains mentioned are hybrid ones.
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James Wong
2020 Land Rover Defender design leaked
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25th Jun 2019
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2020 Land Rover Defender design leaked

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Derek Fung
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25th Jun 2019
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2020 Land Rover Defender design leaked

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