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Genesis Mint concept points to electric city car
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16th Apr 2019
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Genesis Mint concept points to electric city car

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis may be in its infancy but it has an eye on the future with the Mint concept unveiled on the eve of the New York motor show overnight. The two-seater show car is a pointer to an electric hatchback that promises more than 300km of driving range and 350kW fast-charging. “Mint belongs in the city, and we are proud to introduce our evolution of the ideal city car in New York,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, the global boss of Genesis.
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Joshua Dowling
Great Wall electric ute headed Down Under
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16th Apr 2019
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Great Wall electric ute headed Down Under

The first electric ute in Australia could come from China, with Great Wall confirming the pure-electric version of its new ute was "always" in its plans. Timing hasn't been confirmed, but Haval Australia's managing director Koma Li says Great Wall will take the as-yet unnamed electric pickup despite of our market's reticence to adopt battery-powered vehicles.
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Scott Collie
2019 Aston Martin Rapide E revealed
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16th Apr 2019
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2019 Aston Martin Rapide E revealed

The first all-electric Aston Martin is upon us, unveiled today at the Shanghai motor show. Just 155 examples of the Rapide E will be built, and they’re almost all spoken for. Rather than a full, series production model, it’s a technical test bed for Aston Martin, as the brand looks to push electrification across the range through the 2020s.
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Scott Collie
MG eZS electric car coming to Australia in 2020
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16th Apr 2019
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MG eZS electric car coming to Australia in 2020

MG Motor’s Australian factory distributor has confirmed it will launch a fully electric version of its increasingly popular petrol-fired ZS small SUV during the course of 2020. The Mazda CX-3-sized MG eZS will give the company a rival for the just-launched Hyundai Kona Electric, the Hyundai Ioniq, and the Nissan Leaf in Australia’s fledgling EV market. It will be China’s first EV in Australia, and should be a bit of a marketing coup.
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Mike Costello
Lotus Type 130 hypercar teased, but there's already much to know
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16th Apr 2019
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Lotus Type 130 hypercar teased, but there's already much to know

It's not hard to make jokes about Lotus. Older readers might remember the acronym that the British sportscar brand's shonky build quality earned it in the 1970s and 80s: Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious. It was a phrase later turned to summarise the company's frequent crises and revolving door management changes. In recent years trouble peaked with the unravelling of Dany Bahar's grandiose plans, announced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, to launch no fewer than seven all-new models.
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Mike Duff