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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has launched its second EV, the Kona Electric, which sits above the Ioniq and gives the company ammunition to become the local leader in semi-affordable, pluggable vehicles...

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric review

There are three things to know about the Hyundai Kona Electric: it’s a small SUV, it has a genuine driving range of 450km, and it costs $59,990. What else does it do? We’re glad you asked…...

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$59,990 - $64,490

REVIEW: 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric hits Australia

Consider the Kona Electric as the fledgling EV market's proverbial 'clubhouse leader' at the segment's more affordable end, even if that only equates to a few hundred buyers this year. Hyundai is overall to be commended for being at the leading edge, and should benefit from this position in the years ahead.


Toyota Australia announces multi-million dollar hydrogen filling station at Altona
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Toyota Australia announces multi-million dollar hydrogen filling station at Altona

Toyota and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are co-funding a $7.4 million Hydrogen Centre at the company’s old manufacturing site in Altona, west of Melbourne. Existing manufacturing infrastructure will be repurposed into “Victoria's first integrated hydrogen site”, complete with an electrolyser, commercial-grade hydrogen refuelling station and an ‘education centre’ with live demonstrations of how the tech works...


2018 Renault Zoe review
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2018 Renault Zoe review

Once upon a time, the Zoe was the brightest sign of a future that promised affordable electric motoring for everyday commuters. Now that it's finally in Australia, does it still hold so much promise, with so many compelling rivals either on the scene or on the way?


Big fleets a key to driving Australian EV take-up, says Hyundai
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Big fleets a key to driving Australian EV take-up, says Hyundai

Australian government and major business buyers must lead the charge by partially transitioning their vehicle fleets to electric cars, according to local Hyundai future mobility manager Scott Nargar, thereby speeding up the technology’s maturation here...


REVIEW: 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC ride-along

By the end of 2019, there will be 12 EVs on sale: the Renault Zoe, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf, Renault Kangoo Z.E, Hyundai Kona Electric, BMW i3, Tesla Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model S, Mercedes EQC, Audi e-tron quattro and Tesla Model X. In early 2020, the Porsche Taycan and Kia Niro are expected to join, and VW’s I.D isn’t that far off...


Mercedes-Benz EQC here in October, first batch spoken for
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Mercedes-Benz EQC here in October, first batch spoken for

Mercedes-Benz Australia is reporting high levels of buyer interest in its first fully-electric car, the EQC crossover, even though it’s still seven months away from going on sale. The company has taken hundreds of ‘buyer registrations’, more expressions of interest than money-down deposits, since December, and already considers the entire 2019 production supply destined for our market to be effectively spoken for...


Honda’s new electric-car push and return to hybrid tech
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Honda’s new electric-car push and return to hybrid tech

Honda's retro-styled electric car – the E Prototype – is expected to lead the Japanese brand’s entry into battery powered vehicles in Australia within two years. And the company wants a quarter of its local sales to be hybrid or electric by 2025. “We definitely want it...


2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE review

It’s one giant leap for Jaguar with its first electric vehicle, but is the mid-range I-Pace a viable step for a buyer with $130,000 to spend on a luxury SUV?

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$130,200

Smart poles to light up EV charging in Sydney
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Smart poles to light up EV charging in Sydney

Charging your electric vehicle on the run is about to become a little easier thanks to new technology being trialled in Sydney beginning this week. The first of 20 smart street lights, each believed to cost around $30,000, has been installed in Sydney’s Blacktown and offers free – for now – charging points for EVs...


Kia e-Niro poised for 2020 Australian Open launch
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Kia e-Niro poised for 2020 Australian Open launch

Kia Australia looks poised to leverage its naming rights sponsorship of the Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam to electrifying effect, by using the 2020 event held in January as the launch program for its e-Niro EV crossover. The company is working on an ambitious plan to have a fleet of Niro electric cars serving as shuttle vehicles around Melbourne during the event, in place of the familiar stickered-up Carnivals and Sorentos, with the dealer rollout coinciding...


2019 Nissan Leaf priced from $49,990
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2019 Nissan Leaf priced from $49,990

Nissan Australia has announced pricing information for the hotly-anticipated Leaf electric vehicle, which will (finally) arrive in August. Pricing will kick off at $49,990 before on-road costs, with pre-orders officially open. Power comes from an electric motor on the front axle making 110kW and 320Nm, hooked up to a 40kWh battery pack for a claimed 270km of range on the WLTP test cycle...


2019 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comparison
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comparison

Australians aren’t exactly rushing to buy electrified cars compared to a number of equally mature markets with greater purchase incentives and public charging networks. Sales data shows that electric and PHEV cars sold last year accounted for a tick over 0.1 per cent of vehicle sales (excluding Tesla, which refuses to disclose its sales data, but which is a niche player and wouldn’t change this figure greatly)...


Tesla slashes Model S, Model X pricing in Australia
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Tesla slashes Model S, Model X pricing in Australia

Tesla has cut prices across its Australian range, with top-of-the-line P100D variants seeing reductions of more than $80,000. Starting at the lower end of the range, the Model S 'Standard Range' is now listed at $115,600 before on-road costs or $135,390 drive-away on the Tesla website...


SEA Electric: Aussie EV maker launches in USA
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SEA Electric: Aussie EV maker launches in USA

SEA Electric is taking its Australian EV-making talents abroad, preparing two pure-electric trucks and a van for the American market. Based on Ford and Isuzu chassis, and set for display at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, the display trucks follow the purchase of a site in Los Angeles, from which it'll explore what's required for North American certification and distribution...


Electric vehicles: Federal 'plan about a plan' slammed by EV Council
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Electric vehicles: Federal 'plan about a plan' slammed by EV Council

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today unveiled a $2 billion pre-election climate change policy, but electric vehicle advocates are calling for more to be done in support of the burgeoning EV market. There's minimal mention of electric vehicles in the policy, which simply commits to developing a 'National Electric Vehicle Strategy' without any concrete promise what it might look like and when it might be done...


EV charging: FCAI backs Infrastructure Australia
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EV charging: FCAI backs Infrastructure Australia

Australia's peak motoring body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has thrown its support behind an Infrastructure Australia report putting electric vehicle charge infrastructure on a list of high-priority projects for the nation. Tony Weber, FCAI CEO, described electric vehicles as a "key component in the way of the future" in a statement...


Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is 'high-priority' - Infrastructure Australia
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Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is 'high-priority' - Infrastructure Australia

Infrastructure Australia has labelled the expansion of electric vehicle charge infrastructure as a high priority, putting it on a list of 29 High Priority Initiatives for Australia. In a report published today, the independent statutory body identified a lack of charge infrastructure as a significant barrier to electric vehicle adoption, calling for a "network of fast-charging stations on the national highway network" to drive adoption...


Electric vehicles: Senate Committee calls for national EV sales target, tighter emissions standards
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Electric vehicles: Senate Committee calls for national EV sales target, tighter emissions standards

The Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles has called for a firm national electric vehicle sales target and tighter emissions standards to drive adoption of battery-powered vehicles in Australia. Most prominently, the report calls for national EV targets for "light passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and metropolitan buses", as a way to demonstrate a firm commitment to accelerating electric uptake in Australia...