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Musk: Tesla will have fully-autonomous technology this year
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3 days ago
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Musk: Tesla will have fully-autonomous technology this year

Tesla could be the first company to develop fully-autonomous cars. Speaking remotely at the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in China on Thursday, Tesla founder Elon Musk says the company is "very close to level five autonomy". Level Five autonomy is the industry's label for fully-autonomous driving – the point at which a car can take over all duties from a human.
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Ben Zachariah
Electric Porsche Macan due in Australia in 2022
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5 days ago
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Electric Porsche Macan due in Australia in 2022

Porsche’s next-generation electric Macan SUV is due in Australian showrooms in 2022 – following its European debut in 2021.
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Liam Murphy
Are our taxi cabs about to switch from hybrid to electric?
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6th Jul 2020
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Are our taxi cabs about to switch from hybrid to electric?

Up to 90 per cent of taxi cabs in Australia's biggest cities are hybrid – after decades of LPG-powered Holdens and Fords – but now some operators are experimenting with pure electric power. There are at least five fully electric taxi cabs in use in NSW – BYD E6 models imported from China – and more are under consideration.
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Susannah Guthrie
NSW Government considers electric-car usage tax
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1st Jul 2020
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NSW Government considers electric-car usage tax

NSW could become the first jurisdiction in the world to tax electric cars based on distance travelled – and automatically track vehicle odometers – in an attempt to make sure they pay their fair share on the road. The radical proposal to tax electric vehicles (EVs) per kilometre travelled would also eventually include petrol and diesel cars – and potentially bring an end to annual registration fees.
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Joshua Dowling
Lordstown Endurance electric ute revealed, Rivian R1T shown in testing
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26th Jun 2020
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Lordstown Endurance electric ute revealed, Rivian R1T shown in testing

The fully-electric 2021 Lordstown Endurance dual-cab ute made its official debut overnight, featuring an individual electric motor on each of its four wheels. Lordstown claims the Endurance has the fewest moving parts of any production vehicle, all but eliminating mechanical fatigue and significantly reducing maintenance costs.
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Ben Zachariah