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Ferrari: Mid-engined hybrid coming this year

Ferrari will this year unveil a new mid-engined hybrid supercar, with more power and torque than the current 488 Pista. The company's CEO, Louis Camilleri, confirmed the news at an earnings call, as reported by Automotive News...

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Skoda Vision iV concept sketched
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Skoda Vision iV concept sketched

Skoda has teased its Vision iV concept with a pair of design sketches, ahead of its official unveiling at next month's Geneva motor show. Dubbed a 'concept study', the Vision iV is an all-electric four-door crossover coupe that could preview the brand's first EV model to be based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB architecture...


Amazon invests in electric ute and SUV company
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Amazon invests in electric ute and SUV company

Amazon, along with other investors, has injected another US$700 million ($987 million) into electric ute startup Rivian. According to Rivian, however, it will remain independent in spite of the extra investment. In a prepared statement, Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon's Worldwide Consumer division said, "We're inspired by Rivian’s vision for the future of electric transportation"...


Polestar 2 teased ahead of February 27 reveal
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Polestar 2 teased ahead of February 27 reveal

Polestar, sub-brand of Volvo, has teased its second production model ahead of its reveal on February 27. The inventively-named Polestar 2, which is gunning straight for the Tesla Model 3, will be a pure EV with a driving range somewhere in the realm of 400km. Based on the teaser, the 2 will run with a slightly slimmer, edgier take on the taillight signature being developed on the S90 and S60 sedans across its bootlid...


2020 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo spied again
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2020 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo spied again

Photographers have this week snapped the Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo during cold weather testing in Europe, ahead of its production reveal in the coming 12 months. More specifically, this Taycan Sport Turismo prototype was spotted on the snowy roads of Sweden wearing very little disguise...


Tesla adds Dog Mode, Sentry Mode
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Tesla adds Dog Mode, Sentry Mode

Tesla has added two new software features to the Model S, X and 3, thanks to one of its over-the-air updates. The first is Sentry Mode, designed to deter potential thieves. If someone leans on a car with Sentry activated, the car switches into an 'Alert' state and shows a message on the central touchscreen, warning the potential thief the car's cameras are turned on...


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...


Honda Urban EV prototype interior revealed
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Honda Urban EV prototype interior revealed

The interior of Honda's electric vehicle prototype, expected to be a near-production version of its Urban EV concept, has been revealed ahead of the car's official unveiling at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which kicks off at the beginning of March. The prototype's interior will seemingly have a clean, minimalist design, which is certainly in keeping with the styling of the 2017 concept car, as well as the prototypes spied during testing...


Volkswagen unclear on e-van timeline in Australia
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Volkswagen unclear on e-van timeline in Australia

Volkswagen Australia's commercial division says it isn't sure exactly when it will introduce all-electric versions of its van range, despite the brand's push towards electrification globally. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch for the Caddy Beach camper van in Sydney this week, director for commercial vehicles at Volkswagen Australia, Ryan Davies, said it's "too early to tell" what the future of electric vans will look like here...


Citroen teases concept for Geneva
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Citroen teases concept for Geneva

Citroen is prepping two concept cars to celebrate its centenary in 2019, one of which looks likely to debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Speaking in a video posted on YouTube, Citroen CEO Linda Jackson said: "2019 is a perfect time to announce new mobility solutions", confirming both concepts will be on show at the VivaTechnology Exhibition in Paris this May...


Cold weather can cut EV range by 41 per cent - study
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Cold weather can cut EV range by 41 per cent - study

iPhone owners will know how much of an impact the cold can have on their battery life. Turns out, electric vehicle owners are facing the same struggle, with a study from the North American AAA revealing driving range can drop by up to 44 per cent in frigid conditions. Of the five models tested, range dropped by an average of 41 per cent when the mercury dropped to 20°F (-6...


2021 BMW iNext testing begins
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2021 BMW iNext testing begins

BMW has teased its upcoming pure-electric, autonomous crossover, the iNext, as it gears up to being production in 2021. That's right, 2021. The plug-in technology showcase was teased by a distinctive concept last year, with a suitably eye-catching exterior and a cabin inspired by a "modern, high-end living space"...


Kia e-Niro sells out in the UK - report
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Kia e-Niro sells out in the UK - report

Kia has completely depleted its 2019 allocation of the new e-Niro in the UK, with prospective buyers now forced to wait until 2020 for the all-electric SUV. According to a new report by Auto Express the Korean manufacturer is struggling to satisfy demand for the zero-emissions crossover, similar to parent Hyundai's experience with the related Kona Electric...


Lagonda All-Terrain Concept teased
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Lagonda All-Terrain Concept teased

Lagonda will reveal its second concept car at the 2019 Geneva motor show, designed to offer a glimpse of how its fully-electric off-roader will look. The new All-Terrain Concept will be the first production Lagonda. It appears to be a raised version of the autonomous concept unveiled last year in Geneva...


Hispano Suiza 'Carmen': Electric supercar teased
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Hispano Suiza 'Carmen': Electric supercar teased

The Hispano Suiza 'Carmen' will make its official debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which takes place at the beginning of March. Described as a "fully-electric hyperlux grand tourer", the new Carmen will have a carbon-fibre monocoque body, and styling inspired by the 1938 Dubonnet Xenia...


Mercedes-Benz EQV electric people mover confirmed
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Mercedes-Benz EQV electric people mover confirmed

At the launch of the facelifted V-Class, the automaker confirmed the newest member of its electric car range: the Mercedes-Benz EQV. It's understood the EQV will ride on the current Vito/V-Class platform rather a dedicated electric vehicle architecture. As such it will be developed by Daimler's commercial vehicle division...


2019 Renault Zoe S Edition revealed
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2019 Renault Zoe S Edition revealed

Renault has added a top-spec S Edition to the Zoe range in Europe, with extra standard equipment and a more upmarket look. Compared to the Euro base model, the Zoe S Edition comes with a Bose stereo and DAB radio, a reversing camera, the full suite of Renault Connected Services, and keyless entry...


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...


Tesla Model S and X gain new entry-level models, bound for Oz - UPDATE
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Tesla Model S and X gain new entry-level models, bound for Oz - UPDATE

Tesla has updated its Model S and Model X ranges in North America, adding a new shorter-range car with a software-limited battery to the line-up. UPDATE, 30/01/2019: Tesla Australia has confirmed the revised Model S and Model X ranges will be making the trip to Australia. We'll update our coverage with pricing when it becomes available...