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Peugeot confirms electrified performance models from 2020

Peugeot has committed to bringing a range of "electrified sports vehicles", starting from 2020. While it hasn't quite confirmed what form these models will take, the French firm says it will "offer its customers a range of high-performance, low-emission electrified sports vehicles from 2020"...

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2020 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo spied

A Porsche Taycan wagon looks to be approved and under development, as these first photos of a prototype vehicle show. The 2018 Mission E Cross Turismo concept had many wondering whether Porsche was seriously considering a more practical body style for its first all-electric model, or whether it was keeping us engaged while development continued...


2021 BMW i4 to 'normalise' EVs for the brand - report
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2021 BMW i4 to 'normalise' EVs for the brand - report

The upcoming BMW i4 could bridge the gap between the company's electrified 'i' division and its core range, according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express claims the Bavarian manufacturer's new electric vehicle (EV) will be much closer aligned to the next-generation 4 Series, right down to the CLAR modular architecture underpinning everything from the new 3 Series to the 7 Series and X7...


Nissan Leaf e-Plus: 60kWh hatch priced to match base Model 3 - report
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Nissan Leaf e-Plus: 60kWh hatch priced to match base Model 3 - report

Nissan will price the 60kWh e-Plus Leaf to match the oft-promised, as-yet undelivered entry-level Tesla Model 3 in the USA, according to a new report. Numbers from Alex Bernstein, a senior pricing analyst at CarsDirect in North America, have suggested the e-Plus model will cost around US$35,400 ($49,600) when it lobs...


Toyota sets up electric car division
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Toyota sets up electric car division

Toyota has created a new division, responsible for electric and fuel-cell vehicle development. Over the weekend the company told The Mainichi it had created a new unit, dubbed the ZEV Factory, to help speed the development of electric vehicles. The new division is built around a 50-strong planning team, originally established in late 2016 with Akio Toyoda, company CEO, at the helm...


Citroen C4 to return with EV power in 2020 - report
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Citroen C4 to return with EV power in 2020 - report

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Morgan EV3 development halted
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Morgan EV3 development halted

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Electric, hybrid vehicles put vision-impaired pedestrians in the firing line - study

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Jaguar could go all-electric - report

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Interview: Taycan a look at the Porsche Mission E
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Interview: Taycan a look at the Porsche Mission E

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Bollinger B2 electric dual-cab ute revealed

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Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020
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Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020

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Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban
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Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban

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Ford begins production of electric Transit vans
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Ford begins production of electric Transit vans

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Porsche Taycan: Why 20,000 per annum mightn't be enough

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Porsche Taycan: Australian launch confirmed for 2020
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Porsche Taycan: Australian launch confirmed for 2020

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Schaeffler RS3 takes on supercar elite - video

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Peugeot is toying with making e-Legend concept a reality
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Peugeot is toying with making e-Legend concept a reality

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz may partner on electric, autonomous tech
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz may partner on electric, autonomous tech

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Polestar 1 Prototype starts production

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