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2021 Toyota Mirai confirmed for Australia, 20 cars coming next year
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17th Nov 2020
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2021 Toyota Mirai confirmed for Australia, 20 cars coming next year

Australia will soon have 40 hydrogen-powered cars on local roads – even though there is only one refuelling station nationally to date. In addition to 20 Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-powered SUVs due to hit the road next month, Toyota has confirmed it will import 20 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedans from next year.
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Joshua Dowling
Cheap petrol: enjoy it while it lasts. The new danger for fuel supply
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27th Apr 2020
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Cheap petrol: enjoy it while it lasts. The new danger for fuel supply

Petrol has dipped below $1 per litre at bowsers across Australia as the price of fuel hits a 20-year low. A massive oversupply of oil globally – as roads are empty during the lockdowns – has caused the price of petrol to plummet to record lows. In some extreme cases – reported widely on the nightly news – some oil companies are even paying others to take their fuel supply because they have nowhere to store it.
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Audi debuting petrol particulate filter in Australia
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3rd Feb 2020
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Audi debuting petrol particulate filter in Australia

Audi will be among the first brands to offer a car with a petrol particulate filter (PPF) in Australia, today announcing the updated RS3 sedan and hatch will feature the emissions control technology. Now required to meet strict European emissions standards, a PPF sits between the engine and exhaust to catch harmful pollutants. Peugeot was first to offer a PPF in Australia, while Skoda this morning announced it will offer a limited run of Superb Scouts with a filter-equipped petrol engine.
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Scott Collie
Update: New Porsche fuels debate about Australia’s petrol quality
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28th Feb 2019
4 min read

Update: New Porsche fuels debate about Australia’s petrol quality

UPDATE AUSTRALIA'S fuel quality is still apparently not suitable for the latest high tech engines - despite Porsche this week claiming its updated Macan SUV was the first car sold in Australia with a petrol particulate filter. Further investigation found Porsche has in fact not fitted particulate filters to its latest model sold in Australia, contrary to initial reports. Porsche shocked the car industry - and its fellow German brands - by announcing the technology leap.
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Joshua Dowling
Australia could become a 'dumping ground' for old engines: VW Australia boss
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20th Jun 2018
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Australia could become a 'dumping ground' for old engines: VW Australia boss

Volkswagen Australia managing director, Michael Bartsch, has called for Australia's fuel standards and emissions testing to be dragged into line with the latest European rules, lest we become a "dumping ground" for old engine technology.
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Scott Collie