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Victorian govt drops $1 million on regional EV chargers
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3rd Oct 2018
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Victorian govt drops $1 million on regional EV chargers

The Victorian Labor Government revealed today it will partly fund the installation of two "ultra-rapid" electric vehicle charging stations at two regional locations: Euroa and Barnawartha North, near Wodonga. A $1 million grant was announced by Energy Minister, Lily D'Ambrosio, with the amount to be matched by Chargefox, the company that will install and administer the charging stations.
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Mike Stevens
Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report
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13th Jan 2018
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Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report

Kia's European arm is looking to introduce 48V mild-hybrid powertrains, starting with the current Sportage and next-generation Cee'd - according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Kia's research and development boss, Woong Chul Yang, said the Korean manufacturer is looking to add the mild-hybrid options to meet ever-tightening European emissions laws.
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James Wong
Uniti unveils crowdfunded city EV
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8th Dec 2017
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Uniti unveils crowdfunded city EV

Electric-vehicle (EV) startup Uniti has unveiled its crowdfunded city car at its factory in Landskrona, Sweden. The bubble-shaped commuter, dubbed the One, offers a 300km range from its 22kWh battery. A DC fast charger can add 200km of range in just 3o minutes if required, too.
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Scott Collie
Chevrolet Bolt SUV revealed
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17th Nov 2017
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Chevrolet Bolt SUV revealed

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James Wong
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17th Nov 2017
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Chevrolet Bolt SUV revealed

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James Wong
Europe plans to slash emissions 30 per cent by 2030
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13th Nov 2017
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Europe plans to slash emissions 30 per cent by 2030

The European Union wants to cut its CO2 emissions from cars and vans by 30 per cent between 2021 and 2030. With a baseline figure for cars of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre set for 2021, and 147g/km for vans, the EU could mandate a maximum of 66.5g/km and 103g/km for cars and vans respectively from 2030. In a diesel car, 66.5g/km of CO2 translates to an average fuel consumption rating of 2.5L/100km. In a petrol-powered car, the equivalent is 2.9L/100km.
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Derek Fung
BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up for European fast charging network
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4th Nov 2017
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BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up for European fast charging network

BMW, Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart), Ford and Volkswagen have joined forces to roll out a fast charging network for electric cars across Europe. Ionity, a new joint venture company equally owned by the four automakers, plans to have approximately 400 high-power charging stations open "across European major thoroughfares" by 2020.
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Derek Fung