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Taycan: Half of all customers are new to Porsche, many are existing EV owners
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5th Jun 2020
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Taycan: Half of all customers are new to Porsche, many are existing EV owners

The all-electric Porsche Taycan is attracting plenty of interest from outside the traditional Porsche market, with half of all registered expressions-of-interest (EOI) coming from Australian buyers that are new to the German brand. The Australian order book for the Taycan officially opened in early June, when pricing for the range was announced.
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James Ward
Porsche Macan: Current car to be built alongside new electric-only model
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1st Mar 2019
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Porsche Macan: Current car to be built alongside new electric-only model

The current Porsche Macan (pictured) will have its lifespan extended for an indefinite period, primarily to service markets where EV infrastructure is lacking as the second-generation rolls out in pure-electric form. A senior spokesperson for Porsche told Autocar "the petrol-engine Macan will continue to be produced alongside the new electric PPE-based Macan in Leipzig". The company admitted there will be transition period, but "just how long that will be has not yet been determined".
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Derek Fung
BMW M will electrify everything, division boss says
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20th Jul 2018
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BMW M will electrify everything, division boss says

BMW has recently said it thinks up to 40 per cent of the cars it produces by 2025 may be powered by some form of pure electric or hybrid powertrain, and now we have confirmation that M Division is set to get in on the act. "For sure, all M vehicles will be electrified by the end of the next decade," Frank Van Meel, M's boss, told Australian journalists at the launch of the updated BMW M2 and new M5 Competition in Spain.
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Mike Duff
Skoda to launch five EVs by 2025
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27th Nov 2017
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Skoda to launch five EVs by 2025

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James Wong
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27th Nov 2017
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Skoda to launch five EVs by 2025

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James Wong
FCAI proposes EV charging standards for Australia
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24th Nov 2017
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FCAI proposes EV charging standards for Australia

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has issued a proposal for national electric vehicle (EV) charging standards. In order to encourage the uptake of EVs, the FCAI and its numerous industry member companies have committed to adopting the same charging types on all new models introduced from January 1, 2020.
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James Wong
Emissions and fuel economy: What are the WLTP and RDE standards?
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14th Nov 2017
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Emissions and fuel economy: What are the WLTP and RDE standards?

Car makers operating in the European Union have begun using the new Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure, or WLTP for short, to calculate fuel economy figures. WLTP serves as a replacement for the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), which was developed in the 1980s and has been in use throughout Europe since 1996.
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Derek Fung