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Lotus planning electric hypercar - report

Lotus is planning to launch a £2 million ($3.53 million) pure-electric hypercar, according to new reports from Europe. According to coverage from Autocar, the flagship will be built in incredibly limited numbers, and serve to demonstrate owner Geely's technical prowess to the world...

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq review: Electric, Plug-in
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq review: Electric, Plug-in

Australia's most affordable electric vehicle is here. The best part? It doesn't drive like a science experiment.

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2020 Toyota Corolla sedan hybrid revealed, confirmed for Oz
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2020 Toyota Corolla sedan hybrid revealed, confirmed for Oz

Toyota has confirmed the upcoming Corolla sedan will be offered with hybrid power when it arrives in Australia, following the reveal of the petrol-electric sedan at the Los Angeles motor show this week. Scheduled to arrive by mid-2020, the Corolla Hybrid sedan will be one of five new hybrid models set to launch Down Under in the next 18 months, alongside the all-new RAV4 due during the first half of next year...


Lexus LC Limited Edition confirmed for Australia
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Lexus LC Limited Edition confirmed for Australia

Lexus Australia has confirmed a bright new LC Limited Edition, which is now on sale in Australia from $205,000 plus on-road costs. The new special model is essentially the same as the one announced for the UK in August, sporting a unique exterior finish, model-specific interior colourway and the $15,000 Enhancement Package...


Hyundai: Ioniq EV will account for half of sales
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Hyundai: Ioniq EV will account for half of sales

Hyundai Australia is predicting the pure-electric Ioniq will account for 50 per cent of sales in its three-pronged line-up, having last night revealed pricing for its first 'green car' Down Under. Speaking with media at the Ioniq launch in Brisbane, senior manager for product development at Hyundai Australia, Andrew Tuitahi, said the EV model is likely to win the majority of buyers, followed by the plug-in hybrid...


2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs

Hyundai has announced pricing and specs for its three-pronged Ioniq range in Australia, with the eagerly-anticipated pure-electric model to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. The cheapest model will be the series hybrid, priced from $33,990 before on-roads, while the plug-in hybrid will start at $40,990...


2019 Subaru XV Plug-in Hybrid unveiled, not for Australia
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2019 Subaru XV Plug-in Hybrid unveiled, not for Australia

The Subaru XV Plug-in Hybrid, or Crosstrek Hybrid as it will be known in the US, has been unveiled ahead of a full debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. The PHEV features a 102kW/182Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine mated to two electric motors and a hybrid all-wheel drive system...


2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid revealed for Europe
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2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid revealed for Europe

Honda Europe has revealed the new 2019 CR-V Hybrid, which along with the regular range has been detailed for the region. While the new-generation CR-V has been on sale in Australia for some time, Europe has been waiting up until now – it's worth noting our vehicles are sourced from Thailand, while European models are made in the UK...


2019 BMW 330e unveiled
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2019 BMW 330e unveiled

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid has been unveiled overnight, ahead of a global on-sale date in the middle of 2019. Power in the 330e comes from a plug-in hybrid drivetrain combining a 135kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission...


Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America
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Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America

Cadillac has pulled the plug on its flagship CT6 plug-in hybrid, having debuted the car at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Speaking with GM Authority, the company said it would focus on "the launch of the comprehensive 2019 mid-cycle and the first-ever V-Series variant of the top-of-range sedan" for 2019. "Cadillac remains committed to electrified systems for our vehicles...


2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: 100km electric range the target
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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: 100km electric range the target

The second-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, due around 2020/21, will have a significantly longer zero-emissions electric range than the current model, sufficient to make it an electric vehicle ‘95 per cent of the time’ for the average commuter...


Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled
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Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the C300 BlueTec Hybrid and C350e plug-in hybrid due to a wiring issue. The German luxury marque reports the diesel-electric and petrol-electric (respectively) variants could have an incorrectly-routed electric line in the engine bay, which could chafe on a reinforcement strut while the vehicle is being operated...


Mitsubishi to lead Alliance PHEV development
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Mitsubishi to lead Alliance PHEV development

Progress hasn’t come as fast as once expected, but Mitsubishi Motors now has more solid and tenable plans to both improve the pure electric range of its plug-in hybrid system, and add the technology to models beyond the Outlander...


Toyota Prius all-wheel drive teased
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Toyota Prius all-wheel drive teased

Toyota has hinted at the availability of all-wheel drive in its updated 2019 Prius, set to be unveiled later this month at the Los Angeles motor show. In a press release announcing the unveiling, Toyota shows the Prius making its way down a snow-covered road, as well as mentioning its ability to perform "on roads whether snowy or clear"...


Toyota RAV4: Local arm targeting 20 per cent hybrid sales
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Toyota RAV4: Local arm targeting 20 per cent hybrid sales

Toyota Australia expects the upcoming RAV4 Hybrid to see similar success to the petrol-electric Corolla and Camry ranges, projecting it'll account for a 20 per cent slice of overall sales. Speaking at the global launch drive of the all-new RAV4 in California, Sean Hanley, Toyota's local vice president for sales and marketing, said the local division expects hybrid models to account for one in every five RAV4s sold in Australia...


Toyota Australia: People don't want plug-in hybrids
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Toyota Australia: People don't want plug-in hybrids

Toyota Australia is in no hurry to bring plug-in hybrid vehicles Down Under, arguing punters want the "normality" offered by its current approach to electrification. As announced last week, the brand will expand its current hybrid range from five to 10 vehicles by 2020 in Australia, as it looks to capitalise on the momentum created by the strong-selling Corolla and Camry hybrids...


2019 Toyota RAV4: Australian details revealed
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2019 Toyota RAV4: Australian details revealed

Toyota Australia has confirmed powertrain specifications for the 2019 RAV4, ahead of the all-new SUV's arrival in the second quarter of 2019. As we confirmed in July, the RAV4 will become the first Toyota SUV offered with a hybrid powertrain Down Under. Three engines will be offered, starting with a 2...


Hyundai, Kia to fit cars with solar roof technology from 2019
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Hyundai, Kia to fit cars with solar roof technology from 2019

Hyundai and Kia have confirmed they will begin offering the option of a solar roof on select models from 2019. The first-generation system, which be available from next year, will feature a silicon photovoltaic solar array attached to a standard roof on hybrid cars. Under optimum conditions, Hyundai says the solar roof can recharge 58 per cent of a hybrid's battery on a summer's day, and around 30 per cent in winter...


McLaren Speedtail: 403km/h Hyper-GT revealed
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McLaren Speedtail: 403km/h Hyper-GT revealed

The wait is over, the teasers are done, and McLaren has finally whipped the covers off the three-seat Speedtail. We've seen countless previews and tasters for this car, which harks back to the legendary F1 with a central driving position and build run of just 106, but the finished product has remained a tightly-guarded secret. Until now...


Toyota Australia: Five new hybrids by mid-2020
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Toyota Australia: Five new hybrids by mid-2020

Toyota Australia has confirmed it will bring five new hybrid models to our market before mid-2020, on the back of "stronger-than-expected" demand for the petrol-electric Camry. First cab off the rank will be the new-generation RAV4 SUV, due during the first half of 2019, joining the hybrid versions of the Camry, Corolla hatch, and Prius family Down Under...