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Counterfeit car parts: renewed warnings after an increase in busts 
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18th Feb 2021
6 min read

Counterfeit car parts: renewed warnings after an increase in busts 

There are renewed warnings about counterfeit car parts coming into Australia – as a new study reveals more than half the parts bought online could be fake. Counterfeit car parts and their packaging are so similar in appearance to the original items, experts are finding it more difficult to distinguish fake from genuine – and most mechanics and importers are pleading ignorance when they’re busted.
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Joshua Dowling
Melbourne-based company to launch hybrid battery recycling program
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11th Feb 2021
3 min read

Melbourne-based company to launch hybrid battery recycling program

A Melbourne-based company will soon launch Australia's first scalable hybrid battery remanufacturing program in an effort to reduce single-use hybrid batteries nationwide. After receiving a $103,000 grant from the Federal Government, Injectronics – a supplier of new and remanufactured automotive electronic components – plans to partner with automotive workshops to supply drivers with a more cost-effective, sustainable way to replace to their faulty battery.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tesla boss Elon Musk admits car quality flaws, says mass production is "hell"
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3rd Feb 2021
4 min read

Tesla boss Elon Musk admits car quality flaws, says mass production is "hell"

Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk has admitted the production quality, panel fit, and finish of his cars has at times been hit and miss, describing vehicle mass-production as “hell”. In a rare interview – and the first with automotive industry veteran and vehicle “tear-down” expert Sandy Munro –Musk was surprisingly candid about where Tesla could make improvements and promised the company would do better as it matured and ramped up production to a more stable level.
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS 2020: Toyota Camry top-selling mid-size sedan for 27th year
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6th Jan 2021
2 min read

VFACTS 2020: Toyota Camry top-selling mid-size sedan for 27th year

The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon may have been consigned to the history books, however the Toyota Camry has outlasted them and gone from strength to strength, becoming the top-selling medium-size sedan in Australia for the 27th year in a row. Even at the height of their powers, the longest winning streak for the Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon was 15 years – when the Commodore led the market until 2011. In the decades prior, both brands swapped the lead every few years or so.
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS 2020: Record year for hybrids, electric cars 0.2 per cent of sales
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6th Jan 2021
3 min read

VFACTS 2020: Record year for hybrids, electric cars 0.2 per cent of sales

A record number of hybrid cars were sold in Australia in 2020 – almost twice as many as the year prior – as electric vehicles continued to represent just 0.2 per cent of the market. Official 2020 new-car sales figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show 60,417 hybrid vehicles were reported as sold last year, an increase of 93.7 per cent on the 2019 tally of 31,191.
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Joshua Dowling