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Mercedes-Benz to offer electric version of every model from 2025, will be "ready to go all-electric" in 2030
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22nd Jul 2021
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Mercedes-Benz to offer electric version of every model from 2025, will be "ready to go all-electric" in 2030

Mercedes-Benz has detailed its plans for an electric future, which will see the iconic German brand be "ready to go all-electric" in 2030 "where market conditions allow". Announced overnight, the new strategy sees an acceleration of Mercedes-Benz's electric vehicle (EV) plans, with plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles now set to account for 50 per cent of global sales, up from the 25 per cent target previously announced.
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Alex Misoyannis
Toyota HiAce plug-in hybrid coming in 2023 – report
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4th Jul 2021
2 min read

Toyota HiAce plug-in hybrid coming in 2023 – report

Petrol-electric plug-in hybrid power is coming to the Toyota HiAce van, according to news reports out of Japan. The website Spyder7 claims a revised version of the latest generation of Toyota's HiAce van launched in Australia in 2019 will be unveiled in Japan in 2022, bringing with it the option of plug-in hybrid petrol power to sell alongside the diesel.
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Alex Misoyannis
2022 Ferrari 296 GTB revealed: The Ferrari-designed V6 returns – and it's a hybrid!
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24th Jun 2021
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2022 Ferrari 296 GTB revealed: The Ferrari-designed V6 returns – and it's a hybrid!

Ferrari has unveiled the first V6-powered model it has developed in nearly half a century, the 2022 Ferrari 296 GTB – and it's a hybrid. Unveiled online overnight, the 296 GTB is the first car developed by the Ferrari brand to employ a V6 in nearly 50 years – and the first to ever wear the Prancing Horse logo, given the 246 GT of 1974 was badged as a Dino.
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2021 Kia Niro price and specs
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20th May 2021
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2021 Kia Niro price and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2021 Kia Niro have been confirmed, with the vehicle on sale now. The full range of three electrified powertrains – Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) and (fully) Electric – will be offered in Kia's eco-friendly Niro small SUV locally, which arrives in Australian showrooms late into its life cycle, as a new model is expected to be less than two years away.
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Alex Misoyannis
Ford Escape plug-in hybrid delayed to 2022, but more electric models are in the works for Australia
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30th Apr 2021
2 min read

Ford Escape plug-in hybrid delayed to 2022, but more electric models are in the works for Australia

The Ford Escape plug-in hybrid’s showroom debut has been pushed back to early next year, however its arrival will likely start the local rollout of other Ford electric cars. Ford Australia originally planned to launch the Ford Escape PHEV (which stands for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) by the end of this year but delays throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have pushed back its arrival.
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Joshua Dowling