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Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs
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Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs

Peugeot says that with the every stringent emission regulations taking place in Europe and the United States, that take into account the overall CO2 output of brands, it will not sell electric vehicles just to compensate its high performance and high CO2 output vehicles...


Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV due within the next year
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Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV due within the next year

Mercedes-Benz used the 2018 Paris motor show to take the debut its all-new GLE, also confirming that a plug-in hybrid  version is less than a year away. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz confirmed that a PHEV is in the works...


Nissan Australia to electrify one third of volume by 2022
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Nissan Australia to electrify one third of volume by 2022

Nissan Australia has announced plans to make a third of its total volume electrified by 2022, led by the new Leaf electric vehicle. Announced at an event in Sydney today, the electric push is part of Nissan's global M.O.V.E. to 2022 plan, and is designed to establish it as a leader on electric vehicles in Australia...


Peugeot no longer investing in diesel engines
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Peugeot no longer investing in diesel engines

French manufacturer Peugeot says that while it will continue to sell diesel vehicles across multiple markets, it has stopped its R&D spend into the technology as it shifts focus to electrification...


Renault K-ZE concept revealed
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Renault K-ZE concept revealed

Renault has this week announced its upcoming electrification push at the Paris motor show, including an all-new electric model and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of three core models. Headlining the French brand's stand will be the new K-ZE concept, which is a new crossover-styled electric vehicle that will spawn a production model scheduled to hit the Chinese market first in 2019...


2020 Bentley Continental GT Hybrid spied
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2020 Bentley Continental GT Hybrid spied

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Bentley Continental GT Hybrid has been spied undisguised by photographers this week. While at first glance this vehicle looks like your 'regular' Bentley Continental GT, there's an extra flap on the left rear quarter panel, which is likely where the plug-in hybrid powertrain's charge point is located...


Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV concept revealed
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Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV concept revealed

The Citroen C5 Aircross Plug-in Hybrid concept has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next month. In terms of its design, the concept is clearly based on the standard C5 Aircross, though it gets blacked-out wheels, a cool blue-themed body wrap, and blue accents for the lower front bumper and side skirts...


Volkswagen Passat to get range-wide PHEV option - report
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Volkswagen Passat to get range-wide PHEV option - report

The updated Volkswagen Passat looks set to offer plug-in hybrid technology across its line-up instead of reserving it for the upper end of the range, according to a new report. Britain's Auto Express claims Volkswagen is planning to offer a less-powerful PHEV powertrain in the refreshed Passat line-up – due to be revealed early next year – making the technology more widely available than the current model...


2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specs
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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specs

Mitsubishi has rolled out a model year 2019 version of its plug-in hybrid Outlander PHEV to face up alongside the regular petrol and diesel versions first announced in August this year. A range restructure sees the previous Outlander PHEV LS model de-specced and rebranded as a new ES variant to line up with newly introduced price leading versions of the ASX and Eclipse Cross...


2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES review: Quick drive
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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES review: Quick drive

Electrification is the buzz word rocking the automotive world, and premium automakers are falling over themselves to join the race. All the while Mitsubishi has quietly offered plug-in hybrid technology on its Outlander SUV for years.


Hyundai Ioniq, Kona Electric, Veloster launch dates detailed
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Hyundai Ioniq, Kona Electric, Veloster launch dates detailed

Hyundai Australia has detailed its model rollout over for the coming months, including launch times for the new Ioniq, Veloster and Kona Electric. Kicking off proceedings will be the three-strong Ioniq family (top), set to go on sale in hybrid, plug-in and electric guises from October. Power in the Ioniq Hybrid comes from a 77kW/147Nm 1...


2019 Peugeot 508 GT to get 224kW PHEV system - report
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2019 Peugeot 508 GT to get 224kW PHEV system - report

The upcoming Peugeot 508 could be getting an electrified performance flagship variant, according to a new report out of the UK. Citing a "company insider", Autocar claims the new 508 GT will pair a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery system...


Polestar 1 will be "thrilling" - chief test driver
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Polestar 1 will be "thrilling" - chief test driver

Polestar's chief test driver, Joakim Rydholm, says the upcoming Polestar 1 sports car is "exciting", "engaging" and "thrilling". After driving the plug-in hybrid coupe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rydholm, had high praise – though we reckon his comments may be a little biased...


2018 BMW i8 Roadster, Coupe pricing and specs
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2018 BMW i8 Roadster, Coupe pricing and specs

BMW Australia has revealed pricing and specs for the updated i8 Coupe and recently-launched i8 Roadster, which kick off from $318,900 and $348,900 before on-road costs respectively. Both the i8 Coupe and Roadster are powered by a three-cylinder hybrid powertrain, which combines 11.6kWh battery and 105kW/250Nm electric motor with a 1...


Mini Countryman S E PHEV confirmed for Oz – UPDATE
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Mini Countryman S E PHEV confirmed for Oz – UPDATE

UPDATE, 13/7/18: Mini's local division has confirmed the plug-in Countryman will be available from Q2 2019, along with supplying some local images. See article for details. BMW Group Australia has confirmed the Mini Countryman S E All4 PHEV (deep breath) is coming to Australia, due to land in the second quarter of next year...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class PHEV coming next year - report
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class PHEV coming next year - report

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class line-up will be bolstered in Europe and the UK next year with the addition of a new plug-in hybrid variant – according to a new report. Britain's Autocar claims the new model will arrive in the UK "early next year", and will rival the Audi A3 e-tron – which the publication also indicates will be getting refreshed at within the same timeframe...


Peugeot 308: Next-gen coming in 2020 - report
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Peugeot 308: Next-gen coming in 2020 - report

The Peugeot 308 looks set to be replaced by an all-new car at the turn of the decade, according to a new report out of France. Caradisiac claims the new-gen 308 will be launched in 2020, boasting hatchback and wagon body styles, and a design inspired by the brand's newer models like the 3008 SUV and the 508 sedan and Touring wagon...


Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report
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Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report

The XC40 is the first small Volvo SUV, and it's about to become the brand's first all-electric vehicle, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo's chief designer, confirmed the company's first EV will be based on the XC40, and would be followed by an all-electric version of the next-generation XC90 – which will also offer Level 4 autonomous driving technology...


Polestar 1: Carbon-fibre construction detailed
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Polestar 1: Carbon-fibre construction detailed

Swedish performance brand Polestar has released new details about its upcoming 1 hybrid sports car, this time regarding the new model's extensive use of lightweight carbon-fibre in its construction. The company says the use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for most body parts contributes to a weight saving of 230 kilograms...


2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of June 20 reveal
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2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of June 20 reveal

Volvo Cars has teased the all-new S60, which will be revealed next week as part of inauguration proceedings for the company's new US factory. In a new video posted to the company's Facebook page, the brief teaser shows a quick top-down shot, then reveals the new S60's face – complete with a Polestar Engineered badge on the grille...