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2021 Hyundai 'Ioniq 5' coming to Australia, more Ioniq models to follow

Korean car maker Hyundai has confirmed it will launch a trio of new Hyundai Ioniq electric cars starting from 2021, based on two familiar concepts and one still to be shown. The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV (more a jacked-up hatch) will appear early next year, based on the 45 concept shown in 2019, and the company's local arm has confirmed an Australian launch will occur in the months to follow...

Electric car subsidies: how Australia compares to the rest of the world

Australian buyers pay substantially more for electric cars than motorists in Europe and the US, where generous government subsidies and strict emissions targets have forced prices down. While the financial incentives to purchase electric vehicles overseas can equate to as much as €12,000 ($AU20,000) per car, buyers in Australia get little to no taxpayer assistance...

Hyundai Ioniq: buyers favour electric over hybrid power

When buyers have a choice between hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric power in identical cars, they opt for the electric vehicle despite a significant price premium – according to figures released by Hyundai Australia. While Japanese car maker Toyota is enjoying record sales of petrol-electric hybrid vehicles – accounting for more than half the demand for the Camry sedan and RAV4 SUV – South Korean car maker Hyundai is making inroads with its electrified alternatives...

Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...

Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

NSW Net Zero Plan: Targeted electric car incentive strategy revealed

The New South Wales government has announced a new plan to fast-track electric car uptake by supporting the rollout of fast-charging infrastructure, incentivising fleet purchases of electric cars and ensuring all new buildings are electric vehicle-ready...

How do you charge an electric car at home?

Electric cars and all of their many acronyms have been buzzwords for some time now, but for the vast majority who don’t own or have never driven one, they remain a somewhat mystifying modern marvel. Sure, price and misconceptions around electric vehicle range figures are definitely affecting electric vehicle (EV) popularity, but for many buyers it’s more that the logistics of charging them are one big question mark...

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? How does an EV charge? Plus our EV glossary

Electric vehicles, or EVs, are coming. With recent government policy announcements honing in on a 'green' future, there's some misinformation about charging an EV and how long they actually take to charge. While this isn't a deep dive or a technical analysis, we've aimed to break down how charging works (in very basic terms) and how long you would expect each of the EVs on the market in Australia to charge...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2019 Hyundai Venue, Elantra, Ioniq Electric recalled

Hyundai Australia has recalled the 2019 Venue, Elantra and Ioniq Electric over a problem with the wheel nuts. According to the company, the affected cars might not have had their wheel nuts tightened correctly. If the nuts aren't tightened correctly, the wheels could come loose and fall off...

Hyundai launches barcode labels so emergency services can detect hybrid and electric cars

Hyundai Australia is fitting barcodes on the windscreens, front door pillars, and under the bonnet of all its hybrid and electric vehicles so emergency services and rescue crews can find out in a matter of seconds how to disable the battery pack and prevent a potential fire...