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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...

2020 Hyundai Ioniq facelift here before year's end

Hyundai Australia has confirmed the refreshed 2020 Ioniq eco car family will arrive in local showrooms before the end of the year, having previously set a "second half of 2019" launch date. Speaking at the local launch of the all-new Venue crossover, Hyundai's local boss, J.W...

Electric and hybrid cars to no longer get the silent treatment

Australian authorities are poised to introduce new regulations that would force electric and hybrid cars to emit a sound at low speeds to alert vision impaired and distracted pedestrians. During a meeting of all state and federal transport ministers in Adelaide earlier this month, it was proposed that “all electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles install an Acoustic Alerting System”, and that a regulation impact statement be ready in “early 2020”...

Electric cars cheaper to run, but high prices still a problem: Study

Electric vehicles are cheaper to run than petrol or diesel cars, but their sticker prices are still too high for buyers to properly reap the benefits, according to a new study from the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ). Although electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel on a per-kilometre basis, depreciation and the steep purchase price of pure-electric vehicles mean they're still pricier to own over five years...

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric facelift unveiled

Just five months after launching it in Australia, Hyundai has revealed a facelifted version of its all-electric Ioniq hatchback. Visually, the updated Hyundai Ioniq Electric boasts a 3D textured insert for the traditional grille area. There are also new bumpers at both ends, and LED head- and tail-light designs...

VIDEO: Electric vehicles explained for Australian buyers

Electric cars have been thrust into the spotlight in the lead-up to the 2019 Federal Election, driven by a proposed Labor policy to make 50% of new car sales electric by 2030. If you've been keeping up with coverage of the issue, you'll know there's a lot of misinformation and confusion around the technology...

Hyundai, Kia collaborating on EV platform

Hyundai and Kia are working on a new electric car platform, set to underpin a range of small and medium-class cars when it launches in 2021. A report from Auto Express reveals the "platform dedicated to electric vehicles is about two years away", according to company insiders...

Let's talk electric vehicles: a CarAdvice podcast special

Barely a week goes by without us talking about electric vehicles on the CarAdvice podcast. In this special, Mandy Turner hosts our panel with Paul Maric, Curt Dupriez and Jez Spinks while on location for our latest electric vehicle mega test. Topics include the future of EVs, battery longevity, different types of charging, build quality, pricing, servicing, infrastructure, range anxiety, and so much more...

2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid facelift unveiled

A facelift for the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid models has been unveiled overnight, just a month after the current model arrived in Australia. External revisions to the Ioniq include a revised grille, tweaked front bumper design, new LED driving lights, and new LED headlamps and tail-light graphics for top-spec models...

CarAdvice podcast 132: Grand Tour test driver, Abbie Eaton!

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and James Wong. In car news, Volkswagen has announced its next generation platforms will be the last with petrol and diesel engines, and Mazda has stated there will be no more MPS models. Also, Ssangyong has confirmed a seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, and the 2019 Jeep Wrangler has scored a one-star Euro NCAP safety rating...