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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 podcast: 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...

Jaguar I-Pace gains 20km of range via software update

Jaguar I-Pace owners are being encouraged to take their electric crossovers into their nearest dealership to improve the driving range. According to the company, the update will improve normal driving range by up to 20 kilometres, although there's no change to the car's official 470km range rating using the WLTP standard...

Why don't Australians buy more EVs?

Driving range, price, and limited knowledge of the available choices are three major impediments to improving battery-electric vehicle (EV) take-up in Australia. That’s the quick and unsurprising summary of a market survey from analytics firm Nielsen, called Caught in the Slow Lane, Australian Adoption of Electric Vehicles...

Jaguar reveals I-Pace Race eTaxi for the Nürburgring

Jaguar has added a new vehicle to its Nurburgring Race Taxi fleet, in the form of its all-electric I-Pace crossover. It's the first time a manufacturer has offered an electric vehicle to cart patrons around Germany's iconic race circuit, not that its zero-emissions credentials mean it'll be slow around a track...

Audi e-tron recalled in the US for fire risk

Audi and Jaguar are facing issues with the e-tron and I-Pace overseas, with the German marque issuing a recall over a potential fire risk, while the British brand is investigating a report of a fire in Europe. In the US, Audi has issued a safety recall for the e-tron quattro over concerns water can get into the charging port...

Jaguar I-Pace recalled for brake fix - CORRECTION

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Australia has issued a recall for the all-electric I-Pace crossover from the 2019 and 2020 model years, over concerns that any potential failure of the regenerative braking system could lead to reduced responsiveness in the conventional friction braking system. Such an event would increase the vehicle's braking distance, posing a hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users...

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...

Jaguar I-Pace wins 2019 World Car of the Year

The Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle has been deemed “the best car on the planet” after being named the 2019 World Car of the Year at the New York motor show overnight – taking out a trifecta of awards for the first time in the event’s history. The 86 judges from 24 countries including Australia voted the Jaguar I-Pace the best vehicle outright in the 15th annual running of the awards...

2019 World Car Awards: Top 3 finalists named

The World Car Awards countdown continues at the 2019 Geneva motor show, with the top three finalists in each category announced this week. A jury of 86 journalists narrowed down a pool of 40 new models to 10 finalists last month, now down to three, with the winner to be announced at the New York motor show in April...

Jaguar I-Pace named European Car of the Year

The Jaguar I-Pace has taken out European Car of the Year 2019, narrowly edging the Alpine A110 sports car for the prestigious title. Picked from a field of seven finalists, the I-Pace impressed judges with its bold design and dynamic drive, despite its eco-friendly electric powertrain...