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Tesla, Ford and GM offer to build ventilators amid shortages

Car companies in the US and UK are offering up their manufacturing plants for the production of ventilators, in a bid to assist with growing shortages imposed by the coronavirus crisis. The movement started when UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on local manufacturers to mobilise in order to increase output of the units, which are an essential for critical coronavirus patients who require breathing assistance...

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 have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

Jaguar stops production of its electric car as it runs out of batteries

The Jaguar I-Pace electric car has run out of batteries. Jaguar will pause production for one week from next Monday because of a shortage of lithium-ion batteries, The Times newspaper in the UK reported overnight. Although Jaguar is a British brand, the I-Pace electric car is made in a factory in Graz, Austria, while the batteries are supplied by South Korean company LG from its factory in Poland...

Jaguar Land Rover CEO to step down

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed its CEO Ralf Speth will step down from the role when his contract expires in September 2020. He will remain with the company, though, staying on as non-executive vice chairman, and keeping his seat on the board of Tata Sons. The German engineer has been in charge of the British luxury car maker since 2010, taking over not long after Tata bought the automaker from Ford in the middle of 2008...

2021 Jaguar XF spied

Jaguar's updated XF sedan has been snapped during winter testing, as it gets ready to take on the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The large sedan looks set to receive a smattering of small body changes, like tweaked bumpers and trim pieces up front, along with a mildly redesigned grille...

New Jaguar Land Rover shape-shifting seat mimics walking

Jaguar Land Rover’s Body Interiors research division is trialling shape-shifting seats that trick your brain into thinking you’re walking. JLR call it a ‘morphable’ seat where actuators in the foam mimic the rhythm of walking. Each seat can be suited for different drivers, much like memory seats currently found in modern cars...

2021 Jaguar XJ mule spied

An engineering mule for the next-generation Jaguar XJ has been spied during cold weather testing in northern Europe. Given this mule uses panels from the current XF sedan, it doesn't provide us with a look at the final design of the new XJ, but we can tease out a few details about the new range-topping sedan...

Mercedes pips BMW in global sales race, Volvo the rapid mover

All car manufacturers like to put a positive spin on things, but 2019 was a largely positive sales year for luxury brands worldwide. Most of the bigger players that have released calendar year sales figures showed growth, with the exception of Jaguar Land Rover. Mercedes-Benz recorded 1.3 per cent sales growth worldwide to 2,339,562 vehicles...

Underrated cars that deserve greater success

There are hundreds of cars out there to choose from, so it’s hardly a shock that many laudable ones don’t sell nearly as well as they deserve to. Based on 2019’s industry sales figures, here are some of the standouts. They may not necessarily be the very best in class, but they do deserve more sales...

Audi, Jaguar and Land Rover sales stall, BMW and Mercedes stabilise, Lexus posts record result

Audi had a year it would rather forget after being hamstrung by supply of new models due to certification delays out of Europe, while German rivals BMW and Mercedes weathered the 2019 storm by holding their own in a declining market. The other surprise to come from the luxury-car sector was Japan’s Lexus, which posted its best result since being established in Australia 29 years ago...

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...