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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...

French startup releases a towable range extender for your EV

French company EP Tender has revealed a novel way of extending the range of an electric vehicle (EV), with a tiny trailer filled with batteries. The range-extending trailer houses 60kWh batteries that can add 350 miles (563 kilometres) of range and be charged while driving...

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...

Renault Australia: 'every model new or updated by the end of 2020'

French carmaker Renault is about to jump start its Australian operations yet again – but this time the company will be boosted by the newest model range in the industry. In the space of just 12 months Renault’s line-up will be comprised of completely new or updated models. Some will be here before the end of this year...

Renault Clio RS replacement could be hot Zoe – report

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Ok, let’s start with the bad news. Auto Express reports Renault won’t be producing an RS version of its new, fifth-generation Clio. The good news? There may be a replacement of sorts – a hotted-up version of the Renault Zoe electric hatch...

Renault planning Volkswagen ID.3 rival – report

The Renault Zoe may get a big sister. Automotive News reports Renault is working on a new electric vehicle that would sit atop the Zoe and rival the new Volkswagen ID.3. While the Volkswagen Group has mapped out a sprawling family of electric vehicles, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance – despite having had a significant head start in EV production ­– is only now plotting out rivals for the upcoming EVs from its German competitor...

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...

Renault considering high-performance Zoe

Renault is considering giving its city-focused Zoe EV a massive shot in the arm, with European reports suggesting the Zoe e-Sport concept could make production. Top Gear reports the e-Sport, a 340kW and 640Nm version of the otherwise rather vanilla Zoe, is still front of mind for Renault's electric vehicle boss, Gilles Normand...

Renault Zoe supplies hit by shipping incident

A shipment of Renault Zoe electric vehicles has been damaged by an oil spill, creating a potential stock problem for Renault Australia. Renault had around 120 cars on the affected ship, some 75 of which were Zoes destined for both private and fleet buyers. Affected cars were quarantined when they arrived in July, and Renault says it's working with a team of experts to examine the damage...

2020 Renault Zoe unveiled, here in 2020

The new Renault Zoe is hoping electric car fans are also lovers of the old saying "never judge a book by its cover". From the outside the Zoe looks to have hardly changed, but Renault has invested most of its time and effort changing what's under the skin. For the revised model, the Zoe comes standard with a 50kWh battery pack, which has a rated range of 390 kilometres according to the tougher WLTP testing cycle...

2020 Renault Zoe leaked

The new (yes, it really is new) Renault Zoe has leaked online, ahead of its expected reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September. A single image of the electric supermini's front end appeared on The Automobilist on Instagram, revealing its slightly edgier evolution of the current nose...