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Cold weather can cut EV range by 41 per cent - study
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8th Feb 2019
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Cold weather can cut EV range by 41 per cent - study

iPhone owners will know how much of an impact the cold can have on their battery life. Turns out, electric vehicle owners are facing the same struggle, with a study from the North American AAA revealing driving range can drop by up to 44 per cent in frigid conditions.
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Scott Collie
Semi-autonomous systems significantly increase repair costs - study
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29th Oct 2018
2 min read

Semi-autonomous systems significantly increase repair costs - study

Modern cars are safer than ever before, but the complex sensors and cameras required to make features like autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist work can be seriously costly to fix. That's according to a new report from the North American AAA, which found minor accidents damaging only the bumpers, door mirrors or windscreen can cost up to US$3000 ($4200) more when semi-autonomous technology is involved.
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Scott Collie
Australia could become a 'dumping ground' for old engines: VW Australia boss
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20th Jun 2018
4 min read

Australia could become a 'dumping ground' for old engines: VW Australia boss

Volkswagen Australia managing director, Michael Bartsch, has called for Australia's fuel standards and emissions testing to be dragged into line with the latest European rules, lest we become a "dumping ground" for old engine technology.
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Scott Collie
Lab-based fuel economy testing a crock, say Australian motoring clubs
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12th Dec 2016
4 min read

Lab-based fuel economy testing a crock, say Australian motoring clubs

Motoring club representative body, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has released preliminary results from its real-world emissions and fuel economy testing program. The results have prompted the AAA to boldly question the relevance of globally-utilised lab testing as a methodology, plus the government emissions reduction regulations based upon these results, and by extension the honesty of car-maker claims in these areas.
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Mike Costello