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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow teased

A new video has given the world a peek at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept, set to launch at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Initially previewed as the Aesthetic Progressive Luxury, the slinky concept pays tribute to the legendary Silver Arrows racers of the 1930s...

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2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied
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2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied

A prototype believed to be an all-electric BMW 3 Series has been spied this week, indicating the next-generation mid-sizer could be getting a pure-electric variant. Serving as the Bavarian marque's direct rival to the Tesla Model 3, the electric 3 Series doesn't give much away in terms of distinguishing features from its combustion-powered siblings, other than the 'Electric Test Vehicle' stickers plastered on the sides and rear...


2019 Chevrolet Volt upgraded with faster charging
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2019 Chevrolet Volt upgraded with faster charging

Chevrolet has announced a new, faster charging system for its Volt hybrid, helping halve the time required for a full battery. The 7.2kW charger is aimed at owners who like "opportunity charging" – plugging in for a quick top-up when the chance arises – and drops full recharge time to 2.3 hours when hooked up to the right kind of socket...


Volkswagen I.D. R prepping for high-altitude Pikes Peak torture test
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Volkswagen I.D. R prepping for high-altitude Pikes Peak torture test

Volkswagen isn't necessarily the first brand that springs to mind when you say 'Pikes Peak', but the German giant has its eyes set on all-electric glory at the legendary Colorado hillclimb. Central to the charge is the I.D. R, the first factory-backed Volkswagen to enter the event since the twin-engine Golf GTI it ran in 1987...


BAIC EC is the top-selling electric car worldwide
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BAIC EC is the top-selling electric car worldwide

The BAIC EC has zoomed up the charts to become the world's best-selling electric car during the first three months of 2018. In figures released overnight by JATO Dynamics, the BAIC EC notched up 25,630 sales (up 260 per cent) during the first quarter of this year, taking the provisional sales crown from the Nissan Leaf, which thanks to a new generation model was up 47 per cent to 22,124...


BMW, Nissan lead criticism over lack of government support for EVs
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BMW, Nissan lead criticism over lack of government support for EVs

Two pioneering manufacturers in the electric vehicle (EV) market, BMW and Nissan, have called on the Australian Federal Government to incentivise buyers of low-emission cars, citing evidence from Europe, Asia and North America...


Nissan e-Power explained, Australian launch a certainty
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Nissan e-Power explained, Australian launch a certainty

Nissan will introduce its e-Power petrol-electric drivetrain in Australia in the near future, to complement its zero emissions car rollout, led by the new Leaf due at the end of 2018 – and set to comprise 12 electric Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi vehicles by 2022. This self-described technology ‘bridge’ is Nissan’s unique twist on plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and mild hybrid (HEV) offerings...


Nissan confident Leaf will remain top global EV
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Nissan confident Leaf will remain top global EV

Nissan’s global EV program director is confident the second-generation Leaf will retain its predecessor’s mantle as the global electric sales king, despite the spectre of a tougher competitor set. Speaking at the Nissan Futures conference in Singapore this week, Nicholas Thomas said he wasn't concerned about competition, and snuck a cheeky dig at high-profile electric-vehicle maker Tesla for good measure...


Chevrolet Bolt: Business case hinges on legislation
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Chevrolet Bolt: Business case hinges on legislation

Holden has taken steps to bring a fully-electric car to the Australian market, but the business case depends on government support. In August 2017, Holden lodged a trademark application to protect the use of Chevrolet Bolt. The company then transported a vehicle to Australia for local testing – and display at the Holden Dream Cruise in 2017...


Australian car industry split over EV subsidies
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Australian car industry split over EV subsidies

Representative body for Australia’s motoring industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), says it will not necessarily lobby government to apply subsidies encouraging the take-up of zero emissions vehicles...


BMW enters partnership to develop solid-state batteries
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BMW enters partnership to develop solid-state batteries

BMW has teamed up with Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for its next-generation electric vehicles (EVs). According to Reuters, the company will assist Solid Power – based in Louisville, USA – in developing its technology, with an aim to make them suitable for service in EVs. The report didn't disclose any financial details about the deal, however...


2018 Nissan Leaf review
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2018 Nissan Leaf review

The 2018 Nissan Leaf must remind people that its maker was the world's real mainstream EV pioneer, even if Silicon Valley gets the plaudits. It's not the game-changer its predecessor was, but credit where it's due.


Tesla completes Supercharger network between Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane
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Tesla completes Supercharger network between Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane

Tesla has continued the expansion of its charging network in Australia, with five new Superchargers in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. A charge station in Horsham means the Supercharger link between Melbourne and Adelaide is now complete, while stations in Keith, Clare Valley and the Adelaide city centre are designed to allow Model S and Model X owners to travel between Adelaide and Brisbane without running flat...


Honda Sports EV concept previewed: Retro coupe bound for Tokyo show
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Honda Sports EV concept previewed: Retro coupe bound for Tokyo show

Reaction to the old-school Civic-inspired Urban EV concept is only just now starting to die down, and already Honda is preparing to roll out another take: the Sports EV concept. For now, Honda has revealed only a tightly cropped sketch of what we can expect, but it is clear the company is developing a bit of a theme when it comes to electric vehicle tech packed into retro-styled concepts...


Honda Urban EV concept revealed, production version due in 2019
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Honda Urban EV concept revealed, production version due in 2019

The retro-styled Honda Urban EV concept has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show this week, giving us a taste of what to expect from a production version confirmed for 2019. Based on an all-new platform, the Urban EV concept previews the design and battery technology for the upcoming production model, in a package smaller than the Jazz light hatch...


Volkswagen I.D Crozz full-electric crossover SUV on sale in 2020
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Volkswagen I.D Crozz full-electric crossover SUV on sale in 2020

Volkswagen has presented a sequel to the radical I.D Crozz electric crossover concept it premiered this past April in Shanghai — both of which preview the production car that’ll go on sale, with a range of up to 500km, in 2020. This 4.6-metre long (bigger than a Tiguan) coupe crossover will go on-sale at the same time as the $40k VW Golf-sized I...


Ford, Zotye investigating joint venture EV brand for China
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Ford, Zotye investigating joint venture EV brand for China

Ford and Zotye have signed a memorandum of understand to begin investigating and laying the groundwork for an all-new Chinese brand, which will exclusively market and develop electric vehicles. According to Ford, China is the world's fastest growing market for electric vehicles. Spurred by government incentives, the American firm believes sales of "new energy vehicles" will hit six million per year by 2025...


Dyson potentially developing an electric self-driving car - reports
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Dyson potentially developing an electric self-driving car - reports

Dyson, the high-end household appliance company, may be developing an electric car, if a string of recent executive-level appointments are anything to go by. David Wyer recently joined Dyson as its new head of procurement after 22 years at Aston Martin, where he had spent most of his time in the procurement division, including the last 15 months as the head of purchasing for the entire company...


2018 Nissan Leaf to be Australian image builder
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2018 Nissan Leaf to be Australian image builder

By launching the new-second-generation Nissan Leaf technology "standard bearer"  in Australia during 2018, the company aims to reclaim its status as an electric car pioneer and innovator. This comes after the company has clearly fallen behind the likes of Tesla - plus the major German luxury brands - in the public opinion stakes...


All new Volvo cars from 2019 will feature an electric motor
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All new Volvo cars from 2019 will feature an electric motor

All new Volvo vehicles from 2019 will have electrified drivetrains, the company has announced. From 2019, new models introduced by the Swedish brand will only be available with electrified drivetrains. In addition to new fully electric models, petrol and diesel engines will be paired with either plug-in hybrid or 48V mild hybrid systems...