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Tesla's Model X is vulnerable to hackers and thieves, Belgian researchers claim
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24th Nov 2020
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Tesla's Model X is vulnerable to hackers and thieves, Belgian researchers claim

Researchers in Belgium claim they have found loopholes in the Tesla Model X's on-board security system that could be exploited by hackers and potential car thieves. Using a self-assembled hardware kit costing just $300, experts from the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) group were able to hack into the Model X's key fob via Bluetooth. In doing so, they were able to not only unlock the $160,000+ electric SUV, but start it and drive it away – all in a matter of minutes.
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2021 Lexus UX300e electric SUV: Australian launch timing confirmed
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9th Nov 2020
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2021 Lexus UX300e electric SUV: Australian launch timing confirmed

Lexus has announced its first-ever all-electric vehicle, the UX300e small SUV, is coming to Australia, landing in showrooms from November 2021. First launched in overseas markets earlier this year, the UX300e remained unconfirmed for the Australian market until November 9, when Lexus Australia CEO Scott Thompson announced it will land in line with the 2021 Melbourne Cup, of which Lexus is a major sponsor.
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The Australian states with the most – and fewest – electric car charging points
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28th Oct 2020
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The Australian states with the most – and fewest – electric car charging points

New South Wales is officially the state with the largest number of public electric car charging points in Australia – but it has room to improve if it's going to continue servicing the growing number of electric cars on its roads. A new study from insurance company Budget Direct has broken down the number of DC fast-charging and AC charging points in each state, ranking them based on how many sites there are per electric vehicles on the roads.
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California's governor announces 2035 ban on internal combustion engines
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24th Sep 2020
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California's governor announces 2035 ban on internal combustion engines

The governor of California has announced the state will ban the sale of new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles from 2035, mandating that all new cars sold from that point will be emissions-free. On September 23, Gavin Newsom, the state's 40th governor, signed an executive order decreeing that all sales of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles will be banned by 2035.
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Nissan Australia to introduce a range of electrified cars over the next two years
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8th Sep 2020
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Nissan Australia to introduce a range of electrified cars over the next two years

The Australian arm of Japanese car maker Nissan is looking to build on the name it made for itself launching the Nissan Leaf in 2012, outlining plans to launch a full electrified range locally by 2022 – and no model is off-limits. With any luck, these plans will kick off with the recently-announced Nissan Ariya which, according to Nissan Australia's managing director Stephen Lester, is high on the wish list.
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