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Renault City K-ZE revealed for China

Renault has unveiled its first fully electric vehicle for the Chinese market at the Shanghai motor show, as it chases 550,000 annual sales in China by 2022. The City K-ZE is the result of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance's joint venture with Dongfeng...

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Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept unveiled in Shanghai
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Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept unveiled in Shanghai

Infiniti has released its latest concept, the Qs Inspiration, designed to blend classic sedan proportions with a fashionable tall ride height. According to the company, the design is inspired by Japanese modern art and architecture with "smooth, muscular spaces between sharp, sheer lines in the bodywork"...


Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz revealed
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Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz revealed

Volkswagen has continued its stream of electric concept cars, adding the high-riding I.D. Roomzz to its collection in Shanghai. Built on the same modular MEB underpinnings as the brand's previous electric concepts – the same underpinnings that'll drive Volkswagen Group as it pushes toward widespread e-mobility – the Roomzz represents the brand's vision for a practical family crossover...


Tesla Model 3 Standard Range dropped from online configurator
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Tesla Model 3 Standard Range dropped from online configurator

The long-awaited US$35,000 Tesla Model 3 has been pulled from the company's online configurator and sales site, after just six weeks on sale. Dubbed 'Standard Range', the entry-level Model 3 offered 220mi (354km) of range, and a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of 5.6 seconds...


Fisker appoints industry veteran to head up manufacturing plans
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Fisker appoints industry veteran to head up manufacturing plans

Fisker has once again teased its rival to the Tesla Model Y, as it weighs up which North American city in which to base its manufacturing plant. The company, headed up by Henrik Fisker – the man responsible for the original Fisker Karma, the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin DB9 – is prepping its first 'affordable' electric vehicle at the moment, with sights firmly set on the recently-revealed Tesla Model Y...


Hyundai, Kia collaborating on EV platform
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Hyundai, Kia collaborating on EV platform

Hyundai and Kia are working on a new electric car platform, set to underpin a range of small and medium-class cars when it launches in 2021. A report from Auto Express reveals the "platform dedicated to electric vehicles is about two years away", according to company insiders...


Audi e-tron gets disappointing EPA range estimate
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Audi e-tron gets disappointing EPA range estimate

Audi's US division has released the EPA-rated driving range for its e-tron quattro SUV ahead of a sales launch in the region next month, and it's not as good as you might expect. Official testing rates the e-tron as being capable of 204mi (328km) per charge, which is significantly behind its key rivals – namely the Jaguar I-Pace (234mi, 376...


Audi Q2 L e-tron spied again
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Audi Q2 L e-tron spied again

Photographers have snapped images of the new Audi Q2 L e-tron, destined to hit the Chinese market later this year. Audi recently confirmed the EV version of its long-wheelbase small SUV (oxymoron, we know) in Geneva last month when it revealed the e-tron Sportback prototype and hinted at its upcoming electrification plans...


2019 Jaguar I-Pace SE long-term review: Living with an EV in an apartment
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2019 Jaguar I-Pace SE long-term review: Living with an EV in an apartment

2000km on and we are really getting to know the Jaguar I-Pace. But, can you really live with an EV in an apartment setting? Only one way to find out.


Renault preparing Nissan Leaf rival for 2022
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Renault preparing Nissan Leaf rival for 2022

Renault is readying two new electric cars for 2022, one of which will go head-to-head with the Nissan Leaf. Reports from Auto Express have revealed the brand is waiting for batteries to become more affordable before launching what would be its largest electric vehicle to date...


Ford Mustang-inspired EV to have 600km range
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Ford Mustang-inspired EV to have 600km range

Ford has confirmed its all-electric descendent of the Mustang will go 600km between charges. Set for a 2020 launch, the SUV was once again teased at Ford's overnight Go Electric event in Amsterdam. We also learned the next-gen Escape will come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and the pure-electric Transit will arrive in 2021...


2021 Ssangyong Korando Hybrid: Local arm 'absolutely' interested
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2021 Ssangyong Korando Hybrid: Local arm 'absolutely' interested

Ssangyong will reveal a hybrid version of its mid-sized Korando SUV in the second half of 2021, following in footsteps of a pure-electric model set for debut in the second half of next year. Announced with minimal fanfare at last week's Seoul motor show, details about the hybrid Korando are hard to come by at this point...


Volvo XC40 EV to debut this year
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Volvo XC40 EV to debut this year

Volvo is set to reveal an electric variant of its XC40 SUV later this year, the company has confirmed. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, at a safety event in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo officials indicated the EV will debut before the end of 2019, before hitting showrooms in global markets from 2020...


Audi e-tron GT on the cards for Australia
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Audi e-tron GT on the cards for Australia

Audi stunned the motoring world at the end of last year when they took the wraps off the incredible looking Audi e-tron GT sports car and it looks like it'll come to Australia when it makes it into production in 2020. As we wrote last year, the e-tron GT measures in at 4.96m long, 1.96m wide and 1...


Audi RS3 production delayed, e-tron not expected until 2020
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Audi RS3 production delayed, e-tron not expected until 2020

As the global effects of WLTP compliance come into play for manufacturers, some new and existing models have hit a snag, including the all-new Audi e-tron, for the Australian market. Originally slated to launch in Australia during 2019, the e-tron now won't launch locally until 2020 as Audi works through a backlog of WLTP compliance across its range of vehicles...


BMW i4, iNext electric cars to have 600km driving range
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BMW i4, iNext electric cars to have 600km driving range

BMW has revealed drivetrain details about its upcoming iX3 crossover, i4 sedan, and iNext crossover, as it prepares its full-scale onslaught on the electric vehicle market. All are said to use a variation on BMW's fifth-generation electric drivetrain technology. The i4 "four-door coupe" will have a driving range of over 600 kilometres under the more difficult WLTP test cycle...


2019 Hyundai Ioniq range review
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq range review

You can’t accuse Hyundai of rushing into hybridisation or electrification. The carmaker first teased a model featuring an electric motor back in 2012. There’s a badge link between that show car and the showroom car Hyundai finally released in Australia in early 2019: both are called Ioniq (though the concept was written i-oniq)...


Skoda planning low-cost EV, three all-electric models
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Skoda planning low-cost EV, three all-electric models

Skoda will build three pure-electric models on the modular Volkswagen MEB platform by 2023, including a low-cost compact. According to Automotive News Europe, the range will be headed by a production take on the Vision IV concept unveiled at the Geneva motor show. A cheaper, simpler SUV will sit below it in the range, once again with styling inspired by the concept...


2019 Hyundai Kona Electric review
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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric review

There are three things to know about the Hyundai Kona Electric: it’s a small SUV, it has a genuine driving range of 450km, and it costs $59,990. What else does it do? We’re glad you asked…...


Renault launches vehicle-to-grid charging pilot
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Renault launches vehicle-to-grid charging pilot

French manufacturer Renault has announced its first large-scale pilot into reversible electric charging, kicking off in the Netherlands and Portugal. In a statement released this week, the company says: "Our alternating-current technology has the particularity of placing the reversible charger inside vehicles, so it just requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging terminals"...