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2021 Tesla Model S to get small range bump, passing base Lucid Air – report
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3 days ago
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2021 Tesla Model S to get small range bump, passing base Lucid Air – report

The Tesla Model S could be in line for yet another increase to its all-electric driving range, according to new reports out of the US. Online electric vehicle-centric publication Electrek obtained images of the dealer 'window sticker' – a mandatory label attached to new US-market vehicles detailing pricing, fuel/energy consumption and key equipment information – affixed to a new, November-produced Model S Long Range Plus, revealing an EPA-rated combined range of 409 miles, or 658km.
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Alex Misoyannis
New kit allows old Minis to be converted to electric power
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20th Nov 2020
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New kit allows old Minis to be converted to electric power

Owners of the original Mini can now convert their vehicles to a fully-electric powertrain. British company Swindon has put together the 'Swind Classic Mini Kit' for £42,480 (AU$76,700), which gives the original Mini a range of around 200 kilometres. The kit comprises an 80kW electric motor – manufactured in-house by Swindon – which helps get the little hatch to 100km/h in around 9.5 seconds.
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Ben Zachariah
Volkswagen pushes ahead with electric future, retools factories – report
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17th Nov 2020
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Volkswagen pushes ahead with electric future, retools factories – report

Volkswagen has revealed it is expanding its focus on electric vehicles, investing billions to retool its factories. In a call with investors and analysts on Monday, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said the car company was spending €73 billion (AU$118B) to convert two German factories to support production of electric vehicles, reports news outlet Reuters. The Volkswagen boss admitted the company was aiming to compete with electric car maker Tesla.
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Ben Zachariah
Hercules Alpha: The 750kW electric Nissan pick-up
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26th Oct 2020
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Hercules Alpha: The 750kW electric Nissan pick-up

A startup in the US says it is planning an electric pick-up for the American market. Hercules says its electric ute – named the Alpha – will be based on the Nissan Titan, a full-size pick-up only available in North America. Rather than developing a vehicle from scratch, Hercules plans to re-engineer the Titan into a fully-electric vehicle, claiming the vehicle will produce around 750kW from its four electric motors.
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Ben Zachariah
Fully-electric MG B Roadster set to go into production next year
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17th Oct 2020
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Fully-electric MG B Roadster set to go into production next year

British car restorer and converter, RBW EV Classic Cars, has unveiled its latest creation, turning a classic MG B Roadster into an electric car. Although still in prototype form, the plan is to build 30 examples with each priced at £90,000 (AU$164,000) plus applicable taxes. The RBW MG B comes standard with six lithium-ion batteries, although can be optioned with up to eight batteries to improve range.
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Rob Margeit