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DS X E-Tense concept teased

DS Automobiles has teased its X E-Tense Concept, a look a what happens when the French brand's design team starts dreaming of 2035. Based on the 35-second teaser clip posted to YouTube, the concept will be motorsport-focused...

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Nissan: 1 million annual electrified sales by FY2022
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Nissan: 1 million annual electrified sales by FY2022

Nissan has announced its plan to sell 1 million electrified vehicles per annum by the end of financial year 2022, as part of its M.O.V.E to 2022 product plan. The company will develop eight new electric vehicles in the next four years, including a crossover inspired by the IMx concept, and a kei car specifically for the Japanese market...


BMW i4 confirmed for production
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BMW i4 confirmed for production

BMW's boss has used the Geneva motor show to confirm the all-electric i4 will become part of the company's portfolio by 2025. Harald Krüger, chairman of the board of management for BMW AG, made the announcement at the Geneva event, adding the new offering will be one of many upcoming electrified models...


2018 Jaguar I-Pace quick drive review
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2018 Jaguar I-Pace quick drive review

The I-Pace is Jaguar's first go at an electric vehicle for the premium passenger market. Can it cut it? Paul Maric takes a quick first look.


2019 Jaguar I-Pace: Technology breakdown
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2019 Jaguar I-Pace: Technology breakdown

Jaguar has officially unveiled the I-Pace, its first all-electric car and one sure to be an attractive alternative to the current glut of internal-combustion crossovers, and the polarisingly-styled Tesla Model X. Here's a more detailed look at the technology driving Jaguar into the future...


Jaguar I-Pace v Tesla Model X drag race – VIDEO
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Jaguar I-Pace v Tesla Model X drag race – VIDEO

The Jaguar I-Pace hasn't been around long, but it's already being compared with the Tesla Model X.  Although the Big Cat is a bit smaller than Elon Musk's showy crossover, there are plenty of similarities. Both the Model X and I-Pace come with dual-motor all-wheel drive, and the 90kWh battery in the Jaguar is a rough match for the 75kWh or 100kWh options in the Tesla...


2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: $119,000 EV here in October
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2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: $119,000 EV here in October

The electro-themed camouflage has come off the new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace today, ahead of an Australian debut in October this year – with a $119,000 price tag to match its enviro-chic image. Based on the concept of the same name, unveiled in November 2016, the production car is almost identical to the original show car...


Formula E reveals Gen2 racer
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Formula E reveals Gen2 racer

Formula E has unveiled its second-generation racer, set to hit the track in the 2018/19 season. The futuristic racer, dubbed Gen2, has double the battery capacity and, by extension, twice the range of the current car, spelling an end to the awkward mid-race car-swaps that currently feature...


Mercedes-Benz outlines EV production plans
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Mercedes-Benz outlines EV production plans

Mercedes-Benz has made no secret of its plan to push aggressively into electric mobility, promising 10 full-electric models by 2022. Now, the company has outlined how it wants to make its battery-driven revolution happen...


Ford goes 'all in', boosts electric car funding to $14 billion
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Ford goes 'all in', boosts electric car funding to $14 billion

Ford has confirmed it will more than double its investment in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company's previous plan to spend US$4.5 billion ($5.7 billion) on electrified vehicle development by 2020 will now be supplanted by a new goal of investing US$11 billion ($14 billion) by 2022...


Kia Niro EV concept to be revealed next week
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Kia Niro EV concept to be revealed next week

Kia has handed down a series of shadowy teasers for its expected Niro EV, first reported in February last year. Based on the petrol-electric Niro hybrid SUV revealed a full year before reports of an all-electric model surfaced, next week's unveiling is described as a concept - although the preview images suggest we can expect a design very similar to the existing Niro...


Byton promises connected, autonomous EV for CES
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Byton promises connected, autonomous EV for CES

Chinese startup Byton is planning to launch its first prototype car – dubbed a "next generation smart device"  – at CES 2018. The company, which was founded in China but has offices in Munich and California, has created an acronym for its creation: the Smart Intuitive Vehicle (SIV)...


Morgan EV3 set for production next year
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Morgan EV3 set for production next year

Morgan has unveiled a road-ready EV3, with production set to begin in the third quarter of 2018. The pure-electric EV3 was initially unveiled in pre-production trim at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Although Steve Morris, Morgan managing director, suggested a production model was on the cards, there was no concrete confirmation...


Kia Ray: Updated micro car teased for Korea
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Kia Ray: Updated micro car teased for Korea

Teaser sketches of the updated Kia Ray have surfaced this week, ahead of the new version's debut before year's end. A pair of images were uploaded to the company's social media channels, previewing a revised version of the boxy Korean hatchback which promises to be  cuter and more modern in appearance than the current model...


Uniti unveils crowdfunded city EV
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Uniti unveils crowdfunded city EV

Electric-vehicle (EV) startup Uniti has unveiled its crowdfunded city car at its factory in Landskrona, Sweden. The bubble-shaped commuter, dubbed the One, offers a 300km range from its 22kWh battery. A DC fast charger can add 200km of range in just 3o minutes if required, too...


BMW planning unique electric motors and batteries; working on emotionally appealing sound for EVs
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BMW planning unique electric motors and batteries; working on emotionally appealing sound for EVs

BMW says that while the current design of electric motors across the world's various brands may not be as varied as with internal combustion engines (ICE), its investment in battery technology and integrated electric motor units will see it step ahead of the competition in the years to come...


Chris Bangle-designed REDS electric car unveiled
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Chris Bangle-designed REDS electric car unveiled

REDS, a Smart ForTwo-sized electric car designed by Chris Bangle, has been unveiled in Los Angeles. Commissioned by China Hi-Tech Group Corporation (CHTC) in 2014, REDS is the work of Chris Bangle and his design consultancy firm. The former BMW head of design, in his role from the 1990s to 2009, seems to have maintained his touch for controversial and striking designs...


Tata reportedly buys stake in Faraday Future amid executive departures
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Tata reportedly buys stake in Faraday Future amid executive departures

Tata has reportedly bought a 10 per cent stake in troubled Chinese electric startup Faraday Future. According to Gasgoo, Chinese media outlets are reporting Tata has purchased 10 per cent of Faraday Future for US$900 million ($1.2 billion). If the reports are true, a healthy cash infusion could see the help stabilise the situation at the troubled EV manufacturer, which has undergone an exodus of senior personnel in recent weeks...


Nissan IMx concept: First look at Japanese Tesla Model X rival
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Nissan IMx concept: First look at Japanese Tesla Model X rival

This is the Nissan IMx concept, a fully autonomous electric crossover SUV that looks like an origami creation and has eye-based gesture control. It’s the star of the company’s stand at this year’s bustling Tokyo motor show...


NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support
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NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support

A report from the NRMA and Electric Vehicle Council has called for greater Government support of battery-powered vehicles. The Future is Electric lays out a six-point plan for accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in Australia, arguing “the humble car is undergoing a major paradigm shift”...