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Are our taxi cabs about to switch from hybrid to electric?
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2 days ago
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Are our taxi cabs about to switch from hybrid to electric?

Up to 90 per cent of taxi cabs in Australia's biggest cities are hybrid – after decades of LPG-powered Holdens and Fords – but now some operators are experimenting with pure electric power. There are at least five fully electric taxi cabs in use in NSW – BYD E6 models imported from China – and more are under consideration.
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Susannah Guthrie
Volkswagen ID.3 R electric hot-hatch coming in 2024 – report
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29th Jun 2020
2 min read

Volkswagen ID.3 R electric hot-hatch coming in 2024 – report

A hotted-up 'R' version of Volkswagen’s upcoming all-electric ID.3 hatch could arrive as soon as 2024, according to a new international report. British magazine Autocar (which created the artist impression above) reports senior management at Volkswagen is close to signing off on the ID.3 R project, which would see extra electric grunt added to the standard ID.3 hatch.
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Liam Murphy
Around the tracks: A BMW 4 Series ute, a creepy surveillance van for sale and a Supra crash
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19th Jun 2020
3 min read

Around the tracks: A BMW 4 Series ute, a creepy surveillance van for sale and a Supra crash

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? How do you make a controversial design even more divisive? Turn it into a ute, of course.
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Susannah Guthrie
2020 Audi e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback price and specs
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9th Jun 2020
4 min read

2020 Audi e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback price and specs

Australian pricing has been announced for the 2020 Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUVs – the brand’s first ever all-electric passenger cars – before the models become available for online sale on June 19. The five-seater Audi e-tron will launch in Australia in four trim levels, with two special editions. The regular wagon-bodied e-tron 50 quattro and e-tron 55 quattro SUV models open the line-up at $137,700 and $146,700 respectively. (Note: all prices in this story exclude on-road costs.)
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Liam Murphy
Volkswagen launches its first electric van, but it's not coming to Australia
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19th May 2020
2 min read

Volkswagen launches its first electric van, but it's not coming to Australia

Volkswagen has launched its first fully-electric version of the iconic Transporter van, but it has presumably been designed for short trips only. The maximum driving range is just 132km – a fraction of the 600km or more a diesel Volkswagen Transporter can travel on one tank The eTransporter 6.1 is built by specialising tuning company ABT – away from Volkswagen's main assembly line – but has the backing of the German car company.
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Liam Murphy