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How do you charge an electric car at home?
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18th Jan 2020
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How do you charge an electric car at home?

Electric cars and all of their many acronyms have been buzzwords for some time now, but for the vast majority who don’t own or have never driven one, they remain a somewhat mystifying modern marvel. Sure, price and misconceptions around electric vehicle range figures are definitely affecting electric vehicle (EV) popularity, but for many buyers it’s more that the logistics of charging them are one big question mark.
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Kia Imagine to enter production in 2021/22
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30th Dec 2019
1 min read

Kia Imagine to enter production in 2021/22

The eye-catching Kia Imagine concept revealed at the Geneva motor show will be put into production in 2021 or 2022, according to a new report from Automotive News Europe. Speaking with the industry journal, Kia COO Emilio Herrera said "the plan is for [the Imagine] to become a mass-produced vehicle in one or two years and to have a dedicated electric platform".
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2010, 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled
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24th Dec 2019
1 min read

2010, 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2010 and 2012 i-MiEV electric vehicle over concerns about a corroding vacuum pump. According to the company, the electric vacuum pump could corrode when exposed to snow, ice or salt spray, and diminish the car's braking power. If the pump corrodes, the brake warning light will illuminate and an audio warning will sound. There's a risk of injury or accident, as the car might have a longer stopping distance.
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Audi E-Tron tweaks unlock more range
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30th Nov 2019
1 min read

Audi E-Tron tweaks unlock more range

Audi has used a number of small tweaks to free up 25km of extra range from its electric E-Tron SUV. The changes were debuted on the E-Tron Sportback revealed at the Los Angeles motor show, but have been passed on to the more practical E-Tron. According to Audi, the regenerative braking system – which uses the electric motors to harvest energy usually lost to heat when you brake – has been reworked to reduce residual brake torque, created by the brake calipers sitting close to the discs.
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Pininfarina Battista reaches production
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22nd Nov 2019
2 min read

Pininfarina Battista reaches production

Darcy Foster • Named after company founder Battista Farina, the all-electric Battista is set to launch late in 2020 with a price tag of US$2 million dollars (~$3 million) with 150 units slated for production. Though its body is designed in Italy, the Battista shares its electric powertrain and between 30 and 40 per cent of its components with the Rimac C Two, which calls Croatia home.
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