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Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part One: Alfa Romeo to General Motors
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23rd May 2021
13 min read

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part One: Alfa Romeo to General Motors

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans.
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Alex Misoyannis
2022 GMSV Chevrolet Corvette price and specs: Starts from $144,990 – UPDATE
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30th Mar 2021
3 min read

2022 GMSV Chevrolet Corvette price and specs: Starts from $144,990 – UPDATE

30 March 2021: The iconic Chevrolet Corvette – the USA’s answer to Ferrari and Porsche supercars – will be priced between $145,000 and $175,000 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australian showrooms at the end of this year. UPDATE, 9 June 2021: Pricing and specifications for the Carbon Edition have been announced, with order books now open. Click here to read the full story.
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Joshua Dowling
General Motors pays $5.75 million settlement in California, following ignition switch scandal
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15th Feb 2021
1 min read

General Motors pays $5.75 million settlement in California, following ignition switch scandal

General Motors has agreed to pay US$5.75 million (AU$7.5 million) to the US state of California, following new allegations it was deceptive in the wake of its deadly ignition switch scandal. The widespread fault – in which certain models were subject to complete engine shut down because the ignition could not handle the weight of keys, thus preventing the deployment of airbags in an accident – led to at least 124 deaths and 275 injuries.
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William Davis
Microsoft invests heavily in autonomous tech firm Cruise
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20th Jan 2021
2 min read

Microsoft invests heavily in autonomous tech firm Cruise

Microsoft has invested heavily in autonomous driving firm Cruise, initiating a alliance that will "bring together [shared] software and hardware engineering excellence, cloud computing capabilities, and manufacturing know-how." The software giant made its initial contribution as part of a recent US$2 billion (AU$2.6 billion) funding round, which reportedly lifted the start-up’s market value above US$30 billion (AU$39 billion).
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William Davis
Flashback: Holden dealership goes retro as stripped signage reveals past – UPDATE
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8th Jan 2021
1 min read

Flashback: Holden dealership goes retro as stripped signage reveals past – UPDATE

UPDATE, 9 January 2021: Geelong's former Holden dealership has also had its signage removed, providing a glimpse of hand-painted Torana promotions. As a sign of the times, the site – located an hour south-west of Melbourne – is now home to Geelong GWM, with a Haval SUV on display outside next to the last of Holden's remaining stock. The Australian car brand closed its doors at the end of December 2020, selling just 28 vehicles. Our thanks to Sime Quinn for snapping the photo.
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Ben Zachariah