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2022 Hyundai Tucson hybrid and plug-in hybrid ruled out for Australia – for now
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3 days ago
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2022 Hyundai Tucson hybrid and plug-in hybrid ruled out for Australia – for now

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson hybrid and plug-in hybrid won't come to Australia, the brand has confirmed – despite rapidly-growing sales of its closest rival, the strong-selling Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. A Hyundai Australia spokesperson told CarAdvice both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of the new Tucson mid-size SUV won't be offered in Australia, thanks to European-only right-hand-drive production that would make them exceedingly expensive versus their rivals Down Under.
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Alex Misoyannis
Hybrid cars get green light to earn “super credits” to offset emissions of utes and 4WDs in Australia
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14th Apr 2021
5 min read

Hybrid cars get green light to earn “super credits” to offset emissions of utes and 4WDs in Australia

Japanese car giant Toyota will be able to use hybrid car sales to offset the emissions of its utes, vans and four-wheel-drives – which are among the biggest emitters on our roads – according to a template for future pollution reduction targets in Australia. Toyota cruised to victory as it topped the charts in the automotive industry’s inaugural emissions scoreboard – where all brands are ranked from best to worst – in the category for passenger cars and small SUVs.
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Joshua Dowling
2022 Mercedes-AMG C63: 480kW four-cylinder hybrid future detailed
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31st Mar 2021
3 min read

2022 Mercedes-AMG C63: 480kW four-cylinder hybrid future detailed

The next-generation 2022 Mercedes-AMG C63 is now all but confirmed to be a four-cylinder plug-in hybrid. Mercedes-AMG has taken the wraps off a new high-performance plug-in hybrid system based around a four-cylinder engine which will be employed by AMG-badged versions of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class – with rumours suggesting it'll be the flagship C63 performance mid-sizer that will benefit.
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Alex Misoyannis
2021 MG HS Plug-In Hybrid price and specs: Electrified SUV from $46,990 drive-away
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2nd Mar 2021
2 min read

2021 MG HS Plug-In Hybrid price and specs: Electrified SUV from $46,990 drive-away

Update 4/3/21: MG has updated the combined power and torque figures for the HS PHEV to 189kW and 370Nm, not 209kW and 480Nm as provided initially. The main body of this article has been updated to reflect this change. The 2021 MG HS Plug-In Hybrid has arrived into the Australian market as one of the best-value plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models available. The new electrified MG enters as the flagship to the HS range, priced from $46,990 drive-away.
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Ben Zachariah
Melbourne-based company to launch hybrid battery recycling program
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11th Feb 2021
3 min read

Melbourne-based company to launch hybrid battery recycling program

A Melbourne-based company will soon launch Australia's first scalable hybrid battery remanufacturing program in an effort to reduce single-use hybrid batteries nationwide. After receiving a $103,000 grant from the Federal Government, Injectronics – a supplier of new and remanufactured automotive electronic components – plans to partner with automotive workshops to supply drivers with a more cost-effective, sustainable way to replace to their faulty battery.
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Susannah Guthrie