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Coronavirus and cars: Answering your commonly asked questions
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25th Apr 2020
5 min read

Coronavirus and cars: Answering your commonly asked questions

The global coronavirus pandemic has placed most of the world, including the auto industry, into a state of constant flux. As manufacturers raise their hands to create life-saving ventilators and car dealers brace for a sales slowdown, many consumers are left pondering the practical repercussions of mandated social distancing rules. And during a period of such great uncertainty, there's no such thing as a dumb question.
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Susannah Guthrie
2020 Cupra Formentor unveiled for lucky Europe
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4th Mar 2020
2 min read

2020 Cupra Formentor unveiled for lucky Europe

Cupra, the performance division of Spanish marque SEAT – a brand not seen in Australia for decades – has revealed its 2020 Formentor crossover coupe-style SUV. The Formentor marks the first exclusive model under the Cupra banner. As with the wider Seat and Cupra lines, it won't be offered in Australia. Available with a full-petrol or high performance plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Formentor looks to blend the practicality of an SUV with the performance Cupra is known for.
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Liam Murphy
Caltex to rebrand as Ampol from 2020
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6th Jan 2020
2 min read

Caltex to rebrand as Ampol from 2020

Your local petrol station may be set to receive a vintage facelift this year, with news Caltex Australia will transition its name to Ampol over the next three years, commencing in 2020. The move comes after U.S. oil company Chevron terminated the licensing agreement allowing Caltex Australia to use the Caltex name.
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Susannah Guthrie
Mazda confirms Skyactiv-X outputs
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6th Jun 2019
2 min read

Mazda confirms Skyactiv-X outputs

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Scott Collie
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6th Jun 2019
2 min read

Mazda confirms Skyactiv-X outputs

Mazda 2019
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Scott Collie
Scientists develop method of converting waste plastic into fuel
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14th Feb 2019
2 min read

Scientists develop method of converting waste plastic into fuel

Scientists at Purdue University in Indiana have discovered a way to turn polypropylene plastic waste into oil, which can then be turned into petrol or diesel fuel. As part of a paper published in Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, a team led by professor Linda Wang created the oil by adding pellets of purified polypropylene waste to supercritical water, an extremely hot and highly-pressurised form of the liquid.
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Derek Fung
Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban
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10th Oct 2018
1 min read

Israel plans 2030 internal-combustion sales ban

Israel plans to ban new internal-combustion car and truck sales by 2030, citing health concerns as the main reason. Dr Yuval Steinitz, the energy minister, said the country will make "a gradual transition to electric cars and [compressed] natural gas trucks" with "an absolute ban on the import of cars with polluting fuels" starting from 2030.
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Derek Fung