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Tesla Model X joins Victorian Highway Patrol fleet
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3rd Jun 2019
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Tesla Model X joins Victorian Highway Patrol fleet

Victoria has become one of the world's first jurisdictions with an operational pure-electric police car, adding a Tesla Model X to its Highway Patrol fleet. The car is a Model X Long Range, with a claimed 575km of range on the (lenient) NEDC test cycle and a 0-100km/h sprint time of 4.6 seconds. It's a one-off purchase by Victoria Police, which is looking to investigate its "suitability for road policing duties" going forward.
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Scott Collie
Victoria: Speed camera revenue distribution locked in under new legislation
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17th Aug 2018
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Victoria: Speed camera revenue distribution locked in under new legislation

New laws will lock in how revenue raised by Victorian speed cameras is used to maintain the state's roads, thanks to new legislation from the Labor Government. All money raised from speeding fines handed out by mobile and fixed cameras, along with on-the-spot police monitoring, is currently put into a 'Better Roads Victoria Fund' reserved for road upgrades.
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Scott Collie
Victorian drink-driving penalties to get tougher
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2nd Nov 2017
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Victorian drink-driving penalties to get tougher

Proposed changes to Victorian drink-driving laws would see first-time offenders lose their licence for three months. Anyone caught driving with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) between 0.05 and 0.069 face licence cancellation and disqualification for three months, while all drivers caught over the 0.05 limit will be forced to have an alcohol interlock fitted to their cars for six months.
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Scott Collie
CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us
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14th Jul 2017

CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us

Armed with a can of Glen 20 and some tissues, join Mandy Turner, Dave Zalstein and James Wong this week. Recent TV star Mike Stevens talks carbon tax on cars. Also in car news, Victoria Police is set to test a world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft, and fines are to be issued after Victorian road safety cameras are not compromised by virus. The Audi A8 has been revealed, Polestar details the 'Optimised' Volvo XC60 PHEV, HSV GTSR arrives in the UK and Ferrari is to build an SUV.
CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang
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24th Mar 2017

CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang

Mandy, Paul and Dave bring you the latest car news of the week, including the 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, LDV T60 ute is on sale in Australia from October, 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied undisguised in South Africa, PSA says Opel purchase part of plan to ‘conquer’ the world, and Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police. Dave and Mandy compare the 2017 Ford Mustang and Nissan 370Z and James Wong reviews the middle and top of the range 2017 Kia Rio.
CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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17th Feb 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending February 17, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
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Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe joins Victoria Police patrol fleet
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16th Mar 2016
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Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe joins Victoria Police patrol fleet

Victoria Police has today unveiled the latest vehicle to enter its fleet, the muscly and brand-new Mercedes AMG GLE63. The $198,900 machine was brought on to do the rounds primarily for promotional purposes, but Victorian drivers may also see lights in their rear-view mirror, with the menacing Mercedes also set for service as an operational highway patrol vehicle.
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