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Australia's first wrecked Porsche Taycan? $200k electric car crashes in Melbourne
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25th May 2021
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Australia's first wrecked Porsche Taycan? $200k electric car crashes in Melbourne

A 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S has wrecked on Melbourne's iconic St Kilda Road boulevard, less than three months after it was first registered. It's understood the electric Taycan attempted to make a u-turn in front of an electric tram near the Toorak Road junction, causing significant damage to the Porsche. While the battery-powered Taycan weighs around 2245kg unladen, a Melbourne tram can weigh up to 50,000kg.
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Ben Zachariah
Toyota opens Victoria's first hydrogen production and storage facility
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29th Mar 2021
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Toyota opens Victoria's first hydrogen production and storage facility

Toyota has opened Victoria’s first commercial hydrogen production, storage, and refuelling facility, at the site of its former manufacturing plant in Altona. A 200kW electrolyser – which draws voltage from an 87kW solar system, 100kW battery, and the mains grid – is used to 'decompose' water into hydrogen and oxygen, and, according to Toyota, this can produce up to 80kg of the zero-emission fuel each day.
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William Davis
Subaru dealerships in Victoria move to fixed-pricing model
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25th Mar 2021
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Subaru dealerships in Victoria move to fixed-pricing model

Seven Subaru dealerships in Melbourne have moved to a fixed-pricing model in an effort to improve transparency for consumers and do away with haggling. The 'Price Pledge' initiative has been implemented across the Trivett retail group's dealer sites in Berwick, Docklands, Doncaster, Essendon, Glen Waverley, Mentone and Werribee Plaza. The approach was originally trialled across two models from May 2020 onwards, but has now been rolled out across all models in the brand's portfolio.
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Susannah Guthrie
NSW-Victoria border crossings: The best ways to switch states
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24th Nov 2020
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NSW-Victoria border crossings: The best ways to switch states

The cross-state road trip is officially back in business! And it’s certainly true that you often don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. All those people who had been planning a journey from Victoria to New South Wales or vice versa will know this feeling all too well, after their travel plans were put on indefinite hold earlier this year with the re-introduction of Victoria’s coronavirus lockdowns.
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Susannah Guthrie
Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report
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24th Sep 2020
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Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report

Victorian drivers are paying more for their car insurance than residents of every other state in Australia, a new survey of 2500 Australian motorists has found. According to data from comparison company Mozo, the average annual car insurance premium for a Victorian customer is $1181 – roughly $229 more than the national average of $952.
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Susannah Guthrie