Audi announces Artemis autonomous electric car project | CarAdvice

A new initiative from Audi will co-develop autonomous driving and electric powertrain technologies. German car maker Audi has announced its ‘Artemis Project’ for autonomous electric car development, that will see the brand release a new electric model as soon as 2024. The Artemis Project is an undertaking of Audi’s new Continue Reading

Mercedes: carbon-neutral production starts with electric car batteries | CarAdvice

“It would defy the purpose of an electric vehicle if you used too much CO2 to produce it,” says Mercedes. Mercedes-Benz has brought forward its bold plan to introduce carbon-neutral vehicle production – and is trying to find a more efficient way to manufacture 500,000 battery packs per year for Continue Reading

Kia planning a tiny, affordable, short-range electric car | CarAdvice

Kia’s Europe boss says the car will be a response to people’s increasing avoidance of public transport. Kia Motors is developing an ultra-compact electric car to rival existing models such as the Citroen Ami, in an effort to provide people with affordable alternatives to public transport in the wake of Continue Reading

Australian company launches ‘world-first’ electric car charging technology | CarAdvice

The ‘plug and charge’ capability could be a game changer – if the rest of the electric car industry can catch up. A Brisbane-based company has become the first charging provider to develop technology that will allow electric car owners to access all public charging stations from any brand or Continue Reading

Australia’s most affordable hybrid and electric cars | CarAdvice

Warning: You might just have to adjust your definition of ‘affordable’ first. The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains Continue Reading

Is there an electric Jeep Wrangler on the horizon? | CarAdvice

Jeep’s design boss says an electric Jeep Wrangler could be just as capable off-road as today’s model. Plans for an electric Jeep Wrangler are still under wraps, but the off-load icon appears to be edging closer to a battery-powered model. A senior Jeep executive believes electrification could even make for Continue Reading

Mazda MX-30 electric car starts production, still not confirmed for Australia | CarAdvice

Mazda’s first electric vehicle has commenced production, but it may not be heading to Australia. Japanese car maker Mazda has begun production of its first all-electric model – the MX-30 city SUV – ahead of its European release later this year, however the model’s Australian plans remain unclear. While the Continue Reading

10 electric utes on the horizon | CarAdvice

All of the pulling power without any of the fuel-guzzling. The electrification revolution has made its way through hatchbacks to sedans and SUVs and now it has its sights set firmly on a new frontier: utes. As with most automotive industry showdowns, it was Tesla that kicked off this sparring Continue Reading

Volkswagen launches its first electric van, but it’s not coming to Australia | CarAdvice

Volkswagen’s first fully-electric van is about to go on sale in the UK. There is just one catch: it can only travel 132km. Volkswagen has launched its first fully-electric version of the iconic Transporter van, but it has presumably been designed for short trips only. The maximum driving range is Continue Reading

Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV to get over-the-air updates, still no closer to Australia | CarAdvice

Wireless updates could see performance and technology added to cars after they’ve left the showroom. Ford has announced its new Mustang Mach-E electric SUV will be available with over-the-air technology, allowing some of its software to be updated via the internet or using mobile phone data. However, while the technology Continue Reading