Vehicle registrations under scrutiny in new ATO move to catch tax evaders | CarAdvice

The nation’s tax agency will soon acquire a state-by-state database of motor vehicle registrations. The Australian Tax Office has announced it will access vehicle purchasing data by state in an effort to potentially catch out tax-evading individuals and businesses. “The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will acquire motor vehicle registry data Continue Reading

Gold Coast rolls out public electric vehicle charging stations | CarAdvice

Ten stations will be rolled out across the region, and each will be capable of delivering 75km of range within 10 minutes. The first of 10 new public charging stations has been installed in the Gold Coast, as part of a scheme to ease range anxiety and increase the uptake Continue Reading

2021 Kia CV electric vehicle leaked in official video | CarAdvice

Brand’s first standalone EV leaks in Kia video, revealing full-width LED light bar. Kia’s first standalone electric vehicle – codenamed CV – has leaked in an official video from the Korean brand, providing our first glimpse at the production-bound model, and without the heavy camouflage that has adorned prototypes in Continue Reading

Video: Sony Vision-S electric vehicle testing in Europe | CarAdvice

Sony’s car may be closer than we think, with video showing a pre-production vehicle conducting on-road testing. A video of the Sony Vision-S electric vehicle testing on roads around Austria has been released by the Japanese technology company. One year after Sony surprised the world by unveiling its Vision-S concept, Continue Reading

London Electric Vehicle Company launches taxi-based VN5 van | CarAdvice

British-based taxi manufacturer enters the commercial vehicle segment. Geely-owned electric vehicle manufacturer, London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), has launched its VN5 medium-sized van. LEVC’s new commercial offering is underpinned by the same rear-wheel drive architecture as used with its TX London Taxi. It also employs the same running gear – Continue Reading

Toyota launches C+pod electric vehicle in Japan | CarAdvice

Toyota has taken the wraps off its new urban-focussed electric vehicle, the diminutive C+pod. Powered by a small rear-mounted electric motor with 9.2kW and 56Nm sending drive to the rear wheels, the C+pod has a claimed top speed of 60km/h. Power for the electric motor comes via a 9.06kWh lithium-ion Continue Reading

Volvo’s second electric vehicle confirmed for March 2021 reveal – report | CarAdvice

The second all-electric model from the Swedish car maker is due early next year. Volvo has confirmed it will unveil its second electric vehicle (EV) on 2 March 2021, as reported by industry publication Automotive News. While few details of the upcoming EV have been released by the Swedish brand, Continue Reading

Mercedes-Benz EQ electric vehicle offensive detailed: Six new models due by end of 2022 | CarAdvice

Six new electric vehicles across different segments to arrive by 2022, says Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz’s EQ electric vehicle division looks set to undergo rapid expansion in the coming years, with the brand this week releasing further details of its plans to launch six all-new models by the end of 2022. First Continue Reading

Draft of Federal Government’s electric vehicle strategy leaked – report | CarAdvice

The Government’s upcoming EV strategy fleet trials and charging infrastructure funding, but no financial incentives. The Federal Government’s plan for increasing electric vehicle (EV) uptake in Australia has leaked. A draft of the ‘Future Fuels Strategy’ document – which details the Federal Government’s electric vehicle strategy for coming years – Continue Reading

Porsche Taycan sets world record for longest electric vehicle drift | CarAdvice

Rear-drive electric sedan drifts 210 laps around Porsche Experience Centre skidpad. Porsche has set a new Guinness world record for the longest continuous drift in an electric vehicle (EV). Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) chief instructor Dennis Retera recorded 210 laps around the 200-metre wet circular skidpad at the brand’s Experience Continue Reading