EV Sales Plummet Overseas As Buyer Incentives Reduce

June 9, 2017

once considered one of the world-leaders in the take-up of electric vehicles, denmark’s sales of electric vehicles have slumped dramatically in the first quarter of 2017 as the government scales back ev incentives.   despite being considered a ‘green’ populace, and with one of the highest rates of bicycle usage in europe, the government’s decision to apply the same tariff to electric vehicles as already exists for internal combustion cars…

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EV Sales Doomed In Australia Without Government Support According To Nissan Chairman

June 8, 2017

during an australian visit this week renault nissan alliance chairman, carlos ghosn, told australian media that without government assistance australian ev sales are set to languish. admitting that the success of evs is tied to the level of government subsidy attached to them in their respective markets, ghosn said that “consumer demand is very limited for electric cars”, a claim supported by the popularity of electric vehicles in heavily-subsidized areas such…

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Peugeot Puts Performance Cars On Hold, Hints At Future 4×4 Ute

June 8, 2017

fans of fast french automobiles will be saddened to hear that peugeot has pulled the pin on performance products, concentrating instead on building its core range in the immediate term. the announcement comes from peugeot ceo jean-philippe imparato, who discussed the brand’s future plans with the uk’s autocar. “right now our main goal is to grow to beyond two million units a year, but also to spread our footprint and…

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Fisker Inc. Teases Comeback EV

June 8, 2017

the ongoing fisker saga takes another step forward with the release of a set of teaser images of the production-spec 2019 fisker emotion, which shows the new design adheres closely to the unnamed concept that was teased last year. despite apparent similarities to fisker’s last attempted ev, the fisker karma – back then from fisker automotive, not the new fisker inc. company, and set to return as the karma revero under…

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Renault Trial Program Sees Old EV Batteries Used As Home Storage Systems

June 8, 2017

renault has announced a new ev battery repurposing plan that will see out-of-use car batteries turned into home energy storage cells. in conjunction with powervault, a uk firm specialising in home energy storage, renault’s ‘second life’ batteries can bring the cost of a home energy storage unit down by 30 percent. a trial program is underway in the uk comprising 50 units installed in homes already fitted with solar panels, social…

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Performax Adds Nissan Titan To American Pick-Up Range

June 8, 2017

performax international will add the nissan titan to its local line-up, adding nissan’s biggest 4×4 to a range of locally-converted american tough-trucks from gmc, chevrolet, ford, and toyota. as the bigger brother to the navara in nissan’ global range, the titan measures a full 5.8 metres long and is over 2.0 metres wide lending some real plausibility to its name. conversion work to right hand drive takes place at performax’s…

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Limited Edition Porsche 911 Turbo S Introduces New Customisation Division

June 8, 2017

porsche has launched its new personalisation program with a limited edition model of the iconic 911 sports car, called the 911 turbo s exclusive series. at the hands of the new customisation branch, called porsche exclusive manufaktur (formerly porsche exclusive) the standard 911 turbo s has been treated to an exclusive shade of golden yellow metallic paint, black and gold brake calipers, carbon ceramic brake rotors, special 20-inch centre-lock wheels, and…

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2017 Honda Odyssey VTi Review | The Family Hauler That Lost Its Way

June 8, 2017

evolution is said to refine a species, but the 2017 honda odyssey vti marks four years since the nameplate made a radical departure from the four generations of people mover that preceded it. since its mid-1990s launch the odyssey has been a mini-wagon, and as generations passed it increasingly became lower and sexier, evolving to become more car-like. now, though, the honda has become a big van with lots of…

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Lexus Set To Add Convertible To LC Range

June 8, 2017

in what might seem like an obvious move, lexus has hinted that its new flagship lc coupe could be in line for a convertible version to join the range. without expressly confirming the new variant outright, lexus management admitted that convertibles play an important role in the lc’s market segment while discussing the lc’s new ga-l chassis architecture, lc project assistant chief engineer, takashi watanabe, confirmed that the lc’s platform could…

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Toyota Boosts Investment Into Autonomous Safety

June 8, 2017

toyota has announced a new safety initiative that seeks to investigate how autonomous vehicles will integrate with existing traffic systems, looking at areas like object detection, and social interaction with other road users. the five-year program will be run in collaboration with six learning institutions, including the  massachusetts institute of technology (mit) at a cost of us$35 million (a$46 million) at toyota’s collaborative safety research centre (csrc) which first opened……

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