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This Is Australia's First Electric Car

After two years of research and development in Melbourne and Armidale, the first electric car to be fully designed and built in Australia is about to kick-start local manufacturing in Victoria. The Tomcar LV1, designed for the mining industry, is the first EV from a company with a background in off-road recreational carts and buggies, and is the most Australian vehicle to be assembled in the country for a long time.


The World's First Electric Ferrari Ditches The V8 For Tire-Crushing Electric Motors

A San Diego-based EV conversion company salvaged a charred Ferrari (they had many to choose from) by turning it into what the company claims is the first fully electric Ferrari, a 415-horsepower electric tire-crusher. It’s glorious, if a little blasphemous.


BMW's Next i8 Might Have Wireless Charging

While the current BMW i8 is already both a looker and one of the more environmentally conscious supercars on our roads, the next iteration will likely be even more efficient. Reports from the UK say that the new i8 will have a topless roadster option, a more powerful electric motor and larger drive battery, and even the possibility of inductive wireless charging.


Tesla's Third Australian Store Will Be In Sydney's Martin Place

With Tesla Motors starting its ramp up to the launch of the Model 3 electric car, the company needs more stores and showrooms around the world to deal with an influx of new and returning customers. The third store location for Australia has just been unveiled — and it’s in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.


The Toyota uBox Is What Generation Z Will Be Driving In 2020

Young kids want to drive a Johnny Cab. That’s what students at South Carolina’s Clemson University, working with Toyota, has decided — and thus was born the uBox concept, which looks like a soft-roader SUV ate an urban assault vehicle. Apparently the uBox is made for “a young entrepreneur who wants a vehicle that can provide utility and recreation on the weekend” — that’s totally us.


Queensland University Installs Free Solar-Powered Electric Car Chargers

The University of Queensland has installed fast-charging electric vehicle stations at each of its campuses, and each is powered by the university’s own solar array installations — making charging both free and emissions-free when the sun is shining. Alongside Tesla’s destination chargers, the Veefil DC fast chargers are the start of a larger electric car fast-charging network in the state and are the first to be directly powered by renewables.


Tesla's Model 3 Preorder Numbers Are Way Bigger Than Anyone Expected

Given that people camped out in line for a chance to pay a deposit on the Model 3, a car they won’t see for at least a year, it’s no surprise that the pre-order numbers are big. But 276,000 pre-orders in 72 hours is still a shockingly high number.


Tesla's New Model 3: Everything You Need To Know

We’re live-blogging the launch of Tesla Motors’ new Model 3 — which promises to be the first affordable long-range electric car in Australia. Come join in, and watch with us!

Update: For official pictures and video of the Model 3, look right down the bottom of this post.


Everything We Think We Know About Tesla's Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 is being introduced to the world today. Before we learn everything for sure, though, let’s make some early predictions. Here are our best guesses, gleaned from a couple of years of rumours and strategic leaks and unguarded Elon Musk tweets.


Watch Tesla Unveil The Model 3, Right Now

At 2:30PM AEDT (Sydney time) today, Tesla Motors will live-stream the unveiling of its much-anticipated Model 3 — an “affordable” electric car that hundreds of people in Australia and thousands around the world have already pre-ordered. Here’s how you can watch along with us.

Update: You can now watch the presentation in full — check in here to find it.


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