Mercedes-Benz to rethink divisive electric-car designs, phase-out EQ name

The streamlined looks of the latest Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles – designed for optimal aerodynamics and driving range – are on the way out, along with their EQ nameplates. Electric Cars View 5 images Mercedes-Benz will drop the ‘EQ’ prefix for future electric vehicles and focus on more appealing exterior designs, according to one of its engineering … Read more

Electric-car test drives on offer at Sydney expo this weekend

Running 9 to 11 February 2024 at the Sydney Showground, the ‘Everything Electric’ expo will showcase all facets of electric living. Want to get a closer look at the world of electric vehicles before making a decision to buy? The ‘Everything Electric’ expo, to be held from 9 to 11 February 2024 at the Sydney … Read more

Outdated electric-car chargers to be replaced in Victoria

Electric-car drivers have welcomed news a group of electric-car charging stations – which use a design criticised for being unreliable – will be replaced by newer, faster units. Electric Cars View 2 images Photo Credit: RACV A group of electric-car chargers in Victoria – which use an outdated charging-station design criticised by drivers for poor reliability … Read more

China to reduce electric-car production

China has responded to a growing number of tariffs and legislation thwarting exports of its electric vehicles, saying it will stem the tide to foreign showrooms. Electric Cars View 4 images The Chinese government has said it will “rein in expansion” of its booming electric-vehicle industry, saying there is not enough “external demand” beyond domestic China. … Read more

Mazda to use artificial intelligence to accelerate electric-car development

The Japanese car maker has strengthened ties with a Cambridge-based tech company to use AI to reduce electric-vehicle development times. View 3 images Mazda is tapping into Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cut development time of electric vehicles. The Japanese car maker has invested an undisclosed amount as part of a $US16 million ($AU24.3 million) round of … Read more

Hertz to wind-back electric-car rentals in the US, revert to petrol power

US rental car firm Hertz has estimated it will lose $US245 million ($AU365.7 million) by offloading 20,000 electric vehicles currently in its fleet – a cost it hopes to offset with cheaper repairs for petrol-powered cars. View 3 images Rental car giant Hertz has backtracked on its investment in electric vehicles, announcing it will cut about … Read more

Mazda Australia partners with electric-car battery recycling firm

As the last examples of Mazda’s only electric car to be sold in Australia depart local showrooms, the Japanese brand has announced a partnership with an EV battery recycling company. View 2 images The Australian division of Japanese car maker Mazda has announced it will partner with a local electric-car battery recycling start-up to dispose and … Read more

Electric-car charging network Evie increases prices by up to 40 per cent

One of Australia’s largest electric-vehicle charging networks – Evie – has increased prices for the second time in six months. View 2 images Australian electric-car charging network Evie will increase prices by up to 43 per cent next week – the second rise in about six months. The largest hike – in effect from Thursday 18 … Read more

Honda unveils electric-car concepts and its future plans

After a failed collaboration with GM, Honda has shown off two concept cars based on its all-new electric-vehicle platform, due to roll-out in showrooms from 2026. View 42 images Honda has revealed two electric-vehicle concepts at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, along with an announcement about its all-new electric-car platform. … Read more

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