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Subaru teases its first production EV

Subaru's first-ever electric SUV will be called Solterra and share hardware with Toyota’s bZ4X.

Subaru has teased its first-ever EV, to be called Solterra.

This is Mercedes' all-electric people mover video

The EQT might be a concept for the moment, but it looks fairly close to production.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its people-moving member of its rapidly-expanding EQ family, the EQT.

Ford teases the all-electric F-150 Lightning video

Ford has confirmed that its all-electric F-150 will use the Lightning name. The lightning bolt is a nice touch.

Ford will revive an iconic name from the F-150's past for its all-electric future.

Porsche is hard at work on its electric Macan replacement video

The electric Macan replacement is shaping up, with a reveal set for 2023.

Porsche is hard at work on its all-electric Macan replacement, and has divulged some juicy new details on the project.

Japanese students design electric car made of wood

A driver rides an electric vehicle with a body made of Owase Hinoki cypress, in Owase, Mie Prefecture.

The electric car with a body made of Japanese cypress wood can travel 50 kilometres on a single charge at up to 50kmh.

Wondering about EVs? Then get along to eWorld on Saturday video

eWorld 2021

New Zealand's only e-mobility expo is on now and features the first local look at the striking Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV, as well as plenty of other EVs and electric transport options.

Quick Charge 08/05: this week in EV news video

MG Cyberster Concept

MG to put wild Cyberster into ptoduction, Lexus drops it first EV and we get an early drive of the Mazda MX-30.

Ford NZ joins Drive Electric video

Unfortunately, Ford is yet to confirm the all-electric Mustang Mach-E for our market.

Ford NZ has linked up with Drive Electric, a non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing electric vehicle adoption in New Zealand.

Ford is betting that solid-state batteries will cut EV costs video

Solid Power is a Denver-based company that is developing sulfide solid-state battery technology.

Ford has raised its stake in a manufacturer of solid-state batteries, a move that will strengthen its effort to increase the range and reduce the cost of its EVs.

MG to build wild Cyberster in right-hand drive video

MG’s awesome Tesla Roadster-fighter, the Cyberster has been confirmed for production.

The MG Cyberster electric sports car has been confirmed for production - in right-hand drive, no less - so will it be launched here?

Mazda's electric SUV is a quiet revolution video

Mazda’s first mass-production EV is a handsome little thing.

Mazda's first foray into a EVs is on sale here very soon. We get an early taste of what is to come.

Lexus' first electric vehicle due here by the end of the year video

The first battery electric vehicle from Lexus is coming to New Zealand.

Lexus has confirmed its all-electric UX 300e will land in NZ at the end of 2021.

Tesla is on thin ice with Chinese regulators

A third of Tesla’s revenue comes from sales in China, so it needs to keep Chinese regulators happy.

OPINION: Tesla's smooth ride in China could be coming to an end, with Chinese regulators taking an increasingly harder line with the company.

Tesla can't just keep preaching to the converted video

As electric vehicles move towards being just ‘vehicles’ and competition heats up, software and automation will become ...

OPINION: If Tesla wants to live up to its market valuation it needs to start appealing to more than just its fans.

Rental car company buys Tesla fleet with taxpayer support video

Go Rentals owner John Osborne says the addition of Tesla EVs for hire is part of a wider sustainability strategy for the ...

Go Rentals has added 10 new Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles to its fleet.

Vietnam's answer to Tesla has U.S. in sights play stuff


Hoping to woo consumers away from market leaders like Tesla, there's another EV hopeful with its sights on the U.S. market. VinFast is the automobile arm of Vietnam's largest conglomerate, Vingroup. And it's betting big on the U.S. market with electric SUVs and a battery leasing model.

Quick Charge 01/05: this week in EV news video

Hayden Paddon and his awesome Hyundai Kona EV rally car will be at the Eworld Expo next weekend.

The Eworld Expo kicks off next week, Elon has had a much better week and Tamiya has made our wildest childhood dreams come true.

Beloved 80s RC car making a comeback - with an adult-sized twist

The Little Car Company's Tamiya Wild One MAX is an 8/10th scale version of the original, and can actually be driven by ...

The Tamiya Wild One radio-controlled car was an essential toy in the 1980s. It's coming back, but this time it's for adults only.

Forget GTI; GTX is the future of hot Volkswagens video

The ID.4 GTX gets a few sporty additions to differentiate it from the standard car, and it also sits 15mm lower too.

Volkswagen has revealed the first member of its new electric performance family, the ID.4 GTX.

Mazda restores the first MX video

The new MX-30 and restored MX-81 recreate the famous cathedral shot from 1981 40 years later.

To mark the MX-30 EV going on sale, Mazda has restored the first car to wear the MX badge.

Ford plans to develop and produce electric vehicle batteries

Ford plans to open a battery development centre near Detroit by the end of next year.

Stung by the global semiconductor shortage, Ford has decided to take its EV battery development and production in-house to ensure supply in the future.

Honda declares all sales will be electric vehicles by 2040 video

Honda has set a goal to have all of its sales worldwide be either electric vehicles or fuel cell vehicles by 2040.

Honda has set a goal to have all of its sales worldwide be either electric vehicles or fuel cell vehicles by 2040.

Quick Charge 24/04: this week in EV news video

The Volkswagen VW ID.4 has become the third EV to win the top World Car of the Year award.

Volkswagen's very good week, Tesla's not so good one, New Zealand's charging network expands and a four-door electric Beetle. Yes, really.

Volvo commits to recycling and reusing its EV batteries video

The batteries from Volvo’s electrified vehicles will be re-used outside the automotive industry, reducing the carmaker’s ...

Volvo wants to reduce its CO2 output by 2.5 million tonnes per year. That means more recycling and reusing, which includes its EV batteries.

Huawei is selling cars now

The refreshed Seres SF5 was built in partnership with Huawei and looks a bit Urus-ish, doesn’t it?

Huawei is expanding its business into cars with a new electric SUV.

Tesla says sorry as disquiet in China climbs after protest

Tesla increased security on its stand at the Shanghai motor show following the woman’s protest.

After a dream start in China, Tesla is getting a reality check and coming under fire for how it treats its customers in the world's largest car market.

Great Wall sub-brand reveals twin cat electric attack

It’s hard to justify the ‘Punk’ part of the name, but you can’t deny the Punk Cat has style.

Great Wall's Ora sub-brand has revealed two awesome new EVs at the Shanghai Motor Show, both designs that definitely won't be scrutinised by other German manufacturers.

New Zealand's EV charging network continues to expand video

Is Southland sluggish to plug in?

Two companies have announced expansions as New Zealand's EV charging network continues to grow.

The ID.4 GTX is ready for launch video

The GTX badge will soon adorn the all-electric ID.4 SUV.

Volkswagen is preparing a hot GTX version of its electric ID.4 SUV.

This is Toyota's latest all-electric SUV

The bZ4X is the latest electric concept from Toyota, but this one will actually be built.

Toyota has revealed its latest battery electric vehicle at the Shanghai Motor Show, the bZ4X concept.

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