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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: Plug-in SUV saves money, comes at a cost

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It shares an all-new platform with the purely petrol Outlander version. litre combustion petrol engine allied with twin electric motors, a 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack and all-wheel-drive. For a plug-in hybrid it is, but those prices are some $15,000 more than the equivalent Outlander petrol versions. Is it good value?

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Audi to add Q5 PHEV in Australia mid-2023

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Audi is re-introducing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its Australian line-up from mid-2023 in the form of the Q5 55 TFSI e luxury medium SUV. litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine mated with a 105kW/350Nm electric motor integrated into the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for a combined output of 270kW and 500Nm.

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Mazda Australia’s embracing PHEVs, but is it too late?

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Depending on who you talk to they’re the best of both worlds or the worst of both worlds. Positively put, they offer emissions-free electric driving most of the time, but a petrol engine backup when you need it – very handy, thanks. Mazda CX-60 PHEV, due here in the first half of 2023, put could be priced up to $80,000.

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How far can your EV travel? We rank the driving range of every electric vehicle in Australia

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Whether you’re buying a Tesla Model Y , Hyundai Ioniq 5 , Kia EV6 or MG ZS EV , one of the first questions most people have regards the length of the driving range. So just how far can you travel between charges? Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive and Performance versions don’t go as far, but they’re still impressive.

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New EV electric car calendar

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BMW M cars – they’re coming with hybrid drivetrains. And if we’re guessing, we reckon it could be called the Ranger Lightning (see above). Kia e-Niro – Kia is expected to confirm it will begin going electric in Australia in 2021 and it’s the e-Niro set to lead the (err) charge. Soon, apparently.

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2023 Kia EV6 GT review: Mega-popular electric vehicle put to the seven-day test

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It’s mind-blowing, if not quite in the re-wire brain territory of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Very cool and ideal to charge phones, your laptop, coffee machine, widescreen TV or even bar fridge. The Kia can handle 230kW charge speed, but I’ve no ultra rapid charger within 70km of my home, so 50kW it is. Mazda MX-5.

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Forget the MG4, BYD Dolphin and GWM Ora, buy a $40k Mazda MX-30 EV instead | Opinion

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I think you should buy a Mazda MX-30 Electric … and I’ve not even been drinking. Mazda MX-30 Electric – ex-demo versions are now from $40,000 on the road Hello, that’s suddenly very interesting. A petrol MX-30 Astina’s over $46,000 drive-away. But that was when it was over $70,000 to drive away.

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