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Porsche on a Mission

  Porsche have committed AUD $1.5 billion for the development of it's Mission E electric sportscar. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto show in September the concept vehicle was the toast of the show.  However just a few days later it's parent company's spectacular fall from grace over dieselgate overshadowed any short lived acclaim for the new direction

December 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Electric James Bond

At the recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance Conference Andy Palmer (CEO Aston Martin) stated, “We’re a V-12 engine company. Project that into the future. Do I go the way of the rest of the industry and downsize the engine? Do I see Aston Martin with a three cylinder engine? God forbid! You’ve got to do something radical. Electric power

VW Fraud Lies & Criminality

In a spectacular example of corporate criminality, VW have admitted to gaming the test results of emissions on a range of diesel vehicles.  When initially confronted with the allegation they denied it and stated that the lab tests must have been flawed.  This calculated deception must have been hatched at the highest levels of management

September 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

An Affordable 500km Electric Car?

2017 Nissan Leaf The range of electric cars has been one of the major hurdles preventing greater uptake.  Unless you can afford a Tesla (range of 500kms) you're currently stuck around the 160kms range with today's production vehicles.  Although today's range is more than enough for the average driver range anxiety is a definite deterrent.  (According

VW Battery Breakthrough?

It is widely known that Volkswagen plan to dominate the EV world by 2018.  CEO, Dr Martin Winterkorn, has stated: "We have the most comprehensive approach to tomorrow's mobility. From highly-efficient, eco-friendly diesel, gasoline and natural gas-fuelled engines to classical hybrids, purely battery-driven vehicles and plug-in hybrids - no other automaker can match the broad range