Category: Electric Vehicles

Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle Review

Now is the time to tax electric cars: IPA

I’ve scraped this article from today’s Financial Review to proffer a comment. You can read the full story through the link at the bottom of the page or go out and buy today’s edition. Own an electric car? This one’s for you. Arguably, both state and federal governments are coming

Nissan Leaf EV Review

Nissan Leaf EV Review – The Loudest Noise is Your Heartbeat.

“At 60kph, the loudest noise in this new Nissan Leaf EV comes from your heartbeat”   Firstly let me apologise to ad executive David Ogilvie for plagiarising his 1958 press campaign for Rolls Royce, (click on this link to read more about Ogilvie and RR ad.) but it’s too good

Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan Manufacture – Untouched by Human Hands?

I visited the Broadmeadows factory of Ford Australia in 1979. At first glance, I found it to be a noisy, dark, dirty place, with dirty sweaty workers. Compare the 3 pics below – the middle one is Ford Australia and the others are the Volkswagen Bratislava Slovakia plant (LHS) and

Nissan Leaf Battery Cost – The Truth, Not Fiction

Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story – Nissan Leaf Battery ‘Auto Expert’ John Cadogan recently published a story regarding a Nissan Leaf Battery cost for a 2012 Nissan Leaf ZEO In the article, owner Phillip Carlson complained to Cadogan that he’d been quoted $33,000

Tesla Model 3 Earns the 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

Tesla Model 3 has earned the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick award in the USA       From Tesla comes this story and video of the IIHS Crash test of a 2019 Model 3. IIHS is the comparable body to our ANCAP testing regime. This is the first crash

Volkswagen ID.4: Pure-electric SUV to hit Australia before ID.3 hatch

Make no mistake. Every German company wants to conquer the world in every facet of their business. Pre-dieselgate, Volkswagen was convinced that they’d be the number one manufacturer of automobiles. They saw the need to tamper with the emissions on a range of their cars and this was no small

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