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Melbourne Motor Show

  • Better Place battery switch station at work

    Shai Agassi's ambitious Better Place project has been rolling out plans for test-market EVs around the world for over a year now, and today the project took a huge leap forward with the demonstration of its first automated battery swapping station. The proof-of-concept facility was demonstrated in Yokohama, Japan. Using a modified Nissan Dualis (Qashqai) to demonstrate the battery swap, Better Place showed how electric car owners can quickly and easily fill up with a full charge - without ever leaving their cars. It takes about a minute in all, shuttling a new battery up into the vehicle and...

  • Lewis Hamilton
    Hamilton stripped of Australian GP points for "misleading" stewards

    Stewards earlier today declared that Lewis Hamilton and McLaren offered "deliberately misleading" evidence that resulted in Jarno Trulli losing his podium in a post-race inquiry at the Australian GP last Sunday. The reconvened investigation in Malaysia resulted in Hamilton, the reigning world...

  • Brawn GP F1 race car
    One-two finish for Brawn GP in F1 season opener

    The 2009 championship opener today lived up to its pre-season hype, with Jenson Button leading an eventful Brawn one-two at Albert Park. The Briton, after two awful seasons for the Brackley-based team's previous guise Honda, crossed the line less than a second ahead of his teammate Rubens...

  • HSV Senator
    HSV releases cut-priced Senator sports saloon

    In the battle for supremacy in the Aussie performance saloon market, the respective performance divisions for both Holden and Ford have unveiled two new special edition cars at this week’s Melbourne Motor Show. Representing the Ford camp is the F6 E concept car, which the Blue Oval is using...

  • 2009 Holden Cruze sedan
    Cruze global sedan launches in Australia, U.S. debut more than a year away

    Holden has given us a preview of its future small car plans with the unveiling of its own version of the Cruze compact sedan at the Melbourne Motor Show today. As most of you would know, the Cruze is General Motors’ new global small car and has already been launched in South Korea. The Aussie...

  • Ford Territory SUV Mark II
    Ford introduces facelifted Territory SUV at Melbourne Motor Show

    A new look Ford Territory SUV has been introduced at the Melbourne Motor Show today, featuring key exterior design changes, fresh interior environments, a revised model lineup and a host of additional equipment now fitted as standard. The Territory is a midsize SUV engineered and manufactured for...

  • 2009 F6 E Concept

    While back in the U.S. Ford is canceling its future RWD program, powerful, rear-drive sedans are the order of the day for the company’s Aussie division and its Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) offshoot. With the Melbourne Motor Show approaching, FPV has now taken the wraps off a new concept vehicle that the company claims could be produced if it garners enough excitement. Combining brute performance with luxury styling, the F6 E Concept takes the best elements from the current F6 and GT-E models and combines them into a single vehicle. The concept has been designed to satisfy calls from...

  • 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid HC-CV Concept
    New HC-CV concept points the way to Toyota’s latest Camry Hybrid

    To drum up excitement for production of the Toyota Camry Hybrid in Australia for the first time, the Aussie division of the global auto giant is planning to unveil a new concept version of the fuel-efficient sedan at the upcoming Melbourne Motor Show. Before you get all excited about Toyota...

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