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  • Living With The BMW 740e

    It sits at the top of the BMW tree, sure there’s the i8 but when it comes to a pioneering marvel the BMW 7 series wins hands down. So many world firsts debuted on this car along with its rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The generation one car featured BMW’s...
  • Tested: HP Spectre x2

    The tablet market would safely be dominated by the iPad still, the laptop market is still mostly dominated by Windows based computers. Many people own both, a tablet is very different to a laptop in form but also in function. Generally, an iPad is a consumption device and a...
  • BMW 530e Review – A Masterclass

    Recently I drove the latest addition to the BMW iPerformance range, the BMW 530e. Aside from acknowledging its significant merits there are some drawbacks. Our test drive navigated a small sample of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs from the charging stations at Westfield Bondi Junction, to the serene but 30km/h mandated...
  • All new Toyota Camry coming in November

    In just a few months, the all new Toyota Camry will hit the showrooms across Australia with a new look and some new technology under the hood. It’s the end of an era, as Toyota’s Australian Camry production ends, the new model will be fully imported, but Toyota are...
  • First Drive: BMW 530e – A Plug-in Hybrid Luxury car

    What form of technology will help save the world from cars, who knows? Will it be electric battery only cars, tried and trusted hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell driven cars or plug-in hybrids to name a few. Personally, it seems to me battery power is where we’re headed. But some...
  • Living with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid – Long term drive review

    I’ll be completely honest, I couldn’t own a Prius.  Not because I want to burn fuel and am anti-green, I just don’t like the look of it – never have.  I feel like it’s designed to stand out, and make a statement – that it does well.  So if...
  • Wireless charging for your electric car – that’s Ford’s plan

    Hybrids, plug-in hybrids or fully electric cars are nothing new these days. But today Ford has announced plans to introduce a combination of all across some of its most iconic brands. Of most interest to us Aussies is news of a potential Mustang Hybrid. But the real headline is...
  • “Unique Design” is an understatement : Driving the Toyota Prius i-Tech – Our Review

    The Toyota Prius has long been the butt of jokes for anyone with even the slightest hint of motoring enthusiasm. There are plenty of very unkind insults you can throw in any hybrid’s direction, but the fact remains they have a cult following and have done since arriving on...
  • Hybrid Smartwatches from Fossil : The perfect watch & smartwatch compromise?

    Here at Europe’s biggest technology trade show you’d be forgiven for thinking Samsung were the only company pushing all-new smartwatch products after their Gear S3 launch last week, but wandering around there are some other brands and concepts well worth looking at....
  • Volvo unveils new 40 series small car platform with Fully Electric capability

    Swedish Car company Volvo has tonight unveiled two new concept cars which set the path for the future of Volvo with ambitions of selling 1 million electrified cars by 2025, the new cars are the next 40 Series small car range....
  • Honda Accord Sport Hybrid – EFTM Quick Fix

    “Sport” – An athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, such as racing. So how did such a word slip into Honda’s description of its newest Accord and hybrid powertrain? To be honest, buggered if I know. Words such as “luxury”, “premium’ or...
  • Audi A3 Sport back e-tron – Public Test Drive Now On

    Back in August EFTM flung the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, their first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, around a test slalom on the Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island. Now we’ve returned to the revolutionary Audi, but this time on a Go Kart track....
  • Our review: Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid – One for the family

    Back in March when we drove the revamped Nissan Pathfinder we quickly discovered the previous rugged model had been ditched for a sophisticated, genuine seven seater. Now Nissan has pushed past generation Pathfinders even further into the dark ages by introducing a Hybrid drivetrain. EFTM has been behind the...
  • That’s not a Hybrid – THIS is a Hybrid – Lamborghini unveils Asterion PEHV

    Sure the Prius is world-renowned as a flag bearer for Hybrid technology, and sure even Mitsubishi can pull off a plug-in electric hybrid (PEHV), but can you put that into one hell of a sexy package?  Lamborghini think so....
  • The Garage – Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    The march towards literally running on the scent of an oily rag is gaining serious momentum. In the EFTM Garage this week sits The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. A 4WD SUV that implements two electric motors on each axle, a large battery pack in its belly with a four-cylinder petrol...
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