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FU­TURE BUZZ

Honda fore­casts elec­tric cars will ac­count for two-thirds of all new de­liv­er­ies by 2030. But it won’t be an en­tirely plug-in fu­ture in the Honda world, as com­pany pres­i­dent Takahiro Hachigo pre­dicts the ma­jor­ity will rely on some form of hy­brid driv­e­line.

GET YOUR HAND OFF!

Mo­bile phone use in cars is a grow­ing safety fo­cus — new Queens­land univer­sity re­search finds more than half of re­spon­dents be­lieve they won’t be caught hold­ing their phone in a car. In a re­cent one-hour blitz in one sub­urb in Vic­to­ria, nearly half the driv­ers checked were not go­ing hands-free.

PORSCHE PEEK

Mi­crosoft beat Porsche to the punch with the Ger­man maker’s new sports car star, the 911 GT2 RS. Porsche wasn’t re­veal­ing the 500kW mon­ster un­til the end of the month but it was rolled out this week at the Elec­tron­ics En­ter­tain­ment Expo in Los An­ge­les as the hero car in the Forza Mo­tor­sport 7 game.

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