FAST ‘N’ CU­RI­OUS

Herald Sun - Motoring - - INSIDE LINE -

PAR­ITY PRIC­ING

The price of elec­tric cars will reach par­ity with in­ter­nal com­bus­tion mod­els by 2025, ac­cord­ing to a new US re­port. Bloomberg New En­ergy Fi­nance says this mainly will be due to a pre­dicted 77 per cent drop in the cost of bat­ter­ies by 2030.

GE­N­E­SIS EX­PANDS

By 2020, Ge­n­e­sis mod­els in Aus­tralia are tipped to in­clude SUVs, sports cars and coupes. Hav­ing started with the plain-Jane G80, the up­scale Hyundai brand has re­vealed plans for the GV80 as an SUV and has reg­is­tered two other tags for — pre­sum­ably — GT sports and GV coupe mod­els.

TREAD HOME­WARD

Holden puts $100 more into every Australian-spec Colorado ute that comes down the GM pro­duc­tion line in Thai­land. That’s the added cost of a set of Bridge­stone tyres de­vel­oped specif­i­cally for utes sold here. Holden en­gi­neers re­jected the orig­i­nal Thai rub­ber.

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