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// Auckland car dealer fined $10k for selling used Jaguar with tampered odometer

An Auckland car dealer has been fined nearly $10,000 for selling a used Jaguar with a tampered odometer.

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// ‘Idle fee’ introduced by Chargenet

ChargeNet NZ has introduced an “idle fee” for EVs using the ABB supplied chargers at Giltrap Audi in Auckland which are accessible on the ChargeNet network.

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// Iconic Ford GT40 replica from Ford V Ferrari heads to auction

As one of the biggest car-related movies of the past decade, Ford V Ferrari has cemented itself alongside flicks like Rush in Hollywood history.

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// ‘Large potential market’ for clean cars

Survey offers dealers insight into how feebate scheme may influence consumers.

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// How should autonomous cars make life-or-death decisions?

When serial entrepreneur Barry Lunn decided to start a driving software business, he attended several industry insider events where he says he learned “the truth” behind the hyped-up autonomous-driving landscape.


IN OTHER NEWS

// One-spec-fits-all new Isuzu MU-X SUV

The all-new Isuzu MU-X SUV has arrived in New Zealand and as per its predecessor, it will be solely available in one comprehensively equipped 4×4 model for the retail price of $80,990, from dealerships this month.

// Treasury opposed govt’s clean car policy, opposition says

The Government ignored Treasury advice on implementing the clean car scheme according to documents released to the National Party.

// Is petrol about to get cheaper in New Zealand?

Spiralling petrol prices have been a hot-button issue in New Zealand. Various taxes and allegations of suppliers raking in significant profit margins have influenced recent increases, with prices hitting an 18-month high just last month.

// Gorgeous Lotus Radford throwback revealed with modern twist

Lotus has a deceptively vast sports car history — one which will only become more fondly looked upon as the brand prepares to go fully electric.

// Another hint at an upcoming Mazda RX-9 has emerged

Mazda has been working on a successor to the RX-7 and RX-8 sports car for what feels like forever, and despite denying it exists or will exist, patents continue to emerge that seem to prove the opposite.

// Fancy something a bit different for your next track day?

If you’re considering spending some of this year’s tax return on a new track car, why settle for a Porsche Cayman or a stripped BMW M3? Instead, what about the awesome Praga R1?


HELPFUL RESOURCES

// Current National New Car Deals

Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.

// Clean Car Calculator

Input vehicle make and/or model to calculate if the car will receive a rebate, fee or sits in the zero band (no change).