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// BMW promises to be ‘top of the list’ for the number of EV models in NZ by 2022

BMW Group New Zealand has come out all charged up on World EV Day with a commitment to launch three all-new EVs by the first quarter of 2022, making a total of 10 in its local range: ”

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// Clean car legislation introduced to parliament

The legislation required to enact the government’s Clean Car Discount and Clean Car Standard has been introduced into parliament.

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// Toyota Mirai gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

Toyota’s new hydrogen powered Mirai sedan has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from independent vehicle safety authority the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

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// Italy calls for supercar exemption from the EU’s combustion ban

While the Clean Car Scheme is a relatively new proposition here in New Zealand, the European Union has been dishing out emission regulations for quite some time now, but the proposed combustion car ban is the most extreme to date.

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// Hyundai reveals go-fast hydrogen sports car

Hyundai has detailed its new plan to bolster hydrogen as an alternative energy source, called Hydrogen Vision 2040, and it includes a powerful new sports car.

// Honda starts AV testing

Honda will start a testing programme for autonomous vehicles (AVs) in September 2021, prior to launching an Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Service business in Japan.


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// Stunning black and gold Radford JPS revealed with 600hp

On this day exactly a month ago, rebirthed Lotus coachbuilder firm Radford unveiled its first new car in decades; the 62-2.

// Zero-emitters increase market share

Tesla Model 3 leads the charge for battery electric vehicles and petrol hybrid sales also enjoy a bounce back.

// EV torque – sales and storms

Well, it’s all happening! The Ministry of Transport has confirmed that EV registrations in New Zealand have now surpassed 30,000 units.

// Toyota has working solid-state batteries on the road

Toyota has been working hard on getting its next-generation solid-state batteries ready for production, and recently it showed off a working, driving electric vehicle using the battery technology.

// Convertible ready to roll

Double delight for GMSV as production of right-hand-drive Corvettes prepares to ramp up.

// BMW and BMW Motorrad reveal Amby concept e-bike

BMW has revealed the i Vision Amby concept, a smart new e-bike that uses geofencing and a phone app to adjust its maximum power output.

// Influential EVs: A look at how far the electric vehicle has come

Before Karl Benz’s patent of an internal combustion car in 1886, our ancestors and forebears were already finding ways to electrify a chassis with wheels.

// Hyundai hydrogen cars at the same price as EVs by 2030… including a fuel-cell Kia Stinger?

The Korean maker is already a leading producer of Electric Vehicles (EVs), and Fuel Cell Hydrogen Vehicles (FCEVs) are arguably just another type of EV:


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