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// Audi’s electric Skysphere concept gets a feature no one asked for

The difference between a sports car and a grand tourer is something that most people on earth will never worry about, but looking at Audi’s latest concept, it’s something that the German brand is big on.

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// New fuel rules promote competition

Legislation aims to create a fairer market for all after study revealed companies had made “persistently higher profits” than expected.

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// Lamborghini is serious about bringing back the Countach

Lamborghini is set to relaunch its classic Countach. The supercar brand has teased fans with the announcement that a next-generation Countach is just around the corner.

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// Updated BMW IX3 EV debuts with 460km range

After being leaked to the world in May, BMW has taken the covers off its updated iX3 in full — showcasing the new effective non-M benchmark in its popular X3 line-up.

// Don’t blame EVs for power cuts

EV charging is not the cause of power cuts like those affecting the North Island this week, attributed by Transpower to insufficient power generation to meet demand.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Wicked 450kW Lotus-based retro supercar debuts

The reborn British coachbuilder, Radford, has unleashed its new flagship – a reboot of the classic Lotus Type 62 racer from 1969, called the Type 62-2.

// Turners’ boss fronts the brand in NZX webinar series

Turners Automotive Group chief executive Todd Hunter will be on the mat on August 12 in the NZX retail investor webinar series at 2pm.

// Kia EV6 gets carbon footprint certification

The Kia EV6 is the first Korean car to achieve product carbon footprint certification from the Carbon Trust, its footprint measured against internationally recognised standards.

// Annual emissions in decline

Pandemic response sees the output of greenhouse gases decrease with transport a major contributor to the drop.

// Could a ‘Scrappage Scheme’ get old cars off kiwi roads?

New Zealand’s vehicle fleet has long been considered one of the oldest in the OECD, thanks in part to the amount of low-cost imports that come from Japan.

// Minister pledges more reforms

More than 80 guests attend special showcase as Michael Wood says he wants to help Kiwis into safer and more affordable low-emissions cars.

// Vehicle maintenance to save lives, reduce emissions

A campaign by the Motor Trade Association (MTA) around vehicle maintenance to ensure vehicle safety and to reduce emissions has support from transport minister Michael Wood.

// NZ ranked as one of the cheapest countries to own an EV

While a large chunk of plug-in vehicle discussion stems from questions about publicly available infrastructure amid fears of ‘range anxiety’, it’s often overlooked by laymen that most electric vehicle owners plug in their cars at home.

// Very fast ford: Mountune unveils 268kw Focus ST

When it comes to detailing tuning companies that specialise in Ford products, most enthusiasts likely think about the blue oval’s American aftermarket supporters.


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