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// RAM confirms not one, but two electric utes for production

Overnight, the automotive giant Stellantis revealed its plan to undo all its environmental wrongdoings over the past decade, and revealed a plethora of electric vehicles across its different brands.

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// Most kiwis wouldn’t consider an EV for their next car, claims study

Never have electric cars been a bigger topic in New Zealand than they are right now, thanks to the Clean Car Discount and the volume of debate it’s stirred up across the country.

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// BMW and VW cop billion-dollar fine over bizarre emissions ‘cartel’

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Volkswagen isn’t the only firm that’s been investigated and found guilty of using defeat devices to cheat European emissions tests, or otherwise trying to manipulate or gamify the emissions system.

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// Emissions-slashing projects in the money

Government fund set to increase in size and scope as politicians seek a faster uptake of cleaner vehicles.

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// Subaru produces its 20 millionth all-wheel drive car

The fact that Subaru is synonymous with all-wheel drive is much more than a mere motorsport marketing gimmick.

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// The world’s most powerful ute: Shelby unveils 775hp F-150

Ford’s various performance projects and how they interconnect are an interesting thing. On one hand, Shelby’s Mustang projects seemingly exist in another stratosphere compared to Ford’s own Mach 1 and Bullitt Mustangs.


IN OTHER NEWS

// New Outlander available for online pre-order

The next generation Outlander is now available for buyers to pre order online through the Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand (MMNZ) website.

// Commercial sales will be pulled ahead says Colonial

NZX listed vehicle retailer The Colonial Motor Company says it is expecting sales of light commercial vehicles to be pulled ahead of the clean car policy which will penalise them from 2022.

// Munich Renault Megane electric premiere

Renault has announced its return to the IAA Munich motor show to be held from September 6 to 12, 2021.

// Car market mirrors past era

Colonial chairman predicts burst of extra demand for dealers before clean-car discount kicks in.

// BMW’s awesome, futuristic electric scooter is real

BMW has confirmed its futuristic CE 04 electric scooter will make it to production.

// The Good Oil: The luxury carmaker that’s still a family affair

When you think of a family business, it might be the corner dairy, a local builder or a farm. But you might also think of one of the world’s top luxury-car brands.


HELPFUL RESOURCES

// Current National New Car Deals

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