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// Mercedes-Benz continues its electric roll-out with EQS and EQB

Mercedes-Benz has continued expanding its all-electric EQ range with the family-moving EQB SUV and the ultra-suave EQS.

// Mercedes goes EV crazy, shows off another electric SUV

One of the surprise highlights of the 2020 motoring year was the Mercedes-Benz GLB.

// China premiere for Mercedes-benz EQB

Mercedes-Benz will unveil the all-electric EQB this week at Auto Shanghai as the vehicle will launch first in the Chinese market later this year.


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// Tesla drops Model 3 price

Tesla has reduced the price of its Model 3 variants in Australia and New Zealand by several thousands of dollars or nearly 6%.

// Tesla Model 3 gets big kiwi price cut

One of New Zealand’s most popular electric cars, the Tesla Model 3, has just inherited a beefy price cut across two of its three models,


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// Toyota plugs into electric future

Marque keen to get the BEV spearheading its new range into our used market as quickly as possible.

// Toyota turns electric

Toyota plans to bring its first battery electric vehicle (BEV) to New Zealand in 2022.

// Toyota unveils its first electric car: meet the bZ4X

After years of commitment to hybrid development, followed by the addition of hydrogen development, Toyota has finally unveiled its first fully electric car; the bZ4X.


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// Quinn makes move for Taupo track

Australian-based businessman aims to add to his portfolio of motorsport venues in New Zealand.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Volvo to supply cars for robotaxi tests

Volvo Cars will supply its XC90s to DiDi Autonomous Driving for its self-driving test fleet.

// ATL appoints Kurumiya as Japan chief executive officer

Shuji Kurumiya has been appointed the chief executive officer of the Japanese operations of the Automotive Technologies Company Limited (ATL).

// Volkswagen reveals China-only ID.6 SUV family

Volkswagen has revealed two versions of the ID.6 SUV which will seat up to seven people and which will be manufactured exclusively for the Chinese market

// Genesis electrified G80 debuts at Auto Shanghai

Genesis has globally launched its Genesis Electrified G80 at Auto Shanghai 2021, its first EV which is due in Australia in early 2022 and possibly New Zealand.

// More public EV charging at The Warehouse

The Warehouse Group (TWG) is increasing free public access to EV rapid charging with the expansion and upgrade of its charging station infrastructure, now at 28 stores nationwide.

// 70% of European drivers considering an EV

About 70% of European drivers say they would consider buying an EV as their next car, mainly for the environmental benefits offered by a zero-emissions vehicle (49%).

// Call for biofuels mandate

Gull New Zealand says decarbonising the transport fleet can start now if the government reintroduces former legislation.

// Audi e-tron GT priced from $194,500 in New Zealand

In the same week as Audi’s local arm confirmed that the Q4 e-tron, its smallest electric car yet, would be coming to New Zealand, it’s also confirmed pricing for its flagship e-tron GT.

// Toyota confirms EVs for NZ, accepts high-price challenges

Toyota New Zealand has confirmed that it will be bringing over future fully electric products from the brand’s new bZ line of EVs, the first of which — the bZ4X — having been unveiled earlier today.