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New Peugeot 308 available as PHEV hybrid

Peugeot’s new 308, the first new model to wear the French brand’s new logo, has shown its face for the first time but won’t get here until early next year.

  • https://autotalk.co.nz/news/new-peugeot-308-available-as-phev-hybrid

Peugeot unveils 308 with two hybrids, hot hatch unlikely

Following yesterday’s comprehensive Peugeot 308 image leak, the French car maker has unveiled the compact hatch in full

  • https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/peugeot-unveils-308-with-two-hybrids-hot-hatch-unlikely

Peugeot reveals fresh-faced new 308 hatchback

Peugeot has given the 308 hatchback a big update, bringing it into its third generation and adding plug-in hybrid power to the mix.

  • https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/124591020/peugeot-reveals-freshfaced-new-308-hatchback

 


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Hyundai and Shell commit to the environment

Hyundai and oil company Shell have inked a new five-year agreement designed to aid both firms as they pivot towards low-emissions alternatives to internal combustion in the coming years.

  • https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/hyundai-and-shell-commit-to-the-environment

 

Hyundai and Shell plan EV and hydrogen services

A partnership on new cooperative projects focused on the transition to clean mobility and carbon reduction has been established between Hyundai and Shell under a new five-year Global Business Cooperation Agreement.

  • https://evsandbeyond.co.nz/hyundai-and-shell-plan-ev-and-hydrogen-services/

 


BEST OF THE REST

Volkswagen tech features could soon be ‘pay as you go’

German car maker Volkswagen is set to trial a ‘pay as you go’ sales model for selected features in a number of its new cars across Europe.

  • https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/volkswagen-tech-features-could-soon-be-pay-as-you-go

 

Amazon launches electric delivery service in San Francisco

Amazon has expanded customer deliveries in its electric delivery vehicles to San Francisco – the second of 16 total cities this year which will receive them.

  • https://evsandbeyond.co.nz/amazon-launches-electric-delivery-service-in-san-francisco/

 


IN OTHER NEWS

BMW steps up e-mobility

The BMW Group is bringing forward its e-mobility plans. Not only will its BMW i4 be launched three months ahead of schedule, but the group also intends for its fully electric models to account for at least 50% of global deliveries by 2030

  • https://autotalk.co.nz/news/bmw-steps-up-e-mobility

 


AV safety expert joins Velodyne Lidar board

Former Waymo adviser and US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chair Deborah Hersman has been appointed to Velodyne Lidar’s board of directors.

  • https://evsandbeyond.co.nz/av-safety-expert-joins-velodyne-lidar-board/

 


Pagani Huayra R unveiled with naturally aspirated 625kw v12

Pagani has grown somewhat infamous for its special editions. It’s only ever produced two hypercar nameplates, the Zonda and the Huayra,

  • https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/pagani-huayra-r-unveiled-with-naturally-aspirated-625kw-v12

 


Is this the future of vans?

While traditional cars and SUVs have been getting increasingly modern makeovers that blur the lines between segments (think crossovers), the good old van has stayed as largely the same big (generally white) rectangle it has pretty much always been.

  • https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/124590480/is-this-the-future-of-vans

 


Quick Charge 20/03: this week in EV news

BMW reveals a sleek i4, confirms iX timing for New Zealand and Mini is going all-electric. Audi calls time on new combustion engines. Is Lordstown following Nikola down the rabbit hole of scandal? Ford triples down on electric SUVs?

  • https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/evs/124591368/quick-charge-2003-this-week-in-ev-news

 


Cupra Ateca VZ on test: the devil we know

Changes to the Cupra Ateca for 2021 are limited to a new grille and front bumper, some detail stuff like sequential indicators and new badges, shapely bucket seats and some smart new infotainment tech, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

  • https://www.driven.co.nz/reviews/cupra-ateca-vz-on-test-the-devil-we-know/

 


The Good Oil: Was this the world’s first performance SUV?

The SUV craze is still relatively recent phenomenon in automotive history. Performance SUVs are an even newer thing, really only coming into prominence in the last 10-15 years.

  • https://www.driven.co.nz/news/the-good-oil-was-this-the-world-s-first-performance-suv/

 


Maserati Ghibli hybrid and Trofeo on test: mild and wild

Maserati is stretching the capabilities of its Ghibli sedan for 2021. In a big way. There’s now a version of the GranSport with a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain.

  • https://www.driven.co.nz/reviews/maserati-ghibli-hybrid-and-trofeo-on-test-mild-and-wild/

 


AA Car Care: Clean Car Standard, makers and their sustainability plans

The Government has announced a proposed Clean Car Standard which, if approved, will take effect next year.

  • https://www.driven.co.nz/advice/advice/aa-car-care-clean-car-standard-makers-and-their-sustainability-plans/

 


Watch: Supercar or Super SUV? Zooming with DRIVEN

For Dean’s game this week, we have to guess which vehicle is faster out of a bunch of supercars and super SUVs. It’s harder than it sounds…

  • https://www.driven.co.nz/news/watch-supercar-or-super-suv-zooming-with-driven/

 


Polestar coming to NZ? Zooming with DRIVEN

This week we’re discussing speed records with the Landspeed event going down in Reparoa tomorrow. We also cover the Giltrap Supercar Show that’s happening next month.

  • https://www.driven.co.nz/news/polestar-coming-to-nz-zooming-with-driven/