// Ford gives us an accidental peek at the F-150 Lightning, while Biden gets a drive

Joe Biden is back behind the wheel. And now he’s gone, bolting down the track.

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// Lamborghini goes electric: commits to hybrids, first EV coming soon

Thoughts that iconic marque Lamborghini would be a last bastion of pure internal combustion are set to go up in smoke (pardon the pun) following confirmation from the brand that it will soon sell solely hybrid models.

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// Wage and salary rates are climbing at rapid levels

Automotive Employment NZ Ltd, a specialist motor industry recruitment company has recently put together a list of current remuneration estimates for the Automotive Industry.


// Opel revives iconic Manta with uber-cool retro Elektromod

While New Zealand and Australia had the Holden Commodore as their local General Motors icon, and America had the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, Europe’s cult classic GM product through the 1970s and 1980s was the Opel Manta.


// Battery electric flagship unveiled

Marque doesn’t expect to see an “immediate jump” to pure electric vehicles by all buyers.

// VW teases Multivan PHEV for this year

Tesla V3 superchargers are expected to be operating in places like Napier and Tauranga in the second half of this year.

// Evolocity’s new programme

New Zealand’s leading EV STEM programme EVolocity is launching a new programme – the EVolocity Innovation Lab – sponsored by MeloYelo e-bikes.

// Action to beat climate change

EECA launches Gen Less campaign to “say no to business as usual” when it comes to emissions.

// Tyre Tread 101

Car people know those black round things are important, the tyre being the component that sticks you to the road.



// Current National New Car Deals Revealed

Updated every Thursday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials. Offers including pricing specials, ‘free extras’ deals, or special financing terms.