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// Over 1300 EVs registered in first month of clean car discount

While full Motor Industry Association figures for the first full month of the government’s Clean Car Discount are still to be released, numbers for the first 19 days of July show a huge surge of new plug-in registrations.

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// Confirmed: Tesla to let other EVs use global Supercharger network

Last month it was announced that one specific Tesla Supercharger in Norway would be tweaked to allow EVs from rival manufacturers to use it.

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// More go for Porsche Macan

Porsche’s Macan SUV gets more performance, styling tweaks and new technology in the new model, now available for order at New Zealand dealerships.

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BEST OF THE REST

// Family-friendly Urus becomes Lamborghini’s fastest-selling model of all time

While it might not be the fastest vehicle in Lamborghini’s line-up, the Urus has now gained the title of the fastest-selling model as it just recently ticked over 15,000 units internationally.

// Heating drains an EV battery fastest

Heating drains an EV battery faster than any other in-car feature, increasing battery drain speed by 17%.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Is this electric people mover the answer for kiwi families?

Ever since it was announced in February, things have been mostly quiet regarding the arrival of Chinese giant BYD.

// Paid not to park at work driving mobility change

Free parking at the office is a popular work perk, but is it fair? That’s what Bloomberg asks, adding that “parking cash out” policies give commuters flexibility to choose

// ‘EV ready’ training programme unveiled

An “EV Ready” learning programme will support the crucial need for automotive businesses and their employees to learn how to interact with EVs safely and effectively.

// Covid-19 drives EV interest

More than 40% of those planning to buy a new car are thinking of going electric, the latest EY Mobility Lens Consumer Index shows.

// Urban mobility key at IAA mobility 2021

The latest innovations in sustainable future transport are expected to be revealed at the AAA Mobility motor show in BMW Group’s home city of Munich from September 7-12.

// Tesla model 3 joins NYPD

A Tesla Model 3 has been added to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) highway patrol fleet.

// Boss quits freight company

The hunt is on for a new chief executive officer at TIL Logistics after Alan Pearson’s sudden departure.

// Mitsubishi Fuso lays out carbon neutral action plan

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is aiming to have all its production sites carbon neutral within the next 20 years and electric vehicles will play a key role.


HELPFUL RESOURCES

// Current National New Car Deals

Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.

// Clean Car Calculator

Input vehicle make and/or model to calculate if the car will receive a rebate, fee or sits in the zero band (no change).