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// Clean Car Discount postponed

Revised launch date of April 1 for feebates will “give industry more time to prepare”, and interim rebates for EVs and PHEVs will stay in place until then. PLUS – video

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// Confirmed: Ford is making a Bronco Raptor for 2022

One of the worst kept secrets in American motoring has been confirmed overnight, with Ford releasing its first official footage of the Bronco Raptor off-road dynamo.

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// Weight still the focus for Lotus in the EV age

Lotus has always had a focus on weight, or lack thereof, to improve the performance of its sportscars.

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// Ken Block links up with Audi to help with electric car development

Ken Block is someone that’s known for making a lot of noise. Be it from engines screaming or tyres squealing, the head Hoonigan in charge loves to make a racket.

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// NZ’s Mazda BT-50 to miss out on ‘small-block’ 1.9-litre engine

Earlier this week, Mazda’s Australian arm announced that it would be adding a diminutive 1.9-litre turbodiesel engine to its BT-50 line-up.

// Obituary: Frank Radisich

Former racing driver, garage and service station owner, car dealer and Aegis oil company founder Frank Radisich has died suddenly.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Positive start to level three for three Auckland dealership groups

Auckland-based dealership groups Andrew Simms, Continental Car Services, and Southern Autos all say the return to business in alert level three has got off to a very positive start.

// Women of EVs ANZ launches October 1

Zero emission car sharing service Zilch founder and chief executive Kirsten Corson says she’s “very honoured to be flying the Kiwi flag” at the launch of Women of EVs Australia New Zealand on October 1.

// Transport policies ‘tax grab’

Opposition parties fear government’s policies will “hit hard-working and vulnerable New Zealanders the hardest”.

// Need to clean up fleet

Minister’s speech on clean cars bill describes New Zealand’s light-vehicle fleet as “one of the most polluting and least efficient in the OECD”.

// Caffeine & Classics call time on iconic Auckland event

Organisers of one of Auckland’s most beloved motoring gatherings, Caffeine & Classics, has announced that after eight years the popular monthly event is no more.


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).