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// Viva La V8: Mercedes-AMG commits V8s for at least another decade

While it appears Mercedes is heading towards an all-electric future, it’s confirmed that the twin-turbo 4.0 litre engine will be sticking around for at least another decade.

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// Video and Podcast – Transport minister defends Clean Car plans

Transport minister Michael Wood has discussed and defended the government’s Clean Car plans in a discussion with AutoTalk editor Richard Edwards.

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// ChargeNet signs up director

ChargeNet, New Zealand’s leading charging network company for electric vehicles (EVs), has appointed Elizabeth Yeaman as an independent director.

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// Porsche takes EV plunge: Cayman and Boxster set to be fully electric

In what’s likely to be one of the brand’s biggest bombshell announcements, an overseas report has claimed that Porsche’s next-generation…

// Five-star safety ratings for Isuzu MU-X and Toyota Yaris Cross

ANCAP Safety has awarded the maximum five-star safety ratings to the Isuzu MU-X large SUV and the Toyota Yaris Cross small SUV.

// Bentley celebrates 70 years of design with first BEV

Bentley Motors is marking 70 years of design at its UK campus in Crewe with the development of the luxury brands first battery electric vehicle (BEV).


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// MG’s latest concept is a gaming PC on wheels

MG has created a new all-electric concept car, called the Maze, taking inspiration from the rise in e-sports brought on by global lockdowns.

// Wild electric dragster completes first stage of testing

Remember the crazy electric dragster with a hole punched through the middle from back in June?

// Back to the future with the quadricycle

Over the years we’ve heard plenty about Gordon Murray Design concepts. But we’ve yet to see one on the roads here.

// Do electric cars need more than 600km of range?…

The crux of the current electric car struggle is the debate that the silent, tailpipe-free genre needs to be able to meet all the same measures as internal combustion engine vehicles.

// Everything electric coming in the next year

Electric propulsion is rising in popularity, and with most major manufacturers making a big push into electrification around the world, it won’t be stopping any time soon.

// Hyundai to sell Ioniq 5 online as well as in dealerships

While Hyundai Australia is cutting dealers out of the loop entirely when it comes to sales of its latest EV, the Ioniq 5, Hyundai New Zealand is taking a broader approach, selling the first of its new generation of electric vehicles both online and in dealerships.

// Confirmed: Ford aren’t making a convertible Mustang Shelby GT500

If you were holding out for Ford to make a convertible version of the Mustang Shelby GT500, I’ve got bad news for you.

// Toyota CEO not keen on banning internal combustion engines completely

Toyota’s global boss isn’t a fan of banning petrol and diesel powered cars. Akio Toyodo recently told reporters that carbon is our enemy, not the internal combustion engine

// Save the cows: Volvo to ditch leather in future models

More and more new-vehicle consumers have started showing an interest in asking where the various components and materials that make…


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