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Revealed: new Skoda Superb NZ police cars unveiled

Skoda New Zealand and the New Zealand Police have whipped the covers off the first of their new police fleet; the Skoda Superb ‘Prime One’ police car.


Skoda police car makes debut

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster has unveiled the first Skoda Superb patrol car finished in NZ police livery and fitted with operational equipment.


So European, Kiwi cops to drive Skoda after over 50 years of Holden, Ford loyalty

After more than 50 years of loyalty to Holden and Ford, police today unveiled their new patrol cars – the European Skoda.


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Mazda reveals ‘BT-50 Thunder’, a gravel-bashing Raptor rival

Yet another name has waded into the off-road double-cab ute adventure segment, with Mazda unveiling its challenger — the BT-50 Thunder.


Mercedes’ next car comes with a 56-inch curved touchscreen

It turns out the crew from Pimp My Ride weren’t far from inexplicably predicting the future of motoring tech with their barrage of cruddy early noughties screens in each of their on-screen projects.


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Hummer’s very first electric truck sells for a hefty $3.5 million at auction

If you had asked anyone a few years ago about which GM brand would be one of the first to build a dedicated electric vehicle, it’s likely that Hummer wouldn’t be the first guess.


Firstgas announces 100% hydrogen grid by 2050

Firstgas Group has announced a plan for decarbonisation of its New Zealand gas pipeline network including a 100% hydrogen grid by 2050 to support heavy transport.


Chile to meet EV battery cobalt demand

Capstone Mining plans to advance its “Cobalt Project” at Santo Domingo in Chile to help meet an estimated need for 140,000 tonnes of cobalt for lithium-ion batteries by 2025.


Volkswagen chasing former CEO over ‘dieselgate’ damages

Such was the scale of Volkswagen Group’s ‘Dieselgate’ scandal that, six years after revelations began to come out, its impacts remain ongoing.


NZ Police could go electric with next-gen Skoda cop cars

The local constabulary might have only just revealed its new Skoda Superb police car, but both it and the Czech car maker’s local arm appear to already have an eye on a greener future.


Genesis teases possible production version of the Essentia

There’s also a weird (but very cool) eyeball thing that flips around to reveal the gear selector and a stylish door panel. Meanwhile, the description of the video confirms the vehicle is all-electric.


Car focused transport system contributing to psychological distress – study

A new study has shown New Zealand’s transport system could be contributing to increasing levels of psychological distress.


Triumph’s all-electric motorbike is taking shape

Triumph has revealed the latest design sketches for its current pet project, an all-electric two-wheeler developed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE)