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// Industry debates clean-car plans

Chief executives of industry organisations give minister direct feedback over the political push to encourage the uptake of EVs and levy fees on high-emitters.

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// Mitsubishi confirms 280 orders for PHEV models

Mitsubishi Motors NZ (MMNZ) has recorded yet another record month of sales in June with the registration of 2116 new vehicles, beating a previous record set in 1985 when the company was assembling cars locally in Porirua.

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// Renault confirms electrification plans, names 2030 targets

Renault’s overnight eWays Electro Pop event saw it show off its next fully electric vehicle project, while doubling down commitments to make EVs its main focus in the future.

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// Autosure unveils newly redesigned logo

Automotive insurance provider, Autosure, has revealed its new brand logo, which has begun a rollout across its website, marketing collateral, and most importantly the pennant flags

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// Hot hatch breaks cover: updated VW Polo GTI revealed

With all the hype around the Toyota GR Yaris, Ford Fiesta ST, and the next-gen Hyundai i20 N, you could be forgiven for overlooking the Volkswagen Polo GTI.

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// Ranger Raptor-rival: Nissan’s rugged new Navara Pro-4X revealed

First making an appearance back in 2019 on the Navara N-Trek, Nissan has revived the Warrior badge for the current-generation Navara Pro-4X, turning it into a rugged ute to challenge Ford’s Ranger Raptor.

// Passat Alltrack is back

After a spell of saying nein to the Passat,Volkswagen NZ has reintroduced the Alltrack variant to its local line up.


IN OTHER NEWS

// A flying car has completed an inter-city journey for the first time

We’ve been promised flying cars for decades, but most efforts at such things have been little more than planes with folding wings that drive on the ground.

// Clean Car Programme: how do feebates affect my vehicle finance?

By now we understand the basics of the New Zealand Government’s new Clean Car “feebate” programme.

// Hyundai NZ orders hydrogen refuelling station ready for Xcient FCEV

Hyundai New Zealand has placed an order for a containerised hydrogen refuelling station to be supplied by Australian-owned H2H Energy as it prepares for the arrival of Hyundai’s Xcient FCEV trucks.

// Good EV turnout in bad weather

Nearly 17 EVs and about 25 people attended a West Auckland EV gathering organised by the Better NZ Trust.

// Mazda MX-30 EV qualifies for rebate

Mazda’s MX-30 is generating strong interest among New Zealand motorists, especially as it qualifies for the newly announced Clean Car Discount (rebate) of $8625 for a new EV.

// Dealer numbers hit reverse

Latest monthly figures end a brief run of growth for traders register as tally slips below the level of a year ago.

// Extra information on rebates

Transport agency issues guidance on claiming discounts for BEVs and PHEVs post-registration.

// EV deliveries surge as rebate kicks in

The first day of the Clean Car Discount rebate for EVs has many EV dealers run off their feet, especially in Auckland and Christchurch.


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  2. HYUNDAI: Hyundai iLoad Runout Deal (No price displayed)
  3. MAZDA: Mazda Future Value is available across the range only through Mazda Finance.

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  1. MINI: GET $2,000* TOWARDS A NEW MINI COUNTRYMAN OR CLUBMAN.
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  4. VOLKSWAGEN: 7-seater Tiguan Allspace Comfortline now from $42,990
  5. VOLKSWAGEN: SIXT $500 rental voucher with any new Volkswagen

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