Australian ‘future fuels’ paper slammed

“Acutely disappointing” is the Electric Vehicle Council’s (EVC) view of the Morrison government’s newly released Future Fuels Strategy discussion paper which rules out EV subsidies but encourages Australian businesses to invest in plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric car fleets.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/australian-future-fuels-paper-slammed


EV enthusiasm high in SE Asia

outheast Asian consumers continue to show high enthusiasm to own an electrified vehicle, driven by a growing need to create a more sustainable future.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/ev-enthusiasm-high-in-se-asia


Warning over EV prices

Boss at biggest car retailer predicts the cost of trying to slash emissions may be out of reach for the average Kiwi car buyer.

https://autofile.co.nz/warning-over-ev-prices-


Mitsubishi enjoys record month

Marque hits 30-year high for sales as it increases its market share despite difficult times for the industry.

https://autofile.co.nz/mitsubishi-enjoys-record-month-


How Skoda beat everyone to become NZ’s next police car

One of the biggest stories of 2020 was the announcement of Skoda as the New Zealand Police’s replacement ‘Prime One’ police car supplier — the Czech firm taking the torch from the departing Holden.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/how-skoda-beat-everyone-to-become-nz-s-next-police-car


Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-e has a hidden retro easter egg

Ford’s first electric car has managed to cause quite a stir this far, from anger among the brand’s enthusiast faithful to a flurry of ‘no way, not even close’ remarks from Tesla’s fan base.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/ford-s-electric-mustang-mach-e-has-a-hidden-retro-easter-egg


Lexus set to bring back the is F V8 and more

Hot on the heels of the local launch of Lexus’ heavily revised new IS comes a report from Japan claiming that the nameplate’s long defunct V8-powered performance variant — the IS F — is coming back in 2022.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/lexus-set-to-bring-back-the-is-f-v8-and-more


Which car brands did kiwis Google most in 2020?

The ability to search for anything on the internet at any time creates a lot of fascinating data, including in the motoring world.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/which-car-brands-did-kiwis-google-most-in-2020


Revealed: Volkswagen’s supersized electric SUV gets leaked

Volkswagen’s next electrified SUV project following the ID.4 has broken cover, looking like a supersized version of the firm’s forthcoming mid-sizer. Say hello to the seven-seater ID.6.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/revealed-volkswagen-s-supersized-electric-suv-gets-leaked


Skoda looks to the past for its future

We here at Stuff Motoring are fans of a good modern re-imagining of a classic design, so Skoda’s latest project is something we are right into: as part of the company’s 125th birthday celebrations, Skoda’s design team has unveiled a new project that give the brand’s most iconic models a dramatic and futuristic makeover.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/124158601/skoda-looks-to-the-past-for-its-future


Nissan reveals thoroughly revised Pathfinder

Nissan has given the Pathfinder a good once-over, upgrading the SUV with a new transmission, reworked four-wheel drive system, more tech and a new design.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/124161204/nissan-reveals-thoroughly-revised-pathfinder


Hundreds of cars and thousands of people at Invercargill car show

The third edition of the Southern Grilles & Gasoline Car & Bike Show was the biggest ever as petrol-heads flocked to Southland this weekend.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/124175152/hundreds-of-cars-and-thousands-of-people-at-invercargill-car-show


PODCAST: Zooming with DRIVEN – EP30

This week we’re down to just two as David heads off on the local launch of Hyundai’s new Palisade SUV, and Sam’s on baby duties as his twins are born.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/what-s-the-best-ferrari-of-all-time-zooming-with-driven/