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// Pininfarina Battista BEV: Italy’s fastest-ever supercar is ready for the road

The first production-specification Pininfarina Battista hypercar will be making its debut on public roads next week

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// $5.7m in Clean Car Discount rebates given

About 1047 rebates for EVs and PHEVs worth about $5.7 million have been approved in the first month of the Clean Car Discount applying from July 1.

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// While they were asleep, their EVs burned in the garage

Yogi and Carolyn Vindum were still asleep late last year when their Tesla Model S beamed an alert that charging was interrupted.

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// Honda and Toyota report big financial gains

Long-time arch rivals Honda and Toyota have both confirmed strong financial performances in the first half of 2021, specifically regarding the second quarter that just closed.

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// Forget the rebates: premium BEVs are absolutely booming in New Zealand

With the introduction of the Government’s Clean Car Discount on July 1, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are suddenly a hot topic in the New Zealand new-vehicle market.


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Time and time again we pinch ourselves at just how many incredible exotic cars reside in New Zealand;

// Official opening for Southern Autos’ Botany showroom

Southern Autos Botany has celebrated the opening of its all-new purpose-built sales, parts and service Suzuki and Isuzu Ute dealership at 271 Botany Road, in Golflands, southeast Auckland.

// Low-emitters boost market share

Petrol-engine vehicles drop below half of all sales as clean car discount influences what buyers want.

// New York auto show canned due to Covid-19

One of the year’s most highly anticipated motoring events, the New York Auto Show, has been canned following another surge in local Covid-19 cases

// Rangiora apprentice named 2021 rising star

CWR Motorsport Rangiora employee Ben Brown has won the 2021 Capricorn Rising Stars apprentice of year award.

// Brabham to take on the motorsport world (again) with BT62 GT2

While Holden and Ford’s Australian ties are long dead, that doesn’t mean Australia doesn’t still have a few fingers in the pie of car manufacturing.


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