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// NZ’s first right-hand drive Chevrolet Corvette finally arrives

The factory-produced first right-hand drive Chevrolet Corvette C8 has been registered on New Zealand roads, marking a historic moment thats been decades and decades in the waiting.

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// New fund for emissions-cutting schemes

A new government fund to support projects that help towards the decarbonisation of the transport sector has been opened for applications.

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// Lancia Delta confirmed to return as electric hatch

The Lancia Delta is set to return, according to the new CEO of the brand. But dont expect another rorty, turbocharged rally homologation special the new one will be entirely electrified.

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// Businesses give young driver programme a helping hand

Carters Tyre Service is joining Skoda New Zealand as an official partner of the Street Smart road safety programme for young drivers.

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// Confirmed: 6.3-metre Ram 3500 set for NZ, pricing announced

New Zealand has a new behemoth in town, with local Ram distributor Ateco confirming this morning that the new right-hand drive 3500 is coming our way.

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// GM promises to overtake Tesla in EV sales

General Motors plans to cash in as the world switches from combustion engines to battery power, promising to double its annual revenue by 2030 with an array of new electric vehicles,

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// Record month for EVs

The number of new and used electric vehicles (EVs) in New Zealand has climbed to 32,780 following a record 2,282 new registrations last month, according to Ministry of Transport figures.

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// Mazda set to debut new rear-drive Mazda 6 next year

Mazda is reportedly set to debut its all-new rear-drive Mazda6 sedan in the first half of 2022. The news comes from Spyder7, which said the new 6 will take styling inspiration from the Vision Coupe concept of 2017.

// New rules for credit companies

Lenders are being reminded that many of them need to be certified by the Commerce Commission or risk facing penalties of up to $600,000 under new regulations that came into force at the start of the month.


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// Ford Mustang updated with ‘Stealth’ package plus extras for 2022

Ford CEO, Jim Farley, wants the next-generation Mustang to be a true poster car. Though he won’t provide any details of when it will debut, or what feature’s it’ll have, we have been given a look at the (potential) final hoorah for the current generation S550 Mustang.

// Beam adds North Shore to its Auckland e-mobility

Micromobility company Beam is bringing its e-scooters to more areas of Auckland following popular demand. Beam has increased its fleet numbers, bringing additional e-scooters to the North Shore area, to be followed by its e-bikes.

// ComCom approves Transpower recovering $5m costs

The Commerce Commission has allowed Transpower to recover about $5 million it has spent so far in developing a new transmission pricing methodology (TPM).

// Video: Volvo receives record EV truck order

Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from Northern Europes largest shipping and logistics company DFDS.

// Auckland’s electric bike expo now 2022 due to COVID uncertainty

The fourth eBike Expo at The Cloud on Aucklands Queens Wharf, which was due to be held on November 20 and 21, has been rescheduled to November 26 and 27 next year.

// Reserve Bank lifts OCR to 0.5%

The Reserve Bank has raised the official cash rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 0.5 per cent, the first increase in seven years.
The move was widely expected and ends an 18-month spell at the record-low rate of 0.25 per cent.

// Lender to refund customers

High-cost lender Moola has agreed to refund the interest and fees paid by 50 customers after admitting it failed to comply with the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Acts lender responsibility principles.

// Lexus and Fender team up for limited-edition electric guitar

Lexus and Fender have created a special Stratocaster electric guitar, inspired by the Lexus LC flagship. The guitar comes in a beautiful shade of Structural Blue, which doesn’t actually come from the paint.


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