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// i4 names its price

BMW NZ has announced pricing for the incoming i4 models, which will start at $109,900.

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// Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E to be trialed for police use

As the world moves towards electric power, police forces around the world are looking to replace ICE-powered fleets with something a little better for the environment.

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// Toyota spending $19.3 billion to secure EV battery supplies

Toyota plans to spend 1.5 trillion yen (NZ$19.3 billion) on the supply and development of batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles by 2030, …

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// Tyres of the future to be made out of dandelions?

Thanks in part to BMW’s newly revealed iVision Circular concept, the topic of recycled and renewable natural materials being used in cars has been a hot topic this month. And it’s not just BMW doing it.

// Charging EVs at home: the pros, cons, and everything in between

Electric cars have become a hot topic. The cost of entry is now a little more affordable with the clean car rebate and that has brought more people around to considering electric vehicles.


IN OTHER NEWS

// New sedan embraces hybrid power

Latest models from Lexus extend safety features and promise a more comfortable ride.

// Dealer group to revamp capital site

Armstrong’s plans to spend the next year modernising and improving its Wellington home.

// Renault Mégane E-Tech has world premiere

The new Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric has been unveiled at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich which runs until September 12.

// Nissan records 250,000 EV sales across Europe

More than 208,000 Leaf customers and 42,000 e-NV200 owners in Europe have joined Nissan as the brand continues its electrification commitment.

// Association hails road maintenance boost

The AA hopes extra government cash can quickly help fix our deteriorating roads.

// Hyundai offers carbon neutral commitment

Hyundai Motor will stop selling internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in Europe from 2035 amid a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

// First VW ID.Buzz AV prototype shown

An ID.Buzz autonomous vehicle prototype is at the Volkswagen Group’s “New Auto Night” event on the eve of the IAA Mobility 2021 on September 7-12 in Munich.

// Auckland dealership supports local community in need

The simple act of temporarily loaning out a vehicle can make a huge difference for a community organisation trying to support people during lockdown.

// Greens lament carve up of transport funds

Party fears spending on motorway projects will increase car travel, congestion, and emissions.

// Electric vehicle fleet tops 30,000

Registrations in August leapt 44.3 per cent from a year ago despite the impact of lockdowns.

// VW reveals electric city car destined for production

Volkswagen has previewed the entry point to the ID range, in the form of the ID.Life concept.


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