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// Ford NZ completes double in commercials

Ford NZ has rounded off a stellar year by taking out top model of 2021 as well as being the country’s best-selling marque for commercial vehicles.

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// Volkswagen to reveal all-electric retro Kombi in March

Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess has revealed on Twitter that the company will finally unveil the long-awaited ID. Buzz, an all-electric iteration of its iconic Type 2 “Kombi” in March.

// Association’s comment on emissions plan – Kit Wilkerson, VIA Senior Policy Advisor

Plenty of cheap, green electricity and introducing a universal carbon tax which could become a carbon dividend putting money into KiwiSaver accounts will help New Zealand’s transition from fossil fuels.

// Hyundai denies claims it will stop production of combustion engines

Over the holidays, it was reported by a couple of Korean news outlets that Hyundai will be stopping its production of internal combustion engines (ICE).


IN OTHER NEWS

// Check out BMW’s colour changing paint

The 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway, and BMW has chosen an all-electric iX to feature its latest colour changing tech.

// Marque to meet emissions target

More than two-out-of-three new Lexus passenger cars or SUVs leaving the marque’s stores last year were electrified with hybrid powertrains.

// Rivian plunges below IPO price on mounting EV competition

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric pickup maker backed by Amazon.com Inc., briefly tumbled below its November IPO price as the industry darling faces growing competition in the EV market.

// Toyota overtakes GM as America’s top-selling automaker

The top title in American auto sales last year ultimately came down to the almighty chip.


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