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// Dealers encouraged to discuss new EV charging standards with buyers

The imported used car industry body is encouraging its dealer members to discuss the latest publically available standards (PAS) for residential electric vehicle chargers developed by Standards NZ with buyers of second-hand vehicles.

// New standard for charging EVs at home

VIA provides input for consumer guidance on how to recharge cars safely and cost-effectively.


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// Gas emissions from cars dropped in NZ last year

New Zealand’s thirst for electrified cars continues to slowly gain momentum; spurred on by slowly decreasing pricing, improvements to range, and the like.

// Transport emissions plunge

Decrease in amount of pollution from vehicles in 2020 comes despite a late surge in driving activity.


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// Highly-anticipated 2022 Ford Ranger spotted testing in Australia

When it comes to testing a pre-production vehicle on public roads, drivers aren’t only responsible for gathering important data, but also have to make sure prototypes fly beneath the radar.

// All-new ford ranger spotted testing at … KFC?

We all know that the average tradie doesn’t tend to have the best diet…


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// Luxury car dealer raises $200k for Starship foundation

Auckland-based luxury and supercar dealer Giltrap Group has raised more than $200,000 for the Starship Foundation by hosting the inaugural Starship Supercars show at its 119GNR building.

// The event EV industry conference kicks off

Electrifying conservations are set to continue at the EVs and Beyond Conference on Waiheke Island on April 12 and 13.


IN OTHER NEWS


// BMW group doubles global EV sales in Q1

The BMW Group doubled its global sales of electrified vehicles in the first quarter of 2021 in comparison to the same period last year,

// ERoad signs Ventia as Australian enterprise customer

EROAD has signed its largest Australian enterprise customer with essential service provider Ventia.

// China driving demand for Adas says jv

The China division of Hitachi Astemo will showcase its advanced mobility solutions at Auto Shanghai 2021 from April 19 to 28.

// Long-serving duo leave dealership

Friends with a shared interest in cars since childhood step into retirement.

// Tougher penalties for cartel conduct

New laws introduce possible jail time for those found guilty of “serious and harmful” offending.

// VW loses appeal over Aussie $125m ‘Dieselgate’ fine

A few weeks after a comprehensive investigation resulted in the naming of its former CEO as a prime ‘Dieselgate’ suspect,

// SUVs compared to cigarettes in new emissions report

It’s no secret that the world’s motoring landscape has probably been changed forever by the enormous increase in demand and uptake of SUVs around the world;

// Five Things: significant EVs over the course of history

We already know electric vehicles are the future, despite the lack of V8 thunder. But while it might feel like they are relatively recent things, they’ve actually been around for more than a hundred years.

// Cyberster: MG reveals stunning electric roadster concept

Due to international Covid-19 travel restrictions, car shows around the world have been put on the back-burner recently,