// Electric car discount: which brands are the winners and losers?

Over the weekend the Labour Party finally announced its revised ‘feebate’ strategy. It’s based on the same ‘tax (sorry, ‘levy’) gas guzzlers to pay for EV rebates’ theory

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// Rebates ‘backward step’ on safety

The boss of Toyota New Zealand says he is “frustrated” the government appears to be taking a backward step on vehicle safety with its rebate scheme for electric vehicles (EVs).

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// Toyota New Zealand clarifies electric ute misinformation

Toyota New Zealand says it has no plans to bring in an electric Hilux Ute in the next 24 months. “I’d like to reiterate that we do not have any plans for a battery electric Hilux in our line-up in the next 18 – 24 months,”

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// All-new Lexus NX revealed as brand’s first plug-in hybrid

Like its parent company Toyota, Lexus is still yet to offer an all-electric vehicle, but the Japanese brand is making steps towards carbon neutrality by unveiling its first plug-in hybrid.

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// Chevrolet Silverado makes national Fieldays debut

GMSV has announced that the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ will make its official New Zealand public debut during the National Fieldays at the Mystery Creek events centre from June 16 to 19.

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// EGR ROLLTRAC | All-aluminium electric rolling lid

The first electric roll cover to fully integrate with the vehicle’s electrical system, the EGR RollTrac’s smart ECU provides smooth and safe operation, while also preserving your battery.


// Hyundai confirms pricing for Ioniq 5 – likely to get subsidy

Hyundai New Zealand has tonight released pricing on its website for the highly anticipated Ioniq 5 – with the entry level model likely to sneak under the $80,000 limit for the new EV subsidies.


// Boosting use of biofuels

Government opens consultation on proposed mandate to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

// Dealers should take note of updated safety website

Dealers and distributors have their own section for information and training tools on the website at

// Pushing switch to electric

Hyundai New Zealand was pushing potential customers towards the benefits of rebates on pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids within hours of the government making its clean-car discount announcement on June 13.

// Peugeot’s plans for NZ low emissions

Peugeot pledges to continue introducing “an ever-increasing range of low and no emission vehicles to New Zealand”

// Sunday call to China for LDV over EV ute

Management of local LDV distributor Great Lake Motors have experienced an avalanche in inquiry for its future EV ute product since yesterday’s announcement of EV incentives.

// Less EV charging beats fast charging

You’ll soon be able to buy an EV that only needs to charge one-third of the number of times, so you do that at home, at a hotel or supermarket perhaps once a month but never in the street.


// Current National New Car Deals Revealed

Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials. Offers including pricing specials, ‘free extras’ deals, or special financing terms.