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Shelby’s new Speedster might be the best-looking Mustang of all time

While a lot of brands have tried their hand at modifying Ford’s Mustang over the years, none have been more successful than Shelby with its ridiculous supercharged line-up.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/shelby-s-new-speedster-might-be-the-best-looking-mustang-of-all-time/

Shelby announces 2021 Mustang range

American Ford Mustang tuner Shelby American has announced its 2021 models, including the Shelby GT which is available here at prices starting from $132,000.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/shelby-announces-2021-mustang-range

Shelby unveils stunning Mustang ‘Speedster’ super snake

Which of Ford’s pony-car Mustangs is the best looking? It’s a topic we could likely dwell on until the cows come home; any of its works from 1970, most of its racers, and maybe even the odd modern-day Shelby GT350 or GT500 could all claim to be contenders for the title.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/shelby-unveils-stunning-mustang-speedster-super-snake


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An initial look at Kia EV6 prior to its official debut

Kia today released images of the EV6, its first pure EV, prior to its imminent global debut. It is the result of a collaborative effort between Namyang (Korea), Frankfurt (Germany), and Irvine (California, US) design studios.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/kia-shows-off-ev6-ahead-of-its-launch

KIA EV6 – more photos

Kia has revealed the first images of the exterior and interior design of EV6, its first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV), ahead of the car’s world premiere later this month.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/kai-ev6-more-photos


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Family takes EV road trip with Turners subscription

The Saunders-Smeath family from Northland are amongst the first in New Zealand to use an innovative new EV service available from Turners Subscription.

https://evsandbeyond.co.nz/family-takes-ev-road-trip-with-turners-subscription/

Electric vehicle trial begins in Northland

Turners’ new subscription service has added ten Nissan Leafs to its fleet. The initiative, co-funded by EECA, is a new programme designed to accelerate the uptake of EVs in New Zealand.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/electric-vehicle-trial-begins-in-northland-2021


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Renault diamond revamped for the digital era

The ninth iteration of the Renault diamond logo first appeared behind chief executive offier Luca de Meo at the announcement of the Renaulution plan as well as on the grille of the Renault 5 Prototype.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/renault-diamond-revamped-for-the-digital-era


IN OTHER NEWS

Hastings VTNZ testing station site for sale

The freehold land and buildings housing Vehicle Testing New Zealand’s Hastings testing station in the Hawke’s Bay are for sale. VTNZ has occupied the Orchard Road premises in the Omahu industrial area, three kilometres west of the Hastings city centre, since the mid-1990s.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/hastings-vtnz-testing-station-site-for-sale


South Island dealers share 2020 Toyota supreme award

South Island dealers Bowater Toyota and South Canterbury Toyota are the joint recipients of the 2020 Toyota Supreme Award.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/south-island-dealers-share-2020-toyota-supreme-award


Virtual ride in hydrogen truck

A “Hydrogen Now” event run by Hyzon Motors on March 17 will showcase a virtual ride along in a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV) powered truck at Hyzon’s production-ready Groningen facility in The Netherlands.

https://evsandbeyond.co.nz/virtual-ride-in-hydrogen-truck/


Nissan to expand renewable energy generation

Nissan plans a 20MW solar farm extension to add to renewable energy generation at its Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom.

https://evsandbeyond.co.nz/nissan-to-expand-renewable-energy-generation/


Porsche increases stake in Rimac Automobili

Porsche has upped its stake in electric hypercar company Rimac Automobili from 15 to 24%.

https://evsandbeyond.co.nz/porsche-increases-stake-in-rimac-automobili/


Keen interest in electric Skoda Enyaq iV

The Skoda Enyaq iV is available to order in the United Kingdom starting from 31,085 pounds and with a choice of two battery sizes (62kWh and 82kWh).

https://evsandbeyond.co.nz/keen-interest-in-electric-skoda-enyaq-iv/


Jaguar celebrates e-type anniversary with sublime recreations

One of the most talked about and revered designs in automotive history turns 60 years old in 2021, and looking at the way it’s aged over the decades, you wouldn’t know it.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/jaguar-celebrates-e-type-anniversary-with-sublime-recreations


Sales of electric cars worldwide almost doubled in 2020

It’s no surprise that electric car sales are on the up, given how many manufacturers around the world have committed themselves to the technology. But, few are likely to have picked just how much the genre’s sales would have grown in 2020.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/sales-of-electric-cars-worldwide-almost-doubled-in-2020


Watch: Maserati’s MC20 supercar gloriously thrashed through the snow

As far as promotional videos for supercars go, Maserati has hit the nail on the head with this one for the new MC20, which is set to hit showrooms around the world before the end of the year.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/watch-maserati-s-mc20-supercar-gloriously-thrashed-through-the-snow/


Pure-electric Polestar 2 is coming to New Zealand – just don’t call it a Volvo

Polestar, Volvo’s dedicated Electric Vehicle (EV) brand, is set on major expansion this year. It has announced plans to sell the Polestar 2 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) in five new markets in the Asia Pacific region this year – including New Zealand.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/pure-electric-polestar-2-is-coming-to-new-zealand-just-don-t-call-it-a-volvo/


TreeFund: How Honda New Zealand is being very green

Plant a tree: it’s often said metaphorically, meaning do a little something to help the environment as you go about your business.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/treefund-how-honda-new-zealand-is-being-very-green/