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// Watch: First look at Ken Blocks new ride

Ken Block has teamed up with Audi to make a one of a kind EV for his upcoming gymkhana video, Elektrikhana. It’s an Audi S1 E-tron Quattro Hoonitron, A.K.A., an all-electric drift machine built for Ken Block.

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// Shelby American reveals 900hp GT500KR, confirmed for NZ

Shelby American, known for tinkering various Shelby and Ford products, has revealed its latest package; the GT500KR. KR of course standing for King of the Road. The release aligns with the brand’s 60th anniversary.

// Clean car fees ‘surprise’ used sector

Industry organisations are calling for a rethink from the Ministry of Transport after discovering the penalties for thousands of new and used imported vehicles are set to be the same when the clean car discount feebate scheme kicks in.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Spied: Ford Everest to get Ranger sibling’s American face

The launch of the 2022 Ford Ranger was arguably the biggest new vehicle launch of 2021 in this part of the world, such is the gravity bestowed upon the best-selling vehicle on either side of the Tasman.

// Corvette due next year

New Zealand and Australia will be among the right-hand-drive (RHD) markets to receive the all-new 2023 model-year Corvette Z06.

// Teslas join Mevo fleet

Car share service Mevo has launched its Virtual Fleet subscription and added Teslas to its fleet.

// Regulator to consider takeover bid

The Commerce Commission is considering an application from THL
Group (Australia) seeking clearance to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Apollo Tourism & Leisure.

// EVs could spark holiday changes

Don’t dismiss the EV when it comes to taking the great Kiwi road-trip. So say Lincoln University researchers Helen Fitt and Niamh Espiner who reckon EVs will go the distance and spark changes in how we take our holidays.

// From oil to green hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Refining NZ are set to look into reconfiguring facilities at Marsden Point oil refinery to produce green hydrogen.

// Policy expert on the move

Iain McGlinchy is leaving the Ministry of Transport (MoT) after 17 years to join Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

// Toyota on target for huge January, 800,000 cars expected

After being temporarily crippled by widely reported semiconductor shortages, Toyota expects to hit the ground running in 2022 with a bonkers January month.

// New details emerge about the Rivian R1T And R1S

New details have emerged about the Rivian R1T And R1S, in documents released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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