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// Watch: $5 million Gordon Murray T.50 makes screaming Goodwood debut

Widely known as one of the greatest supercars to ever exist, the McLaren F1 needs no introduction, but neither should Gordon Murray, the genius who penned the crazy machine.

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// European market falls dramatically

Passenger car registrations in the European Union continued to fall in September, dropping to a 26-year low.

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// Prototype Hydrogen Renault Master Van unveiled

The HYVIA joint venture between Renault Group and fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power has unveiled prototypes of a hydrogen-powered Master delivery van and a hydrogen refuelling station.

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// Bugatti Centodieci almost ready for production

Bugatti debuted its Centodieci in 2019, but deliveries of the car won’t start to roll out until sometime next year.The supercar has completed its hot-water testing, and is almost ready for production.

// Webinar series on ERP

A series of webinars on the newly released consultation document to develop an Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP), including transport, has been launched by the Ministry for the Environment which is working with a range of central government agencies on it.

// Pony.ai OK for driverless tests on Beijing roads

Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving company Pony.ai has been authorised to hold driverless tests on Beijings public roads.


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// Mercedes-AMG One hypercar to go into production next year

A staggering four years have passed since Mercedes-AMG first revealed its Project One hypercar; a Formula 1 inspired and powered hybrid all-in hypercar that had journalists and track addicts salivating at the time.

// Toyota aims for 900k November production

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is forecasting improved production in November at its Japanese plants due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Southeast Asia.

// Ford’s innovative ‘onboarding scales’ feature explained

The 2021 Ford F-150 has a feature called “Onboard Scales,” which weighs the ute’s trailer load to ensure you don’t go beyond its payload capacity.

// Mercedes-Benz eActros series production begins

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is celebrating the first series-production eActros to roll off the factory floor at the Wrth plantin Germany.

// Mevo offers free rides to vax appointments

Car share service Mevo is offering free rides to all existing and non-Mevo customers to allow them to attend first and second COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

// Mainfreight delivering with eCanters

Mainfreight has added two all-electric Fuso eCanters to its fleet which are taking part in Aucklands Zero Emissions Area (ZEA) trial.

// Kindness goes long way

Armstrongs is teaming up with Kindness Collective to bring cheer to children, families and whanau. A lot of people have been doing it tough, says Troy Kennedy, the chief executive of Armstrongs.

// Paving the way for sustainable mobility

BP has become the third shareholder of Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) with a 33.3% stake as part of a capital increase, joining other shareholders BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG.

// Have say on emissions

The government has invited members of the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Associated (VIA) to attend online webinars on the development of the countrys first emissions reduction plan.

// Moke goes electric

Orders for the new electric Moke in right-hand or left-hand drive have opened with the aim to make all Mokes electric by January 1 next year and deliveries to start late 2022.

// Which car companies make the best seats?

It may not feel like it, but car seats have undergone a huge transformation over the decades.At one point exclusively made up of simple padded bench pews, seats these days come in all shapes and sizes.


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