Business As Usual Say Australasian Stellantis Distributors

The distribution networks which represent the various Stellantis vehicle brands in Australia and New Zealand say it is business as usual despite the formation of the new global company.

Tavares Announces Stellantis Leadership Team

Stellantis chief executive Carlos Tavares has named his top executive team and says the new company will have nine dedicated committees governing company-wide performance and strategy.

Waitangi Day 2021: Top Seven Employment Tips You Need To Know

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released seven items you need to know about rights for employees and obligations for employers ahead of Waitangi Day.

Building A More Sustainable Volkswagen Dealership

Volkswagen Group Retail Germany (VGRD GmbH) wants to reduce energy consumption and C02 emissions across all of its 120 dealerships in Germany.

Hyundai Nz Launches Iload Freezer And Chiller Van

Hyundai New Zealand has expanded its van offering with a chilled vehicle solution – an iLoad freezer and chiller van.

Electric Airportlink Fleet Launched

South Auckland’s first fully electric bus service has been introduced by Auckland Transport (AT), with Auckland Airport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Smartview Will Allow Charger Availability Check

How EVs use public charging and parking sites and whether they are overstaying their welcome will be determined under a Smart Christchurch plan to use new parking occupancy sensors in the city.

Jeff Dahn Re-Signs With Tesla And Joins Novonix

EV battery materials supplier and developer Novonix has appointed Tesla battery research head professor Jeff Dahn as its chief scientific advisor from July this year.

US$52B EV Battery Cell And Pack Materials Market Forecast

Markets for lithium-ion battery materials such as nickel, cobalt, copper and insulation will see a rapid increase in demand that would not have been there without EVs, IDTechEx says.

Turners lifts profit guidance

Company says most of business uplift comes from lending volumes tracking ahead of previous year.

Q&A: Craig Pomare

Autofile Online chats to Craig Pomare, chief executive of the Motor Trade Association (MTA), about 2020 and what’s in store for 2021.

SUV shifts upmarket

Subaru tinkers with design and features of the Outback to build on quarter of a century of success.

Marque unveils electric targets

Kia has unveiled details of its new brand purpose and ambitions with plans being made to roll out the strategy in New Zealand.

Naturally Aspirated V8 Hypercar Unveiled For Road And Track

Few motorsport incentives of the current day have enthusiasts as excited as the World Endurance Championship’s ‘Hypercar’ era — a new set of regulations designed to make the category’s top flight cars cheaper and more connected to a production car base.

Hot Hatch Wars: New Renault Megane RS Trophy On The Way

If it seems like the NZ Autocar office talks too much about hot hatches, well, I apologise. But, the fact remains that one of our favourite segments in the new-car market also happens to be one of the most competitive and intriguing of the bunch. And, now there’s a (sort of) new entrant.

Honda teases electrifed HR-V

Honda has confirmed it will release an electrified version of the HR-V SUV for the first time. Well, in Europe at least.

GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars. In the partnership announced Tuesday, the companies said Microsoft’s Azure cloud and edge computing platform would be used to “commercialise its unique autonomous vehicle solutions at scale.”

Rivian raises another US$2.65 billion in funding as EV nears launch

Rivian announced another US$2.65 billion (NZ$3.5 billion) in funding Tuesday, as the electric truck manufacturer gears up for its June launch.

The best selling car in (nearly) every country

The automotive industry is constantly changing, at least if you keep up with the news. But it seems that out there in the real world, things move a bit slower.

Rolls-Royce to enter ultra-luxury electric motoring with upcoming ‘Silent Shadow’

The grand old dame of motoring is getting a modern makeover. Reports from UK publication Autocar suggest the brand is working on an electric Roller potentially called the “Silent Shadow”.

Bit much? Hennessey debuts 1000 HP RAM-based ‘Mammoth’ ute

While Hennessey isn’t known for its stellar customer service practices, it is known for turning already-fast vehicles into speed machines that defy the laws of physics through sheer power.