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// Rush of EV orders in Christchurch follows clean car package announcement

Christchurch looks likely to see more electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads from next month as the country tries to cut carbon dioxide emissions.

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// Porsche invests in battery factory

Porsche and Customcells have announced a joint venture called Cellforce Group GmbH which will produce high-performance battery cells near the Weissach Development Centre in Germany,

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// Bring back the wagon: Peugeot unveils svelte 308 SW

Following the unveiling earlier this year of an all-new, angular, look-at-that-jawline Peugeot 308 hatchback, the French marque has decided to show off its elongated station wagon cousin.

// Highlander hits safety heights

Toyota’s seven-seater impresses in ANCAP tests to achieve top rating. PLUS – video.


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// Tesla Model 3 electric police cars under evaluation

One of the topics on the horizon in New Zealand is the electrification of our police car fleet.

// VIA clean car discussion shows work still to be done

An online industry panel lead by VIA with members of the organisation, Ministry of Transport, and Waka Kotahi officials yesterday shows there is still work to be done on the Clean Car Standard and Discount.

// Women drivers may be the motor industry’s salvation?

According to the Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), women influence more than 80% of new car purchases in first world countries.

// Spending on cars up by $12m

Consumer confidence remains high and delivers an increase in retail card spending for all industries for the first time in nearly a year.

// Consumers know their rights

The results of the New Zealand Consumer Survey show nearly all consumers are aware laws exist to protect their rights and their knowledge of these rights has improved over the past two years.

// Report: Utes bigger and more dangerous than ever before

Large SUVs and large utes and pick-ups have been in the crosshairs of environmental advocates for quite some time.

// Are your brake pads polluting Kiwi waterways?

One of the issues that takes the shine off New Zealand’s ‘clean and green’ reputation somewhat is the state of national waterways.

// Next Volvo XC60 officially going electric

Volvo has confirmed the XC60 medium SUV will go fully electric when its next generation arrives around 2024.

// “There’s still a lot of confusion”: Ford NZ responds to Kiwi ‘ute tax’

The much debated Clean Car Discount clearly has New Zealand’s high volume of ute sales in its sights. So therefore, it’s no surprise that the country’s top ute-selling distributors, Ford and Toyota, have found common ground.


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