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// Ferrari reveals Daytona SP3, its most powerful N/A V12

Following on from its sleek speedster-esque Monza SP1 and SP2, Ferrari has revealed the next entry in its Icona series of motorsport-inspired limited edition models; the Daytona SP3.

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// Tesla app outage sees owners around the world locked out of vehicles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has apologised on Twitter after hundreds of car owners were locked out of their vehicles due to an outage of the manufacturer’s app.

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BEST OF THE REST

// New look for 2022 Kodiaq

Skodas Kodiaq SUV gets a bold new grille, improved aerodynamics, and uprated engines when the updated model arrives here in early 2022.

// ANCAP applauds GWM Ute design changes

ANCAP Safety has applauded GWM for making design changes to its dual cab Ute which has resulted in a five-star safety rating for those models built from August 1, 2021 and a service campaign for those build prior.

// ‘Discovery’ vital for dealerships looking to install electric vehicle charging

The rapid growth of and demand for EVs presents a new challenge for dealerships they also need to be charged. But it’s not just a case of installing a charger, says Aaron Gillon, divisional manager YHI Energy.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Genesis’ local launch as an all-electric brand bolstered

Another electric opportunity within the high-end Genesis brand under New Zealand consideration has just unveiled.

// Restrictions still hitting secondhand transactions

The market for secondhand cars continues to be depressed by COVID-19 level three and two restrictions according to NZ Transport Agency statistics.

// You should get your car’s WoF now: Here’s why

If your car is due for it’s next WoF, you should consider getting it done sooner rather than later. With the fast-approaching deadline for expired WoFs, mechanics and service stations are about to get very busy.

// Future-proof your business

Its not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. Its the one thats the most adaptable to change.

// ITSNZ president stepping down

Stephen Hewett will step down as president of ITSNZ and its board at the ITSNZ AGM on November 24.

// Recall for popular ute

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 4,855 Hilux vehicles after discovering a potential issue affecting the number plate bracket on certain models.

// Old tyres scheme wins accreditation

Trewise has become the first regulated stewardship scheme to be accredited in New Zealand and now hopes to make the burning of illegally stored stockpiles of tyres or those dumped in waterways a thing of the past.

// Tiwai and hydrogen talk at November forum

Energy minister Megan Woods, Sir Tipene ORegan and Fortescue Future Industries founder Andrew Forrest are among speakers at a science and innovation wananga in Invercargill on November 24 and 25 …

// Toyota in hot water over alleged US union hypocrisy

Tesla and Toyota dont necessarily agree on many things, but the pairing are surprisingly united in the US over the proposal that electric vehicles built by unionised workforces should be eligible for a larger federal tax credit than EVs built by non-union workers.

// EV charging infrastructure the key

In spite of EVs roaring success, adequate charging infrastructure is lagging behind. So says IDTechEx in noting many EV owners charge their cars at home using a wall-mounted charger but those who live in apartments or do not have a driveway may have difficulty accessing adequate EV charging.

// World’s most and least reliable cars revealed by Consumer Reports

Each year American data firm Consumer Reports publishes a vehicle reliability survey, detailing which cars score best and which cars score worst at the hands of its members.


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