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// Video: Tesla’s tops

Tesla has exceeded a public market valuation of US$1 trillion (NZ$1.4 trillion) after adding more than US$100 billion (NZ$139.5b) to its market capitalisation in one day

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// Mazda MX-5 sticking with petrol power for next-generation

It’s common practice these days for car brands to announce they’re ditching internal combustion engines for electric power.

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// Jemima’s wish delivers $700k for research

A car dealer says his daughter would have been pretty mind-blown by the generosity of people after her fundraising campaign has collected about $700,000 for vital medical research.

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// Car industry could soon face “catastrophic” magnesium shortage

Much has been made of the semiconductor shortage thats crippled the motoring industry over the last 12 months or so, but things could soon get even worse.

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// Ford takes next-generation Ranger testing to extremes

Ford Australias development engineers are subjecting the next-generation Ranger to more physical and virtual testing than ever before.

// Toyota looking to partner up for reborn MR2

Toyota is reportedly gearing up to bring back the MR2 mid-engined sports car, but it doesnt want to go alone.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Focus on hybrid powertrain

Ford has revealed the new Focus, which boasts a new design and fuel-efficient electrified powertrain alongside advanced connectivity and driver-assistance technologies.

// Hamilton EV has new location and showroom

Hamilton Electric Vehicles dealer principal Nicholas Down is delighted with the dealerships new site and showroom on one of Hamiltons busiest sites.

// Lamborghini continues to set sales records amid motoring world chaos

Most of the worlds car-makers are currently in a perpetual state of crisis, battling supply problems related to both the global semiconductor shortage and the Covid-19 pandemic.

// EV transport service to be trialled in South Auckland

An electric on-demand rideshare service will be trialled in Conifer Grove, Takaanini, and Papakura from October 31.

// NZTA pledges to lower its carbon footprint

The Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency has announced that it plans to reduce the size of its carbon footprint created by its construction projects, specifically those on the New Zealand Upgrade Programme.

// Polestar releases new global brand campaign

Polestar has released a new global brand campaign featuring former US astronaut Dr Karen Nyberg and her reflections on earth from space known as the overview effect.

// Kiwi EV transition solution wins international award

Wellington-based Critchlow Geospatials SwitchMyFleet solution to transition fleets to EVs has won the Location-Based Services category at the prestigious Geospatial World Innovation Awards 2021 in Amsterdam.


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