Meet Porsche’s all-electric gravel warrior – the Taycan Cross Turismo
Porsche has finally taken all the pre-production camouflage off its all-electric wagon, the Taycan Cross Turismo.
Electric Taycan Cross Turismo due later this year
Porsche’s Taycan Cross Turismo, revealed to the public with a virtual world premiere, is expected to arrive in New Zealand during the fourth quarter of this year with prices starting at $194,900.
Revealed: Porsche turns Taycan super-sports EV into an SUV
As promised, Porsche has taken its Taycan Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and turned it into an SUV: the Cross Turismo.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 interest shows kiwis ready for EV era
Public interest has surged in New Zealand following the recent global unveiling of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with pre-orders already reaching double digits.
Hyundai’s radical Ioniq 5 EV confirmed for New Zealand
Hyundai’s futuristic and much talked about new electric car, the Ioniq 5, has been confirmed for New Zealand showrooms.
High Waikato WOF failure rate concerns MTA
Warrant of Fitness failures in the Waikato have reached an alarming level according to the Motor Trade Association of New Zealand (MTA).
Half of region’s vehicles fail WOF
MTA raises road safety fears as Waikato notches unwanted record.
BEST OF THE REST
Kiwi-based Rodin cars expands operations, confirms UK base
New Zealand-based car design, building and testing firm Rodin Cars has unveiled its new-look facilities on the other side of the world, based at Donington Park in the UK.
Toyota Hilux back on top! Zooming with DRIVEN, EP 34 news
Zooming with DRIVEN news is all about utes this week. The Kiwi new-vehicle industry had a boom month in February and Toyota was a particularly big winner.
IN OTHER NEWS
New look Peugeot cars and dealership coming soon
New Zealand is amongst one of the first markets to implement Peugeot’s new global brand identity on its website and a new Auckland showroom is also under development.
First US city to ban new gas stations?
California’s Petaluma City Council has moved to ban new gas stations, and existing stations won’t be allowed to add new gas pumps although they can add electric chargers.
Profits up for Northport owner
Strong results from wider group help bolster finances as earnings slip at Northland port.
Mercedes-benz teases next electric car, reveals plump sedan
Mercedes-Benz is one step closer to revealing its first fully electric sedan, the production EQS, with the release of a side-on teaser shot showing the model’s distinctive silhouette.
Volkswagen might make its own Ford Ranger Raptor rival
The saying goes that every notable new electric car that comes out is inevitably going to be reported as a ‘Tesla killer’, and every second ute manufacturer is developing ‘a Ford Ranger Raptor rival’.
What’s a Mclaren F1 worth these days?
Well evidently, quite a lot. Prices of Holdens and Hondas might fluctuate north and south for various reasons, but something like a McLaren F1 is a different story.
The mouse that roared – Arnold Diffllock
Wake up New Zealand! If the ‘Independent’ Climate Change Commission gets its way (and it will as long as the current Government is in power) we are in for massive and destructive change in the way we go about our daily lives, particularly with regard to transport.
Hyundai announces first hydrogen fleet in Australia
Hyundai has beaten Toyota to the punch by confirming it will power the first hydrogen-only fleet in Australia.
Tesla Model S the most searched for luxury car – even though it isn’t one
A new study from the UK has looked at the most desirable luxury cars based on Internet searches and found that the Tesla Model S topped the charts in more countries than any other car.
Quick Charge 06/03: this week in EV news
olvo delivered a one-two electric punch this week with the back-to-back announcements of not only a new EV in its line up, but also that the company will be ditching ICEs entirely by 2030.
The new Volvo charged with the entire future of the company
Volvo has revealed its first-ever model to be launched exclusively as a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV): the C40 Recharge.