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// Blue oval hits record sales

Ford New Zealand has set an all-time monthly sales record for the company with 2,077 vehicles delivered to customers during October.

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// Emma Gilmour confirmed for McLaren’s factory Extreme E team

Emma Gilmour makes world motorsport history by becoming McLarens first female factory driver.Gilmour will be a lead driver in the manufacturers inaugural Extreme E rally campaign in 2022.

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// Sneak peek of electric Hyundai Seven SUV

Hyundai will debut its Seven concept electric SUV at AutoMobility LA on November 17, meanwhile releasing teaser images of the next Ioniq battery electric vehicle (BEV) family member.

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// Mini announces release of new hatch, Countryman, and EV crossover

Mini has announced three new model debuts, which will appear before the brand goes all-electric in the early 2030s.The three cars include a new generation mini hatch, which has recently been teased, as well as a Countryman successor and another fully electric crossover.

// Work starts on hydrogen network

The construction phase of high-capacity green hydrogen refuelling stations for use by zero-emissions heavy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) has started.


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// Slick EV SUV: Volkswagen reveals new electric ID.5, a coupe-ified ID.4

Volkswagen has added another string to its electric vehicle bow, revealing its new slick new ID.5 crossover overnight.The ID.5 is familiar for a raft of reasons.

// Supply fulfills Ford order backlog

Ford New Zealand says it set an all-time monthly sales record of 2077 units in October 2021 as it received enough vehicle supply to fulfill customer orders received up to six months ago.

// Ford shows off its vision of the future of custom vehicles

Ford has shown off its idea of what future customisation could look like, in the form of a 1978 F-100 pick-up truck running two Mustang Mach-E motors.

// New Renault Kangoo e-van goes public from November 16

The new Renault Kangoo Van E-Tech Electric with 300km range (WLTP) debuts at the Solutrans car show in Lyon from November 16-20.

// How many public EV chargers do Kiwi roads need?

According to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), there is a group of public electric vehicle charging stations every 75km along most of the national highway network.

// Unregistered dealer fined $100

An unregistered car dealer who illegally sold 38 vehicles between 2017 and 2020 has copped a fine of only $100 despite his offences being more than minor.

// Tesla software recall may head off fight with US regulators

Tesla has issued a recall that automatically sent a software update fixing a safety problem in its electric vehicles, apparently heading off a looming confrontation with U.S. safety regulators.


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