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// Meet the Tecnica: Lamborghini’s latest Huracán supercar

Lamborghini’s new Huracán Tecnica is versatile. It’s something to bridge the gap between road and track. You can think of…

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// Honda to introduce 30 new EVs by 2030

It seems as though Honda is lagging behind a little when it comes to announcing its plan for electrification, but the automaker has announced it’ll introduce 30 new EVs by 2030.

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// There’ll always be an internal combustion MX-5, says Mazda

The MX-5 has been a staple of the Mazda brand ever since its debut at the Chicago Auto Show in 1989.

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// Hyundai targeting fleets with Tucson Hybrid range

Hyundai NZ says the forthcoming hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) versions of its best-selling Tuscon SUV, will further grow its popularity in the fleet market.

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// Clean cars ‘running well overall’

Agency says it is working with industry “to resolve some bedding-in issues”.

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// The next gen Lexus NX is here

It won’t surprise you that the luxury car market is surging ahead, and that Lexus is riding the wave of…

// Distributors reconfirm commitment to National Fieldays

In spite of the postponement of the 2022 National Fieldays from mid-June to late-November some new vehicle distributors have reconfirmed their commitment to what is the largest event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.


INTERNATIONAL EV NEWS // TODAY’S BEST STORIES

// Are solid-state batteries always safer than Li-ion?

Many in the EV industry see solid-state batteries as the future, and one of the reasons is that the more stable solid electrolyte is expected to be safer than current liquid electrolytes.

// New report finds smart charging could reduce emissions from EVs by as much as 8 percent

We know that EVs produce much less pollution over their lifetimes than fossil-powered vehicles (regardless of the thousands of daily Facebook posts claiming the opposite).


IN OTHER NEWS

// New Nightster – Harley’s Dark Knight

The second cruiser in the Revolution Max family has just dotted down, and will be known as the Nightster, reusing a well recognised name for the Bar and Shield brand.

// Mercedes EV sales triple in gangbusters first quarter

Mercedes-Benz has issued its sales figures from the first quarter of 2022, confirming a significant surge in interest for the brand’s plug-in vehicles with sales of fully electric vehicles tripling year-on-year.

// Capacity limits off for dealers

Government moving NZ to the orange setting of the Covid Protection

// Holiday trading reminder

Industry association sends out message as with long weekends ahead.

// Comms chief appointed

Chris Keeffe takes on Stellantis role for region covering NZ and Australia.


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HELPFUL RESOURCES

// Current National New Car Deals

Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.

// Clean Car Discount / Fee Finder

RightCar.govt.nz is the Government recommended website for rebate/fee information. Simply search from the Home page to find a vehicle’s rebate/fee.