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// Hyundai Ioniq 5 wins World Car of the Year

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 picked up a hat trick of honours in the 2022 World Car of the Year Award,

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// Electric Aston Martin expected in 2025

British premium brand Aston Martin could use Mercedes-Benz’s EQ electric division platform to make its first fully electric car by 2025, Australia’s Drive reports.

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// Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX does 1000km on single charge

A road trip around Europe has demonstrated the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX can do more than 1000km on one battery charge in real world driving, with an average consumption of 8.7kWh/100km.

// Government working to fix fee/rebate miscalculations, half remain unresolved

The Ministry of Transport and Waka Kotahi say they are actively fixing problems with used imports having their Clean Car…

// Second-generation Lexus NX is 95 per cent new and 100 per cent electrified

Lexus New Zealand already enjoys a very high share of electrified vehicles in its overall sales mix: 72 per cent last year. But when it comes to the second-generation NX, it’ll be 100 per cent.


INTERNATIONAL EV NEWS // TODAY’S BEST STORIES

// Fully Charged Tries Out Wireless Charging And EV Battery Swapping In Norway

Norway is Europe’s most EV-friendly country and they also have the most advanced charging infrastructure too.

// What It Looks Like Inside A Tesla Gigafactory (Video)

With all the hype surrounding the Tesla Cyber Rodeo, you might’ve missed this amazing 3-minute mini documentary (gigafactory video) that looks like it’s straight from the mind of Elon Musk.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Hyundai reveals new Palisade, confirmed for Q3 NZ arrival

Hyundai has unveiled the latest iteration of its largest SUV, the Palisade, at the New York Auto Show.

// BEVs gain in March registrations

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are climbing in the popularity stakes with more than 42,500 EVs now registered in New Zealand.

// Subaru Outback gets rugged update, more tech

Just a year after its current iteration debuted on New Zealand shores, Subaru has already revealed an update to its popular Outback.

// Car spending bright spot for retail

Industry enjoys $5m month-on-month increase while other sectors stumble.

// North Island car dealer entering Nelson market

Ebbett Group is opening a new car dealership on the corner of Rutherford and Nile streets in Nelson.

// Jaguar’s F-Pace range gets mild-hybrid sport Models

Jaguar has expanded their F-Pace line-up, adding the 400 Sport and 300 Sport trims to the marque’s SUV fleet.

// Kiwis are still loving the Mustang

It seems the Mustang is still a favourite around New Zealand, as well as around the world.

// Fancy a New Zealand-made EV? Here’s your chance!

What could have been – and still might be – a piece of Kiwi motoring history is for sale on Trade Me.

// BMW X7 gets a facelift, but still has the biggest grilles in the game

BMW’s range-topping X7 M60i has a twin-turbo V8 with almost 400kW…


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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.