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// Lexus RZ 450e revealed with more power than Toyota/Subaru siblings

Following an extended campaign of teasers, Lexus unveiled its new RZ 450e fully electric SUV overnight, the brand’s first dedicated EV.

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// BMW’s new 7 Series revealed and it’s even more grand than before

BMW’s next-generation 7 Series, revealed overnight, cements itself as the brand’s top sedan model.

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// Tesla earnings 7 times more than a year ago on strong sales

Tesla has reported that its first-quarter earnings were more than seven times greater than a year ago, despite global supply chain shortages.

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// Toyota NZ announces Auckland hydrogen fleet partnership

Toyota New Zealand has announced what it describes as the first commercial application of hydrogen fuel-cell technology in the country, in the form of a Toyota Mirai fleet partnership with eight of New Zealand’s largest companies.

// Clean car formula ‘leading to mistakes’

Industry organizations concerned errors in calculating emissions noted by an international report have been overlooked by government officials.


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// Exclusive Interview On EV Battery Constraints: Limiting Factors Jordan Giesige

Jordan says Tesla is currently in the best battery materials position going forward, but it will certainly struggle with constraints.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Golf R: Racing… and ready

Golf R. It’s the racing simulator that’s real… and right now it’s ready…

// Report stink bugs online

Web tool developed to report exotic pests and to complement freephone hotline.

// NZ hits near-record inflation, fuel and used car prices spike

A rising cost in fuel and second-hand cars has contributed to the largest annual inflation rise in more than 30 years.

// Arrest over alleged thefts from dealers

Man faces charges as police urge dealers to be vigilant over visitors.

// Café cool

The FTN Motion Streetdog looks like a classic motorcycle, but it’s actually an electric moped…

// EV fleet swells above 42,500

Record number of registrations as monthly total nearly doubles.

// Night rider

Following on from the release of the new generation Sportster, Harley-Davidson has followed up the Sportster S with an all-new smaller capacity option in the Nightster.

// Marque bringing new hybrid tech to NZ

Deliveries of BMW’s X7 to start arriving here in the final months of 2022.


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