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// New VW pocket rocket lands in NZ, gets slight price hike

The first examples of Volkswagen’s updated Golf R have arrived in New Zealand showrooms,

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// New director at 2 Cheap Cars

Tim Cook joins NZAI and says it is “well-positioned for opportunities”.

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

Tesla reported Wednesday that its first-quarter net earnings were over seven times greater than a year ago,

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// Lincoln reveals concept SUV and it has just one pedal

Lincoln’s first electric vehicle concept was revealed overnight, and it depicts what the future of the luxury marque may look…

// Tesla set to open NZ Supercharger network to all EVs

There is good news for those hoping to charge their non-Tesla electric vehicles by making use of the Tesla Supercharger network.


INTERNATIONAL EV NEWS // TODAY’S BEST STORIES

// Ford Patents Tank Turn For F-150 Lightning

Rivian demonstrated this feature to the pickup world, but Ford may bring it to production first.

// More On Volkwagen’s Plans To Catch Tesla: Software Is King

Boss Herbert Diess knows VW is late to the game, but he has plans in place to prepare employees for the future.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Electric-only SUV likely to replace Mini Clubman

While we can count on the three-door hatch to remain relatively consistent in Mini’s electrified future, it is looking like the rest of the range will get a shake-up

// Dealer hit by criminals twice in a week

Police investigate after the suspect reportedly uses a stolen identity to take the car.

// CATL launches battery swap service in China

Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicle batteries, has officially launched its Evogo battery swap service in China

// Inflation hits 30-year high

Second-hand car prices play a significant part in driving up annual figures.

// BMW shows off a bold new face for the 7

BMW has revealed the new seventh-generation 7 Series with a bold new face that adds to the polarising effect of the front end by introducing a split headlight arrangement alongside the now-expected huge grille.

// Firms team up over hydrogen cars

Toyota NZ partners with eight companies for a vehicle-sharing scheme.

// Lexus reveals its first dedicated EV

Lexus has revealed its first EV on a dedicated platform, the RZ 450e.


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