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// Emissions guide now available for dealers

The NZ Transport Agency has published a downloadable spreadsheet to assist dealers in identifying CO2 emissions of…

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// Clean Car Bill one step closer, Parliament continues to have split of opinion

Members of Parliament have finished a second reading of the Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill, moving the bill one step closer to fruition.

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// BMW’s Super Bowl ad features Arnold Schwarzenegger as Zeus

How does a Greek god deal with retirement? Not well, if BMW’s new Super Bowl television advertisement is anything to go by. Starring a pair of superstars in the form of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Zeus, the Greek god of lightning

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// 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale gets three hybrid powertrain options

Alfa Romeo’s 2019 Tonale concept has finally been unveiled as a production vehicle, and it’ll come with hybrid options. This will be the companies first compact SUV, which will compete with the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes GLA.

// PHEV Mazda SUV primed for NZ?

Potential that Mazda’s CX-60, a new large rear-drive SUV confirmed for New Zealand, will arrive here with something new for the brand – a plug-in hybrid system – seems high.

// Save the date for the Next-Gen Ford Ranger Raptor reveal

Ford Motor Company is getting ready to reveal the much-anticipated Next-Gen Ford Ranger Raptor. The reveal will happen via Ford’s Facebook and YouTube Premiere channels on February 22, 2022, at 8:00 PM New Zealand time.


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// Honda Civic Type R claims one last lap record before bowing out

It may be pretty long in the tooth these days, but the FK8-generation Honda Civic Type R remains a force to be reckoned with in the hot hatch space.

// New Zealand’s micromobility sector is gearing up for big things

New Zealand’s micromobility sector is about to blow up, with revenue expected to grow from $9.5 million in 2020 to $2.4 billion by 2030.

// DRIVEN EXPLAINS PART 1: What’s the difference between HEV, PHEV, and BEV?

There are many different types of electric powertrains. Confused? You don’t have to be. Let us explain. First, there’s HEV, for Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Toyota introduced this technology in the late-1990s with the Prius.

// You didn’t buy an electric car. But you’re paying for one.

Conor Sen is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and the founder of Peachtree Creek Investments. OPINION: Cars have been a big part of the inflation picture over the past year.

// MPs at loggerheads over clean car laws

The clean car standard and a feebate scheme have moved a step closer to passing into legislation following the second reading of the Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill in parliament.

// Toyota’s quarterly auto sales sag on computer chip crunch

Toyota’s profit slipped nearly 6 per cent last quarter, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday, highlighting the headwinds automakers are facing in a computer chip crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

// Bank hit by loan changes

Lending applications approved by ASB have dropped by about seven percent since changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) was introduced on December 1.

// Aston Martin to heavily update DB11, DBS, and Vantage

Aston Martin is in for some radical changes to their front-engine sports cars. Changes so significant company chairman Lawrence Stroll says the DB11, DBS, and Vantage will be like “all-new cars.”

// Porsche app will allow users to record roads and drive them again virtually

Ever driven down a road and thought “wow, this would be great as a simulation”? No? Well, Porsche is making this happen nevertheless.

// Ford GT Heritage edition pays tribute to blue-badged motorsport icons

The current-generation Ford GT is a curious car. It was first unveiled in 2015 when Ford only planned on building 500 units.


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