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// Polestar 5 to get a brand new ‘supercar level’ chassis

Polestar’s upcoming 5 electric sports sedan will ride on a brand-new platform offering “supercar levels” of stiffness.

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// Dealer apologizes for anti-mandate customer email

A Whangarei-based Kia dealer principal is apologizing for publishing his personal views on the government’s vaccination…

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// MTF pays tribute to former MD Angus Bradshaw

MTF Finance has paid tribute to its former managing director Angus Bradshaw who died in Arrowtown…

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// Mercedes pull covers off 2023 AMG EQE, less range than before but more grunt

Mercedes-AMG has revealed their souped-up Mercedes EQE, which gives the all-electric E-Class sedan a more powerful kick. In its basic trim, the AMG EQE pumps out 463 horsepower from its dual electric motors.

// Clean Car legislation enters committee stages

The Land Transport (Clean Car) Amendment Bill has entered the final stages of its passage through Parliament.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Grand Cherokee L on its way, NZ arrival confirmed for later this year

Jeep New Zealand will welcome new addition to their domestic line-up soon, with the Grand Cherokee L hitting our shores in the coming months.

// Hydrogen fuel is the problem, not fuel cells – IDTechEx

On the face of it, 2021 was a good year for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in passenger car markets.

// Strong result for Mercedes-Benz Group following truck and bus IPO

Following the deconsolidation and initial public offer of the Daimler Truck and Bus business on February 1, 2022, the new Mercedes-Benz Group AG entity says preliminary unaudited figures show strong financial results for 2021.

// Expert joins ChargeNet from the UK

ChargeNet, New Zealand’s nationwide charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), has appointed industry veteran Martin Miles as chief operating officer.

// Skoda show off new Fabia Monte Carlo in its flesh

Skoda officially pulled the covers off its Fabia Monte Carlo overnight. The fourth-generation supermini becomes the latest in Skoda’s growing fleet to receive the brand’s top-end treatment.

// Last hoorah: BMW M2 revealed as Moto GP safety car

The sun is setting on BMW’s first-generation 2-Series, and after eight years in the spotlight, it’s fair to say that the range-topping M2 was a raging success for the German brand.


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