// EV batteries keeping fire alive on cargo ship carrying hundreds of supercars

Firefighters are struggling to extinguish the Felicity Ace cargo ship carrying a number of luxurious supercars.

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// Volkswagen Commercial confirms arrival of South African Wolf

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has confirmed that the all-new 2022 Amarok one-tonne pick-up to be built alongside the Ford Ranger at the Silverton plant in South Africa will be powered by a V6 TDI engine.

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// Renault hydrogen concept car unveiled May

Renault has released a teaser picture of its hydrogen-powered concept car to be revealed in May…

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// Illegal trader to pay out $175k

A banned car dealer who operated under multiple identities selling vehicles that never arrived has avoided imprisonment.

// MIA: discount calculator needed

The Motor Industry Association (MIA) is waiting for the government to confirm the system to be used to work out rebates and fees on light vehicles from April 1 has been finalized.


// How new laws will impact classic cars

In the industry, the organization has issued further guidance about how the clean car discount and standard will affect classic and collectible vehicle enthusiasts.

// Subscription service cuts dealers out of used cars

Volvo Cars UK will now dispose of its vehicle fleet which has been driven by executives, leasees, or subscription users through an online platform rather than offering them to the national dealer network through a tender or auction process.

// Hertz invests in EV rentals

Vehicle rental firm Hertz is expanding its global EV commitment with investment in UFODrive, a leading self-service EV rental company and e-mobility service provider in Europe.

// From Kenya to Prague and back again

New Zealand Automobile Association chief executive Brian Gibbons retired after four decades of service in January…

// Nissan building two new EVs at US factory

Nissan is investing US$500 million to transform its Canton Mississippi assembly plant to build new Nissan…

// EVs maintain grip on Kiwi gong

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has scooped the 2021 New Zealand Car of the Year crown, the third electric vehicle in a row to claim the annual award.

// Carr & Haslam’s eCanter delivers EVs

One of New Zealand’s oldest transport companies is now delivering electric vehicles on the back of its very first battery-electric truck.

// Vodafone FiberSense partnership could aid AVs

Vodafone New Zealand is expanding its FiberSense partnership pilot to Wellington to protect customers from unexpected…



// Current National New Car Deals

Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.

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