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VIA is warning all used imported dealers around New Zealand that light vehicles emitting more than 191gm/km of CO2 must be registered by March 31, 2022, or buyers will pay a fee from April 1.

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// Rivian hit with a big reality check

Emerging electric ute maker Rivian has found out making cars is hard.

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