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// Armstrong’s hits pause on Australasian initial public offer

The privately-owned Kiwi automotive dealership group, Armstrong’s, has confirmed that it will delay its plans to dual list on the main board of the New Zealand Stock Exchange and Australian Stock Exchange.

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// Bowater Toyota lands top award

Nelson-based dealership wins brand’s supreme awards for the fourth time after year of “hard work”.

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// Next-generation Porsche 718 confirmed to be electric

Porsche has confirmed the next generation of 718 sports cars, comprising the Boxster and Cayman models, will go fully electric.

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// Prodrive takes Dakar knowledge and builds all-terrain hypercar

British carmaker Prodrive has given the motoring world another car no one asked for, no one needs, but everyone wants.

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// EV Torque – swap the fleet time!

More than half of new cars sold in New Zealand are purchased by businesses. And the majority of these end up in corporate fleets or in car-sharing programmes.

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// Audi unveils A6 Avant e-tron concept – more to come

Based on the Porsche Premium Platform Electric (PPE) it will offer up to 700km range (WLTP) from its 100kmh battery with 350kW of power and 800Nm torque, depending on the model.

// Dealers given economy labels deadline

Authority announces a two-week window for businesses to update details for vehicles offered for sale in yards and online.


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// NZ demand for EVs having a field day, interest at Hyundai up by over 400%

With petrol prices nearing unaffordable highs and lengthy delays importing new cars, local demand for electric vehicles is having a…

// Second-hand EVs surge in popularity

As fuel prices consistently touch and break the $ 3-per-liter mark, it seems more and more people are looking to make the jump to electric power.

// Aussie used importers fire shot at government department

Battle lines are being drawn up between the professional body that represents the imported used car trade in Australia, and the federal government department which is changing the legislation governing the industry.

// Volvo FL Electric tested in harsh climate and city streets

Equipped with Volvo’s second-generation battery packs with a capacity totaling 265kW, local engineers subjected the vehicle to a series of on-road tests in 35 degrees plus heat.

// National urges changes for RUC relief

The National Party is calling on the Government to introduce urgent legislation enabling reductions in road user charges (RUCs) following its move to relieve pressure at the pump.

// Toyota RAV4, Land Cruiser production impacted by the earthquake

Toyota has announced a wave of temporary production pauses across a series of its factories in Japan following a 7.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the nation last week.


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