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// Kia EV6 named European Car of the Year

The Kia EV6 has taken top honors in the European Car of the Year award. Beating 60 other newly released vehicles,

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// Mitsubishi stays out front for new cars

Marque racing ahead of rivals for registrations in 2022, while Tesla’s Model 3 climbs back up the ladder to be the number-two best seller.

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// Import market continues growth after positive February

Positive momentum in New Zealand’s used passenger vehicle market has continued, with a total of 10,734…

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// Toyota pauses all production in Japan following a cyberattack

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// This EV charging station gets its power from solar and wind

One of the big questions of electric vehicle charging, is how green is the energy that’s used to power them?

// Global EV sales ‘up 109% in 2021’

About 6.5 million EVs sold worldwide in 2021 – up 109% on 2020, says technology market…


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// Would you pay $1.7 million to own this questionable Ford GT?

The latest-generation Ford GT is an interesting car. When it first hit the market, buyers had to be chosen by Ford,

// THL reports half-year loss, sells down fleet

Tourism Holdings Limited (THL) has posted a statutory net loss of $4.4 million for its half year result with the COVID-19 pandemic having an ongoing impact on its campervan rental and tourism operations.

// Emissions must still come down – minister

Climate change minister James Shaw says the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report…

// Skoda NZ asks customers to check with dealers

Skoda New Zealand is asking its customers to check with it dealers as to how the ongoing international semi-conductor shortage might have an impact

// Russian EV charger hacked

Russia has been accused of cyberattacks preceding its war on Ukraine but it seems some are getting their own back.

// Brabus’ first bike has been revealed

Brabus has revealed the 1300 R in full, its first go at creating a two-wheeled machine.

// Bugatti will keep ICE for some time but may ditch the W16 engine in favor of something fresh

Most of you reading this will likely never be able to afford a Bugatti. In fact, I could confidently say everyone reading this can’t.


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