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Secretive U.S automotive start-up company Faraday Future has announced on its website that it will reveal an electric concept car at the CES 2016 show in Las Vegas in January. “On January 4, 2016, Faraday Read More
Taking into account electricity production, electric vehicles driven in New Zealand produce 80% less carbon dioxide than petrol alternatives according to new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority research.
A Life Cycle Analysis report commissioned by the agency to confirm that EVs are better for the environment than petrol or diesel powered vehicles, across the lifecycle of the vehicle as well as in use.
The Life Cycle Analysis was conducted by an international consultancy team of ARUP and Verdant Vision using ISO methodology to assess environmental impacts based on eight different indicators. Continue reading “EECA report reinforces EV case” »
Taking into account electricity production, electric vehicles driven i ...
The government has its head in the sand on electric vehicles, says New Zealand First.
“National is blind to the glare of opportunity in the electric vehicle industry,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Winston Peters.
“It is refusing to concede that electric vehicles will reduce emissions, save New Zealand a fortune on oil imports and will protect our green image,” he says. Continue reading “Govt has ‘head in the sand’ on electric vehicles” »
The government has its head in the sand on electric vehicles, says New ...
Volkswagen will cut 1 billion euros (NZD $1.62 billion) from its 2016 budget as its emissions scandal expands to include tens of thousands more US vehicles.
The spending cut is VW’s first since the financial crisis in 2009.
On Thursday, November 19, VW and Audi’s officials told the EPA that all 3-litre diesel engines from model years 2009 through 2016 had higher emissions than allowed. Continue reading “VW cuts $1.6bn as US diesel scandal widens” »
Volkswagen will cut 1 billion euros (NZD $1.62 billion) from its 2016 ...
The name has been around 25 years. It was an original compact SUV before there was even a mainstream term for it. Now it sits among a growing army of similar-sized small SUVs like the Nissan Juke, Hyundai ix35 and the Mazda CX-3. Continue reading “Suzuki Vitara Limited 2WD 2015 Review” »
The name has been around 25 years. It was an original compact SUV befo ...
Toyota New Zealand general manager of sales Steve Prangnell says the company has set a sales forecast of 5400 units for its new Hilux in 2016 – with the aim of making a profit on each one.
“We are not going to enter the discounting war,” he told media at the Hilux launch today. “Our game plan is to not watch the competitors.”
“Our strategy is to execute our game plan and not to watch the score board,” says Prangnell. Continue reading “Toyota: No discounting war with new Hilux” »
Toyota New Zealand general manager of sales Steve Prangnell says the c ...
Citroën has announced plans to return to the sport it dominated through the 2010’s – the World Rally Championship.
“With eight world titles and a record 94 wins, Citroën has certainly enjoyed unrivalled success in the WRC,” reiterated Linda Jackson, chief executive officer of the Citroën Brand.
“Rallying is a fascinating sport, which tests the performance, reliability and solidity of the cars and drivers in some magnificent settings,” Jackson says. “The category is taking off again, with increasingly widespread live television coverage and the arrival of China on the calendar in 2016. Continue reading “Citroen returns to WRC” »
Citroën has announced plans to return to the sport it dominated th ...