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TMP, the company that owns and operates the international motorsport park at Taupo, say it is to be renamed the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. The motorsport park’s future was re-assured following a financial and management Read More
Three-year-old Avondale lad Devon Roke has never walked under his own steam, but from Wednesday he and seven other children with cerebral palsy will at last be independently mobile, thanks to volunteer-run charity Gobabygo.
The small group of volunteers adapts ride-in electric toy cars specifically for each disabled child who successfully applies, to give them the experience of independent mobility.
Research has discovered that being independently mobile in a fun way, using an easily-available ride-in device, helps children make friends, relate to siblings, and even test boundaries. Continue reading “More electric wheels for disabled tots” »
Three-year-old Avondale lad Devon Roke has never walked under his own ...
America’s widely-respected Consumer Reports has again found the most reliable brands in the automotive world to be Japanese. Or Audi.
Lexus, Toyota, Mazda, and Subaru join the German make as the most reliable, while buyers site new transmissions as the biggest headache – and the most damaging tho their wallets – when it comes to repairs, the latest Consumer Reports survey finds.
Problematic infotainment systems continue to be a major issue for new car owners, but there’s a notable increase in problems with new automatic transmissions that are designed to improve fuel economy. Continue reading “Infotainment, trans problems hit reliability rankings” »
America’s widely-respected Consumer Reports has again found the most r ...
Electric vehicle adoption is being stifled by the government, says First party leader Winston Peters.
Speaking at today’s opening of ChargeNet’s latest fast charging station at Kaiwaka, Peters said that New Zealand is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to electric vehicles.
“New Zealand is way behind in reducing emissions from vehicles, yet we have the renewable energy to power electric cars at our fingertips,” he said. Continue reading “EV cars stalled by ‘hands off’ government” »
Electric vehicle adoption is being stifled by the government, says Fir ...
An Ohio farm has paid tribute to Ford’s F-150 truck – in corn.
Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, has made the seven-acre maze to entertain locals – who have been tackling the family’s mazes for nearly two decades.
“We are a multi-generation Ford-driving family,” said Kristin Leaders. Continue reading “Maize maze tribute to truck” »
An Ohio farm has paid tribute to Ford’s F-150 truck - in corn. Lead ...
With ‘Back to the Future’ day this week – the day Michael J. Fox arrives in the future in the iconic movie trilogy, a number of companies have jumped on the band wagon with videos and other tie-ins.
We decided to pick just one to show readers, and this is it, from automotive Giant Toyota.
The company is using the movie, and stars Fox and Christopher Lloyd to promote its new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Continue reading “Great scott!” »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFyY7_hc-14 With ‘Back to the Futur ...
Ferrari’s share offering on the NYSE stayed true to form when debuted to the public.
The Maranello-based manufacturer’s shares, trading as RACE, jumped sharply upon released.
Its addition to Fiat-Chrysler meant alarm bells for many, Sergio Marchionne Chrysler chief executive and Ferrari chairman was on the floor, saying all the right things. Continue reading “Ferrari float fires up Wall St” »
Ferrari’s share offering on the NYSE stayed true to form when debuted ...
A toe-dipping test import of the fiery Ford Focus RS was so successful that the company is biting the bullet and bringing the hardcore hatches in ‘properly.’
The rally-bred Focus RS weights around 1500kg, but pushes that along with a 275kW/440Nm wallop courtesy of the company’s 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine.
It’s had a number of technology updates that make it even more tractable – a beefier all-wheel-drive system with selectable drive modes and dynamic torque vectoring take its grip ability to a whole new level. Continue reading “Ford adds hardcore Focus RS to hatch line-up” »
A toe-dipping test import of the fiery Ford Focus RS was so successful ...
The trickle down of active safety technology from the flagship Hyundai Genesis sedan has begun with the refreshed series two model Santa Fe SUV gaining many of these features.
Hyundai claims the Santa Fe remains New Zealand’s most popular large SUV, it has sold 1620 units in the year to September 30, against 1571 registrations from the Toyota Highlander.
Back rental sales out of the equation say Hyundai and the Santa Fe is sitting on 1484 registrations, followed by the Holden Captiva on 976, Subaru Outback on 903, and the Toyota Highlander had 867 private buyer registrations. Continue reading “Active safety focus for Santa Fe Series II” »
The trickle down of active safety technology from the flagship Hyundai ...