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31 December 2023
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Clean Car Discount scheme ends

Clean Car Discount (CCD) scheme: its impact, financial insights, and legacy. Explore the scheme’s achievements in boosting EV adoption, the financial model supporting its operation, and the transition towards sustainable transportation following its conclusion in December 2023.
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6 December 2023
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Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Car Enthusiasts

Discover the ideal Christmas gifts for car connoisseurs in New Zealand. Our guide features the top 5 gift ideas for 2023, tailored for those passionate about automobiles. From high-quality car detailing kits to thrilling driving experiences at renowned racetracks, find the perfect present to delight the automotive enthusiast in your life.
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30 October 2023
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Special Edition Ford Ranger Wildtrak X

Dive deep into the Special Edition Ford Ranger Wildtrak X, tailored for New Zealand’s diverse terrains. Discover its history, design, performance, and why it stands out as the ultimate companion for great offroad adventures.
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30 October 2023
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Tesla Model Y Tops New Zealand’s Vehicle Registrations in September 2023

Preliminary data from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency reveals that the Tesla Model Y was the best-selling new car in New Zealand for September 2023. With 697 registrations, it narrowly surpassed the Toyota RAV4’s 683. This milestone comes during a period of declining overall vehicle sales and recently enacted legislative changes affecting the automotive industry. Market Overview: The Numbers Tell
14 September 2023
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Toyota bZ4X: Shaking Up the EV Landscape

Introduction: Toyota Enters the EV Arena When a heavyweight like Toyota steps into the electric vehicle (EV) ring, everyone takes notice. The brand, long lauded for its reliability and innovation, has finally pulled the covers off its first all-battery offering: the Toyota bZ4X. Slated to hit New Zealand roads in early 2024, this EV SUV promises more than just zero
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14 September 2023
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The All-New Toyota C-HR: Elevating the Hybrid SUV Experience in New Zealand

As New Zealanders increasingly opt for eco-friendly transportation, the upcoming Toyota C-HR, set to land on our shores in the first quarter of 2024, has never been more relevant. Combining avant-garde design with advanced hybrid electric technology, Toyota is elevating the standard for SUVs across New Zealand. A Look into the Stylish Design Powertrain & Performance Going Beyond Green Awards
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1 September 2023
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Fee Changes by Waka Kotahi (NZTA) coming 1 October

Discover the upcoming changes to regulatory fees and charges by Waka Kotahi (NZTA) that will affect vehicle owners across New Zealand. Stay informed about adjustments to driver license fees, vehicle registration fees, and road user charges. Learn how these changes are based on actual costs and aimed at creating fair and balanced contributions. Stay up-to-date with these fee adjustments to ensure you’re prepared for the new landscape of land transport regulations.
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28 August 2023
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Kia EV5 Introduced: The Compact Sibling of the EV9

Comprehensive review of the upcoming Kia EV5 in the New Zealand market, covering design, performance, and features.
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