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The New Zealand Motoring Writer’s Guild has elected DIESELtalk editor and Auto Media Group chief reporter Robert Barry as its president for the next twelve months. Barry takes over at the wheel from immediate past Read More
Audi of America president Scott Keogh has made some bold statements in regards to the future of electric vehicles.
According to Keogh, Audi will embrace EVs and he fully expects the franchised Audi dealers to do the same.
“Do we want to jump in and compete (with EVs)? Without a doubt. We have the resources, the scale, the infrastructure, the customers and the dealers to compete in this new order.” Continue reading “30 to 40 brands will be EV only in a decade” »
Audi of America president Scott Keogh has made some bold statements in ...
Thieves are looking to make speedy getaways with other people’s motorbikes in Hawke’s Bay.
Police have seen an increasing trend of motorbikes being stolen, including quadbikes being targeted rurally and road and trail bikes being stolen from urban areas.
This includes two Harley Davidsons that were taken from different motels on Marine Parade in Napier.
Continue reading “Thieves looking to make speedy getaways with motorbikes” »
Thieves are looking to make speedy getaways with other people’s motorb ...
Ferrari has been named the world’s strongest auto brand by a new study.
Valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance undertakes the study every year, which also places Ferrari in the top 10 strongest brands of any industry.
Brand Finance chief executive David Haigh says the company’s results are impressive. Continue reading “Ferrari brand speeds ahead of the field” »
Ferrari has been named the world’s strongest auto brand by a new study ...
While fatal airline crashes often grab the headlines, a road safety charity is pointing out that more people die on our roads each year.
Road Safety Education Limited (RSE) says 305 people died in 19 airline crashes during 2016, while 328 people were killed on New Zealand roads.
“Yet we don’t see our government calling for much more effective youth road safety education,” RSE NZ programme manager Maria Lovelock says. Continue reading “Deaths on NZ roads higher than those in airline crashes” »
While fatal airline crashes often grab the headlines, a road safety ch ...
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is celebrating 10 million sales of its hybrid vehicles.
TMC hopes to increase global sales of its hybrid vehicles to 15 million customer deliveries by 2020 – an increase of 50 per cent.
Last year was the most successful in history for the group’s hybrid sales with 1.4 million vehicles sold by the Toyota and Lexus brands, representing approximately 15% of sales.
Continue reading “Toyota hybrids pass 10 million global sales” »
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is celebrating 10 million sales of its ...
The future of General Motors’ European business is up in the air, with the company looking at selling Opel Vauxhall to PSA Group.
But GM Holden New Zealand spokesman Ed Finn says it is business as usual for New Zealand.
GM told Auto News Europe that its ongoing alliance with PSA has generated “substantial synergies” for both companies. Continue reading “GM confirms possible sale of Opel to PSA Group” »
The future of General Motors’ European business is up in the air, with ...