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Japanese car makers falsified safety test results

Toyota, Mazda, Honda, and Suzuki have committed fraud, an investigation has found. Some of Japan’s best-known automakers have admitted to committing fraud in safety tests...

Hyundai doubles down on EV investment

Hyundai Motor Group will commit 68 trillion won (USD $51 billion) over the next three years in South Korea to significantly enhance its electric...

The Great Reset didn’t work: The case of EVs

We are living through one of history’s longest and most excruciating versions of “We told you so.” When in March 2020, the world’s government decided...

Niwa’s purchase of luxury utes criticised

Crown-owned weather research institute Niwa has been slammed for its decision to purchase four Chevrolet Silverado Premium utes. Despite the government's efforts to reduce emissions...

Global electric car sales slowing – data

Demand for EVs has reportedly been declining, partly due to a reduction in state subsidies. Sales of fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have...

Tesla factory robot mauls worker – media

The malfunctioning machine reportedly plunged its metal “claws” into a Tesla employee. A Tesla software engineer suffered lacerations after he was mauled by a manufacturing...

Stay one step ahead with this high-spec radar detector

Introducing the UNIDEN R4 Extreme Long-Range Laser/Radar Detector - 'Record-shattering performance'. The R4, by Uniden, is an all-new platform with a much greater range. It...

Police on lookout for stolen Ford Mustangs

Palmerston North Police are appealing for information following a burglary this morning at a commercial premises on Tremaine Avenue. Between 6:00-6:30am, offenders have allegedly entered...

Police crack down on boy racers in Whangārei

Northland Police targeted boy racers and illegally modified cars with 'huge success' during the weekend. Thirteen unsafe vehicles with significant vehicle faults were ordered off...

The Darker Side of the EV Revolution: Toxic Batteries, Nickel and Hexavalent Chromium

As the EV revolution picks up speed, electric car advocates like to emphasize that electric cars do not leave carbon dioxide emissions in their...

Keep your vehicles safe in Blenheim – police

Police are urging the public to take extra precautions to keep their vehicles safe following a number of vehicle thefts in the Blenheim and...

Grand Theft Hybrid: Toyota Prius Cars Targeted for Platinum Components Across Japan

Last year, platinum prices jumped significantly after the Western countries imposed a spate of sanctions on Russia, one of their major producers, leaving the...

Waterproof Premium Pet Back Car Seat Cover

100% waterproof. This pet seat cover from mightape.co.nz has an anti-slip surface to prevent your dog from slipping every time you step on the brake....

Watch: Surveillance Footage Shows How ‘Self-Driving’ Tesla Caused Devastating 8-Car Pile-Up

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who also heads Twitter among other companies, announced in November that “Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta” is now available to anyone...

South Korea fines Tesla

The EV manufacturer will have to pay around $2.2 million for what has been labeled incorrect advertising. The antitrust regulator of South Korea has fined...

Rally legend Ken Block dies following snowmobile accident

The former Top Gear star was aged 55. Hoonicorn Racing posted a tribute to Block on Instagram. 'It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm...

Electric car charging in Italy more expensive than gasoline

Skyrocketing electricity prices have pushed the costs higher for EV drivers, a study shows. Charging an electric car in Italy will cost 161% more than...

Electric cars in Germany may fall victim to the energy crisis – Der Spiegel

Internal combustion engines might now be more economical than electric ones. The current energy crisis in Europe could put the brakes on electric mobility in...

Ford forced to park thousands of unfinished vehicles – media

Parts shortages have reportedly prompted the company to leave trucks at a former NASCAR track. Ford Motor Co. continues to be plagued by parts shortages,...

Watch: Tesla car fire takes 42 minutes and 25,000 gallons of water to extinguish

The fire happened in a restaurant carpark in the Connecticut city of Stamford earlier this month. Two fire engines arrived on the scene to find...

Watch: Negligent tow truck driver in Europe

The negligence of a tow truck driver on a quiet suburban street in Europe has ended up causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. https://youtube.com/shorts/XszdHRJK63k?feature=share

Watch: Monster Offroad adventure goes awry in Portugal

Video of overloaded monster offroad truck coming unstuck in a Portuguese swamp goes viral. https://youtube.com/shorts/xIO_0saCMGg?feature=share  

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