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Dr Matt Jenks says he's concerned about climate change and wants to do his bit for the environment.

Powered by a Japanese restaurant's vegetable oil, this Toyota costs nearly nothing to run - and the fumes smell great.

Captain Cook Highway?

State Highway 1's current name is "boring" and does nothing to attract tourists, a National Party donor and businessman ...

Calls afoot to rename "boring" State Highway 1 after iconic explorer but are plans on a road to nowhere?

Mitsubishi teases new SUV

Mitsubishi Ground Tourer Concept is due to be unveiled at the 2016 Paris motor show.

Japanese brand to debut new coupe-styled SUV concept at the 2016 Paris motor show.

Willys Jeep-inspired cars

Jeep Wrangler is straight from the Willys family tree.

First came the Willys Jeep. Then these five... eventually.

VW to make record $21b payout

A Volkswagen logo is pictured at Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal ...

Volkswagen settles its emissions cheating scandal case with the highest compensation by a carmaker in US history.

New crash test may be tough to pass

The structure of the 2015 Toyota RAV4 held up well in the driver-side small overlap test (left). In contrast, intrusion ...

A closely watched auto safety rating could soon get even tougher.

History repeats at Jeep's Kiwi bush-bash

A WW2 Willys Jeep takes pride of place among a selection of modern-day Jeep product during the 75th anniversary media day.

Jeeps opts for muddy off-roading event to celebrate its 75th birthday.

Selfies rekindle love affair with cars

Michael and Szetlana Grills take a selfie in front of their '67 Pontiac classic car during an event in Chicago.

Selling, or buying, a car is such a life event that many now post online, be it a glamour shot of the car or a selfie.

'Held to ransom' by boy racers

Governors Bay residents say they are being "held to ransom" by boy racers.

Christchurch is being "held to ransom" by boy racers, which flood into the small, harbourside community of Governors Bay.

Jay Leno rolls in 2500hp stunt car video

Jay Leno survived this rollover accident at a speedway in California.

A car crazy Jay Leno has walked away from a spectacularly scary crash in a 2500 horsepower Barracuda race car.

Serious crashes prompt road probe

Safety and crash prevention on State Highway 6 and other national thoroughfares will be the focus of NZTA as part of a ...

Road between Nelson and Blenheim could be upgraded as part of a $600 million safety investment.

EV road toll breaks? video

The future is electric, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

Exempting electric vehicles from road tolls on Auckland motorways an 'interesting question', minister says.

Woman dies after airbag ruptures

The Honda City.

The incident came days after Honda Malaysia announced a recall of more than 145,000 vehicles.

Subaru fastest up Goodwood video

Olly Clark on his way to winning the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed shootout in his Subaru Impreza.

If you've driven Goodwood on Gran Turismo then you'll appreciate Olly Clark's 46.29sec real-life effort.

Sports-racers light up Goodwood gallery

A 1980 Lancia Beta Montecarlo races at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Some of the world's most extraordinary sports-racing cars light up the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Mercedes-AMG's new performance hero

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the brand's new performance hero and was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Mercedes' tuning division takes aim at the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Toyota NZ turns to used electrics

The plug-in Prius, which is beginning to be imported as a used car by Toyota New Zealand.

New electric vehicles are too expensive for NZ market so Toyota has begun importing used ones from Japan.

Plug and play in BMW's new X5

X5 xDrive 40e (left) and 225xe (right) are BMW's new plug-in iPerformance wagons.

BMW's plug-in X5 and 2-series models are about to arrive in New Zealand. We unplug and play during a preview drive in Germany.

New-look Top Gear in turmoil video

Hosts Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans are said to be at war.

Matt LeBlanc threatens to quit over spat with co-host Chris Evans, as viewer numbers slump to a record low.

Nissan builds drone to race GT-R video

A Nissan GT-R racing a specially-built drone at the Silverstone circuit in the UK.

Special race tuned drone can reach 100kmh from a standstill in a blistering 1.3 seconds.

Car sharing on NZ's horizon

Toyota NZ managing director Alistair Davis speaking at the media conference.

The head of New Zealand's biggest car company says the future will see a time where nobody will own a motor vehicle - just share them.

Mt Vic tunnel upgrade done

Mt Victoria Tunnel's sweeping upgrades - including this fetching Mt Victoria Robin's Egg Blue paint job - are now complete.

After 14 months, the spruce-up of the State Highway 1 link is complete.

The future of car advertising video

The Mill Blackbird can simulate almost any car with the help of visual effects.

The Mill Blackbird can simulate almost any car with the help of visual effects.

Panicked parking prang ruins Porsche video

If it won't fit, force it, seems to be the motto of the teen trying to get this expensive Porsche into a garage in Canada.

A panicked teen without a driver's licence is in a whole lot of trouble after borrowing his mum's expensive SUV.

Jeep rollaway defect legal action

A Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Legal action filed against maker of Jeep Grand Cherokee claiming defect causes rollaway accidents, including death of Star Trek actor.

Corolla hybrid comes with warning

The new Toyota Corolla hybrid, joining New Zealand most popular passenger car selection in July.

Toyota launches hybrid Corolla in NZ with some scary warning shots over the future of our environment.

Lambo pays homage to Miura

Lamborghini's Aventador Miura Homage.

Lamborghini takes the wraps off a special edition Aventador that honours its iconic Miura sports car.

VW 'to pay over $13b'

In April, Volkswagen said it would set aside €16.2 billion (NZ$25.44b) and slash its dividend to cover the costs from ...

Volkswagen payout partly to settle claims by nearly 500,000 owners stemming from its US diesel emissions scandal.

Gold 'Wing'ing it across the USA

Mark Thompson with the Honda Gold Wing he bought to ride across the USA, stopping off to see the sights and wildlife ...

Kiwi Mark Thompson started his 40-000-kilometre journey on a mountainbike before upgrading to something gruntier.

Who dies in driverless car crashes?

Among issues to be worked through before driverless cars appear on our roads: Who does the vehicle try to protect in a ...

Who dies when a crash is inevitable and the car is making all the decisions?

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