Sneaking into a bus lane? Think again

A Wellington City Council parking services worker films the bus lanes on Willis St with a new high-definition video ...

Wellington's parking wardens now have the tools to film, and fine, motorists driving in bus lanes.

Ford plans long-range electric car

A 2013 Ford Focus Electric which is capable of about 120km on a single charge. The company's latest version will achieve ...

Ford plans a long-range electric vehicle to compete with battery-powered models coming from Tesla and GM.

Snapchat sued over 172kmh crash

A picture from Twitter of Christal McGee's Snapchat after crashing at over 170kmh while using the app's filter which ...

Driver wanted to record how fast she could go on a Snapchat filter.

Five things to know about Mitsi scandal

2892015 Motoring Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  Mitsubishi Outlander VRX.

A look at the details of the fuel economy cheating scandal enveloping Mitsubishi.

'Cactus' skin may boost electric cars

A new membrane developed from a cactus is projected to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells.

A cactus-inspired skin could hold the secret to creating a more efficient electric car.

'Mad Mike' tears up Long Beach video

Kiwi drifter, 'Mad' Mike Whiddett.

Kiwi burnout king NZ-bound after tearing up the sands and streets of California's Long Beach.

Five Kiwis get new Alfa sports car

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.

Worldwide demand is high but a handful of Kiwis are now owners of Alfa Romeo's new sports car, the 4C Spider.

Fuel company makes fuel-saving car video

The Shell Concept Car, just unveiled in London.

"Co-engineering" is the secret behind a concept car that needs only half the energy of your average small family car.

Another country discounts electric cars

HANOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 14:  A host holds up two different kinds of electric car charging plug interfaces, the left one ...

Kiwis still waiting on a NZ policy as Germany announces it is to spend about NZ$1.65b to get more consumers buying electric cars.

Scandal hits Mitsubishi orders

Mitsubishi Motors Co. President Osamu Masuko poses with an eK Wagon at the car's unveiling in Tokyo September 13, 2006. ...

Concerns over the future of Mitsubishi intensify as automaker's orders take a hit in Japan.

Roadside tickets going mobile video

A simple swipe of the driver's license is now all that is needed to record a traffic infringement by police.

 A simple swipe of your driver's licence is all that is now needed to receive a roadside traffic ticket.

NZ car safety focus changing

Tucson was redesigned by Hyundai and retested by Ancap to achieve a five-star score.

Crash authority set to make five-star scores harder to get.

VW takes global sales lead

Volkswagen is charging ahead in the worldwide sales race as chief rival Toyota is slowed after earthquakes in Japan ...

VW eclipsed Toyota as the world's top-selling carmaker in the first quarter as Japanese rival grappled with a series of production stoppages.

World's most popular sports cars

All bulges and big power: GT V8 is the preferred model for first wave of Kiwi Mustang buyers.

They are the cars that dreams are made of, but how many of those dreams have become reality?

Silverdale leads the charge

With plans for more chargers at Wellsford and Matakana the north will be more accessible to electric vehicles.

The opening of two rapid charging points in Silverdale confirms the north of Auckland as likely the first viable electric vehicle region in NZ.

Safety concerns on Waikaia Bush Road

This vehicle rolled after becoming stuck in ruts on Waikaia Bush Road recently.

'A door would have been nice'

Matt LeBlanc gets down and dusty in an Ariel Nomad in the new Top Gear trailer.

It's Matt LeBlanc versus the Ariel Nomad in the latest Top Gear trailer.

Kiwi movie wants your Minis video

Vehicle Master Matt Silver with one of the locally-owned Minis that could be used in the upcoming Pork Pie movie to be ...

Calling all Southland Mini Cooper owners - the Goodbye Pork Pie remake wants you to be part of the action.

Will NZ get Mazda's new SUV?

The CX-4 shows off its coupe-like lines.

At this stage, the CX-4 is a China-only model. But we're guessing it won't stay that way for long.

Dubai's push for driverless cars

Dubai is looking to cut down on costs and accidents by making 25 per cent of all trips on its roads done by driverless ...

Dubai's leader wants 25 per cent of all trips on its roads to be done by driverless vehicles by 2030.

The future of taxis

New laws will change how taxis operate.

How law changes will change your taxi - or Uber - ride.

Idiot's guide to EVs in NZ video

Mercedes-Benz is set to join the EV club in NZ with plug-in versions of its sedans and GLE SUV.

Confused about cars that you can plug in? You won't be after reading our need-to-know guide.

Can anime boost bland designs?

Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer of Nissan, poses for a photo with the company's Gripz ...

In a world of look-alike cars, Japanese automakers are turning to pop culture to make their designs stand out.

Eye tests could go

An eye testing machine for driver licensing, which may become redundant.

Transport Ministry proposes to drop vision tests for driver's licence renewals.

Ford forks out for Tesla

A Tesla Model X on display at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Ford has paid NZ$78,800 more than the sticker price to buy, test and examine Tesla's electric Model X SUV.

Mustang sales gallop ahead

All bulges and big power: GT V8 is the preferred model for first wave of Kiwi Mustang buyers.

Ford claims its new Mustang was the world's best-selling two-door sports coupe in 2015.

Watch: Police car cops bricks video

Two men arrested after throwing bricks at the windscreen of a police car during a traffic stop in Britain.

Dangerous driving became dangerous behaviour when bricks were hurled at a police car in bizarre British traffic stop.

Drink-driving nun's evidence not 'credible'

Sister Kimberly Miller leaves the courtroom after being sentenced for driving under the influence of alcohol.

She insisted she was sleep driving, after taking a pill. The judge put it down to the altar wine.

Toyota Corolla hybrid coming

A petrol-electric version of the Toyota Corolla hatch will be launched in New Zealand in a few weeks.

A petrol-electric version of the Toyota Corolla hatch for NZ is just a few weeks away.

Car colours all black and white

Colour me white - the paintwork of choice by 35 per cent of the world's new vehicle buyers last year.

Did colour influence your car buying decision?

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