More electric car charging stations on the cards for Wellington region

Struggling to find a charge for your electric car in Wellington? Don't worry, help is on the way.

Test-driving fans overwhelm Ferrari's hometown

Howl of engines from test-drive businesses is upsetting residents' tranquility in Ferrari's hometown of Maranello.

Ford Kuga Ambiente FWD 1.5 is a goer

Ford gets Kuga refresh right with the introduction of the 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine.

Police clampdown with 4kmh speed threshold in force

All drivers stopped by police until February can expect to be breath-tested.

Timing perfect for arrival of new medium-sized Mercedes-Benz SUV

Look out BMW and Audi. Mercedes-Benz finally has an entry in the vital medium SUV segment of NZ's luxury car market.

Heidi Hetzer's wild worldwide car adventure reaches Miami

NZ well remembered by 78-year-old grandmother as her worldwide adventure driving an 85-year-old car reaches Miami.

Shelby Mustang replica build license granted

Florida-based company secures a license to produce replica classic Shelby Mustangs.

Nobody drives Ford sedan through fake city

Ford breaks ground at new autonomous-vehicle testing facility.

The Love Bug Herbie's hot price a VW Beetle record

An iconic movie car from the 70s and 80s has been sold for a record price for its model.

Vehicles 'levitate' in bizarre crash in China

A cable caught in a street sweeper is being blamed for a bizarre incident that seemed to make three vehicles levitate.

BMW X1: honey, I magnified the Mini

Mini's front-drive genes are starting to infect the BMW product line-up as the new X1 follows the 2-series Active Tourer.

Five city cars with lots of character

They're small but interestingly formed: here are five tiny cars with big personalities.

Volkswagen puts the R into Passat TSI 4Motion wagon

If you crossed a hot hatch with an SUV you might get the VW Passat TSI 4Motion.

Ten out of 10 for 10th Burt Munro Challenge

The verdict on the 10th annual Burt Munro Challenge is in: 10 out of 10.

1929 Ariel K 500 motorcycle comes home for Burt Munro Challenge

Nick Fletcher laughs when he is asked if his 1929 Ariel K 500 motorcycle will win the Burt Munro street races. 

Active safety to be rewarded in Car of the Year judging

The car with the best accident-avoiding features will get a special safety gong at this year's Autocar Car of the Year awards.

Ford creates suit to make you feel like you're driving on drugs

Here's a new twist on driver education: an outfit that simulates the physical effects of drug use.

Slick track, slicker bikes for Teretonga Circuit Races at Burt Munro Challenge

Visiting Brits and bikes made from bits - it's Burt time in Southland.

Thousands spread along Oreti Beach for Burt Munro beach race

Friday was not the first time Rhys Hanna has sat on the beach waiting for the Burt Munro beach race to begin.

The old Kiwi ute isn't what it used to be

How have pickup trucks gone from down-and-dirty to desperately trendy?

Audi RS3 Sportback has the sexiest sound

The Audi RS3 Sportback offers awesome performance - and a soundtrack to die for.

Ready, set, go for Invercargill street races at Burt Munro Challenge

The first Invercargill street races are set for Sunday.

NZ's first Ford Mustang shipment arrives

Mustang fans in a lather as NZ's first shipment of Ford's iconic all-new model has arrived.

John Munro opens Southland Vintage Car Club Burt Munro Motorcycle Show

Motorbikes a mode of transport, not toys, Burt Munro's son says.

Change to one-year-long warrants of fitness means dangerous tyres on our roads

A Nelson tyre retailer says year-long WoFs will mean more unsafe cars on our roads.

How Toyota used Nascar to sway loyal US car buyers

Japanese carmaker using Nascar to convince brand-loyal Americans just how American its products are.

VW announces cleaning solution for dirty diesels

The fix for VW's emissions-cheating diesel engines is surprisingly simple, but it won't be quick.

Hold the sausages and bacon, says rally ace Hayden

New Zealand rally ace Hayden Paddon helped cook up a storm for Taranaki motorsport fans on Friday.

Porsche being sued by Paul Walker's father

Paul Walker's dad files claim against Porsche for negligence and wrongful death over the accident that killed the Fast & Furious star.

Petersen Automotive Museum soups up its exhibits and cherries out its exterior

Like a flashy sports car a redesigned iconic motor museum is impossible to miss.

Transport Ministry predicts drones, self-drive cars and a car butler in future

Flying cars? Hovercraft? The Ministry of Transport reveals its predictions.

Burt Munro Challenge brings out the characters

Every year, the Burt Munro Challenge brings bikers from around New Zealand, and the world, to Invercargill for a weekend.

Burt Munro Challenge: Brett Ladbrook still riding 29 years after spinal injury

Nearly 30 years after he crashed his motorbike and injured his spine, Brett Ladbrook is still getting around on two wheels.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is sick quick

Porsche's Cayenne Turbo should satisfy any need for speed, but for those who need more, there’s the Turbo S, currently the fastest SUV you can buy.

Hair-raising highway ride with stuck accelerator

A motorist in South Korea has endured a hair-raising highway ride at the wheel of a vehicle with a stuck accelerator.

Carbon Garage: A motorcycle cafe that's full of racers

An Auckland cafe is one of the few places in the world you can pick up a superbike with your coffee.

Crackdown on drivers using phones catches 4195 in one month

Driver with beer in one hand and phone in the other is among thousands caught.

Burt Munro's world record still stands, nearly 50 years on

The world speed record Burt Munro set nearly 50 years ago still stands today.

Burt Munro Challenge turns 10 as thousands head south

Thousands of motorcycle devotees pour south for 10th edition of Burt Munro Challenge.

Mercedes Benz signs up French Cafe's Simon Wright

Mercedes-Benz NZ has unveiled its latest brand ambassador - Simon Wright, executive chef and founder of The French Cafe restaurant in Auckland.

NZ's fastest electric car faces competition

Taupo man set to compete in Christchurch electric car event in self-converted yellow Datsun.

Driving a common denominator in NZ elderly getting in trouble with police

Careless driving the common offence among the country's older offenders.

Floyd Mayweather and his miscellaneous Rolls-Royces

When you are earning over NZ$450 million a year it's feasible that you have miscellaneous Rolls-Royces lying around.

Kiwi government mythbusters turn attention to EVs

The New Zealand government's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has been doing some mythbusting around electric vehicles (EVs).

Car emissions campaigners turn sights on Renault

Study showed Renault's flagship Espace minivan released toxic diesel emissions 25 times over legal limits, group says.

Electric car boom boosts coal power demand

A filthy secret behind the green growth of electric cars in some markets is the need for more coal-fired power plants.

Ducati XDiavel voted best-looker of EICMA 2015

Ducati's XDiavel has been voted the best-looking bike of EICMA 2015.

Mini makes a six-door Clubman

Is Mini's new Clubman a modern-day incarnation of the classic Traveller or a travesty?

New Mazda CX-9 will be walking the torque

Top-end performance isn't important: That's the mantra behind Mazda's latest SUV that we are one of the first to drive.

Shorter, heavier trucks could make roads safer, trucking firm owner says

Heavier trucks without trailers could make roads safer and less frustrating, a technology innovator says.
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