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Was the Prius PHV worth it? video

We did 4000km in our Prius, 29 per cent of it in pure-EV mode.

We've done 4000km in our plug-in Prius and it's time to go. How did we do?

Hitler's car under hammer video

Adolf Hitler's personal touring car is expected to provoke plenty of interest at the Arizona auction.

One of only five Offener Tourenwagens in the world, Hitler's car will be auctioned with some of the proceeds going to Holocaust education.

Dashcam captures US flying car

The car ended up wedged in the side of the building after hitting the central barrier.

The footage captured by the bus driver shows the car flying through the air just metres from the front of the bus.

The 'traffic cops' at sea video

Harbourmaster Luke Grogan, left, and Maritime NZ national compliance officer Matt Wood with their new speed guns in the ...

Bad boaties, bad boaties, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you?

Turn too tight for trucks

The intersection of Glandovey and Idris roads, where residents are concerned about trucks.

Residents of Christchurch area want truckies to stop using residential road as a thoroughfare.

Noisy trucks ease off the brakes

Epsom MP David Seymour, NZTA regional director for Northland and Auckland Ernst Zollner and former Minister of Transport ...

Noise cameras have helped decreased noisy trucks but resident still wants barriers installed at busy intersection.

The most Ferraris in one place?

This 1936 Mercedes is one of the vehicles at the new Dutton dealership in Christchurch.

Christchurch has NZ's best classic car culture, says upmarket car dealership.

Shine bright like a diamond video

This Mercedes does shine bright like a diamond - thanks to over a million dollars' worth of them on the car.

The Mercedes-Benz is blinged up to the max with Swarovski crystals - and the car firm has even thrown the crystals on the exhaust pipe and rims.

Bullitt back with a bang video

The 2019 Ford Bullitt was unveiled to surprised spectators at the Detroit Auto show.

It doesn't come much cooler than this - Steve McQueen's iconic car is updated for a new generation.

VW still struggles to change

Unsure of its footing, Volkswagen pledges change post-emissions scandal, but keeps not fully delivering.

Volkswagen is still suffering from a two steps forward, one step back approach in life post-emissions scandal.

Truck stuck on boat ramp video

The apparent driving error left the truck partly dangling off the boat ramp.

Driver of truck believed to have mistaken boat ramp in Porirua for a road.

G-class thrives on similarity

Squint and it's still the 1979 model: upright, round headlamps, prominent indicators. That's the idea.

Old look and new tech equally important in 2018 G-class.

No steering wheel the future video

The future of driving doesn't involve driving -- at all.

Is it still a car if you can't drive it? GM reveals look at its new autonomous car - and what is missing.

Car smashes into dentist office video

A car hit a center divider, went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a small office building in Santa Ana, ...

The driver of a car sent his vehicle airborne after slamming into a median barrier and ended up wedged in a dentist's office, two floors up.

The Rock's car collection video

The Rock's quite the collectors when it comes to cars and trucks.

When it comes to acting, The Rock clearly has an eye for a script - but he also has an eye for what makes a great car collection

The five coolest Audi racing cars of all time

Audi's 200 Trans Am was good enough for America to have it banned.

Audi means rallying to many. But the brand has also created some awesome circuit cars.

Audi RS 5: is an extra letter really worth $30,000?

Outwardly quite similar to cheaper S5, new RS 5 coupe is still an engineering masterclass.

New RS 5 coupe contains just as much GT as gee-whizz. Does that make it too similar to the cheaper S5?

Plugging in to on-road saving

Owning an electric vehicle can change your life and improve your bank balance.

Owning an EV can change your life and improve your bank balance.

EV-anglelist still grinning

Electric vehicle owner Avner Nahmias says his EV is the coolest thing.

Electric vehicle owner Avner Nahmias calls himself an EV-angelist.

Electric vehicles powering ahead

A lineup of four electric vehicles on December 14 at the increasingly busy Network Tasman fast-charging station in Nelson.

Demand is outstripping supply of electric vehicles in the Nelson-Tasman region.

Canterbury's most dangerous intersection

NZTA has ranked the Jones and Dawsons roads intersection as Canterbury's most dangerous, with six crashes killing one ...

Drivers cross the railway line and hit an immediate stop sign. Some miss it, with terrible consequences.

Why so selfish and angry, drivers?

"We had an amazing time on our festive season road trip, but far too much of the driving we encountered was selfish and ...

OPINION: My driving over the holidays seemed to cause a lot of aggression. Had I suddenly become a terrible driver?

Fallout from the rockfall

Rocks keep falling down the Manawatū Gorge's unstable hillside.

Miri Schroeter looks at how two slips in April set off a chain of events.

It's 1.5m for a reason

Jones said there was very little room for him between the car and the curb as the driver came careering downhill through ...

Intentional or not, a passing car got far too close for comfort for Auckland cyclist Rhys Jones.

Foot down for sideways action video

Dimiti Amos loses his rear wheel during practice.

Drifters have created their own track at Upper Hutt for this weekend's champs.

Car trader feels judge's wrath

Keith Turner has agreed to pay his victims back at $500 a month Judge Geoff Rea warned him of the consequences if he ...

You've had your chance, judge warns as dealer claims he can't pay his debts.

Skoda builds cardboard car

Cardboard Karoq took 600 hours to complete. It's the one on the right, by the way.

When you ask six-year-olds what they want in a car, this is what happens.

Kiwi start-up makes US inroads

Brian Karlson co-founded Transfercar in 2008 after observing a problem: tourists often flew to New Zealand's North ...

Transfercar filled a gap in NZ's tourism market. It's now chalking up milestones in the US and Canada.

Hand-shift bikers keen on challenge

Aussie Bike Tours owner Eddy Garner races his 1942 Harley Davidson WLA 750 hand-shifter.

Eight Australian riders are bringing their unique hand-shift bikes to the Burt Munro Challenge.

Timm cruises NZ in style

Timm Scholz is celebrating his 10th trip to New Zealand by driving around in his "favourite toy".

The reformed car collector wanted to make his 10th trip to New Zealand extra special.

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