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December issue out now

December issue out now

Dealers, lenders and insurance providers are waiting to find out if more tweaks will be made to laws around motor-vehicle finance and add-ons following a Commerce Commission review.

After a meeting with the regulator on November 23, the Financial Services Federation is confident most car dealers and F&I providers are doing the right thing.

Autofile also has tips on how businesses can comply with changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act, which came in on December 1.

Emissions targets for the clean cars programme need to be “corrected” to avoid the new-car industry facing “crippling penalties”.

That’s the MIA’s warning to the select committee considering submissions on the Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill. Plus: What the MTA and VIA are recommending to the government.

Meanwhile, VIA is calling for the emissions trading scheme to be overhauled with a universal carbon tax considered as a way to positively impact climate change. It adds: “Abundant, cheap, green electricity is the most important thing to motivate the electrification of every industry.” Plus: how the emissions reduction plan is likely to impact on the automotive sector.

• Nelson-based i4 checkpoint Ltd has been approved for entry certification on used-imported light vehicles.

• Jim Gibbons, at his last AGM as Colonial’s chairman, says vehicle supply to New Zealand is still a major issue in Covid-19’s ongoing wake.

• Dave Harris, who has stepped down as the MTA’s president, admits it’s beyond him how some businesses have survived challenges thrown at them. 

• David Crawford, of the MIA, says it’s time for the government to “start listening” and to “let us out – now”.

• Hunter McElrea has been confirmed for the Indy Lights series. He’s just one step from the main championship.

• Meet Robotaxi – set to hail in the new era of autonomous passenger services.

• And Emma Gilmour chats to Autofile about being the first female driver signed by McLaren Racing.

Plus: The best industry statistics around, market reports on Turners and Geneva Finance, new cars, disputes, industry movers and much more.

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Dealers, lenders and insurance providers are waiting to find out if more tweaks will be made to laws around motor-vehicle finance and add-ons following a Commerce Commission review. After a meeting

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The Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association has changed its policy to support the clean cars programme. Autofile reports on the reasons behind the decision, which has been welcomed by Michael Wood

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Autoterminal New Zealand Ltd (ATNZ) continues to trade and provide cars to dealers as liquidators pore over its books. The south Auckland-based importer and wholesaler went into liquidation last mo

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The Motor Trade Association (MTA) has outlined details of a scrappage scheme to get greener and safer cars onto our roads and cut the average age of the fleet. Its proposals include offering consumers

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Dealers and finance providers are racing against the clock to be ready for law changes that come into force on October 1. They are expected to make the loan process longer, which is likely to impact o

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VIA warns the car market could be “screwed” for the rest of the year because of the government’s EV rebates, which started on July 1. The MTA says petrol hybrids should have been

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A feebate scheme seems set to be revived to make electric vehicles (EVs) cheaper and those with internal combustion engines (ICEs) more expensive. The government has released a green paper on a raf

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Biosecurity New Zealand aims to have a new way of verifying used imports fully operational by July, with the move putting extra pressure on border-inspection organisations.  Changes to improve

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Industry organisations are calling on the Climate Change Commission to put more focus on tackling emissions from vehicles already on our roads rather than simply targeting what enters the fleet. Th

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Five entry-certification inspection organisations – VINZ, the AA, VTNZ, Drivesure and Canterbury Vehicle Compliance – are weighing up the costs of extra regulation because of new auditing

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Climate change is the hot topic for the automotive industry amid a push for a clean-car import standard and a call to ban sales of newly imported petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035. We talk to seni

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In Autofile’s first issue of 2021, we talk to three chief executives of industry organisations – VIA, the MTA and MIA – about what the future holds. In addition to how the economy

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