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November issue out now

November issue out now

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, Minister of Transport. He encourages others to “grasp the opportunity before us”.

The Motor Trade Association has applauded the government for acknowledging a scrappage scheme will benefit the light-vehicle fleet. A scheme has been suggested in the discussion document for the emissions reduction plan. Plus: in-depth industry reaction to the document.

No government consultation on regulations for its feebate scheme disappoints the Motor Industry Association. Meanwhile, the association reports an insufficient global supply of magnesium is set to compound the semi-conductor crisis and other supply-chain issues when it comes to making cars.

In other news:

• Finance providers are preparing for major changes to credit contract laws from December 1. Plus: tips for car dealers.

• Autoterminal NZ Ltd’s liquidators have sold the business to ATNZ 2000 Ltd – a wholly owned subsidiary of IBC Japan Ltd.

• Mark Gilbert, of Drive Electric, says the time for talking’s done – New Zealand needs to get moving with cutting pollution from its fleet.

• Turners is planning to source more stock on-shore in anticipation of the clean car policies impacting on used imports.

• Colonial Motor Company reports the speed of reductions in emissions is the biggest concern in government policies. 

• VIA’s Kit Wilkerson explains why the clean cars programme will limit supply, but create opportunities for businesses that adapt.

• Tony Everett, of the MTA, clears up any confusion about clean cars and the emissions reduction plan by drawing parallels with a Monty Python skit.

• Moana Blue’s Matt Battle says the speed at which used vehicles are being delivered from Japan has returned to a “next available vessel” basis.

• Top karter Rianna O’Meara-Hunt will join the Toyota 86 Championship’s 2021/22 season, with Chelsea Herbert set to return after breaking her back in a crash.

• Why a “gutted” Liam Lawson has ruled out a return to the high-stakes Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft next year.

• Plus: the best industry statistics around, Lotus showroom for Auckland, Mitsubishi to expand with Kapiti Coast and Christchurch franchises, production issues continue to hit new-vehicle imports and much more.

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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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