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July issue out now

July issue out now

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 included in the discounts, which run until December 31, and is critical no action is being taken now about the existing fleet.

And the MIA stresses the supply of low-emissions vehicles to New Zealand will remain “problematic” with worldwide demand far exceeding production volumes. It adds speculation by ministers about when models – especially utes – are coming to market is “unhelpful”.

Autofile has in-depth guides on what charges and rebates will be available on popular new and used imports under the clean-car discount come January 1.

Official statistics indicate a feebate scheme based on the emissions ratings of light vehicles registered for the first time in 2020 would have created a surplus of at least $130 million for the government – despite ministers saying the programme will be cost-neutral.

· Expert columnists: the MTA’s Tony Everett gives his take on rebates from the car dealer’s view, VIA’s Kit Wilkerson explains the difference between the clean-car discount and clean-car standard and Andrew Caseley provides EECA’s perspective. 

· Trade Me to end pilot scheme for offshore vehicle listings.

· Roll-out of Biosecurity NZ transitional facilities for used-imported vehicles delayed.

· Border-inspection companies appointed by Waka Kotahi.

· Industry reaction to the Climate Change Commission’s final report to government.

Plus: in-depth industry statistics, Jacanna moves to bigger premises, new CEO for Colonial and much more.

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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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