Charged - Used BEVs eligible for the Clean Car Discount

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Charged - Used BEVs eligible for the Clean Car Discount

With the Clean Car Discount offering a rebate of $3,450 for used Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), there’s been added interest in used BEV models over the last month.

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Windscreen 101: How to prevent vision impairment

When the rain starts to fall, and it’s not been shy of doing that lately, you need your wipers to be up to scratch.

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Ford Escape PHEV now available to order in NZ

During the launch of the Ford Puma and Ford Escape SUVs back in December 2020, Ford NZ said that it expects a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) version of the . . .

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Explained: On-road costs

Usually when shopping, you expect to pay no more than the recommended retail price (RRP) an item is listed for.

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Charged: EV battery tech explained

Each month, we are seeing a remarkable increase in the number of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) being registered in New Zealand, and with the new Clean Car Discount scheme announced, . . .

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What's the difference between a hybrid, PHEV and BEV?

The Government recently announced the Clean Car Discount to incentivise the uptake of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).

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What’s more important when buying a used car – mileage or age?

If you’re in the market for a new second hand car, you may just find yourself in the unenviable position of having to choose between, say a three-year-old car with 100,000km on the clock or a seven-year-old vehicle that’s covered 30,000km.

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Why Pre Purchase Inspections are so important

Whether you’re buying a car, a house, or a new kitchen, it’s always good to have some peace of mind before you part with your hard-earned money.

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Staying safe when driving in the dark

Driving at night can sometimes be a challenge. Some drivers love it, but some will try and avoid doing so at all costs.

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Looking after your brakes

Vehicle brakes are one of the most used parts of a motor vehicle and involve some of the more critical safety systems on-board.

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