Want to stay up to date in the world of automotive news? These are the biggest stories from the past week.
Each week we’ll keep you up to speed and bring you the ‘watercooler’ information of what has happened in the world of cars and motoring with the five biggest stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…
New cars in Europe to discourage drivers from speeding
Now in force, new cars sold in Europe must be equipped with technology that tells drivers when they’re speeding. The regulation will see cars fitted with intelligent speed assist systems, which will not only alert drivers when they’re speeding, but also control the car’s throttle. Check out the full story here.
Polestar 2 is the best-selling electric vehicle in June
The 2022 Polestar 2 outsold stock shortage-affected electric vehicle giant Tesla for the month of June, with sales sitting at 562 since deliveries began in March. The electric sedan also beat Volvo and MG.
The electric vehicle market in Australia is up 0.5 per cent on this time last year, however still only accounts for 1.1 per cent of cars sold in June. Click here to read our full article.
The V8-powered Holden Commodore retires from Australian Federal Police duties
The V8-powered Holden Commodore has completed its duties for the Australian Federal Police.
A special ceremony was conducted last week to honour its 44-year run. Future generations will get to appreciate the 2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline (VF Series II), with leasing partner SG Fleet donating the iconic vehicle to a museum that’s set to open in 2024. Check out our story here.
A sculpture of Bugatti’s most expensive car sells for $700,000
A sculpture of the one-off 2021 Bugatti La Voiture Noire – at one point the world’s most expensive car – has sold for $700,000, made from gold, with an associated NFT. Find out all the details in our full story here.
VFACTS June 2022: New car sales continue to decline
New-car sales continue to decline in Australia amid ongoing stock shortages, high interest rates and fewer end of financial year deals. The market is down 9.7 per cent compared to June last year – a month which has traditionally been one of the biggest new-car sales months of the year.
Amid the decline, brands such as Toyota, Hyundai and Kia saw solid results. Read our full article here.
These are the most read stories of the week. You can read all the car news covered by Drive on our news feed here.