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FCAI releases October 2019 new vehicle sales

“Year to date sales of new motor vehicles in 2019 are almost 78,000 units (eight per cent) lower than the same period in 2018. While the drought and other domestic conditions are impacting the market, our key concern is the effect that over-regulation of the financial sector is having on new vehicle sales. ..."

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Sydney Olympic Park Electric Vehicle expo

Held by the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA), the annual expo, which ran over two days, gave drivers and families the chance to learn more about the growing range of EV models available in Australia, as well as helping to explain topics such as charging, range and conversions.

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1 in 3 Aussies want an electric car in the next 5 years

the survey by Origin Energy, found that one-third of Aussies predicted they would own an electric vehicle within the next five years. At the moment, electric vehicles make up just 0.2 per cent of the new-car market.

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Tesla Model 3 EV smashes Australian EV sales records

It is believed that in the month of September alone, Tesla delivered more Model 3 EVs in Australia than its entire sales tally of Model S and Model X electric vehicles for 2018, which stood at around 1200

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FCAI releases September 2019 new vehicle sales

“It is clear the slower sales rate the market is experiencing is in line with the broader economic environment in Australia. Of particular concern to the industry is the restrictive regulatory lending conditions currently facing consumers,”

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How 10 popular electric cars depreciated over a three-year period

“Electric cars are usually more expensive than their petrol equivalent, but their running costs are significantly cheaper,” said Ben Wooltorton, Chief Operating Office at InsuretheGap.com. “For example, to fully charge the VW Golf GTE car’s 8.7kWh battery, which has a driving distance of 20 miles...

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Slight fall in August new car sales, but strong showing for electric cars

Exciting new powertrain technologies, the result of massive manufacturer investment, are now rapidly coming to market, with the range set to almost double over the coming year. However, with demand still lagging behind ambitious government targets, it is clear that much more needs to be done

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FCAI releases August 2019 new vehicle sales figures

Announcing the results in Melbourne today, Tony Weber, chief executive of the FCAI, noted that the August results marked the seventeenth consecutive month of declining sales. “There’s no doubt it is a very tough market at the moment,” Mr Weber said, “And despite the best efforts of the industry, the decrease in sales continues.”

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Dunlop Sport Classic tops Auto Bild Klassik’s vintage tyre test for second year in a row

Auto Bild Klassik recognised the Dunlop Sport Classic for its precise steering, very good aquaplaning performance, short braking distance on a wet surface and overall for its harmonic driving experience.

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For VW focus groups highlight EV-adoption challenges beyond price

"A hundred years ago, gasoline was sold at pharmacies,” said Fischer. “Today, we have 122,000 gas stations in the United States. It's transformed from a bottleneck to a commodity."

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FCAI releases July 2019 new vehicle sales figures

“Tight financial lending, the drought, the increase in Luxury Car Tax and the Federal election have all contributed to make the Australian car market one of the toughest in the world."

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From Mini to Maxi: Six decades of Mini tyres

This August, Mini officially began celebrating the iconic marque’s 60th anniversary. Tyres & Accessories wanted to join in with the celebrations by sharing a couple of interesting points about how the Mini’s tyres have evolved over the last 60 years.

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Continental: No EV battery cell production, but greater focus upon electro mobility

Observing that Continental’s customers are, “Increasingly, and consistently, turning to the electrification of combustion engines through hybrid drives as well as to pure battery-powered vehicles,” Wolf declared “the future is clearly electric.”

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New car market declines in July but pure EV registrations almost triple

Meanwhile, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles continued their recent decline, down 49.6 per cent. Demand for battery electric vehicles shot up by a massive 158.1 per cent, resulting in a 1.4 per cent market share, the highest monthly market share on record.

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Equal Access To In-vehicle Data Is Crucial To Safe Driving And Sustainable Mobility

“We call on the European Commission to address non-discriminatory access to in-vehicle data for third parties in a comprehensive and timely manner. Only a genuine level playing field with secure industry-wide standards will enable Europe’s citizens to ultimately benefit from Connected and Automated Mobility advancements.”

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Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS Homologated for Porsche 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS

After the recent introduction of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range, Goodyear has announced that its Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 (RS) in sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL.

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Michelin Chosen by BMW for New X3M and X4 M

BMW has chosen the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (PS4S) tyres as a 21-inch summer tyre fitment for its new high-performance X3 M and X4 M models.

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Hankook Tyre OE on Toyota Corolla

Hankook Tyre has announced it will start providing its Kinergy GT [pattern H436] tyres in size 205/55R16 91H H436 as original equipment to the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla in North America.

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FCAI Releases May 2019 new Vehicle Sales Figures

“Now that the Federal election has been finalised, we are optimistic that the market will improve over the new few months,” Mr Weber said.

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Michelin Announces Winners of 2019 Michelin Challenge Design Competition

Michelin has announced the winners of 2019 Michelin Challenge Design competition, recognising designers who addressed mobility solutions mega-cities might face in the year 2035.

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Goodyear Partners with Citroën on its 100th Anniversary to Deliver Autonomous, Electric Mobility

Conceptualised with an extra-large dimension and aesthetics to match the 19_19 Concept’s spectacular design, the Goodyear C100 concept tyre is envisaged to deliver the comfort and smart performance this unique vehicle requires.

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Motor vehicle sales strong in July 2014

“In particular, small SUV sales increased 34.8 per cent, compared to sales in July 2013. Medium SUV sales were up 6.5 per cent and large SUV sales were up 8.8 per cent,” Mr Weber said.

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New Car Sales Up 3.5% YTD

“While small passenger car sales fell 13.8 per cent, the segment continues to attract the most buyers, holding 19.8 per cent of the new car market in April 2015 and 21.1 per cent year-to-date. Large SUVs held 12.9 per cent of the new car market in April, medium SUVs held 12.1 per cent, 4×4 light commercial vehicles held 11.6 percent and small SUVs held 10.1 per cent.”

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SUV Sales Overtake Passenger Cars for the First Time Ever

February produced a landmark shift in Australian automotive history when national sales of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) overtook those of passenger cars for the first time on a monthly basis.

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Rise in SUV Sales Defies Market Dip

Overall, SUV sales in May increased by 8.4 per cent over the same month last year. Light commercials dipped by 0.5 per cent and passenger cars declined 15.6 per cent, with micro-cars the only segment to show growth in that part of the market.

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SUV Sales Power Ahead Despite Minor Market Decline

National sales of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) continued to power ahead in August, despite a small decline in the overall market according to the latest VFACTS figures. Vehicle sales for August reached 95,221 across the country

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Driverless Bus Trial to Hit Melbourne Streets

The Royal Automobile Club of Victoria has released details of four trials they are currently involved with, that will shape the future of public transport in this country.

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Dunlop Sport Maxx RT to feature on Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

The Sport Maxx RT, like all Dunlop tyres, has been built using Dunlop’s racing technologies and is characterised by its high level of grip on dry and wet roads, combined with excellent handling capabilities and great braking performance.

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FCAI Reports Decreased New Vehicle Sales in February

FCAI Reports Decreased New Vehicle Sales in February

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