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Automotive News: The Top Stories of the Week, July 3-9, 2022

Automotive News: The Top Stories of the Week, July 3-9, 2022

Want to keep up to date with the world of automotive news? These are the biggest stories of the past week.


Every week we’ll keep you updated and bring you the ‘water cooler’ information about what’s been happening in the world of cars and driving with the five biggest stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…

New cars in Europe to discourage speeding

Now in effect, new cars sold in Europe must be equipped with technology that tells drivers when they are speeding. The regulation ensures that cars are equipped with intelligent speed assist systems, which not only warn drivers when they are speeding, but also control the car’s accelerator pedal. View the full story here.

Polestar 2 best-selling electric car in June

The 2022 Polestar 2 had sold more in June than electric vehicle shortage-hit giant Tesla, with sales of 562 since deliveries began in March. The electric sedan also beat Volvo and MG.



Australia’s electric vehicle market is up 0.5 percent from this time last year, but still represents just 1.1 percent of cars sold in June. Click here to read our full article.

V8-powered Holden Commodore retires from Australian Federal Police duties

The V8-powered Holden Commodore has completed its duties for the Australian Federal Police.

Last week a special ceremony was held in honor of the 44th anniversary. Future generations will 2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline (VF Series II)where lease partner SG Fleet will donate the iconic vehicle to a museum that will open its doors in 2024. View 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 – once the most expensive car in the world – has sold for $700,000, made of gold, with a corresponding NFT. Find out all the details in our full story here.

VFACTS June 2022: New car sales continue to fall

New car sales continue to decline in Australia due to ongoing inventory shortages, high interest rates and fewer deals at the end of the fiscal year. The market is down 9.7 percent compared to June last year, a month that has traditionally been one of the biggest new car sales of the year.

Amid the decline, brands such as Toyota, Hyundai and Kia posted 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 Motive on our news feed here.

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