All articles by Olly Wehring

Olly has been with Just Drinks since late-2003 and has been managing editor since 2005.

Olly Wehring

Hyundai recalls 390,000 vehicles for engine fire risk

More flaming Hyundais. The automaker is recalling over 390,000 vehicles in the US and Canada for two problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made.

Fresh stock boosts NZ sales

Last month was the strongest April on record for sales of new vehicles in New Zealand, boosted by arrivals of new stock.

Toyoda Gosei axing UK plant in Europe restructure

Toyoda Gosei is to axe its plant in the UK.

Q1 2021 worst for EU26 in over 40 years

Last month, new car registrations increased by 63% in Europe compared with March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

April US sales expected down on March

April US auto sales, due to be announced next week, were expected to reveal “a very hot new vehicle market”, Cox Automotive said.

Thai sales surge 25% in March

Thailand’s new vehicle market jumped by over 25% to 74,925 units in March 2021 after declining by 42% to 60,105 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries.

Kyungshin Cable opens factory in Serbia

Kyungshin Cable has opened a EUR20m (US$24m) factory in Serbia’s Smederevska Palanka, the Serbian president’s office told local media.

GM details new flexiwork scheme

General Motors has introduced a new flexible working policy in the US called ‘Work appropriately’.

New Zealand March sales set records

New Zealand’s Motor Industry Association said last month was the strongest March on record for sales of new vehicles, a year on from the country’s first COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Geely’s Polestar aims for true carbon neutrality by 2030

Geely’s Polestar EV car brand has set a “moonshot” goal to create the first truly climate neutral car by 2030.