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Automotive News Updates - November - 2017

Automotive News Updates - November - 2017

Automotive News Updates - November - 2017


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Car Servicing & You brings the best of the automotive world for all the car enthusiasts in Australia and across the world.
 
RACV makes changes to keep insurance affordable for Victorians : Following suit with IAG, the RACV would be offering ‘any repairer’ option to the consumers. The option can be selected at the time of renewal or purchasing a policy or mid-term if there is no unrepaired damage to the vehicle.
 
 
Electric Cars to change the Australian Automotive Industry : After the Holden shut-down, the automotive professionals have found a new array of hope in the futuristic electric cars. With an industry-wide inevitability, the shift has been inspired and powered by the EV reforms in China, France and the UK. The EVs are designed to cut pollution. 
 
 
 
Latest CRASH results to give riders the information on safety and helmet protection : The Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH) which is a consortium of government agencies, has tested 30 helmets against a wide range of criteria, especially protection and comfort. The riders can now protect themselves with the latest crash information. 
 

Road Transport and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Introduced : The Act has been introduced to make miscellaneous amendments to certain road transport and related legislation across NSW. 
 
 
Sales of Alfa Romeo and Maserati vehicles fall significantly in China : After new Chinese import rules hit sales, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has cut production at Italian factories building Alfa Romeo and Maserati cars. According to the FIM and FIOM unions, FCA has imposed the production cuts followed by the introduction of new rules on relationships between dealers and carmakers across China. 
 
 
 
First five-year Victorian Infrastructure Plan released : The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes the Labor Government’s record $40 billion investment delivering world-class infrastructure for public facilities, including the North-East Link - Infrastructure Victoria’s number one road project. 
 
 
The possible future of heavy-duty trucking recently hit the streets : Toyota Motor North America, Inc.’s “Project Portal” has hit the roads of Los Angeles and Long Beach recently. These run on hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty truck use. The zero-emission class 8 truck has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting nothing but water vapor. 

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