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    Eddieb
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    Holden wants it to happen. Could this lead to more motorcycles getting hit?

    Read the full article on stuff.co.nz: https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/98919377/holden-asks-why-cant-we-import-lefthand-drive-bolt-electric-vehicles

    Holden New Zealand wants to begin selling the hugely popular Bolt electric vehicle. There’s only one hitch – it will have to be left-hand drive.

    The discussion arose during the national launch of Holden’s new Mexican-built Equinox SUV, which is being introduced as replacement for the Korean-built five-seater Captiva which went out of production two years ago.

    “General Motors already has a strong stable of EVs on the way, but the cost associated with making them right-hand drive for small markets like New Zealand makes it pretty tough to bring them in,” he said.”

    “The current rules allow enthusiasts to import and register specialist left-hand drive vehicles, mainly performance cars. But (Holden) said there’s no reason why the Government couldn’t follow the lead of Japan and relax the rules to also allow the more standard product such as the Bolt to be imported.”

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    Eddieb
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    Further to this, I spotted a brand new not yet even registered Ford F150 in Hamilton yesterday so maybe Holden isn’t the only company looking to bring brand new left hand drive vehicles in.

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