QUEENSLAND LEMON LAWS: FAKE NEWS?

The passing of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 has been widely reported on for its introduction of supposedly new ‘lemon laws’. A closer look at the legislative amendments, however, reveals that whilst the…

AP EAGERS’ AHG ACQUISITION NOW UNCONDITIONAL

AP Eagers’ $2.3 billion takeover offer for Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) is now unconditional, and AHG directors have recommended shareholders accept the offer. AHG shareholders have until 16 September to accept the offer, which would see them issued AP Eagers…

HALF A MILLION TAKATA CARS STILL TO BE FIXED

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released the latest quarterly Takata airbag recall rectification figures, which show that more than half a million vehicles still need to be fixed. The June 30 figures from the ACCC show the…

EVS BECOMING AFFORDABLE OPTION: RACQ

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming an affordable alternative to traditional internal combustion engine models, according to a report by the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ). RACQ’s recently-released 2019 Vehicle Running Costs survey detailed the cheapest and most expensive cars…

SALES DOWN 3 PER CENT IN JULY

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has released the new vehicle sales figures for the month of July 2019. The industry reported 83,184 sales for the month, a 2.8 per cent decrease from July 2018. On a year to…

2020: THE BREAKTHROUGH YEAR FOR EVS?

Electric vehicles (EVs) will reach a ‘tipping point’ within the next two years, with emission regulations and price reductions expected to push them into the mainstream as early as next year. Transport and Environment (T&E), the European body for non-governmental…