Car News: The Top Stories of the Week, May 21-27 Aug 2022

Car News: The Top Stories of the Week, May 21-27  Aug 2022

Each week we keep you updated and bring you the ‘water cooler’ information on 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…


Each week we keep you updated and bring you the ‘water cooler’ information on what’s been happening in the world of cars and driving, with the top five most read stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…

Footage published by hyphen Camera owner Australia shows a municipal garbage truck trying to make its way down a narrow street with cars parked on either side. The end result sees the truck driver crush the right side of the 2002 Holden Monaro CV8. Watch the full video here.

Bank Australia will stop lending for new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2025. The decision means customers will be limited to electric and hydrogen vehicles, while traditional hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will not be allowed. Read all the details here.



Queensland wants to introduce hidden speed cameras in school zones

A new type of speed camera will be introduced on Queensland roads, targeting motorists near construction sites and school zones. The bright yellow boxes contain high-tech cameras, with a road sign alerting drivers to the reduced speed limit. Find out all the details in our full story here.

Fuel mix-up closes gas station for several days

A petrol station in east Melbourne was forced to close for almost two days after a fuel delivery truck driver accidentally filled an underground diesel tank with up to 40,000 liters of unleaded petrol.

Luckily, the driver spotted the mistake before the gasoline hit the gas station’s pumps. Read the whole story here.



Automanager crashes electric hypercar prototype

A prototype of the Rimac Nevera electric hypercar was damaged after the chief technical officer of a global car company activated “drift mode”.

The multi-million dollar all-electric sports car boasts impressive performance figures, going from 0 to 100 km/h in a claimed two seconds. The manager – who was not named – was reportedly overconfident in his abilities and switched to drift mode on his first lap behind the wheel.



Emma has been on our TV screens for over a decade. She has spent most of her time in the industry on circuits and covering major motorsport events in Australia – from TCR and Superbikes to Porsche Sprint Challenge and Supercars. Emma has also hosted various MotoGP and F1 events, conducting interviews with the likes of Daniel Ricciardo and Jack Miller. Having previously presented at an auto show, she switched to the Drive family in 2020. Emma is very proud of her Italian heritage and lives in Melbourne because she loves coffee and wears stylish black.

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