Author: Haitham Razagui

In response to the critical skills shortage in the automotive industry, The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW) is calling on the NSW government to explore alternative options for apprenticeship training. Despite low unemployment rates, the industry continues to face a severe shortage of skilled workers, making immediate government action crucial. The NSW Treasurer’s Continue reading MTA NSW looks beyond apprenticeships

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) and its Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) facility are gearing up for the electric vehicle (EV) revolution with the launch of a new initiative in collaboration with the Victorian Government’s ZEV Commercial Sector Innovation Fund. As part of this collaboration, a Ford F-150 Lightning electric ute – the only commercially Continue reading AIC readying aftermarket EV support

Zenvo Automotive, the Danish hypercar maker known for its aerodynamically striking vehicles such as the TSR-S, which featured an innovative pivoting centripetal wing, recently revealed its collaboration with Mahle’s powertrain division to develop a bespoke V12 engine that promises to be the most powerful road-going V12 ever created. At the heart of the Zenvo Aurora Continue reading Bonkers V12 quad turbo hybrid!

The last of this year’s future:gas refrigerant seminar series take place in Darwin and Perth during the first week of September. More alternative refrigerants and technologies are on the horizon as the global automotive industry grapples with the technical challenge of simultaneously keeping vehicle occupants comfortable and every component of an electrified drivetrain at optimum Continue reading Final two future:gas seminars for 2023

A coalition of automotive industry leaders in New Zealand and the AAAA have joined forces to push for NZ to introduce mandatory automotive repair information-sharing laws similar to those now in force in Australia. The NZ Choice of Repairer campaign is aiming to raise awareness and garner support for this matter with New Zealand’s parliament Continue reading Choice of Repairer campaign goes to NZ

This year’s New Zealand OEX Grant Hand training takes place from September 23-26 September in Auckland and September 29-October 2 in Christchurch. Courses on offer comprise Fundamentals of Automotive Air-conditioning (basic course), Analysis of Automotive Air-conditioning Systems (advanced diagnostic course) and Earthmoving & Agricultural Air-conditioning Systems. All courses cost $NZ595 + GST and run for Continue reading Upcoming OEX Grant Hand training in NZ


The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a reduction target for HFC refrigerants, aiming for a 40 per cent decrease below historic levels from 2024 to 2028. This EPA regulation aligns with the goals of the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, which seeks to reduce HFC production and consumption by 85 per cent Continue reading USA Commits to 40 per cent HFC cut between 2024 and 2028

Mayors push for affordable EVs

In a recent statement by 120 Australian mayors and councillors, the federal government has been urged to pass legislation establishing a fuel economy requirement that will increase the supply of hybrid and electric vehicles. At all levels of government, transportation is a substantial source of emissions; it ranks third nationally in terms of overall carbon Continue reading Mayors push for affordable EVs

Eight of the HVAC industry’s top experts – three of whom are VASA directors – are about to embark on this year’s future:gas refrigerant seminar series, which starts in Adelaide on August 1. More alternative refrigerants and technologies are on the horizon as the global automotive industry grapples with the technical challenge of simultaneously keeping Continue reading future:gas starts on August 1 in Adelaide