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Australian Refrigeration Council chair and former Refrigerant Reclaim Australia general manager Michael Bennett received a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2023 Australia Day Honours, adding to his long list of accolades. Michael’s honour was in recognition of his “significant service to the refrigeration industry, and to the environment”. In addition to being Continue reading Michael Bennet AM

Kicking off the 2023 Autocare aftermarket training and networking event in Brisbane this June will be a session titled ‘The Automotive Aftermarket – 2023 And Beyond’ that promises to provide a “fascinating and inspiring overview of global and industry trends, what they mean for your business now and into the future”. The education-led automotive convention Continue reading Eye on the future at 2023 Autocare event

Volkswagen is bringing an air-conditioning feature previously reserved for the exclusive Porsche Taycan electric car to a more affordable upcoming electric sedan called the ID.7, as well as debuting a feature that Holden introduced to the Commodore years ago. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is increasingly becoming a major part of Continue reading VW ID.7 has Porsche-style ‘smart’ air-con

Final preparations for launching the 2023 future:gas refrigerant roadshow are now underway, with tickets due to go on sale in early February. The automotive section of the tour will kick off in Auckland, NZ, on July 25 and end in Perth, WA, on September 6. A separate tour aimed at the stationary sector and facilitated Continue reading Tickets to future:gas 2023 on sale soon!

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VASA welcomed three new directors to its board during the organisation’s recent annual general meeting. Incoming president Brett Meads, who has been VASA vice president since 2013, succeeds Ian Stangroome. Mark Rowe, an owner of two auto-electrical workshops who joined the VASA board in 2019 and was recently elected to the board of Capricorn, becomes Continue reading Meet the new VASA board

If racing improves the breed, controversy over the latest W206-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 S and its four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain may be unfounded as it shares plenty of tech with Lewis Hamilton’s company car. A total system output of 500kW and 1020Nm should also help sway those who think this is some kind of fancy Toyota Prius. Continue reading New Mercedes-AMG C63 S plug-in hybrid is a thermal management masterclass

Next year’s Autocare convention in Brisbane is shaping up to be Australia’s largest education-led automotive event, its already packed line-up of trainers and speakers now confirmed to include renowned aftermarket diagnostic specialist Brandon Steckler from the United States. A qualified master technician and a world-renowned trainer, author and speaker, Brandon Steckler is an instructor at CarQuest Technical Institute Continue reading Autocare 2023 training line-up firms for Brisbane event next June