Car news: The week’s top stories: 30 July-6 August 2022

Each week we’ll keep you up to speed and bring you the ‘watercooler’ information of what has happened in the world of cars and motoring with the five most-read stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…


Each week we’ll keep you up to speed and bring you the ‘watercooler’ information of what has happened in the world of cars and motoring with the five biggest stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…

South Australian driver busted driving at 162km/h in a Holden Barina

A 23-year-old male driver from South Australia was busted earlier this week clocking 162km/h on the Riverina Highway in NSW.

Piloting a Holden Barina, the young man reportedly showed remorse when first pulled over by police. Read the full story here.



Major highway in Queensland to introduce point-to-point speed cameras

New point-to-point cameras will be put into place along one of Brisbane’s busiest stretches of motorway.

Motorists will need to keep a close eye on their speed on a 9km stretch of the Gateway Motorway (also known as the M1) – however they won’t be installed until 2023. Check out the full story here.

Low sulfur unleaded petrol confirmed for 2024

Cleaner unleaded petrol is locked in for 2024 – three years ahead of schedule – however prices at the pump are likely to rise. Find out the details in our full article here.



Tesla sales figures fall in July

Electric car giant Tesla has suffered a sales drop for July, with just four cars sold for the month – attributed to major stock shortages.

However, a larger batch of cars is due this month. See the full story here.

New car sales increase in July

The Australian new car market has seen its first slight increase of 0.4 percent, following three consecutive months of decline.



New-car sales data published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) last week reported 84,461 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles as sold in July 2022. Read the story here.

Emma has been on our television screens for over a decade. Most of her time in the industry has been spent at racetracks reporting at major motorsport events in Australia – from TCR and Superbikes to Porsche Sprint Challenge and Supercars. Emma has also hosted various MotoGP and F1 events interviewing the likes of Daniel Ricciardo and Jack Miller. Having previously presented on an automotive show, she made her move to the Drive family in 2020. Fiercely proud of her Italian heritage, Emma is a coffee-loving, stylish-black-wearing resident of Melbourne.

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