Story: Cars and the motor industry

Love of cars

Love of cars

New Zealanders’ love affair with the internal combustion engine is shared by this suburban household. In the early 2000s there were about 60 cars for every 100 people in New Zealand.

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - A motorised society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Dec 2014