Diesel car boom about to bust

2015-11-19 15:25

Conventionally fuelled vehicles are under the spotlight for emissions cheating, but ‘clean’ fuel diesel has drawn the most criticism. Will green cars gain the upper hand?

Emissions scandal: Germany rallies behind Volkswagen

2015-10-15 13:58

As a diesel emissions scandal grips Volkswagen, German regulators have handled the automaker with kid gloves in contrast to a crackdown by authorities in the US.

More platinum woes ahead? Fallout from VW scandal

2015-09-29 15:38

Fallout from the VW diesel emissions testing debacle could alter the platinum to palladium demand and pricing balance, should diesel cars lose market share.

Germany lobbied for car-pollution loopholes - report

2015-09-25 13:58

Diplomats from Germany, home to Volkswagen, lobbied behind the scenes to maintain European pollution tests that are widely considered ineffective, reports AFP.

Emissions scandal: How VW's 'defeat device' works

2015-09-22 08:05

Volkswagen has admitted it has rigged emissions tests in diesel-powered vehicles in the US. Here's how the automaker's 'defeat device' works.

Eskom may turn to banks to secure diesel supplies

2015-02-18 09:38

Power utility Eskom may seek a bank loan to secure diesel supplies needed to operate some of its turbines, according to a spokesperson for the state-run company.

Eskom to cut costs by replacing diesel with gas

2015-02-13 14:10

Eskom expects to start using gas to run its generators within the next three years, as the cash-strapped utility seeks to move away from costly diesel.

Hyundai's new sedan to battle BMW, Audi

2014-06-02 08:19

Hyundai hopes to fend off surging imports from the likes of BMW and Audi with two premium sedans just unveiled at the 2014 Busan auto show in Korea.

Navara diesel for what?

2014-03-31 15:53

Nissan diesels to change American driving - good news for the USA, old news for RSA...

JSE starts diesel hedge contract

2014-03-10 17:28

Investors can now protect themselves against volatile diesel prices after the JSE introduced diesel contracts.


Prosecutors to investigate VW, Lambo managers

2015-10-15 15:05

Prosecutors in Italy are investigating local managers at Volkswagen and Lamborghini for alleged fraud.

Emissions scandal: VW plans R15bn cut in investments

2015-10-14 08:17

German automaker Volkswagen plans to slash investment in its core VW brand by the equivalent of R15-billion per year amid mounting costs for its emissions scandal.

VW's diesel crisis: 'I want to turn in my vehicle'

2015-09-28 09:11

'Is my vehicle safe to drive? I want to turn in my vehicle - can I and how?'... Volkswagen has launched a website to help owner's deal with its diesel crisis.

Seoul summons VW over emissions scandal

2015-09-22 09:41

South Korean officials summoned Volkswagen representatives to discuss emissions tests after the German automaker was accused of cheating US air-pollution standards.

Dentist, beautician are Eskom’s diesel suppliers

2015-03-15 10:37

Shocking revelations have emerged on how Eskom has appointed a dentist and a beautician to supply diesel for its generators.

Algeria aims to double diesel, petrol output

2015-02-17 12:00

Algeria plans to double its petrol and diesel output when three new oil refineries start production in 2018, says the head of refining department at Sonatrach.

Eskom has funds for diesel up to March

2015-01-28 10:52

Power utility Eskom has funds to pay for diesel to run its turbines until the end of March, averting a crisis that could have seen it lose 5% of its capacity.

Pay for fuel first, motorists urged

2014-04-05 12:09

Service stations have started asking motorists to pay for fuel before it is dispensed - because of the increasing number of cases where motorists drive off without paying, according to a report.

Another petrol price blow for consumers

2014-03-28 16:20

Motorists will have to fork out more at the pumps for petrol as the energy department announces another price hike, but the price of diesel is coming down.

Diesel price hike: No escape for firms

2014-02-04 05:30

The 24 cents per litre increase in the diesel price will do more damage than the petrol price hike, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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