User review: Driving BMW's i8 sports car

2015-11-18 09:33

Wheels24 user TREVOR NOBLE experiences BMW's i8 sports car paces for a weekend. Here are his thoughts...

Tesla-beating dragster smashes EV record

2015-09-11 08:19

The world's quickest electric car is not a high-voltage Tesla but a tiny 1975 Enfield 8000 with, wait for it, 745kW on tap!

Hyundai's Prius-fighter: HEV spotted

2015-02-10 13:12

Hyundai’s no stranger to hybrid technology but has had no direct competitor for the Prius - until now, when our spyguys spotted the Koeans' new hybrid car AE HEV on test.!

Early plug for SA BMW i3, i8 buyers

2014-08-29 11:28

BMW SA is being proactive in arranging for the pre-installation of fast-charge stations at the homes and offices of potential buyers of its new hybrid and electric cars, the i3 and i8.

Porsche 'P1' makes comeback - at 116

2014-01-28 11:50

The Porsche Museum is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the return of the world’s very first Porsche design, an original ‘P1’ from 1898.

Tesla under fire: Recall threat?

2013-11-20 08:13

Following the third report of a Model S in flames, the US government's vehicle auto safety watchdog has launched an investigation into Tesla's electric car fires. How does Tesla plan to reduce the risk of fires? A software update...

Renault battery supermini ready

2013-04-04 12:26

Renault's new Zoe electric supermini, revealed in production trim at the 2013 Geneva auto show, will go on sale in Germany in June 2013.

Toyota tests wireless charging

2013-01-02 07:48

Toyota has started testing a wireless charging system that will allow electric cars to replenish their batteries without needing a point of contact

Around the world in an EV

2012-09-27 09:16

Citroën’s C-Zero has become the first battery car to drive around the world - though it did take six months.


SA lessons from BMW: Skills development. Need local engineers not German.

2015-11-12 16:21

CEO Tim Abbott says BMW is looking to South Africa for skills development, and that the company is keen on developing local talent.

Love this CEO: 'Great product takes precedence over hitting numbers.'

2015-08-07 13:38

'I am in awe of his drive, ambition and vision,' Alec Hogg says he is thoroughly enjoying an inspiring biography of Elon Musk.

Meet the world's first 3D printed car

2014-09-15 14:10

The world's first 3D-printed car, the Strati - a two-seater electric car - took just 45 hours to print and will be on sale before the end of 2014. The new model took its first test drive!

Review: Electric Mini, eish!

2014-04-12 09:26

Sparks fly, or rather failed to, in the Wheels24 office when an electric Mini arrived. JANINE-LEE GORDON shares her first experience in an all-electric powered vehicle.

Leaf owner jailed for stealing a charge

2013-12-06 12:12

A man has been arrested for trying to charge a Nissan Leaf battery car from a socket at a US school while playing tennis free on a school court. Could it happen in SA?

Boy, it's ugly! Renault F1 Twizy

2013-04-26 12:39

Renault has taken its Twizy battery car and created a funky concept Sport F1 version to rake up some street cred. It's looks will make you cringe.

Mahindra's electric 'ee-too-oh'

2013-03-19 09:19

Indian automaker Mahindra has revealed an electric car it hopes to sell by 2014. The new e20 carries a price tag of R100 000!

Fiat shakes up the 500

2012-11-29 13:34

Fiat to launch electric as well as larger versions of the 500 to boost the niche car's appeal by offering spins-offs that target more tastes and lifestyles.

Espionage scandal rocks Renault

2011-01-06 11:17

French Industry Minister Eric Besson has warned that the country is facing "economic war" following an industrial espionage scandal at carmaker Renault.

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