ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRIC CAR

SA solar challenge: Battery-powered Beetle to take on 6000km journey

2016-09-21 10:55

A small car with a big electric heart will play will challenge rivals at the 2016 SA Solar Challenge. This Beetle, called the ZingBug, will race 6000km from Pretoria to Cape Town using battery power.

VW plans electric car joint venture with China's Jianghuai

2016-09-07 12:15

Volkswagen says it’s assessing the feasibility of an electric car joint venture with China’s Anhui Jianghuai Automobile.

Elon Musk: New Tesla Model 3 is headed for SA

2016-04-04 08:38

Electric car company Tesla opened orders for its latest car, the Model 3, in the US last week and there is good news for South Africans who are keen on ordering the new car.

Volvo wants standard plugs for electric cars

2016-03-10 11:31

In a bid to grow its market for zero-emission vehicles, Volvo has joined an initiative to standardise plugs for electric cars.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ford's $4.5-billion electric-car plan

2015-12-14 09:32

Ford is investing $4.5 billion in electric vehicle solutions by 2020, including the new Focus Electric. It aims to add 13 new battery-powered vehicles to its line-up!

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?

 
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Electric Beetle Challenge

2016-09-21 10:01
This Beetle will run from Pretoria to Cape Town on solar power alone.

This Beetle will run from Pretoria to Cape Town on solar power alone.

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Look out Tesla! This electric car hit 100km/h in just 1.5 seconds!

Swiss university students have developed what could be the fastest accelerating electric car yet. The electric racer, called the Grimsel, can reach 0-100km/h in just 1.513 seconds!

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The rise of the hydrogen-powered car

2016-03-28 08:00

Not that long ago the electric vehicle was introduced to motorists. Now the next big thing in emission-free driving is the hydrogen-powered car.

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The mystery electric car startup Faraday Future, which seeks to

The mystery electric car startup Faraday Future, which seeks to "redefine mobility," has unveiled its first prototype vehicle while offering few details on its ownership.

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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...

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