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Daimler to recall 3 million diesel-powered cars

2017-07-18 21:50

German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, announced a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe.

Faraday Future scraps plans for $1-billion factory

2017-07-11 11:21

Electric car manufacturer, Faraday Future, is scrapping plan to build a $1-billion factory in southern Nevada.

Audi engineer charged with directing VW emissions cheating

2017-07-07 06:43

A former high-level executive for Volkswagen's Audi luxury brand has been charged with conspiracy and accused of directing other employees to program vehicles to cheat on emissions tests

VW is trying to change - independent monitor

2017-06-07 13:23

The independent monitor overseeing Volkswagen's efforts to prevent a repeat of its diesel emissions scandal says he has a "broad mandate" to review the company's practices and that his initial impression is that VW is making a serious effort to refor

World’s first electric double-cab bakkie: Meet the Workhorse W-15

2017-05-05 05:54

Battery bakkies will save our double-cab work and play lifestyle. Meet the Workhorse W-15. It’s beaten Tesla’s project by two years.

Driven: Next-gen BMW 5 Series hybrid for SA

2017-05-01 08:53

'If the 530e i-Performance is the future of luxury executive sporting cars then there is a lot to celebrate here,' writes Alexander Parker as he drives the SA-bound BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid.

French emissions probe clears Opel; others accused of fraud

2017-03-20 17:48

French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France but have found no proof of fraud in Opel vehicles.

It's official: Female directors are greening JSE-listed firms

2016-12-14 15:44

The more female directors, the greater the likelihood of an environmental quality management policy, say researchers Suzette Viviers and Nadia Mans-Kemp.

Toyota's Mobile refueller can charge its hydrogen-powered Mirai 'anywhere'

2016-12-05 07:34

Toyota has unveiled a mobile hydrogen refueller that will enable its Mirai fuel-cell sedan to go 'anywhere that a conventional car can be driven'. Here's how it works...

'Played the fool' Angry car owners slam VW emissions deal

2016-10-19 07:53

Angry Volkswagen owners say a $10-billion settlement doesn't adequately compensate them for the German automaker's emissions cheating scandal.

 

Mwhahahaha! VW unleashes 'villains' in this cool Golf GTE ad

2017-07-13 08:32

Ever wanted to 'push a button' and destroy the Earth or plunge a hero to their doom? VW's new campaign reveals a more responsible use of power with its electric Golf GTE.

Tesla loses spot as most valuable automaker in US

2017-07-07 06:49

A bad week in an otherwise stellar year has knocked Tesla from the top perch as the nation's most valuable automaker.

France aims for automakers to ditch petrol and diesel by 2040

2017-07-06 13:35

French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot says he has set the country's automakers of not selling petrol or diesel cars by 2040.

Pros and cons of electric vehicles in SA - reader

2017-06-06 10:12

'I truly believe that electric cars are the future,' writes Dewald Carsterns as he lists the pros and cons of electric vehicles.

GM claims to be first to profit from electric cars

2017-05-02 08:47

US auto giant General Motors is poised to become the first automaker to profit from electric vehicles.

WATCH: Future Fords could be built with Bamboo

2017-04-25 12:56

What's super strong, fast-growing and potentially part of your next car? Well if Ford's research proves fruitful it could be Bamboo! Check out how future cars could be built with grass.

German city bans older diesel cars

2017-02-22 07:41

Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting in 2018.

Tackling pollution: Paris bans half of its cars

2016-12-07 07:05

Paris has temporarily barred half of all cars from traveling on city streets and made public transportation free for the day as it battles a peak in pollution.

VW reaches deal over 3.0-litre diesel engines with EPA - report

2016-11-16 10:12

German automaker Volkswagen and US environmental regulators have reached an agreement on the diesel-powered 3.0-litre cars also involved in the company's emissions scandal.

Tesla is keen to work with Panasonic on solar energy

2016-10-17 08:41

US electric automaker Tesla says it plans to start working with Japanese electronics company Panasonic on solar energy.

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