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Munich-Rome: On the trail of Hannibal

2014-12-11 11:19

Three drivers took on the Hannibal Tour 2014 to follow the infamous ancient general's route over the Alps to Rome. He was on an elephant - these guys were in BMW electric cars...

Green challenge: GMSA’s solar car battle

2014-12-10 12:10

Engineers at General Motors SA set 14 teams against each other to find which would produce the best miniature solar-powered car.

Collaborate to make going green sustainable

2014-12-01 19:09

Environmental, economic and social governance are critical for business sustainability, which needs more attention from all role players, a communication sector expert says.

Hyundai, Kia to triple green cars

2014-11-12 08:12

After being fined more than R1-billion for overstating its fuel consumption figures, Hyundai and Kia plan to triple the number of fuel-efficient cars by 2020.

Scientists describe shape of cars to come

2014-11-10 07:22

Fast-forward 35 years… car propulsion in 2050 could see hybrids leaving fuel-cells and hydrogen way behind; battery-powered motor/generator + heat engine could be the only option.

Aygo green: Toyota plans small hybrids

2014-10-23 08:52

'Our goal is a hybrid in all segments,' says Toyota's Mitsuhisa Kato. The push for green cars will even include a hybrid version of its Aygo city hatch!

Is govt going to play the Joule joke again?

2014-10-15 15:08

South Africa's first electric car, the Joule, has not been completely abandoned. According to local government, prototypes are being used to "support local component manufacturing associated with electric vehicles".

Readers: Off-roaders a threat to beaches?

2014-10-09 08:55

‘Heavy fines should be imposed,’ ‘Control is the issue, not a blanket ban,’ ‘my right as been taken away’... Wheels24 readers respond to a report that claims off-road vehicles are damaging Western Cape beaches.

Off-roaders a threat to WCape beaches?

2014-10-09 08:15

Off-road vehicles, including quad bikes, are damaging Western Cape tourist 'hotspots', according to the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report.

Solar panels mean no fuel bill for Roz

2014-10-08 10:22

Mother-of-two Roz Drinkwater is enjoying ZERO fuel bills courtesy of the solar panels. The units powering her home also recharge her hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Solar challenge: Teams feeling the heat

2014-09-30 08:17

The 2014 SA Solar Challenge is well under way but already four teams have pulled out because of technical issues on the route between Bloemfontein and Cape Town.

Cayenne S E-Hybrid hot stuff for Paris

2014-09-29 10:27

Porsche will debut a plug-in hybrid version of its Cayenne S SUV at the 2014 Paris auto show along with updates for the Cayenne range, among them Diesel, S and Turbo models.

Nissan faces battery plant cuts, EV hopes fade

2014-09-15 14:41

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is preparing to cut battery manufacturing in a reversal of its electric car plans, that has reopened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault.

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.

Cities mock bus-lane permit for Porsches

2014-08-28 08:10

German cities are opposed to government plans to allow all-electric and hybrid cars to use bus lanes in urban areas. And seem to have a darn good reason for doing so...

SA solar challenge: UJ’s racer unveiled

2014-08-07 09:34

The University of Johannesburg’s Solar Team has unveiled its new solar-powered vehicle, the Ilanga II, ahead of the 2014 Solar Challenge in Pretoria. The solar-powered racer has a top speed of 130km/h!

Audi’s first plug-in hybrid: A3 e-tron for SA?

2014-07-21 08:59

Audi expands its hatchback family with the European launch of its first plug-in hybrid model - the A3 Sportback e-tron. The plug-in hybrid could be launched in South Africa!

Prius sets 0.3-litres/100 'Ring record

2014-07-16 09:23

Toyota has turned tradition on its head by achieving a first-of-a-kind Nurburgring record with a Prius plug-in hybrid achieved an incredible - but it wasn't for top speed...

Toyota’s i-Road car-share scheme

2014-07-01 08:52

Toyota's ultra-compact i-Road electric three-wheeled vehicle is set to be launched as part of a car-sharing scheme in France. Check out the new battery-powered 'personal mobility vehicle' in action!

'World's fastest' battery-car in testing

2014-06-19 13:33

Battery-car maker Detroit Electric is nearly ready to launch what could be the world's fastest sparkycar.

'World's fastest' battery-car in testing

2014-06-19 12:17

Battery-car maker Detroit Electric is nearly ready to launch what could be the world's fastest sparkycar. It's undergoing final testing in Europe before a production run of 999 units.

'Bye Ford Tomaso, hello Ford Tomato?

2014-06-12 09:02

Ford , with the assistance of global food company Heinz, is researching 'green' material for automotive manufacturing.

'Bye Ford Tomaso, hello Ford Tomato?

2014-06-11 11:30

Ford , with the assistance of global food company Heinz, is researching 'green' material for automotive manufacturing. Among the food plants being tested is the humble tomato...

Little Tesla beating 'Big Motor'?

2014-03-31 10:53

New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland... Tesla is battling dealers in the US for the right to sell its battery cars directly to customers. The brand seems to have found sanctuary in New York.

Electric superbike due in 2015

2014-02-19 14:16

Energica Ego, a 100kW electric superbike, has been delayed until 2015. Ahead of launch, the bikemaker answers questions. Read more.

 

Sky eye: Awesome drone app for drivers

2014-12-11 06:32

How cool is this? A computer-controlled drone humming along above your car that feeds road info to your instrument panel. It beats the heck out of a dash cam...

B-Class EV: First volume e-drive Merc

2014-12-08 10:43

Mercedes-Benz is about to launch a Tesla-powered B-Class battery car in Europe - the first such volume production car from the Stuttgart automaker.

State-of-the-art commercial green building to be unveiled

2014-11-17 14:23

SPONSORED CONTENT: A new addition to this important commercial business node, The Edge brings a distinguished new dimension to the Tyger Valley business district.

Zorb: Bubble-wrap for trip protection

2014-11-10 07:22

Nissan has created the world's largest working Zorb – complete with its latest family car – the mini-MPV Note and the occupants, all safely cushioned from harm.

Hyundai/Kia to pay R1bn for fuel claims

2014-11-04 07:51

Hyundai/Kia will pay the US government the equivalent of R1.1-billion for its exaggerated fuel-consumption claims. The penalty is the US' largest for a Clean Air Act violation..

Varsity has answer to EV 'range fear'

2014-10-22 10:50

So your battery-car has a claimed range - but how accurate is it against traffic and other road conditions? An American university claims to have software that takes 'fear factor' out of EV's.

Reader: Beach driving - a rights issue

2014-10-13 13:40

'As with many other issues in SA, it seems MAKING laws is vastly more important than ENFORCING them,' Wheels24 reader ARMAND VAN AS says about beach driving.

Readers: 4x4-ers threat to Cape beaches?

2014-10-09 08:35

‘Heavy fines should be imposed', ‘Control the issue, not a blanket ban', ‘My rights taken away’... Wheels24 readers respond to claims that 4x4's are damaging Western Cape beaches.

Off-roaders a threat to WCape beaches - report

2014-10-08 15:37

Off-road vehicles, including quad bikes, are damaging Western Cape tourist 'hotspots', according to the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report.

Solar Challenge: Teams bogged down by rain

2014-10-01 14:52

Teams participating in the 2014 Solar Challenge are in for yet another tough day as water soaked roads and pouring rain marred the trip to the fifth pitstop in Port Elizabeth.

Kia's Optima hybrid for Paris show

2014-09-29 14:17

Kia will showcase its future hybrid technology at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with the debut of its Optima T-Hybrid concept.

SA solar race: NWU ready to defend title

2014-09-18 08:46

The North West University's new solar car, the Sirius X25 built entirely by students, will defend its title at the 2014 SA Solar challenge.

And the most frugal bike in SA is...

2014-09-03 12:48

1050km, two days, 70 entries... Bike guru DAVE FALL took part in the 2014 SA motorcycle econorun. Find out which bike is crowned the most frugal motorcycle in SA!

Formula E to have hybrid Beemer pace car

2014-08-28 08:10

BMW's i8 hybrid sports car will be the safety/pace car for the first Formula E race in Beijing on September 13 2014. SA will have to wait later in 2014 for the i8.

Hybrid battle: Ford to build Prius-fighter

2014-08-21 11:12

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid petrol-electric car to compete against Toyota's best-selling Prius.

Epic hybrid hypercar battle at TT circuit

2014-07-21 10:00

The TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands played host to a hybrid hypercar showdown. Watch as a Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and a Koenigsegg Agera R battle on track!

BMW i8: Hybrid sports car for SA

2014-07-18 14:36

BMW's i8 is the automaker's first plug-in hybrid sports car and the first of its vehicles to be powered by a three-cylinder 1.5. Full details and image gallery of this stunner ahead of the SA launch

Next XC90 for SA: More power, low emissions

2014-07-09 08:57

Volvo continues to tease details of its new SA-bound XC90 4x4, this time the automaker reveals the new hybrid engine. Find out more about the hybrid SUV capable of 290kW/630Nm and emissions of only 60g/km!

Toyota reveals fuel-cell sedan price

2014-06-25 10:23

Toyota has revealed the price of its first fuel-cell sedan, a hydrogen-powered car with a potential range of 830km and scheduled for launch in March 2015.

Automakers split on 'green car' strategy

2014-06-19 13:01

Global automakers are locked in a showdown similar to the 'video format' war of the 1980's.

Automakers split on 'green car' strategy

2014-06-18 11:15

Global automakers are locked in a showdown similar to the 'video format' war of the 1980's as they bet on which eco-friendly vehicles will prevail in the low-emissions sector.

'Bye Ford Tomaso, hello Ford Tomato?

2014-06-12 07:27

Ford , with the assistance of global food company Heinz, is researching 'green' material for automotive manufacturing. Among the food plants being tested is the humble tomato...

'Bye Ford Tomaso, hello Ford Tomato?

2014-06-11 08:32

Ford , with the assistance of global food company Heinz, is researching 'green' material for automotive manufacturing. Among the food plants being tested is the humble tomato...

Battery Golf GTI for Geneva

2014-02-24 12:12

Volkswagen gives us a sneak peek of its new electric GTI, the Golf GTE, headed for the 2014 Geneva auto show. Check out gallery images of the new plug-in hybrid!

Audi launches gas-powered A3

2014-02-19 08:55

An Audi A3 equipped to provide the most environmentally friendly form of long-distance mobility yet will soon be on German roads. See our gallery images of the new A3 g-tron!

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