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.

Rhino poaching: Wembley stadium like you've never seen it before.

2014-02-18 09:29

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Soccer Star David Beckham and NBA great Yao Ming and Hollywood legend Jackie Chan join the good fight against Rhino Poaching.

Kia packs new aircon tech in Soul EV

2014-02-12 10:44

What if you had the ability to pre-heat or cool your car before you hopped inside? Kia is testing its latest such energy-saving system in a Soul EV - and doing it in Lapland...

Toyota hybrid sales top six-million

2014-01-16 13:07

Global sales of Toyota's hybrids over the years topped six-million at the end of 2013 - by 72 000, in fact - and the final million came in only the last nine months of 2013.


Project 90x2030 communications programme manager Dr Hin Wah Li gives us 5 great energy saving tips that we can put to use in our daily lives.

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209km/h Mean Mower off to Vegas

2013-10-28 14:01

Honda’s Mean Mower, a lawnmower capable of 209km/h, will head to Las Vegas for a special appearance at the world’s premier automotive trade exhibition – the Sema. It can cut grass at 24km/h.

Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2013 - winners list

2013-10-18 13:28

See who is leading the industry in eco-friendly, sustainable and organic farming practices.

Toyota calls for more hybrids

2013-10-01 08:10

Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada has challenged automakers to step-up sales of hybrid vehicles in the United States, calling them "a long bridge" into the future.

Germans go green at Frankfurt

2013-09-12 10:24

BMW i3, Volkswagen's electric Golf, Mercedes-Benz S-Class hybrids... Some of the greenest German vehicles in the world are on display at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show.

Greenpeace protest: Penalty for Spa?

2013-08-26 11:41

Formula 1's governing body could penalise organisers of the 2013 Belgian F1 GP for not preventing the Greenpeace protest. Watch the video!

SA headed for electric car era?

2013-08-23 14:10

Avis Fleet Services delivered the first fleet of battery-powered vehicles to South Africa's electricity provider. is this the beginning of a new era?

Part 1: Green your fleet

2013-08-19 12:25

Reducing fuel consumption and, consequently, emitting less carbon emissions, will not only lower a vehicle fleet’s environmental impact but also make a significant contribution to a company’s bottom line, Fleet Magazine's MONIQUE TERRAZAS.

Going green: Reinventing the wheel

2013-08-19 12:25

The race is on! Instead of chasing speed, automakers are chasing reduced carbon emissions. One solution could be electric traction - an electric motor housed inside the wheel hub, reports Fleet magazine.

The Olive Tree Coffee Shop

2013-08-02 11:24

Indulge at the Olive Tree Coffee Shop at Thaba Ya Batswana Eco Hotel & Spa

Are Christians becoming more 'green'?

2013-07-25 08:40

New research finds that Christians report lower levels of environmental concern than non-Christians and non-religious individuals.

How can I start a green events business?

2013-07-17 13:24

Advice for a Fin24 user who wants to start a green party venue for children and eventually move on to corporate events and petting zoos.

GM 500 000 'green vehicle' push

2013-07-12 10:51

General Motors wants to have at least eight of its models returning 5.8 litres/100km by 2017 to a total of 500 000 green vehicles.

GM, Honda's future fuel cell tech

2013-07-03 09:18

General Motors and Honda announced a long-term agreement to co-develop next-generation fuel cells and hydrogen storage technologies.

A green future? Make a start!

2013-06-26 12:16

Using the continuity of pattern and paint to harmonise your home can achieve some really effective results. Learn how to do this with the colour green.

Passat smashes fuel-economy record

2013-06-26 07:10

Blogger Wayne Gerdes and engineer Bob Winger conquered all US staes, except Alaska and Hawaii, in a Volkswagen Passat TDI, setting a new fuel-consumption record - 3.02 litres/100km

Electric Avenue – soon a reality

2013-06-19 07:16

Next-generation charging for electric vehicles could mean losing the dependency on batteries as Volvo tests its latest green project – electric roads.

Electric cars: New approach needed

2013-06-12 12:01

“Pure electric cars are a disaster” and if drivers are to embrace battery cars a different approach is needed, writes fleet magazine.

Rivals battle to show who is greener

2013-06-10 18:26

The world's largest maker of green cleaning products is trying to figure out how to stay on top of a market.

SA comedian's bio-fuel record bid

2013-06-05 12:44

Veteran South African comedian Mark Sampson and his family will attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for the longest journey made using alternative fuel.


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!

Electric superbike due in 2015

2014-02-12 21:27

Energica Ego, a 100kW electric superbike, has been delayed until 2015. Ahead of launch, the bikemaker answers questions ranging from range to never missing 'the right gear' again.

Toyota hybrid sales top six-million

2014-01-17 11:29

Global sales of Toyota's hybrids over the years topped six-million at the end of 2013 - by 72 000, in fact - and the final million came in only the last nine months of 2013.


Project 90x2030 communications programme manager Dr Hin Wah Li gives us 5 great ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

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Teslas burn: stock, drop and roll

2013-11-08 10:59

"It pretty much just melted to the road." Tesla Motors' stock fell sharply after the automaker confirmed a fire in its electric Model S. The latest blaze marks the automaker’s third vehicle to be reported up in flames in two months

Volvo tech: End of car battery?

2013-10-18 14:01

Is this the end of the road for the conventional car battery? A Volvo breakthrough might have kicked it into history. Here's how...

Hybrid Rangies sew up Silk Trail

2013-10-15 12:10

53 days, 13 countries, 15 punctures... Three Range Rover Diesel Hybrid prototypes have sewn up an epic 16 000km journey from England via China to India. Gallery images and video!

Debut for frugal 3/100km S-Class

2013-09-13 09:24

Mercedes-Benz debuted its S 500 V6 plug-in hybrid at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show. It's the third hybrid in the new S-Class range and claims a fuel consumption of three litres/100 km! Did we mention it has 820Nm on tap?

No-doors Smart heads for Frankfurt

2013-09-05 12:18

No doors, no rear windows, open roof – the latest Smart Fourjoy EV from quirky automaker Smart is sure to turn heads at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show. Did we mention it has battery-powered skateboards!

Greenpeace invades Belgian GP

2013-08-25 16:23

"ARCTIC OIL? SHELL NO!" read a 20-metre banner at the 2013 Belgian GP as Greenpeace protesters invaded the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Check out our gallery!

World first: Family sun-run car

2013-08-22 09:15

Meet the world's first solar-powered family car! It could drive halfway from Jozi to Cape Town - on a sunny SA day, if fully charged.

Part 2: Eco-friendly driving

2013-08-19 12:25

Speeding, over-revving, idling… Fuel consumption s greatly influenced by driver behavior, writes Fleet magazine’s MONIQUE TERRAZAS.

SPIED: 2013 Toyota Prius

2013-08-06 10:12

Despite looking like a canvas-skinned aardvark, the car spy photographers captured during testing is Toyota’s next-generation Prius. GALLERY

Driving down 'My Electric Avenue'

2013-07-25 13:24

Would you want to test-drive a subsidised battery-powered Nissan Leaf? How about your neighbours? A new project hopes to test the feasibility of green suburbs called My Electric Avenue.

VW: No mass appeal for EVs

2013-07-18 11:27

Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn believes electric cars will struggle for years to achieve mass appeal.

Greens (Plattekloof)

2013-07-12 10:52

Expect gorgeous, freshly prepared dishes at Greens in Plattekloof

XL1, e-up! electrify E-Car rally

2013-07-08 09:14

Volkswagen’s radical XL1 will be joined by the automaker’s first electric model at the 2013 Silvretta E-Car rally. Take a look at the new e-up!

Video: Making of Jaguar C-X75

2013-06-27 10:14

Despite its incredible engine output - 633kW/900Nm - Jaguar's C-X75 won't make it to production... for now. Watch the making of Jaguar's “quicker than a Veyron” hybrid supercar!

Drayson's EV reaches 328km/h

2013-06-26 07:25

Drayson Racing has claimed the electric land-speed record. Its B12 69/EV electric Le Mans prototype reached 328.6km/h!

Students build 0.1 litres/km car

2013-06-24 12:55

The next time you're bragging to your mates about your 3 litres/100km fuel consumption,think on about a group of US college kids who've created a vehicle capable of one-tenth of a litre/100km!

Forget km/l - meet the eLitre

2013-06-13 11:36

US automakers, hard-pressed to push electric vehicles, have a new tool to tempt customers who doubt the savings over liquid fuel. Meet the eGallon... or, in SA, the eLitre?

France, US eye R357m EV project

2013-06-11 12:52

A French electric car share programme is to send 500 battery vehicles and set up 1200 charge stations in the city that hosts one of the top US race-car events.

No.1 green prize for Fiat engine

2013-06-07 11:32

Fiat's methane-powered TwinAir turbo is 2013 'Best Green Engine of the Year'. This remarkable two-cylinder produces 59kW and only 86g/km of CO2.

Reader: Tesla has cracked it

2013-06-05 10:20

Wheels24 reader TONY ROBINSON points out Tesla's supercharging network will be even better than predicted, especially if the charging stations were introduced in South Africa.

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