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.

Nearly 30 million cars in EU over emissions limit - study

2016-09-19 14:32

One year after Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal, nearly 30 million cars on Europe's roads are still way over air-pollution limits, reports a European environment watchdog.

VW to pay $10.2-billion to settle emissions claims

2016-06-24 07:36

VW has agreed to take a series of steps with a total cost of about $10.2-billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions cheating scandal in the US.

Carbon tax will have a negative economic impact - Outa

2016-06-17 12:33

Overtaxed consumers cannot afford the proposed carbon tax which may not even achieve its aim of reducing gas emissions, says civil rights body Outa.

Toyota gets bullish on plug-in hybrids with new Prius Prime

2016-06-15 09:57

As the fourth-generation Prius is launched in South Africa in June, Toyota says it may not have been as bullish as rivals in pushing its plug-in hybrids.

Emissions scandal: VW owners get a choice - buyback or repairs

2016-04-22 08:04

The owners of nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the US will be given the option of selling them back to the company or getting them repaired at VW's expense.

Edible cutlery lends a spoon for the war on waste

2016-03-31 11:35

Genius! An Indian company is revolutionising the way we get rid of disposable cutlery.

10 trends that will drive the next revolution

2016-03-04 07:00

The way we look at the world in 2016 changes the future we choose. finweek unpacks 10 trends that will shape the years ahead.

Emissions scandal: 'Renault did not cheat'

2016-01-19 08:57

Renault has promised to come up with a 'technical plan' over coming weeks to bring down harmful emissions from its vehicles.


'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.

Billionaire says Formula E 'spaceships' are the future

2016-10-07 08:09

Billionaire Anand Mahindra says Formula E's futuristic, high-pitched 'spaceships' are the future of motorsport as he sees the sport evolving away from F1 'dinosaurs'.

5 things you should know about VW's 'dieselgate' scandal

2016-09-16 08:19

It has been a year since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests. Here's 5 things you should know about the 'dieselgate' scandal.

Carbon offsets will make SA economy greener - Treasury

2016-06-20 13:04

Government's proposed carbon offset system is in line with efforts to help South Africa become a low carbon, greener economy, according to National Treasury.

New beginnings for VW? More electric cars on the way

2016-06-17 08:34

Volkswagen plans to intensify its push into electric vehicles as it fights to bounce back from a scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

Environmental group opens school

2016-06-08 09:23

Pietermaritzburg environmental activist organisation groundWork opened its Environmental Justice School in celebration of World Environment Day at the weekend.

FirstRand unit launches green debt investment

2016-04-19 14:13

Ashburton Investments has launched a green debt initiative comprising independent power producer projects under the renewable energy programme.

Family flooring business set for a solid future

2016-03-09 15:00

Founded in 1948, Van Dyck Carpets is South Africa’s oldest carpet brand. CEO Mehran Zarrebini shares how it became part of the family business, and their growth plans for the future.

Quality control chief to leave scandal-hit VW

2016-02-09 09:00

Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company.

Five priorities for greener travel industry - report

2015-11-11 06:40

A new report outlines five priority areas for the travel and tourism industry to support the overall target of halving carbon emissions by 2035.

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