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E-cars to shine at Frankfurt show as diesel takes backseat

2017-09-11 07:17

Hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts are set to flock to Frankfurt's IAA motor show next week where auto giants hope to show off their electric prowess as scandal-plagued diesels take a backseat.

US seeks prison for VW engineer in diesel scandal

2017-08-25 13:44

U.S. prosecutors are seeking a three-year prison sentence for a Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company's diesel emissions scandal

Top motoring stories of the week: Toyota's future plans, SA's best selling cars

2017-08-11 15:15

From a Women's Day special to the best selling cars in South Africa, here are the top 10 stories of the week.

How realistic are plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars?

2017-08-03 22:25

As more governments look to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars in coming years, experts are assessing how realistic the plans are.

Fuel focus: Shell prepares for a world that's shifting away from oil

2017-07-28 08:16

Royal Dutch Shell CEO says the company is working to remain one of the world's biggest energy suppliers even as major economies look past traditional sources like oil.

Audi to give 850 000 diesel cars 'emissions-improving' software

2017-07-21 13:46

German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850 000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler.

Diesel pollution may damage the heart

2017-05-30 11:21

Researchers think that pollution may stimulate an inflammatory response.

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.

Credit downgrades to increase fuel price - AA

2017-04-18 10:44

'Fuel price rises will be the first major expense to hit South Africans in the wake of depreciation of the Rand against the US dollar,' says the Automobile Association.

Which is better petrol or diesel? 8 things you should know before you buy a car

2017-02-22 07:31

Fuel efficiency, costs, availability... Both petrol and diesel-powered vehicles have pros and cons but which is better? We list 8 things you should consider before you buy your next car.

 

Diesel scandal: VW engineer gets prison, $200 000 fine

2017-08-25 19:10

A Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company's diesel emissions scandal has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and fined $200 000.

German leader Merkel sees end of the road for diesel, petrol cars

2017-08-15 08:10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she thinks the internal combustion engines that are the mainstay of her country's auto industry will eventually have to be phased out

SA car sales rise, another Kuga on fire...10 top motoring stories you might have missed

2017-08-04 15:25

South Africa's car sales improve, Toyota's Hilux reclaims the local bakkie throne and another Ford Kuga was spotted ablaze... here's your weekly motoring wrap.

Motorists to cough up more for petrol in August

2017-07-28 20:59

The petrol price will increase by 19c a litre in August.

Britain to ban sale of new diesel, petrol cars by 2040

2017-07-27 14:39

Britain's government says it will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and petrol by 2040 as authorities move to tackle air pollution.

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.

Judge to approve $1-billion compensation deal in VW diesel case

2017-05-12 11:34

A federal judge in California said he would approve a $1.2-billion settlement between Volkswagen and the US authorities over the last 80 000 cars in the company's emissions-cheating scandal.

Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion in diesel emission scandal

2017-04-21 17:01

Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a $2.8-billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests.

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.

Emissions scandal: Volkswagen reaches agreement with 3.0-litre car owners

2016-12-23 07:27

Volkswagen said it had reached an agreement in principle with owners of 3.0-litre cars affected by its emissions cheating scandal.

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