ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRIC CARS

WATCH: Tesla launches the Model Y electric crossover

2019-03-18 21:44

Elon Musk has unveiled Tesla's Model Y electric sports utility vehicle in California, promising a much-awaited crossover that will face competition from European car makers rolling out their own electric rivals.

Tesla unveils electric Model Y, expands into popular SUV market

2019-03-15 08:17

Tesla CEO Elon Musk to unveil the Model Y, an SUV that the automaker hopes will win over consumers looking for an all-electric alternative.

Electric cars and Eskom – Will this work in SA?

2019-02-26 09:39

Shell SA recently announced that it will be launching the first electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its network this year. Then the country suffered load-shedding...

Musk to break ground on Tesla China plant in uncertain times

2019-01-07 07:21

After four years of planning, Tesla is finally breaking ground on its $5bn factory in the world’s biggest auto market. But the timing couldn’t be more inauspicious.

'Ultra-rapid' charging points can boost your car's range by 200km in under 30 minutes

2018-12-07 09:05

Legendary acceleration and fast charging have long been two of the proudest boasts of Tesla drivers. But according to independent electric-vehicle advice site Driving Electric, the tables are about to turn when it comes to charging speed.

Worried about running out of range in your EV? Here's why you can rest easy

2018-11-05 08:25

Running out of power mid-journey is the top worry for prospective electric vehicle buyers - but most drivers could take a full week of normal trips without recharging.

WATCH: Is an electric car right for you?

2018-10-05 13:07

Are you considering an electric car? It pays to do your research before buying an EV.

Jaguar's R30-million electric car 'Powerway' for SA: Plans for 82 public charging stations

2018-09-13 11:51

Jaguar, in partnership with electric vehicle charging authority GridCars, is set to roll-out 82 new public charging stations in the country’s major hubs.

'Radical vision of the future' - Audi's reveals all-electric E-Tron sports car concept

2018-08-27 12:30

Audi is presents its latest concept car, the all-electric PB18 E-Tron, which it says is "a radical vision for the high-performance sports car of tomorrow".

Tesla's Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

2018-08-17 09:26

In a New York Times interview, Tesla's CEO Elon Musk alternated between laughter and tears, saying he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep.

 

The Eskom crisis and electric cars - how will blackouts affect first-time EV owners in SA?

2019-03-18 19:00

With winter approaching and Eskom in crisis mode, how will blackouts impact first-time electric vehicle owners?

WATCH: Electric 'hypercars' target eco-conscious billionaires

2019-03-07 19:36

Electric cars are again taking the limelight at the Geneva Motor Show this week, including super-expensive 'hypercars' aimed at the eco-conscious billionaire.

Cold weather can cut electric car range by more than 40% - study

2019-02-07 08:55

Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40% when interior heaters are used, a new study found.

Elon Musk unveils underground tunnels, offers rides to VIPs

2018-12-19 08:23

Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube.

Uber fined $491k by UK regulator over cyber attack that leaked data of customers, drivers

2018-11-27 13:28

Uber Technologies, already facing a range of legal and regulatory headaches in London, got another after it was fined £385 000 over a cyber attack that compromised the data of millions of customers and tens of thousands of drivers.

WATCH: Uber to increase fares as it makes London its first all-electric city

2018-10-24 09:03

Uber will increase the cost of taking a ride in London by 15 pence per mile to create a £200m fund to help drivers switch to all-electric vehicles.

Tesla criminal probe into Musk tweet may open pandora's box

2018-09-19 13:19

All it has taken to draw the US Justice Department into investigating Tesla was a single tweet by chairperson Elon Musk.

Mercedes-Benz next-gen EQC: Here's all you need to know about this electric SUV

2018-09-05 07:19

Mercedes-Benz has presented its new electric concept - the EQC. Here's all you need to know about this electric SUV.

How Elon Musk became the enemy of his own brazen ploy

2018-08-27 11:16

Elon Musk’s stunning tweet that he wanted to take Tesla private and had funding secured has been a classic Musk moonshot.

WATCH: Elon Musk says he's in talks with Saudis on taking Tesla private

2018-08-14 13:49

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has disclosed that he was in talks with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and other investors to take the electric automaker private.

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