Volkswagen to invest billions in new energy cars

2017-11-16 22:39

Volkswagen will invest more than €10-billion along with its partners in China to build new energy vehicles in the country.

BMW joins push for electric cars: Includes plans for Rolls Royce EVs

2017-09-07 19:05

The BMW Group said all of its brands would offer electrified cars by 2025, including the iconic Rolls Royce.

SEE: Automakers to face toughest emissions tests yet

2017-09-01 08:26

European motorists are set to benefit from more realistic emissions and fuel economy performance data following two new EU car tests.

Euro ban on diesel, petrol vehicles: What does it mean for SA?

2017-08-02 14:27

'Although time frames are far off for diesel and petrol bans locally, SA may benefit through lessons learnt in other countries', says the Automobile Association.

Volkswagen to refit 1 million more diesel cars in Germany

2017-07-31 07:53

Volkswagen said it would offer to refit almost a million more diesel cars in Germany to reduce harmful emissions, as the country's auto industry is racked by overlapping scandals.

World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road

2017-07-27 07:47

Technological advances mean fossil fuel in cars could be phased out within decades but switching to electric carries its own environmental and economic concerns as more and more countries announce radical plans.

Mwhahahaha! VW unleashes 'villains' in this cool Golf GTE ad

2017-07-13 08:32

Ever wanted to 'push a button' and destroy the Earth or plunge a hero to their doom? VW's new campaign reveals a more responsible use of power with its electric Golf GTE.

Tesla loses spot as most valuable automaker in US

2017-07-07 06:49

A bad week in an otherwise stellar year has knocked Tesla from the top perch as the nation's most valuable automaker.

France aims for automakers to ditch petrol and diesel by 2040

2017-07-06 13:35

French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot says he has set the country's automakers of not selling petrol or diesel cars by 2040.

Pros and cons of electric vehicles in SA - reader

2017-06-06 10:12

'I truly believe that electric cars are the future,' writes Dewald Carsterns as he lists the pros and cons of electric vehicles.


Want free parking? Drive an electric car in Dubai

2017-09-25 18:00

Dubai, with its 14-lane highways and car-dependent residents, will provide free parking and toll-free driving to encourage motorists to shift to electric cars as a way of cutting carbon emissions.

Next-gen Nissan Leaf electric car for SA: 380km battery range!

2017-09-06 08:44

Nissan says its new Leaf electric car driver further on a charge and comes with a new type of technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving.

German automakers to give 5 million diesel cars new software

2017-08-02 22:40

Germany's transport minister says the country's automakers have committed to fit more than 5 million diesel cars with updated software to reduce harmful emissions.

Battery bakkie in the works: Meet the Bollinger B1 4x4

2017-08-01 08:53

‘A proper off-road capable bakkie which is also, almost unfathomably, a green-friendly electric vehicle,’ writes Lance Branquinho as he reports on Bollinger’s B1 electric bakkie.

Volkswagen lifts 2017 forecast

2017-07-27 10:17

The world's largest automaker Volkswagen lifted slightly its forecast for the full year Thursday, hailing strong performance even as it faces a brewing scandal at home in Germany.

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.

Faraday Future scraps plans for $1-billion factory

2017-07-11 11:21

Electric car manufacturer, Faraday Future, is scrapping plan to build a $1-billion factory in southern Nevada.

Audi engineer charged with directing VW emissions cheating

2017-07-07 06:43

A former high-level executive for Volkswagen's Audi luxury brand has been charged with conspiracy and accused of directing other employees to program vehicles to cheat on emissions tests

VW is trying to change - independent monitor

2017-06-07 13:23

The independent monitor overseeing Volkswagen's efforts to prevent a repeat of its diesel emissions scandal says he has a "broad mandate" to review the company's practices and that his initial impression is that VW is making a serious effort to refor

World’s first electric double-cab bakkie: Meet the Workhorse W-15

2017-05-05 05:54

Battery bakkies will save our double-cab work and play lifestyle. Meet the Workhorse W-15. It’s beaten Tesla’s project by two years.

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