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The price of fuel over the last decade

Fuel price increase! The announcement comes every couple of months, and South Africans dread it more and more. The average South African's annual fuel expenditure is among the highest in the world...

By Jason Snyman 12 Oct 2017

New heavy-duty trucks run on liquefied natural gas, biogas

Volvo Trucks has introduced Euro 6-compliant heavy-duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas.

11 Oct 2017

Shell driver behaviour, emotion study results released

A recent study by Shell South Africa and Goldsmiths, University of London, used wearable emotion tracking devices, GPS, as well as weather and traffic information to better understand motorists...

5 Oct 2017

Railway to distribute 1.8-million litres of petrol products nationwide

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has indicated readiness to deploy its 40 tank wagons for distribution of 1.8-million litres of petrol nationwide if contacted by marketers...

By Kingsley Jeremiah 27 Sep 2017

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

NEW DELHI, India: India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks...

18 Sep 2017

Uber-Puma Fuel Card launched

Through expanding its fuel card business, Puma Energy Tanzania has established a partnership with Uber to supply fuel to all registered Uber partner-drivers...

11 Sep 2017

Petrol price to increase by 67c/l

NEWSWATCH: The department of energy has announced that the price of petrol will increase by 67 cents to R13.72 per litre as of tomorrow, Wednesday, 6 September 2017...

5 Sep 2017

Innovation, product diversification drives forecourt retail growth

Expansion in the forecourt convenience retail industry continues, despite the general downturn of the retail industry as a whole...

22 Aug 2017

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 is perhaps the most significant policy announcement made by the UK government in the past decade (with the possible exception of Brexit)...

By John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos 10 Aug 2017

Nigeria signs oil financing deals with Shell, Chevron

Nigeria has signed financing deals with oil majors Shell and Chevron to develop projects that would boost reserves and revenue, the state-run oil firm said this week...

4 Aug 2017

Diesel at cross-roads as Germany's car bosses, politicians meet

BERLIN, Germany: Bosses of Germany's powerful car industry and top politicians have met on the fate of diesel engines, as the sector faces an existential threat after a colossal pollution cheating scandal...

2 Aug 2017

Cost of motoring continues to increase

The overall cost of motoring is on the rise despite recent cuts to interest rates and fuel prices...

24 Jul 2017

BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions

BERLIN, Germany: German luxury carmaker BMW has denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines...

24 Jul 2017

Nigeria to cease import of petroleum products

Nigeria will cease to import petroleum products and totally depend on its own refined products from 2019, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this week...

By Omololu Ogunmade 21 Jul 2017

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International

South African racers head to Formula Ford Festival

Seven South African racers of the Investchem Formula 1600 championship will be taking part in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in Kent, England from 21-22 October 2017.

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California to allow autonomous cars without driver

SAN FRANCISCO, US: California officials have unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator.

13 Oct 2017

Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia: An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles, got underway Sunday.

9 Oct 2017

Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has introduced a handful of new home assistant devices powered by its Alexa voice-commanded artificial intelligence, ramping up its lineup competing against challenges from Google and others.

28 Sep 2017

Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth.

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

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