Automotive Trends 2018

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VWs using more diesel, failing pollution tests after recalls: study

SYDNEY - Volkswagen vehicles recalled and fixed after the worldwide "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal are using more fuel and still failing pollution tests, according to a study by Australia's peak motoring body...

12 Mar 2018

#GIMS2018: Bentley's Bentayga V6 hybrid is its greenest vehicle yet

Bentley continues to build out the powertrain options for its Bentayga SUV, introducing a hybrid version at this week's Geneva International Motor Show. The Bentayga Hybrid signals Bentley's shift toward full electrification...

By Nick Lavars 9 Mar 2018

Toyota to stop selling diesel cars in Europe

GENEVA, Switzerland - Japanese car giant Toyota has announced that it will stop selling diesel cars in Europe, beginning the phase-out this year...

6 Mar 2018

Petrol price to drop by 36 cents a litre

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 will see a significant drop in fuel prices...

5 Mar 2018

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide on Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation"...

20 Feb 2018

Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle arriving 2019

Harley-Davidson recently announced that it will be producing an all-electric motorcycle by 2019...

19 Feb 2018

Developing an urban transport generation

Following the introduction of trucks for long-haulage and construction in 2017, Scania recently revealed that it is extending its new truck generation design to other models, with the focus now on urban and additional low-carbon transport solutions...

9 Feb 2018

German prosecutors raid Audi again in 'dieselgate' probe

FRANKFURT, Germany - German prosecutors said they had raided offices belonging to high-end carmaker Audi on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, the second sweep in a week related to diesel emissions cheating at the Volkswagen subsidiary...

7 Feb 2018

Porsche to double investment in electric cars

Porsche says it will double investments in electrifying its entire range by 2022...

6 Feb 2018

Women in the motoring industry

Manufacturers across the world are embarking on radical transformation in all areas of their business and automotive companies looking to develop a competitive advantage would do well to embrace diversity, taking advantage of the opportunity to foster disruption and innovation...

By Liz Segal 2 Feb 2018

Second petrol price drop may bring further relief

For a second consecutive month, motorists can expect further relief at the pumps with the price of all grades of petrol and diesel expected to drop when the minister of energy announces the final petrol price changes on 7 February 2018... [Updated]

1 Feb 2018

German carmakers under fire for tests on humans, monkeys

FRANKFURT, Germany - German carmakers came under fire this week following revelations they helped finance experiments that saw humans and monkeys exposed to diesel fumes...

31 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Less torque talk, more tech talk

According to McKinsey, technology-driven trends will revolutionise how industry players respond to changing consumer behaviour, develop partnerships, and drive transformational change...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jan 2018

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Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them. Now the company is shifting gear by moving into cargo hauling.

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

Yamaha announces SX Sport Edition of its mega-seller TMAX maxi-scooter

Many years ago, I had the chance to interview Jeffry de Vries, an ex-World Superbike racer who, at the time, was the chief motorcycle tester for Yamaha Europe. This man had ridden and developed basically every motorcycle Yamaha had produced for the last 20-something years.

By Loz Blain 9 Mar 2018

Why car manufacturers need to change their outlook on the future

The world is changing. We are living in a new era and the new age calls for business re-invention, particularly for car manufacturers.

By Morne Bekker 5 Mar 2018

Infineon, SAIC set up electric car joint venture in China

FRANKFURT, Germany - German computer chip maker Infineon said on Friday it is teaming up with China's biggest carmaker, SAIC Motor Corporation, to produce power modules for the Chinese electric car market, the world's biggest.

5 Mar 2018

BMW plans electric Mini production in China

German auto giant BMW said on Friday it plans to build an electric version of its compact Mini in China, in a possible joint venture with local partner Great Wall.

26 Feb 2018

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