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Fuel tests lead to reverse in downsizing trend

While VW has long used three-cylinder motors in its small cars, it has now declared that it will no longer shrink its engines for theoretical fuel economy benefits...

24 Feb 2017

The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sector

Whether one is considering taking a leap into entrepreneurship or thinking of adding to one's growing business portfolio, investing in the fuel retail sector might offer...

By James Noble 15 Feb 2017

Tesla takes on Gulf gas guzzlers

Electric carmaker Tesla announced the opening of a new Gulf headquarters on Monday in Dubai, aiming to conquer an oil-rich region...

15 Feb 2017

Rwanda abandons US$35m biodiesel pilot project

According to a recent article by Johnson Kanamugire on The East African, the Rwandan government is abandoning a US$35m biodiesel pilot project...

13 Feb 2017

Tips to dodge another fuel increase

With yet another fuel increase this month and more price hikes expected throughout the year, transport costs are set to continue increasing...

2 Feb 2017

Car makers and state head for dispute on proposed new fuel regulations

Government and car makers are heading for a showdown on proposed fuel regulations that could make cars and fuel more expensive...

By Jan-Jan Joubert 12 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Automotive

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices...

12 Dec 2016

Petronas lubricants launched through rebranded Engen Oil Centre franchise

Engen Petroleum, producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, has rebranded its lubricants distribution...

28 Nov 2016

South African motor industry's total sales flatline

The South African motor industry's total sales flatlined at R50bn in September, nearly unchanged from September 2015...

18 Nov 2016

AutoXpress and Engen launch service offering in Rwanda

Engen Petroleum has announced its collaboration with AutoXpress in Rwanda to test customer response to a new mini vehicle services offering...

14 Nov 2016

Slowly, very slowly the MPRDA takes a step forward

The much debated MPRDA has been passed by the National Assembly and is now on its way to the NCOP, for approval...

By Craig Wilton and Megan Rodgers 11 Nov 2016

Motoring Journalists of the Year winners list

It took 17 judges across 24 categories several weeks of marking to decide that the coveted title of the Toyota Financial Services SAGMJ Motoring Journalist of the Year...

7 Nov 2016

Automotive lubricants market in Nigeria and South Africa expected to grow in the long term

Nigeria and South Africa rely heavily on imported raw materials for automotive lubricants. However, the volatility of oil prices and the devaluating currencies...

31 Oct 2016

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