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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...

2 days ago

Daimler to offer electrified versions of all Mercedes 'by 2022'

FRANKFURT, Germany: The world's largest luxury carmaker Daimler plans to offer an electric or hybrid version of every Mercedes-Benz model within five years, its chief executive said this week...

14 Sep 2017

Volkswagen to electrify entire range by 2030

FRANKFURT, Germany: German carmaker Volkswagen doubled down earlier this week on efforts to clean up its image tarnished by the dieselgate scandal, vowing ahead of the IAA auto industry show to electrify its entire range by 2030...

13 Sep 2017

Mercedes-AMG brings F1 hybrid tech from race track to road

The Mercedes-AMG Project One premiered at the International Motor Show. According to the car manufacturer, the two-seater supersports show car brings the latest Formula 1 hybrid technology from the race track to the road...

13 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

Flying the pure electric mobility flag

Less than a week before the Frankfurt motor show opens and already the electrification cats are leaping out of the bag... (video)

8 Sep 2017

Automechanika means business and business means Automechanika

Every two years the unique business platform for the Automotive Service Industry that is Automechanika Johannesburg provides the optimum networking and business opportunities for the industry...

Issued by Automechanika 4 Sep 2017

How the traditional automotive industry is shifting gears

Balancing the demands of a connected and digitally advanced consumer base, a waning economy, and shrinking budgets, the automotive industry is on the precipice of big change...

4 Sep 2017

#RideRoundup: New Mercedes-AMG GTs, Volvo XC40, Pajero Sport

This week's #RideRoundup features the three new Mercedes-AMG GTs - the AMG GT Roadster, AMG GT C Roadster, and sporty AMG GT R, as well as the new Volvo XC40 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Sep 2017

How to prevent driverless cars from being hacked

Cyber security is becoming a big challenge to the car industry, especially as vehicles incorporate more and more driverless technology...

By Siraj Ahmed Shaikh and Madeline Cheah 31 Aug 2017

Jaguar I-Pace to arrive in South Africa in 2019

After the Jaguar I-Pace concept was announced late 2016, Jaguar Land Rover South Africa has announced that its first all-electric and hybrid models are arriving in South Africa from 2019...

30 Aug 2017

Domino's, Ford explore role of self-driving vehicles in pizza delivery

ANN ARBOR, US: Domino's and Ford are joining forces to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery...

30 Aug 2017

The future for rural Africa is electric

Amid the glistening concept cars at next month's Frankfurt motor show (12 - 15 September 2017) will be a boxy contraption with no doors and a top speed of 60km/h...

By Dave Chambers 28 Aug 2017

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International

Alliance 2022: Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi to strengthen cooperation

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi motors are planning to strengthen cooperation and accelerate use of common platforms, powertrains, and new technologies.

2 hours ago

Ford to tie up with India's Mahindra, eyes access to huge market

NEW DELHI, India: Ford Motor and India's Mahindra Group have announced they will work together in a fresh partnership as the US giant looks to boost its presence in one of the world's fastest growing auto markets.

22 hours ago

VW recalls 4.86 million vehicles in China over airbag concerns

BEIJING, China: Volkswagen will recall almost five million vehicles in China over airbag concerns, dealing a new blow to the German automaker in the world's largest car market.

2 days ago

Frankfurt Motor Show sees launch of Ferrari Portofino

The new Ferrari Portofino is described as the most versatile model in the range. A car designed to be driven every day - which also converts from an authentic 'berlinetta' coupé to a drop-top.

15 Sep 2017

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