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E² Elevator: Accelerating entrepreneurial success for small businesses

Impact investment company E² continues to play a leading role in empowering and upskilling responsible entrepreneurs to unleash

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ZaiLab designs space truck to travel from Cape to Cairo

Cape Town-based space-age software company ZaiLab, which specialises in a new take on staid contact centre software, tasked its industrial design team to design a space truck that can travel from Cape Town to Cairo in 300 days...

8 Dec 2017

New heavy truck, trailer factory in Ethiopia

A factory that produces trailers, semi-trailers and Sinotrucks and fuel tankers was inaugurated recently in Ethiopia...

30 Nov 2017

Hino 500 Wide Cab trucks now in local production

The new Hino 500 Wide Cab truck range is now in local production at Hino South Africa's assembly plant in Prospecton, near Durban, which involved an investment of more than R20m by Hino SA...

28 Nov 2017

Delivering an electric transport solution

Daimler brought its alternative drivetrain roadshow to SA which enabled us to experience its electric, hybrid and other solutions on home soil...

23 Nov 2017

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Volvo Cars said it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies...

21 Nov 2017

Ever Star adds light and medium stars to its range

Ever Star Industries has introduced two special editions to its Powerstar brand, the new V3 ET AMT (automated manual transmission), as well as a joint venture with Foton on the new FT range of light and medium commercial vehicles...

10 Nov 2017

New Code of Ethics for auto industry a "stop-gap solution"

Last month, the Department of Economic Development published a draft code of conduct for competition in the local automotive industry in order to address "anti-competitive behaviour" and promote "transformation to foster inclusive growth"...

By Jeff Osborne 27 Oct 2017

Hino Motors' new Koga plant off to a good start

Hino Motors' new Koga plant in Japan, where the latest generation Hino 500 trucks are being built, is already operating at 90% of capacity...

27 Oct 2017

Next generation Mahindra Pik Up makes its way to SA

Mahindra's next generation Pik Up has been launched in South Africa and offers a refreshed outer body styling, increased turbodiesel power, and a towing capacity of 2500kg...

13 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

September tractor sales drop 11.4% year on year to 552 units

Tractor sales fell 11.4% year on year (y/y) in September to 552 units, according to the South African Agricultural Machinery Association (Saama)...

By Dominic Preuss 9 Oct 2017

Eicher enters heavy-duty truck market in SA

The Eicher brand has entered the heavy-duty commercial vehicle market in South Africa with the launch of its Eicher Pro 6000 series, next generation of heavy-duty trucks...

5 Oct 2017

Local car sales lift, boosted by attractive offers by manufacturers

Attractive offers by vehicle manufacturers is one of the reasons for the aggregate year-on-year increase in domestic vehicle sales in the month of September...

3 Oct 2017

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International

Norway puts brakes on plans for 'Tesla tax'

OSLO, Norway: Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, has abandoned plans for a proposed "Tesla tax", a controversial measure that would have cut a tax rebate granted to heavy electric cars.

24 Nov 2017

Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Perhaps you have even used one while visiting other parts of the world, or the Locomute service in SA. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle in various cities around the world, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use.

23 Nov 2017

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans over faulty seats

TOKYO - Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States over faulty parts blamed for 46 minor injuries, the company said, just a month after settling a huge lawsuit on other defects.

21 Nov 2017

New to ridesharing? Here is what you need to know

The explosion of ridesharing services has occurred partially because of the prevalence of powerful smart phones being so prevalent, new technologies including next generation smart phone applications being developed, and a desire for those who utilise taxi-type services to have better, easier, and safer experiences. The convergence of these factors has created some of the most dynamic new businesses, provided tens of thousands with additional incomes as drivers and given passengers better options when they need a lift.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

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