GLOBAL

Why the farm tyre market is weighed down globally

Even though the broader sluggishness in the farm equipment market continues to influence farm tyre sales globally, recent research shows that opportunities exist as global sales are likely to surpass 42 million...

18 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Could this be the end of Chrysler?

NEWSWATCH: Rumours have been circulating this week that Sergio Machionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), could announce the closure of one of America's oldest remaining automakers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How to get more electric vehicles on the road

Despite the hype and excitement, not to mention the fanciful visions put forth by Tesla's Elon Musk, electric vehicles (EVs) are not yet winning over the transportation sector...

By Jonn Axsen 5 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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...

21 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Tesla biggest quarterly loss, pushes back Model 3 volume production

Tesla has announced its biggest quarterly loss to date, sending shares down nearly 5% after hours after falling 3% in normal trade and has pushed back its target for volume production on its Model 3 sedan...

2 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has unveiled upgrades to its Echo speakers and announced that Alexa smarts will be built into BMW and Mini automobiles by the middle of next year...

28 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla begins to deliver model for the masses

FREMONT, California: Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out the first of its keenly-awaited "Model 3" cars...

7 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES

GM regains crown on Wall Street as Tesla shares slump

NEW YORK, US: General Motors regained its spot as the biggest US carmaker by market capitalisation greater investor skepticism that chipped away at rival Tesla Motors...

10 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

GM, Honda announce fuel cell venture in Michigan

General Motors and Honda announced plans on Monday for the first "mass production" of an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system...

31 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

GM to invest $1bn in US manufacturing, create 5,000 jobs

General Motors said Tuesday it will invest an additional $1 billion in US manufacturing operations and create up to 5,000 jobs in the coming years...

19 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

As they go electric, auto giants vie for tiny US prize

The auto industry's push into electric vehicles is turning an important corner in 2017 with the arrival of longer-range, battery-powered cars at more accessible prices...

16 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Toyota to invest $10bn in the US

Toyota will invest $10 billion in the United States over the next five years, the company said on Monday at the annual Detroit auto show...

12 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

VW pleads guilty to US criminal charges, pays $4.3bn in 'dieselgate'

Volkswagen AG will plead guilty to three criminal charges and pay a total $4.3 billion in fines to settle the emissions cheating scandal known as "dieselgate"...

12 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Auto industry targeted by Trump is vital to Mexico

While US President-elect Donald Trump wants to put the brakes on projects by Toyota and American automakers in Mexico, the country has become...

10 Jan 2017

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