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Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa...

12 Jul 2017

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

Volvo to only produce electric cars from 2019

Swedish car maker Volvo has revealed it will adopt an electrification strategy for all new models from 2019...

7 Jul 2017

#AfricaMonth: The fast-growing, untapped African car market

In light of the recent study, Game-changing Automotive Policy Developments in Africa, we chat to Ryan Bax, senior industry analyst for mobility and automotive at Frost & Sullivan, to find out more about the fast-growing, untapped African car market...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 May 2017

Want to become a winning auto company in Africa? Here's how

Almost four years after Nissan ventured into auto assembly in Nigeria, it fills me with pride when I comment on our success as an auto company operating in Africa...

By Mike Whitfield 20 Apr 2017

Tesla now worth more than 100-year-old Ford

NEWSWATCH: Last week saw Elon Musk's clean transportation and power company, Tesla, reach $298.56 in Nasdaq trading (a 7.3% increase)...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Apr 2017

VW to extend footprint

Volkswagen Group South Africa is making inroads into its ambitious regionalisation strategy through the establishment of its new sub-Saharan region...

8 Mar 2017

Kenya's Mondo Ride launches motorcycle service

Online taxi hailing app Mondo Ride has launched a service that allows its customers to request for motorcycles...

By Doreen Wainainah 5 Dec 2016

Africa wants to place itself on the automotive roadmap

Africa is keeping investors on their toes with forecasts far from being true to their word. The inherent volatility and instability of African markets...

By Ryan Bax 1 Dec 2016

UD Trucks aims for business growth in Southern and Eastern Africa

UD Trucks has expressed interest in expanding and growing its business within Southern and Eastern Africa...

30 Nov 2016

Logistics the lifeblood of trade in Africa

As the biggest multi-industry site catering to a professional audience in Africa and South Africa, Bizcommunity is delighted to be media partner to the biggest port event in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Oct 2016

Made-in-Nigeria Suzuki to launch in October

Boulos Enterprises Ltd, authorised dealer of Suzuki products in Nigeria, said it will push a made-in-Nigeria Suzuki Super Carry...

By Kingsley Jeremiah 23 Sep 2016

#CARconferenceSA: Encouraging outlook for local motor industry

Mike Whitfield, the president of Naamsa and managing director of the Nissan Group of Africa, painted an encouraging picture of the future...

6 Sep 2016

AAAM to unlock Africa's automotive development potential

The development and promotion of a cohesive automotive strategy for the African continent is gaining new impetus due to the strategic vision...

24 Aug 2016

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International

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 is perhaps the most significant policy announcement made by the UK government in the past decade (with the possible exception of Brexit).

By John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos 10 Aug 2017

Renault signs €660m deal with Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: French automaker Renault this week signed a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth €660-million ($779-million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year.

By Siavosh Ghazi 10 Aug 2017

How did the VW camper turn into a £90,000 icon?

Only a handful of cars have ever managed to be considered both cute and cool at the same time. Fewer still acquire the kind of status that makes them sought-after collectors' pieces in old age.

8 Aug 2017

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, aiming to disrupt a world accustomed to automobiles powered by pollution-spewing fossil fuel.

7 Aug 2017

Aston Martin: an unlikely ambassador for electric cars

Aston Martin has historically been Britain's number one stronghold of virile, automotive traditionalism, always offering vehicles with a robust core of well-proven, rather conventional technology, endorsed usually by characters such as James Bond and Jeremy Clarkson. Aston Martins have always been the car for dyed-in-the-wool, old-school petrolheads.

By Chris Ebbert 7 Aug 2017

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