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Have you driven a 'time bomb' lately?

Ford is facing a backlash from drivers of its family SUV - the Kuga - after reports of sudden fires in the car which have left one person dead and many more afraid that the same might happen to them.

By Graeme Hosken 3 minutes ago

Local sales of heavy vehicles on the skids
Local sales of heavy vehicles on the skids

A "bloodbath" in the truck and bus market underlined another miserable month for local new vehicle sales in November, WesBank analyst Rudolf Mahoney said on Thursday.

By David Furlonger 1 hour ago

New vehicle sales drop 9.6% year-on-year in November to 46,413 units
New vehicle sales drop 9.6% year-on-year in November to 46,413 units

Another month, another nightmare. If there is one thing to be said for the new-vehicle market in 2016, it is that it has been consistently depressing.

By David Furlonger 3 days ago

Dealerships discover benefits of going green and conversing
Dealerships discover benefits of going green and conversing

In 2013 we trundled along to Hillfox in Johannesburg to attend the opening of a new Kia dealership. Hardly big news you might think, but while car makers were already scrambling around coming up with green technology ideas for their cars, some manufacturers were giving thought to greening their dealerships.

By Mark Smyth 3 days ago

What's trending in BizTrends2017?
What's trending in BizTrends2017?

Not only are Bizcommunity's BizTrends reports a respected resource for local and global audiences on par with leading research organisations, but they also enjoy above-average engagement.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

Nissan, BMW and Porsche face sales ban in South Korea
Nissan, BMW and Porsche face sales ban in South Korea

SEOUL: South Korea is to ban sales of some cars made by Porsche, BMW and Nissan, and fine the companies over $5 million as a probe into emissions documentation widens.

1 Dec 2016

Africa wants to place itself on the automotive roadmap
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 is difficult to fully grasp until seen in hindsight.

By Ryan Bax 1 Dec 2016

Carmakers to build Europe network of high-powered e-charging stations
Carmakers to build Europe network of high-powered e-charging stations

FRANKFURT: German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Audi and US competitor Ford said on Tuesday they would cooperate on a Europe-wide network of electric charging stations.

30 Nov 2016

UD Trucks aims for business growth in Southern and Eastern Africa
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, citing "great expectations for the future of the brand within the region".

30 Nov 2016

Autonomoose, other self-driving cars hit Canada streets
Autonomoose, other self-driving cars hit Canada streets

OTTAWA: A Lincoln MKZ sedan dubbed Autonomoose and two other self-driving vehicles hit the road in Canada on Monday in the country's first test of the technology on public roads.

29 Nov 2016

Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in Business of the Year contest
Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in Business of the Year contest

Toyota dealers are leading the way at the halfway mark in the National Automobile Dealers' Association's Business of the Year (BOTY) contest organised by Sewells MSXI.

29 Nov 2016

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Local supporters set to push the green transport agenda in Cape Town

Swisatec, architect and project managers behind Africa's first green village, Blue Rock Village in the Cape has collaborated with The Green Cab to push the green transport innovation agenda in Cape Town. Swisatec plans to integrate electric vehicle infrastructure as part of its green initiative.

29 Nov 2016

Volkswagen to build car assembly plant in Algeria
Volkswagen to build car assembly plant in Algeria

ALGERIA: Volkswagen on Sunday signed a deal with its Algerian sales partner Sovac for the construction of a vehicle assembly plant in the North African country, officials told a news conference.

29 Nov 2016