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JHB to get all-electric Uber rides

The transport sector accounts for 13% of CO2 emissions in South Africa, making it the second largest emitter of CO2 in the country. Uber has thus partnered with BMW and Nissan to bring riders UberGREEN, a 100% electric ride helping to reduce CO2 emissions in Johannesburg.

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New vehicle sales continued its fall in April

The South African new vehicle sales market continued its 2016 decline this April. According to the latest aggregated figures from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) total industry new vehicle sales declined 9.2%, year-on-year, with only 40,390 new vehicles sold across all segments.

1 day ago

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Shifting focus from the product to the consumer

Traditionally, the automotive industry's primary focus has been on providing bigger, better and faster cars. According to the Automotive Future Now Report, in a world shaped by the Internet of Things (IoT), we are seeing a major shift in what customers want from their car and the associated driving experience.

1 day ago

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Volkswagen 'is far more than crisis' - CEO

WOLFSBURG: Embattled German carmaker Volkswagen vowed on Thursday, 28 April, to overcome its current crisis triggered by the engine-rigging scandal and that it would not allow itself to be slowed down by the affair.

29 Apr 2016

George Mienie
#CommerceMonth: The rise of the 24-hour digital showroom

From a 24-page magazine in 1992 to a trusted digital showroom with a loyal online community, AutoTrader has come a long way in 23 years. We interviewed George Mienie, AutoTrader's CEO, to find out about this transition and what they've discovered about the buying habits of today's digital consumer.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Apr 2016

Hyundai Motor Q1 profit falls on poor China sales
Hyundai Motor Q1 profit falls on poor China sales

Currency swings and declining China sales took a toll on Hyundai Motor as the South Korean carmaker on Tuesday, 26 April, reported a drop in net profit for the ninth consecutive quarter.

28 Apr 2016