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City of Cape Town opens second electric vehicle charging station
City of Cape Town opens second electric vehicle charging stationArticle

The City of Cape Town has opened its second public electric vehicle charging station, situated in the parking area of the Somerset West Civic Centre...

31 Mar 2021

Which countries are winning the great electric vehicle race?
Which countries are winning the great electric vehicle race?Article

With the world's automotive industry shifting inexorably to electrified powertrains, which countries are best positioned to adapt to an influx of new electric vehicles?

Ashley Oldfield 26 Feb 2021

City of Cape Town launches first free public electric vehicle charger
City of Cape Town launches first free public electric vehicle chargerArticle

The charging station is situated in the parking area of the Bellville Civic Centre. This is the first of two solar-powered EV charging stations that will be offered free-of-charge for the first two years to members of the public...

7 Dec 2020

Climate change is best tackled through lots of small-scale solutions - here are 9 reasons why
Climate change is best tackled through lots of small-scale solutions - here are 9 reasons whyArticle

Massive amounts of public money are being mobilised to kickstart economies out of COVID-induced recessions...

Charlie Wilson, Caroline Zimm, Simon De Stercke 4 Dec 2020

There aren't enough batteries to electrify all cars - focus on trucks and buses instead
There aren't enough batteries to electrify all cars - focus on trucks and buses insteadArticle

Electric vehicles can have a positive impact on the climate and air pollution levels, but governments should rethink how they electrify the transportation network...

Cameron Roberts 31 Jul 2020

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The charging challenge - gearing your fleet to go electricArticle

As pressure is put on corporates globally to becoming increasingly green, so too is the pressure mounting on fleet owners to ensure they provide the infrastructure to lead the charge on electric car charging stations...

Mohammed Sader 2 Mar 2020

Deseré Orrill
Will 2020 kickstart the decade of the driven human?Article

Ole!Connect's, Desere' Orrill, takes a look underneath the hood of autonomous transportation, what it means to our future mobility, and whether we are ready to relinquish the wheel, or not...

Deseré Orrill, Issued by Ole!Connect 31 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 7 shifts in retail attraction
#BizTrends2020: 7 shifts in retail attractionArticle

Retail is changing, but the mall in South Africa still has a central role in our communities. ..

Gavin Jones 8 Jan 2020

#Travelgram: Live tourist snaps have turned solo adventures into social occasions
#Travelgram: Live tourist snaps have turned solo adventures into social occasionsArticle

Where once we subjected friends to post-holiday slideshows, now we share travel selfies live with a remote audience. This study teased out the tension between snapping and experiencing the trip...

2 Jan 2020

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anywayArticle

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Lexus puts the 'Greta' in greenArticle

Promise: have your cake and eat it. But Mbaks gets an Onion - despite his halo...

Brendan Seery 31 Oct 2019

Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade area
Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade areaArticle

Africa is on the cusp of launching a free-trade zone that could meaningfully boost economic growth and unlock the continent's vast potential...

Aubrey Lekwane 30 Oct 2019

The smarter mobility revolution has started
The smarter mobility revolution has startedArticle

The recent Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) Africa has highlighted the need for meaningful government support, private investment and more partnerships...

29 Oct 2019

How will EVs affect insurance premiums?
How will EVs affect insurance premiums?Article

Current estimates put the number of electric or hybrid-electric cars on South Africa's roads at anywhere between 1,000 or 1,500...

29 Oct 2019

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#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: Bringing Israeli innovation to African villagesArticle

For Innovation Africa, solar energy was only the start of creating small businesses within villages like mobile phone charging stations and barbershops. But solar wasn't the only issue - the main problem was water...

17 Oct 2019

TheLAB: High-tech, eco-friendly accommodation in the Robertson Wine Valley
TheLAB: High-tech, eco-friendly accommodation in the Robertson Wine ValleyArticle

TheLAB has opened one of their signature high-tech, eco-friendly guesthouses at the Rodendal Winery in Robertson...

Ruth Cooper 16 Oct 2019

EV charging stations rollout nationwide
EV charging stations rollout nationwideArticle

Electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to significantly enrich people's lives in a world of zero emissions...

15 Oct 2019

EVRT Africa sees industry work together
EVRT Africa sees industry work togetherArticle

As technology continues to shape and reshape our everyday lives, new trends cause shifting customer expectations to place new demands on the automotive sector as well as on government...

7 Oct 2019

10 tips to creating seamless events
10 tips to creating seamless eventsArticle

There's a reason why being an event coordinator was identified as the fifth most stressful job in America last year (after police officer) - things can go wrong. Bringing events to life is fun and adrenaline works wonders when it kicks in, but the communication and production elements have to knit together seamlessly...

Kelly McGillivray 29 May 2019

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Renewable energy vehicles can revolutionise South Africa's public transport systemArticle

Vincent Raseroka, chairman of Bridge Taxi Finance, shares a range of ideas on the necessity of urgently looking into transforming the public transport system into one driven by electric vehicles...

Vincent Raseroka 18 Apr 2019

How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?
How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?Article

It is a new year filled with promise and new opportunities to address our increasing climate challenges...

Songo Didiza 18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019Article

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish...

Joe Boyle 4 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Connected mobility will redefine personal transportation
#BizTrends2019: Connected mobility will redefine personal transportationArticle

I've been in the automotive industry throughout my career, yet I'm always amazed at the technological progress we've made over the years in developing cars...

Mike Whitfield 4 Dec 2018

Beluga launches new whisky lounge
Beluga launches new whisky loungeArticle

Tuesday night saw a collection of high-end businessmen, Maserati's top clientele, and an array of influencers and celebrities make their way to De Waterkant restaurant, Beluga to celebrate the launch of Beluga's new whisky lounge...

Juanita Pienaar 9 Nov 2018

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Es Devlin's interactive installation responds to EQ technologyArticle

A new interactive installation designed by award-winning designer Es Devlin, and commissioned by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, is now open to the public...

7 Nov 2018

The Tesla Model S is a smooth operator
The Tesla Model S is a smooth operatorArticle

It's not every day that a motoring journalist gets to test cars overseas. With this in mind, you can imagine my excitement when...

Naresh Maharaj 5 Nov 2018

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire
Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWireArticle

Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, deepening the company's commitment to a fully electric future...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 31 Oct 2018

Rising fuel prices pique interest in electric cars
Rising fuel prices pique interest in electric carsArticle

An online poll has revealed that South African motorists want electric cars...

1 Oct 2018

Entering a new era in electric mobility
Entering a new era in electric mobilityArticle

A new era dawns as electric mobility bridges the gap between luxury and necessity...

Trevor Hill 1 Oct 2018

Impact of fuel cost on housing demand, house price
Impact of fuel cost on housing demand, house priceArticle

Escalating fuel costs, coupled with rising traffic congestion, is playing an increasing role in where consumers will buy or rent a home in SA...

28 Aug 2018

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Are electric car garages the way of the future?Article

With the cost of fuel continuing to rise, eco-friendly, electric cars are becoming all the more enticing...

2 Jul 2018

A South African roadmap to premium electric mobility
A South African roadmap to premium electric mobilityArticle

South Africa can do more to create market access and deliver on an operating environment which makes for good business...

Trevor Hill 16 Apr 2018

#GIMS2018: What you need to know about the Audi e-tron prototype
#GIMS2018: What you need to know about the Audi e-tron prototypeArticle

Prior to the world premiere, the Audi e-tron prototypes were recently on display at the Geneva International Motor Show. The e-tron prototype offers a preview of the first all-electric model from the Audi brand...

19 Mar 2018

Community solar innovation recognised during 2018 SEED SA Symposium
Community solar innovation recognised during 2018 SEED SA SymposiumArticle

The winners of the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 were announced on Thursday, 15 March, during the 2018 SEED South Africa Symposium in Pretoria...

16 Mar 2018

Porsche to double investment in electric cars
Porsche to double investment in electric carsArticle

Porsche says it will double investments in electrifying its entire range by 2022...

6 Feb 2018

How the filling station will evolve in a high-tech future
How the filling station will evolve in a high-tech futureArticle

The petroleum retail industry has evolved over the past three decades - in terms of structure, layout, ownership and technologies...

Louise Steenekamp 24 Jan 2018

At last, Toyota has plans for battery electrical vehicles
At last, Toyota has plans for battery electrical vehiclesArticle

You would be forgiven for thinking that Toyota is a leader in electric vehicles, for such has been the success of its hybrid derivatives such as the Prius...

18 Jan 2018

Top car brands in Africa go electric against odds
Top car brands in Africa go electric against oddsArticle

Toyota brand enthusiasts in East Africa may soon have an option to acquire electric versions of their favourite car models, after the Japanese multinational announced plans to have an electric or hybrid version of each of its models by 2025...

Victor Kiprop 28 Dec 2017

London's iconic black cabs go electric
London's iconic black cabs go electricArticle

London's first electric-powered black cabs hit the streets on Tuesday, the British capital's iconic taxis getting a facelift for the modern age that should help cut pollution in the city...

7 Dec 2017

Electric car-sharing service to roll into Singapore
Electric car-sharing service to roll into SingaporeArticle

SINGAPORE: An electric car-sharing service will be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme said on Wednesday was a first for Southeast Asia...

28 Sep 2017

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Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric driveArticle

NEW DELHI, India: India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks...

18 Sep 2017

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

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)...

John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos 8 Aug 2017

Diesel at cross-roads as Germany's car bosses, politicians meet
Diesel at cross-roads as Germany's car bosses, politicians meetArticle

BERLIN, Germany: Bosses of Germany's powerful car industry and top politicians have met on the fate of diesel engines, as the sector faces an existential threat after a colossal pollution cheating scandal...

2 Aug 2017

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