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Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switch
Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switchArticle

As emissions from African transport surge, governments need to find ways to encourage a shift to cleaner, healthier electric vehicles...

Megan Rowling 1 day ago

Artisanal miners work at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 25, 2015. Picture taken November 25, 2015. Reuters/Kenny Katombe/File Photo
Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experimentArticle

Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

Andy Home 1 day ago

Do electric cars lose value faster than petrol and diesel cars?
Do electric cars lose value faster than petrol and diesel cars?Article

Some EV models lose value in the first twelve months after registration. This gives a handful of shrewd buyers the opportunity to buy EVs at reduced prices...

30 Apr 2021

Electric cars: Here's how many were bought in SA last year
Electric cars: Here's how many were bought in SA last yearArticle

The only registrations in Africa, a continent that is home to 1.2 billion people, were exclusively in South Africa...

26 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Nokwe Ndwandwe of Nissan South Africa
#BehindtheBrandManager: Nokwe Ndwandwe of Nissan South AfricaArticle

Ndwandwe talks about her role, recent campaigns she has worked on, her career, and the activities she engages in outside of work...

Imran Salie 22 Apr 2021

Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materials
Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materialsArticle

The Tesla Roadster die-cast vehicle is made from 99% recycled materials to serves as a brand blueprint for the future...

20 Apr 2021

Tesla with 'no one' driving crashes, killing two passengers
Tesla with 'no one' driving crashes, killing two passengersArticle

A 2019 Tesla Model S vehicle that 'no one' appeared to be driving crashed late Saturday in the United States...

19 Apr 2021

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

Decades of disruption - technologies set to change our future
Decades of disruption - technologies set to change our futureArticle

It's safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in the disruption they've brought and the changes they've wrought...

Howard Plaatjes 19 Feb 2021

AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilitiesArticle

The South African government says it will maximise the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area, which came into operation on 1 January 2021...

Onalenna Mhlongo 12 Feb 2021

SA car market faces challenging 2021
SA car market faces challenging 2021Article

The South African automotive industry faces a challenging 2021, with new vehicle prices continuing to climb well above the inflation rate in a market already severely constrained by the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic...

11 Feb 2021

President Joe Biden
Keeping an eye on Biden's plans for AfricaArticle

President Joe Biden has been sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to US trade and investment in Africa...

22 Jan 2021

'Movement that inspires' - Kia presents its new brand purpose and future strategy
'Movement that inspires' - Kia presents its new brand purpose and future strategyArticle

Kia has announced new details of its new brand purpose and ambitions for the future during a digital showcase event. Supported by a new brand slogan, 'Movement that inspires', Kia revealed new details of a strategy...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 20 Jan 2021

Renault enters memorandum of cooperation with Lotus
Renault enters memorandum of cooperation with LotusArticle

To many purist driving enthusiasts, the lack of a compelling lightweight battery-powered sportscar has a been a disappointing feature of the current transition to greater electrification. But now the company that enabled Tesla to produce its first product, is partnering with Renault...

18 Jan 2021

Simon Webber, lead portfolio manager, Schroders
Why everyone is talking about hydrogenArticle

Renewable energy can and will decarbonise power generation. Renewable energy and batteries can and will decarbonise the automotive sector...

Simon Webber 13 Jan 2021

Kia reveals new corporate logo and global brand slogan
Kia reveals new corporate logo and global brand sloganArticle

The launch of the new logo follows the announcement of Kia's 'Plan S' long-term business strategy in 2020...

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Auto industry set to digitally transform
#BizTrends2021: Auto industry set to digitally transformArticle

While 2020 was a year of evolving, planning and building technologies, 2021 will be a year of enterprising and entrepreneurial businesses coming to the fore...

George Mienie 30 Dec 2020

Huge 'battery warehouses' could be the energy stores of the future
Huge 'battery warehouses' could be the energy stores of the futureArticle

One of the world's largest battery storage projects will be built on the banks of the River Thames in Essex, after the UK government recently granted permission...

Andrew Cruden 28 Dec 2020

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

Grid-scale battery storage - a reality or not?
Grid-scale battery storage - a reality or not?Article

Grid-scale battery storage could change the power situation in South Africa in many positive ways...

Menno Sulsters 4 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

Cape Town is deploying rooftop solar plants to reduce load shedding
Cape Town to plug in to IPPsArticle

To ease the burden on South Africa's ailing power infrastructure, the Department of Energy made the decision to allow the country's major cities to buy electricity directly from independent power producers (IPPs). Cape Town is planning to take full advantage of the opportunity...

2 Dec 2020

A creuseur or digger, descends into a tunnel at the mine in Kawama, Democratic Republic of Congo. Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images
As cobalt demand booms, companies must do more to protect Congolese minersArticle

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the major source of some of the minerals used to manufacture components in household appliances, mobile phones, electric vehicles and jewellery...

Dorothee Baumann-Pauly & Serra Cremer Iyi 26 Nov 2020

Hypermobility 2020: SA's vehicle export programme is under threat
Hypermobility 2020: SA's vehicle export programme is under threatArticle

One of the messages that came out of Messe Frankfurt SA's recent Hypermobility virtual conference was that South Africa's important built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts...

24 Nov 2020

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5 key insights into the future of energy for IPPsArticle

It is forecast that the world's installed electrical capacity needs to grow by 80% from 2018 to 2040 to fulfil our increasing need for electricity...

Aytek Yuksel, 16 Nov 2020

Dr Adrian Saville, chief executive officer, Cannon Asset Managers
What a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year has taught usArticle

After a year in which the world has been hammered by a deadly pandemic, communities ripped by police brutality, plunging global growth, the loss of hundreds of millions of jobs, protests and corporate collapses...

Adrian Saville 11 Nov 2020

Sere wind farm. Photo: Eskom
Improved battery technology vital to renewables marketArticle

Renewable energy will make up almost half of sub-Saharan Africa's power generation growth by 2040. The uptake is largely because of improved technology, greater regulations promoting access and massive reductions in cost...

6 Nov 2020

Why the batteries of electric vehicles should be repurposed
Why the batteries of electric vehicles should be repurposedArticle

Electric vehicles are significantly better for the environment. However, the lithium-ion batteries it uses poses another threat to our surroundings...

Lance Dickerson 26 Oct 2020

Is there a future for electric vehicles in South Africa?
Is there a future for electric vehicles in South Africa?Article

Electric vehicles are poised to capture 32% of global market share of new car sales by 2030. However, according to forecasts, South Africa unfortunately lags behind this global trend...

13 Oct 2020

Electric vehicles can provide power for emergencies
Electric vehicles can provide power for emergenciesArticle

In addition to being a mode of transportation, an electric vehicle is a large mobile battery pack...

9 Oct 2020

Toyota reports a 10.6% drop in sales for August 2020
Toyota reports a 10.6% drop in sales for August 2020Article

Toyota's global sales for August 2020 is 10.6% down in comparison to August 2019, but its retail activities are recovering fast...

30 Sep 2020

Volkswagen, BlackIvy enter collaboration for green growth in Ghana
Volkswagen, BlackIvy enter collaboration for green growth in GhanaArticle

Volkswagen Ghana and BlackIvy Ghana are working together towards sustainable mobility, green growth and more affordable cars and homes in Ghana...

22 Sep 2020

Zuneid Yousuf, chairman, African Green Resources.
Why the mining sector is vital to green industryArticle

Back in May 2019, the World Bank launched its Climate-Smart Mining initiative. It was the first fund dedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable...

Zuneid Yousuf 17 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Jeánne Esterhuizen, president of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
#WomensMonth: Jeánne Esterhuizen, president of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)Article

This #WomensMonth, we celebrate the sheroes, SHE-E-Os, fempreneurs and fempire builders of South Africa and the rest of Africa

31 Jul 2020

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Energy isn't just electricity - the common mistake obscuring the mammoth task of decarbonisationArticle

One of the first things I teach students is the difference between energy and electricity. Electricity is a particular form of energy, but often the two words are used interchangeably...

George Loumakis 31 Jul 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

Dr Godfrey Gandawa, special scientific advisor, Mixcorp
Powering mining with renewable energyArticle

The 56MW Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project, launched in May 2020, is set to provide Australia's mining industry with up to 50% more renewable energy.

23 Jul 2020

Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution
Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solutionArticle

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations...

MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Mark Apperley 10 Jul 2020

Marubini Raphulu, CEO, Hulisani
Wind and hydrogen have the power to drive exports marketArticle

South Africa can lay the foundations for a new power export market by coupling its renewable energy economic stimulus to non-electricity prospects..

1 Jul 2020

Ivanhoe's Kamoa-Kakula Mine in DRC
Commodities, power and capacity buildingArticle

Commodities resilience in the face of a crisis, the need for an energy regulator and local content were under discussion on the second day of the Digital DRC Mining Week webinar...

22 Jun 2020

Ford, Volkswagen sign agreements for joint projects
Ford, Volkswagen sign agreements for joint projectsArticle

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG signed agreements that expand their global alliance to meet rapidly evolving needs of their respective customers in Europe and other regions...

11 Jun 2020

Festival of Motoring officially postponed to 2021
Festival of Motoring officially postponed to 2021Article

Messe Frankfurt South Africa has made the decision to postpone the Festival of Motoring to 2021...

26 May 2020

Kia Soul EV and Telluride win 2020 World Car Awards
Kia Soul EV and Telluride win 2020 World Car AwardsArticle

Kia Motors Corporation has won big at the 2020 World Car Awards with the Telluride named 'World Car of the Year' and the Soul EV 'World Urban Car'...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 14 Apr 2020

e-Movement plans to host Formula E race in Cape Town
e-Movement plans to host Formula E race in Cape TownArticle

e-Movement confirmed its intention and plans to host a Formula E race using a street circuit in the heart of Cape Town...

9 Mar 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

Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?
Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?Article

Over US$33bn was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?

Neil G Sipe 24 Feb 2020

VW introduces electric mobility to SA
VW introduces electric mobility to SAArticle

Volkswagen has taken the first step in its journey towards electric mobility in South Africa through the launch of the e-Golf pilot project...

21 Feb 2020

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