Ford has agreed to pay a fine of R35-million and to offer three compensation options to the 56 Ford Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost owners whose vehicles caught fire.
Author Roy Cokayne
Sanral is evaluating tenders it received for the continued management of e-tolls after its existing contract expires next month, suggesting the government plans to continue with the controversial system.
Ford will next year launch the first phase of a four-year renewable energy plan with the intention of making its Silverton production plant completely self-sufficient for all its energy needs.
Finance minister Tito Mboweni has reiterated that government has decided to retain the user-pay principle and e-tolls on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.
Volkswagen Group South Africa is poised to implement a plan to move its manufacturing plant in Uitenhage, plus some of its component suppliers in an adjacent supplier park, off the national electricity grid.
Roads agency Sanral is in the process of repackaging and expanding the function of its Transaction Clearing House to provide a host of other mobility services.
The global shift towards electric mobility is creating significant challenges for South Africa’s automotive industry.
If you are paying e-tolls, you one of the few. Low payment rates by motorists resulted in revenue received by roads agency Sanral from e-tolls in Gauteng slumping 63% in the year to March.
More than 52% of motorists believe there is nothing government can do to convince them to start paying their e-tolls on Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project roads, according to the AA.
Volkswagen South Africa is working on a comprehensive electric mobility strategy with the purpose of laying a strong foundation for the introduction of battery electric vehicles into its key brands.