For Sipps Maswanganyi, a safari guide with 20 years of experience in the African bush, it was one memorable sighting that sold him on electric safari vehicles.
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The abrupt departure of Apple’s top automotive executive imperils its efforts to develop a self-driving car, a project that’s been seen as one of the tech giant’s biggest bets.
The longer-term future of Mercedes-Benz’s production plant in East London has been secured by investments to ensure its flexibility to produce vehicles with different powertrains.
Toyota said on Tuesday it expects to spend more than US$13.5-billion (R193-billion) by 2030 to develop batteries and its battery supply system — a bid to lead in the key automotive technology over the next decade.
A US regulator has barred Virgin Galactic from flying its SpaceShipTwo until it approves its final mishap investigation report from its July flight or determines the issues do not affect public safety.
Leaded petrol has been eliminated after the world’s last remaining stocks were used up last month. Algeria, the only country still pumping leaded petrol into vehicles, exhausted its final stocks in July.
With the growing backlog at driving licence testing centres, government is further extending the grace period for the renewal of licences.
It has become a nightmare for any motorist who needs to renew their driving licence or obtain other vehicle-related documentation.
DiDi Global has suspended plans to expand in Europe partly because of concerns over how the Chinese ride-hailing company handles passenger data, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Uber Technologies has announced a huge expansion of its operating base in South Africa, launching in 21 of the country’s smaller cities and towns, and reaching 80% of the urban population.