South African Airways on Friday exited business rescue after 17 months. SAA was placed under administration in December 2019, and its longstanding financial woes worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Huawei is in talks to take control of a Chinese car maker’s electric vehicle unit, two people said, in what is seen as a strategic shift for the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker.
Government and automotive original equipment manufacturers are working towards accelerating the development of manufacturing capabilities for new energy vehicles in South Africa.
The only electric car registrations in Africa, a continent that is home to 1.2 billion people, were exclusively in South Africa and totalled just 1 509 cars in 2020.
A Tesla electric car that “no one” appeared to be driving crashed late on Saturday in Texas in the US, erupting into flames and killing the two passengers, according to local authorities.
Sasol and project partner Toyota will install hydrogen refuelling infrastructure along the N3 highway connecting Johannesburg and Durban, CEO Fleetwood Grobler said in a statement on Wednesday.
A US car industry group on Monday urged the government to help as it warned the global semiconductor shortage could result in 1.28 million fewer vehicles built this year.
Volkswagen of America’s purported name change to “Voltswagen” was an April Fool’s joke gone bad.
Xiaomi plans to invest about $15.3-billion over the next three years to manufacture electric cars, embarking on its biggest-ever overhaul to enter China’s booming EV market.
BMW has timed its shift to electric cars well and its upcoming products will upend the perception the German car maker is behind on electrification, its top executive said.