BMW South Africa is to shut down its Rosslyn manufacturing plant in Pretoria for two weeks because of risks posed by Covid-19 and the resulting impact on demand for new vehicles.
Europe is poised to lead global growth in electric-car sales next year as governments across the region offer consumers ever-sweeter incentives toward the purchase of new vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz gave car buyers a glimpse of the top-end of its electric model plans, showing off a sleek silver battery-powered concept version to complement the flagship S-Class sedan.
Cars made Germany into a global manufacturing powerhouse, but pollution concerns have sullied the reputation of a product that once embodied individual freedom.
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.
Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen are among car makers in talks to bring the electric car revolution to South Africa, as the nation’s auto-factory floors risk being left behind in the global switch to greener vehicles.