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SA not ready for electric cars

The smooth and silent experience that comes with driving an electric vehicle is quite contrary to the progress South Africa has made in effectively implementing appropriate infrastructure to support vehicle

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Volvo to stop making fuel-only cars

Volvo is phasing out cars that rely on combustion engines, with every new model launched from 2019 to have an electric motor, as the shift away from the technology that’s dominated the auto industry for more than a century gathers pace. Promising the

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What Apple is really doing in the car space

After years toiling away in secret on its car project, Apple CEO Tim Cook has for the first time laid out exactly what the company is up to in the automotive market: it’s concentrating on self-driving technology. “We’re focusing on autonomous

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Tesla now worth more than BMW

Tesla stock is the new ultimate driving machine. Shares of Elon Musk’s electric-car maker climbed 1,4% as of 11.10am Friday, boosting its market capitalisation to US$61,6bn, about $280m more than BMW. Tesla now ranks as the

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BMW teases new 8-Series

BMW is plotting the revival of a high-end coupé to claw back market share lost to arch-rival Mercedes, part of a model blitz that BMW is billing as the biggest in its history. The sporty 8-Series two-door car is set to hit dealerships next

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DOC ‘wants new luxury cars’

The Democratic Alliance has accused the ministry of communications of planning to spend millions of rand on new luxury vehicles, despite having two relatively new high-end vehicles already at its disposal. DA spokeswoman on

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Tesla tops GM’s market value

Elon Musk’s Tesla briefly surpassed General Motors to become America’s most valuable car maker, eclipsing a company whose well-being was once viewed as interdependent with the nation’s. A week after topping Ford, Tesla climbed

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Self-driving cars coming sooner than you think

A quarter of all miles driven in the US could be in shared, self-driving electric cars by the end of the next decade, setting off a seismic shift that will upend the car industry, according to a study on the rise of the autonomous age. A convergence of

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