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The electric car market is getting crowded

Here are two facts that defy logic: by the end of the year, electric car maker Tesla will have burned through more than US$10bn without ever having made 10c. Yet companies around the world are lining up to compete

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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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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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Will Africa miss out on the drone business?

Ever since a 2010 Las Vegas electronics exhibition, drones have entered the mainstream. There’s been a swift change in perception from drones being military weapons, to cool toys, with some commercial application. It’s the commercial application

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Mercedes hastens electric-car shift

Mercedes-Benz is accelerating its roll-out of battery-powered cars in a race to meet tighter emissions rules as European buyers turn away from fuel-efficient diesel cars. In a €10bn project, the world’s largest

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The big problem with electric vehicles

BMW sees no quick way to boost profit from electric cars, with battery capacity and cost set to weigh on the technology for the foreseeable future. “We simply have to walk through the valley of tears” to

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‘Critical moment’ in Samsung’s history

Samsung Electronics is corporate royalty in Korea. It’s also a company recognised for its marketing smarts and engineering savvy worldwide, so much so that consulting firm Interbrand ranked it as the world’s seventh most

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BMW self-driving car on the road in five years

BMW is teaming up with chip maker Intel and camera software company Mobileye to bring self-driving cars to the road by 2021, becoming the first major automaker to set a specific date to produce a fully autonomous vehicle. The technology

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