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Global petrol demand has peaked

After fuelling the 20th century car culture that reshaped cities and defined modern life, petrol has had its day. The International Energy Agency forecasts that global petrol consumption has all but peaked as more efficient cars and the

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Watch: Elon Musk reveals solar roof tiles

Elon Musk showcased his ambitions to make Tesla Motors a clean-energy behemoth on Friday, unveiling a new “solar roof” product at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California. As the sun set, Musk told hundreds of guests gathered in an outside

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Why there won’t be an Apple Car

Apple has drastically scaled back its automotive ambitions, leading to hundreds of job cuts and a new direction that, for now, no longer includes building its own car, according to people familiar with the project. Hundreds of members of the car

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DTI wants Tesla to invest in SA

Trade & industry minister Rob Davies has encouraged US automotive and energy storage company Tesla to explore the possibility of setting up shop in South Africa. The company expressed interest in investing in South Africa

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Elon Musk turns his gaze to Mars

When Elon Musk takes the stage of the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on 27 September, it won’t be to rehash terrestrial concerns like a fatal Tesla autopilot crash or a poorly received merger proposal. Instead

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Apple in talks with car maker McLaren

Apple, ramping up efforts to disrupt the transportation industry, is seeking a stake in luxury car maker McLaren and is in talks to buy Lit Motors, an electric motorbike start-up, people with knowledge of the matter

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Musk’s Tesla master plan could cost billions

A 1 500-word manifesto that Elon Musk unveiled last week, outlining his plan to expand Tesla Motors’ electric vehicle line and to build “stunning solar roofs”, may end up costing the company tens of billions

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Porsche to fight Tesla with electric sports car

Porsche will add more than 1 400 new jobs as it revs up development of its first all-electric sports car to challenge Tesla Motors. Some 1 200 jobs alone will be added at facilities in and around its main factory in

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Musk unveils new Tesla ‘master plan’

Elon Musk unveiled his latest “master plan” for Tesla Motors, delivering a long-term vision that includes an integrated solar and battery product, the addition of a pickup, freight truck and bus to its electric vehicle lineup, and plans for a

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