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Government White Paper on EVs a good start

The Electric Vehicle (EV) White Paper released by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition was welcomed by many role players in the industry.

  • 7 December 2023
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European EV stations’ growth hampered by grid problems

Electric vehicle drivers hoping to top up their batteries at one of Repsol's 1 600 Spanish charging stations might well be disappointed, with nearly half of them lying dormant because they have no power connection.

  • 4 December 2023
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Overcoming range anxiety with EVs

The term “range anxiety” has been affixed to electric vehicles (EVs) as if it had never before been an issue.

  • 30 November 2023

Volvo FH Electric wins “Truck of the Year 2024” award

Volvo’s heavy electric truck, the Volvo FH Electric, has been selected as the International Truck of the Year 2024. In explaining their decision, the jury praised the electric truck’s performance, seamless acceleration, quietness and vibration-free behaviour.

  • 24 November 2023
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Stellantis and CATL to build EV-battery plant in Europe

Stellantis plans to build an electric vehicle (EV) battery plant with China's CATL in Europe, its fourth one in the region, as the European carmaker seeks to make cheaper batteries and more affordable EVs.

  • 24 November 2023
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Volvo’s plug-in hybrids popular in SA

Volvo Car South Africa has recorded a significant year-on-year increase in sales of its plug-in hybrid models, demonstrating the local market’s growing appetite for electrified vehicles from the Swedish luxury brand.

  • 23 November 2023
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Zero carbon charge station to be erected at Wolmaransstad

At a ceremony in Wolmaransstad in North West province, Zero Carbon Charge broke ground on its first 100% renewable energy charging station in what will become South Africa’s first national network of 120 solar-powered charging facilities spaced at 150 km intervals.

  • 21 November 2023
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EM90 a space for living on the move

Volvo is not really unknown to the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) genre if you considered its big comfy station wagons as MPVs. More recently, Volvo is all about SUVs until now. With the launch of the Volvo EM90, the Swedish manufacturer now offers a premium MPV that is all electric.

  • 15 November 2023
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Big Oil enters EV arena

Exxon Mobil is set to unveil its long-awaited lithium strategy next Monday with an announcement that it aims to start production of the electric vehicle (EV) battery metal in Arkansas by 2026, according to a source with direct knowledge of the oil major's plans.

  • 15 November 2023
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