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Europeans having second thoughts about current EVs

After years of accelerating growth, Europe's electric car sales appear to be entering a go-slow zone as drivers wait for better, cheaper models that are two to three years down the road.

  • 14 November 2023
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Hino to follow Toyota in multiple powertrain approach

The Japanese truck and bus manufacturer, Hino, has announced that it will follow its parent company, Toyota Motor Corporation, in championing a multiple powertrain pathway as it heads towards becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

  • 3 November 2023
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JLR unveils Slovakian plant for EVs

JLR has confirmed that its state-of-the-art plant in Nitra, Slovakia, will produce electric vehicles as part of the company’s Reimagine Strategy, which will see nine new electric vehicles launched by 2030.

  • 27 October 2023

Tesla’s woes continue on multiple fronts

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has sought documents and issued subpoenas to Tesla as it scrutinises the automaker's driver-assistance system Autopilot and vehicle driving range, among other issues.

  • 25 October 2023
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Driving Journal for all EV Volvo’s in SA

Volvo Car South Africa announced that the latest iteration of its Driving Journal application is now extended to all battery electric vehicle (BEV) models in South Africa.

  • 24 October 2023
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Hydrogen gets a presidential boost in the US

US President Joe Biden travelled to Philadelphia last week to announce the recipients of R132 billion in federal grants across 16 states for the development of seven regional hydrogen hubs, advancing a key part of a plan to decarbonise the US economy.

  • 18 October 2023
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4Wheels Mahikeng getting EV ready

In anticipation of the arrival of more fully electric vehicles, the 4Wheels Motor Group in Mahikeng installed its first charging station at its multi-franchise retail operations in the North-West capital city.

  • 16 October 2023
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Clever boxing by Maxus with new EV range in SA

While more and more electric passenger vehicles are entering South Africa, it is the huge advantage in commercial applications that is getting the attention of big companies.

  • 12 October 2023
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VW and battery parts partners to set up shop in Poland

The auto battery parts joint venture between Volkswagen's PowerCo and Belgian materials firm Umicore has chosen Poland as the site for its first factory, the German automaker announced on 7 October, according to Reuters.

  • 10 October 2023
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Swappable EV battery storage tech unveiled in India

Indian oil refining giant, Reliance Industries, this week showcased its swappable and multipurpose battery storage technology for electric vehicles (EVs), according to news agency, Reuters.

  • 5 October 2023
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