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Use of leaded petrol eliminated in 'milestone' for health and environment, UN says

Leaded petrol has been eliminated after the world's last remaining stocks were used up last month, the UN's Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday, 30 August...

By Emma Rumney 31 Aug 2021

GLOBAL

Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot
Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

19 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

GLOBAL

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

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Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

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SOUTH AFRICA

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

22 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth...

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

CHINA

Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry
Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock...

21 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Honda to build new China factory
Honda to build new China factory

Honda said on Tuesday it will build a new factory in China, as the Japanese automaker expands its reach into the world's biggest vehicle market...

19 Oct 2016

GLOBAL

Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

1 Apr 2020

GLOBAL

Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company
Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company

The changes come as Ford is moving with urgency to fully integrate and accelerate its transformation into a higher-growth, higher-margin business by leveraging smart, connected vehicles and services...

14 Feb 2020

CHINA

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VW recalls 4.86 million vehicles in China over airbag concerns

BEIJING, China: Volkswagen will recall almost five million vehicles in China over airbag concerns, dealing a new blow to the German automaker in the world's largest car market...

18 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus
China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Chinese auto giant Geely on Wednesday announced it was taking a 49.9% stake in Malaysia's troubled Proton as well as a 51% share in British sports car brand Lotus...

25 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Nissan aims for China launch of cheap electric car in two years
Nissan aims for China launch of cheap electric car in two years

The Nissan-Renault alliance aims to launch a new electric car in the "booming" China market costing just $8,000 within two years...

9 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

GM takes stake in China car-sharing startup
GM takes stake in China car-sharing startup

US automaker General Motors is taking a stake in the Chinese car-sharing startup Yi Wei Xing, expanding the company's global footprint...

17 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack
Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack

A Chinese security team has hacked a Tesla Model S and revealed several vulnerabilities in the luxury electric car...

22 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen in talks to build electric cars in China
Volkswagen in talks to build electric cars in China

German auto giant Volkswagen and China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile are in talks to build electric cars together, the firms announced Wednesday...

9 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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South Korea's Samsung invests $450m in China carmaker

A subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate Samsung will buy a $450 million stake in China's electric carmaker BYD, which is partially owned by US investment guru Warren Buffet...

25 Jul 2016

CHINA

Volvo Cars to launch autonomous driving experiment in China
Volvo Cars to launch autonomous driving experiment in China

Volvo Cars plans to launch China's most advanced autonomous driving experiment in which local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions...

11 Apr 2016

CHINA

Chinese market electrifying for 'green' cars
Chinese market electrifying for 'green' cars

Government subsidies are fuelling a boom in electric vehicles in China, driving hopes for the industry's global future as the world's biggest car market offers economies...

8 Feb 2016



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