Motoring Technology

President commits to ‘green’ industrialisation, EV production

The country will decommission and repurpose coal-fired power stations and invest in new low-carbon generation capacity, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.


UN, ITU tap into AI tech to improve road safety globally

Artificial intelligence will be vital in helping reduce the number of deaths on roads, especially in developing countries, says the United Nations.


Tech helps Cape Town detect cloned number plates

The city’s traffic service turns to automatic number plate recognition technology to boost its law enforcement efforts.


More South Africans see merits of electric vehicles

South Africans in the market for a car are developing an increased appetite for electric vehicles, with some planning a purchase in the next five years, says AutoTrader.

4 Oct

Tesla exceeds target despite supply chain constraints

The Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle manufacturer hits a sales record in the third quarter, with over 241 000 cars delivered.


FlexClub unlocks vehicle leasing for on-demand SA workers

The local vehicle hiring marketplace signs global partnerships to provide an alternative to vehicle purchasing for customers and e-hailing partner drivers.


Sakhumnotho takes stake in EV firm Everlectric

The investment firm enters into a binding agreement to acquire up to 30% of local electric vehicle company Everlectric.


Evolving consumer buying habits boost WeBuyCars

The online car retailer introduced business-to-consumer e-commerce capabilities earlier in the year and says the platform continues to show increasing uptake.

Sep 8, 2021

DiDi SA ramps up expansion plans after Gauteng launch

The Chinese multinational ride-hailing service prepares its nationwide expansion across SA, after launching in three provinces.

Sep 7, 2021

Mercedes-Benz reveals electric G-Class model

The all-electric G-Class model is expected to go into production soon, as the German automaker prepares to produce a fully-electric off-road offering.


Tesla, VW dominate global electric vehicle sales in 2021

Despite supply chain constraints, global electric vehicle sales increased to 2.6 million units in the first half of 2021, with Tesla and Volkswagen leading the pack.

Aug 17, 2021

Ride-hailing firm DiDi expands services to Gauteng

The ride-hailing company readies to bring its service to SA’s economic hub, announcing launch plans for Johannesburg, Pretoria and Ekurhuleni on 23 August.