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Stand-out concepts point to an electric future

October 14, 2016 |

The bi-annual Paris Motor Show is not only one of the biggest motor shows in the world, but also one of the most important. Alternating with Germany’s IAA Frankfurt, the French expo traditionally attracts all the major auto makers from … Read More

Opel previews Ampera-e ahead of Paris reveal

August 31, 2016 |

South Africans in the market for a new car tend to consider the option of an electric vehicle for a brief moment only, before aspects such as cost, electricity supply and infrastructure suggest that browsing for bakkies, hatchbacks and SUVs … Read More

Nissan’s BladeGlider concept promises EV excitement

August 9, 2016 |

Nissan has chosen the 2016 Olympic Games host city Rio de Janeiro as the backdrop for the unveiling of a zero-emissions prototype aimed at delivering an engaging, athletic driving experience.

The BladeGlider is based on a concept first shown at … Read More

Faraday Future to shake up the motor industry

November 30, 2015 |

But can Faraday Future carve out a place in such a competitive market.

Secretive automotive start-up Faraday Future is planning to release its first vehicle to the public at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in January. CES does seem like … Read More

Battery upgrades for BMW i3

November 24, 2015 |

Mechanical upgrades to an existing car have generally been associated with the aftermarket. But as electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids become more popular and technology advances, it makes sense that there could be a way of keeping the bits on … Read More

Electric sports cars the future of Honda

October 27, 2015 |

As we reported yesterday, the Honda NSX is on the cusp of making its public debut. But that does not mean that Honda is ready to close the books on its electric vehicles and move on to something else. In … Read More

750 kW Aston Martin RapidE EV due soon

October 22, 2015 |

Aston Martin has unveiled an all-electric version of its Rapide saloon which it hopes will dominate the Chinese market.

But with a suspected 754 kW on tap, the RapidE might do more than conquer the Orient.

754 kW sounds like … Read More

Episode 324 – Nissan Leaf

October 14, 2015 |

Spike reviews the Nissan Leaf, one of the first full electric cars to come to South Africa.

Engine: AC synchronous electric motor Power: 80 kW @ 3008 – 10 000 rpm Torque: 254 Nm @ 0 – 3 008 rpm … Read More

Tesla reveals Model X electric SUV

October 1, 2015 |

Tesla has finally revealed a production-ready version of its Model X, an electrically powered seven-seater SUV.

Powered by the same twin electric motors as the Model S and even sporting the same Falcon Wing doors, the Model X is one … Read More

JLR embraces electric hybrids

September 10, 2015 |

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has shown three prototype vehicles which it hopes will spearhead the company’s move into the plug-in electric and full electric vehicle world.

The first is called the Concept e MHEV and is based on the Range … Read More