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Tipping point: Europe’s drivers turned on by electric

PARIS, France – 70% of drivers in Europe, asked if they would consider an electric vehicle as their next car, replied ”Yes!” and quoted their prime reasons as environmental benefits and having a zero-emissions vehicle (49%). ”The Europe-wide survey,” Nissan told The Corner in a media release: ”was our most comprehensive investigation into the driving… Continue reading Tipping point: Europe’s drivers turned on by electric

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BMW i4 A look at the future of BMW i4 superelectric

MUNICH, Germany – Delegates to the BMW Group’s 2021 annual conference were treated to a ‘first look’ at the upcoming BMW i4 so disseminated images of the coming models to the public. Pieter Nota, a member of BMW’s management board, told The . Corner: “With its sporty looks, best-in-class driving dynamics, and zero local emissions,… Continue reading BMW i4 A look at the future of BMW i4 superelectric

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All pure electric Volvo models to be available online only

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volvo Cars is fundamentally changing how and where to meet its customers and will transform the current wholesale model by moving online and with strong customer relationships. It aims to be a global fully-electric company by 2030 and will launch a completely new family of battery cars – all of which… Continue reading All pure electric Volvo models to be available online only

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Electric superbikes: Save R50 000! Prices slashed for SA riders

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Electronia has announced enormous price discounts on its new 2021 prices for the Energica Superbike… as much as R50 000. The cuts by the Italian bikemaker, The Corner was told, are due to a huge increase in sales in Europe through 2020. And they certainly are striking…! Electronia is the official… Continue reading Electric superbikes: Save R50 000! Prices slashed for SA riders

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Electric Fiat 500 gets French ‘green car’ award

FCA’s first full-electric car adds two more awards ‘Green Car’ in France, UK’s ‘Car of Year’/’Best Small Electric’ Red Dot award and Auto Motor und Sport ‘Best Design’ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The latest Fiat 500 has scored a double win – one in France, the other in Britain – “Green Car” at the Automobile… Continue reading Electric Fiat 500 gets French ‘green car’ award

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Energica: Going seriously electric on two wheels

Fastest, most technically advanced, superbikes for SANo shifting, race components, and Italian build qualityZero to 100km/h 2.6sec, 240km/h, four riding modes CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Electronia SA, a distributor of electric vehicles, has signed an exclusive deal with Italian superbikemaker Energica to be the South Africa agent for Energica Electric Superbikes. These Superbikes are… Continue reading Energica: Going seriously electric on two wheels

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Electric vehicles: Next threat to SA’s automakers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Africa’s built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts according to Messe Frankfurt SA’s recent Hypermobility virtual conference. The problem was also mentioned by several speakers at the conference. Hypermobility was fully supported by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and had AutoTrader… Continue reading Electric vehicles: Next threat to SA’s automakers

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A decade of EVolution with Nissan electric Leaf

Nissan debunks EV myths and misconceptionsHighlights the evolution of mass-market electric mobilityUnites electric tech with an engaging driving experience PARIS, France – Adoption of and curiosity about electric vehicles continue to boom so the Japanese automaker has made plain how far its Leaf electric vehicle and the world of electrified driving has evolved through the… Continue reading A decade of EVolution with Nissan electric Leaf

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Thinking of going electric? Here’s the SA situation…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Is the country ready for electric vehicles? A study released in October (2020) has highlighted some fascinating insight into the future of these vehicles in the country. AutoTrader – the biggest digital automotive marketplace in South Africa – and Generation.e – partnered to provide insights into consumer perception, expectation, purchase intent,… Continue reading Thinking of going electric? Here’s the SA situation…

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Rosberg goes electric: Testing time out on the ‘Ring

2016 F1 champion drives racing battery carVW’s ID.R makes lasting impression on Nico RosbergGreentech founder supports shift to electromobility WOLFSBURG, Germany – A special guest took his place at the wheel of the fully-electric Volkswagen ID.R race car at the Nürburgring: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 champion, took the 500kW electric race car for a few… Continue reading Rosberg goes electric: Testing time out on the ‘Ring