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Volvo hits record share as electric drive grows

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volvo Car SA reported its highest yet premium segment share in April 2022 as the country showed its growing appetite for electric vehicles.. In March 2022 Volvo SA announced all its local model ranges had gained some option of electrification – mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric variants – in line with… Continue reading Volvo hits record share as electric drive grows

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First-responders back to school for electric-car crashes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Audi South Africa has concluded facilitation of a training programme with 70 South African First Responders hosted at their Dealer Training Academy in Pretoria. The safety and education initiative is the first for the local automotive industry and part of Audi’s e-tron launch and electric vehicle roll-out in South Africa.… Continue reading First-responders back to school for electric-car crashes

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US charging stations show way to bright electric future

RESTON, Virginia – Electrify America has announced a whole new on-the-journey vision for some of its future battery-car recharge stations. It no longer be a boring chore… The American company will introduce charger stations with functional design to ease customers’ “damn-it-we-need-to-recharge moments” charging experiences. Just look at the images! Electrify America wants to introduce customer-focused services… Continue reading US charging stations show way to bright electric future

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E-FOUR electrics join Toyota’s RAV4 range

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Toyota’s front-wheel drive RAV4 GX hybrid, claimed to have attracted widespread acclaim for practicality, fuel-efficiency, and performance with its 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain, has been revised with the GX-R and VX with higher-tier grades and specs. The GX-R claims to deliver ”a stylish, yet rugged, exterior with prominent black cladding, black… Continue reading E-FOUR electrics join Toyota’s RAV4 range

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KIA’s electric EV6 scores top Red Dot award

CAPE TOWN, South Africa –  KIA’s multi-award-winning EV6, soon after being crowned 2022 European Car of the Year, has also won the 2022 Red Dot Design award bestowed by a 50-strong jury. It’s a ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ accolade for ”pioneering and forward-looking design” for the all-electric crossover. It also took the ‘Innovative… Continue reading KIA’s electric EV6 scores top Red Dot award

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Electric Jeep – no, no chuckling please!

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – During a March 2022 Stellantis ‘Dare Forward 2030’ strategic plan presentation chief executive officer Carlos Tavares revealed images of the brand’s first fully-electric, battery-powered Jeep. The Corner concedes it might be great for the icy winter streets of Michigan but the remote distances of South Africa? Whatever, The Corner is here… Continue reading Electric Jeep – no, no chuckling please!

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Model shock! Most of Volvo SA range goes electric

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Volvo has announced that most its South African model range now has electric versions and it’s thanks to a global transformation promised by 2030. The SA model range, the local company says, now predominantly offers all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild-hybrid options. Volvo Car SA’s MD Greg Maruszewski told The Corner:… Continue reading Model shock! Most of Volvo SA range goes electric

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Electric buggies, er, charge in at the tip of Africa

Audi’s e-tron brand officially launched in South Africa during a ‘Night of Progress’ in Cape Town attended by media and celebrities for a look-see and drives in an Audi RS e-tron GT. Audi claims to be the first premium auto brand to launch a pure electric vehicle range in SA and an e-tron 55 First… Continue reading Electric buggies, er, charge in at the tip of Africa

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Electric Volvo cruising Sandton – you want one?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The ”highly anticipated” Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge has been spotted on South African roads – the Swedish firm’s first all-electric vehicle (EV). All initial units were bought only four days after Volvo opened an order book for the battery-powered XC40 in May 2021 and now the first has arrived at Tom Campher Volvo… Continue reading Electric Volvo cruising Sandton – you want one?

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Electric Kia slashes charging time on US crossing

Kia EV6 takes Guinness record for trans-USA drive Slashes Tesla recharge record by more than five hours Average recharge stop on 4636km drive less than 20 minutes  LOS ANGELES, California – Kia’s all-new EV6 battery-car has beaten a Guinness World Record by covering 4636km across the USA with the least time wasted on re-charges. The… Continue reading Electric Kia slashes charging time on US crossing