Motoring News

New electric Honda: it’s the Prologue – and more to come

Honda previews styling of all-new Honda Prologue electric SUV in a design studio image. TOKYO, Japan – Honda has released a new video showcasing how its Los Angeles-based Honda Design team led the exterior and interior styling of the all-new battery electric SUV due to be launched in 2024. Project leader Jiro Ikeda used his… Continue reading New electric Honda: it’s the Prologue – and more to come

Motoring News

Ford’s electric Supervan: Brute force in a panel van

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Ford has opened the first electrified chapter in its Supervan series with the global unveiling of an ultra high-performance Ford Pro Electric SuperVan at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan (quite a mouthful…) uses electric performance and enhanced connectivity to achieve the highest… Continue reading Ford’s electric Supervan: Brute force in a panel van

Motoring News

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

Motoring News

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

Motoring News

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

Motoring News

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

Motoring News

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

Motoring News

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!

Motoring News

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

Motoring News

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