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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

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Half of American auto market sparking for electric

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – A consumer survey carried out by MINI USA has found that more and more Americans want to electrify their daily commute and shopping. Data from a National Drive Electric Week survey commissioned by Engine’s CARAVAN showed half of those surveyed expect the US auto market to be mostly electric within 15… Continue reading Half of American auto market sparking for electric

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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