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Electric cars are here – but we’ll still need fuel for a long time

Electric cars are often seen as one of the great hopes for tackling climate change. With new models arriving in showrooms, major carmakers retooling for an electric future, and a small but growing number of consumers eager to convert from gas guzzlers, EVs appear to offer a way for us to decarbonise with little change to our way of life.

Volkswagen announces a ‘cheaper’ EV aimed at the masses called the ID 3

If there is one thing to complain about living in South Africa -- it’s the total lack of affordable EVs. Here's hoping the new Volkswagen ID 3 comes here.

Stuffed Ep 22 – The Jaguar I-Pace and how to get South Africa on the EV wagon

We talk to Jaguar South Africa's Izak Louw and Brian Hastie about the present state of electric vehicles in South Africa, and what the future might look like.

BMW and Jag are teaming up to create next-gen EV tech

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW have announced they're going to work together developing next-gen electric drive units (EDUs).

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC is coming to SA… and it’s fierce

It's pretty early in 2019 to be calling the tech trends, but we're pretty sure of two things: there are going to be a range of folding phones on coffeeshop tables before the year is out, and there are going to be a more electric vehicles (EVs) in parking lots. Sure, we've had the Nissan Leaf and BMW's quirky i3 for years, but sightings of them are pretty rare, and they're not SUVs. Next week Jagua...[Read More]

Air taxis – why they’re no longer pie in the sky

Imagine a taxi service that picked you up (into the sky) and then dropped you off after an exciting journey, completely free of road works and traffic lights. It has been claimed that air taxis could be flying us through the air in just a few years’ time – and it’s true that some big companies are speeding ahead with the idea. Why? Well, to start with, we simply need to find better ways of moving ...[Read More]

Sweden’s new road powers electric vehicles – what’s the environmental impact?

Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive. The eRoadArlanda pilot scheme, which covers two kilometres of road outside Stockholm, is an attempt to solve one of the biggest challenges that the transport industry faces. Namely, how to move freight and people in a way that neither damages the climate through greenhouse gas emissions nor the quality...[Read More]

End of the road for traditional vehicles? Here are the facts

New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK, which has since been joined by France. Sweden and Scotland will impose the ban by 2032, and Norway by 2025. Coupled with increasing concern over the carcinogenic effects of diesel emissions, the Volkswagen defeat device scandal, and the link between diesel particulates and Alzheimer’s, focus has turned again to electric cars. Th...[Read More]

Coming soon – Superfast-charging EV batteries that will last two decades

Batteries are an integral part of our lives, for good or for ill, finding a home in anything from smartphones and watches to the latest motor vehicles. So any new developments in battery tech is a good thing and the latest update, from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, claims to have improved lithium-ion batteries to the point where they can achieve a 70% charge in about two...[Read More]

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