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When your kid’s an influencer: Meet Baby II, Bugatti’s R470,000 EV for wealthy young ‘uns

So you and your kids have more money than you know what to do with. You lucky, lucky people. If you're looking for ways to squander your Insta-fortune, Bugatti has a little something for you consider. Called the Baby II, Bugatti's new electric vehicle (EV) has been designed with shorter, school-aged drivers in mind. The R471,500 price tag? That's... pretty grown up.

We drove the Jaguar I-Pace and if it’s the future of electric motoring sign us up

If you think electric vehicles are necessarily boring and ugly, Jaguar's all-electric I-Pace SUV intends to show you just how wrong you are.

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]

The upcoming Porsche Macan will be fully electric

Porsche wants to turn its Macan SUV into an electric vehicle following the introduction of its first EVs, and will start production within the next five years.

Nissan debuts its new Leaf e+ electric vehicle

Japanese carmaker Nissan has revealed the latest in its Leaf range of electric vehicles (EVs) — labelled the Leaf e+ — at CES 2019. The new model features a few welcome updates to last year’s model, including up to 40% more range and quicker charging. Faster, further, quicker The electric motor in the Leaf e+ now has a range of 458km — up from just 322km on the previous mod...[Read More]

Elon Musk plans to open a Tesla dealership in SA next year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has not forgotten about his birth country and its people. He recently tweeted that the electric car maker will likely open a branch in South Africa end of 2019. Okay, actually it was a reply to Riccardo Spagni (project lead for blockchain company Monero) who asked the CEO of Tesla (and Space X and The Boring Company) about the odds of a Tesla retailer opening in Mzanzi. “...[Read More]

The LA Auto Show 2018 in pictures

The LA Auto Show is underway this week in, you guessed it, Los Angeles, and if we had to sum it up in two words they’d be “electric vehicles”. If we had to sum it up in six words, they’d be “electric vehicles: so hot right now”. Seriously. Just about every big manufacturer has an EV — or at the very least, a hybrid or three — to show off for the even...[Read More]

BMW’s iNext is a bold, all-electric vision of the near future that’s sure to divide opinion

Pictures of the poster child vehicle of the all-electric motoring future BMW envisions have been circulating for months now, but on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles the German automaker showed off an actual car, one we could walk around, peer into and coo over, if not actually touch, sit in or drive. It’s unclear whether it’s fair to call the vehicle the iNext, or whether the term should...[Read More]

Mercedes-Benz confirms its EVs are coming to South Africa in 2019

German car maker Mercedes-Benz is the latest to throw its hat in the South African all-electric vehicle ring. Well, it hasn’t actually flung, but it’s shown us the hat, and confirmed its intentions to fling. In addition to bolstering its hybrid offerings, the company plans to begin selling its luxury compact all-electric SUV, the EQC, locally in mid-2019. It also plans to offer 10 all-...[Read More]

ElectricHarleyLand – Harley Davidson launching LiveWire, its first all-electric bike, in 2019

When you think of a Harley Davidson you think either of Hell’s Angels, drugs, and crime sprees on the long roads of America, or you have a more modern vision of weekend warriors and their very shiny bikes — Harley, historically, would prefer you think of the second one. With maybe a hint of the first. But one thing both concepts have in common is noise. That blatting, burbling, rumblin...[Read More]

Pricing for the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace starts at R1,7 million

Jaguar has revealed local pricing for its forthcoming I-Pace range of electric SUVs slated to go on sale in South Africa early next year. There will be four versions of the vehicle, with the cheapest — the I-Pace S — starting at R1,687,200 and the most expensive — the I-Pace First Edition that’ll only be available for a year from launch — starting at R1,920,700. The p...[Read More]

Let’s have a look at Vespa’s Elettrica, the brand’s first all-electric scooter

You know the motor industry is changing when even vehicles that don’t use a whole lot of gas start going electric. Piaggio, the Italian company behind Vespa, is going eco-friendly with their new Elettrica. And if the name isn’t a gigantic clue, the Vespa Elettrica is the company’s first all-electric scooter. And, like most Vespa scooters, the Elettrica doesn’t look like muc...[Read More]

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