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BYD Electric Cars and Tesla Go Head to Head in Final Quarter of 2023

BYD, positioned as a world leader in the manufacturing of new energy vehicles, announced a record number of  3 million sales of battery-only and hybrid vehicles in total for the year. The record-breaking number,  marks the first quarter that...

Uber Celebrates 10 Years in SA by Launching its First Electric Mobility Product

Uber Commemorates 10-year Anniversary in South Africa. To celebrate the milestone, they officially launched the country's first electric mobility product, along with a number of new innovative mobility and delivery products and the expansion of existing features to new...

Amazon Announces 71 New Renewable Energy Projects Globally

Amazon announced that it is expanding its renewable energy portfolio globally, with an additional 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy capacity across 71 new renewable energy projects. This includes the company’s first renewable energy project in South America—a solar farm...

How Successful Will Tesla Be In South Africa?

Tesla recently opened an office in South Africa, but still needs to create greater awareness of electric vehicles among the population before it’ll begin selling to the public. South Africa’s EV market still has some work to do in...

Incentives to Buy Electric Vehicles on the Cards for South Africans

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), a research organisation that facilitates policy development and dialogue across trade and industrial policy, conducting research on inequality and economic inclusion, and sustainable growth, is currently researching the possibility of rolling out incentivised...

South Africa’s Adoption of Electric Cars Might Actually Be Closer Than We Think

On Tuesday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa identified three key priorities for climate action in the country, including increasing the production of electric vehicles (EVs). Ramaphosa said during a speech at a ceremony marking the start of production of hybrid...

Electric Vehicles could Revitalise the Economy, says Nigerian Director General

Hyundai recently unveiled the first Electric Vehicle assembled in Nigeria. At the launch, Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Nigeria's Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says that the introduction of electric vehicles to the country is a...

Volkswagen South Africa moves into Rwanda in African expansion on electric vehicles

In 2016, Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) opened a new assembly plant in Kenya and launched plans for a ride-sharing service in Rwanda as it seeks to take advantage of surging car demand in Africa. This was part of a strategy...

Connected car chargers could leave home networks vulnerable

While modern electric vehicles are tested constantly for vulnerabilities, some of their essential accessories, such as the battery chargers, often remain neglected. Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that electric vehicle (EV) chargers supplied by a major vendor carry vulnerabilities...

Top 5 electric concept vehicles

Concept cars have long been the waking dream and passion of many car manufacturers, and many vehicle drivers often aspire to own one of the prototype models. But concept cars are just that - a concept. Although they look absolutely...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

Chief Technology Officer for Obsidian Systems, Karl Fischer, says "Constant vigilance is essential to identifying software security breaches." Fischer recounts,...
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