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The informal waste pickers industry has been given a multi-million cash injection that’ll see it enter the mainstream waste economy.
The assembly facility with 3,500 employees has never gone on strike in its over 20 years of operation, except during general strikes in the eurozone nation.
A VW spokesman said there were "no injuries or accidents that we know of" as a result of the defective part.
Simplicity is supposed to be the reason behind the plan but it could take some time to get used to.
The supercar company claims the Portofino is its most powerful convertible yet.
FCA said in a statement it had not been approached by Great Wall Motor, and was busy implementing its current business plan.
Aston Martins have always been the car for dyed-in-the-wool, old-school petrolheads.
The South Korean automaker is planning to launch an electric sedan under its high-end Genesis brand in 2021 with a range of 500km per charge.
Because it is based on the X1, bar the sloping rear roofline, the X2 is pretty much an X1.
Esther Mahlangu’s uniquely South-African flavoured BMW 7 Series is back in South Africa and will be used to preserve the Ndebele cultural heritage of her people.
The motor company, which has yet to report a profit, logged a loss of $336 million attributable to shareholders, which was in line with expectations.
Ipsos measures the purchasing aspect of the customer experience through a telephonic interview that takes place 10 to 35 days after delivery of a new vehicle takes place.
The local sales success of the RS 6 Avant should make for a good case to import the new Avant to South Africa as well.
Germany has fallen behind in developing the cells that are at the heart of electric vehicles and has also been slow to build charging stations.
Tesla referred to the arrival of the Model 3 as a 'crucial step' in the company's mission to speed the transition to renewable energy.
Tesla aims to produce 5,000 units of the Model 3 a week this year, and 10,000 units a week in 2018.
California-based Tesla currently sells only two luxury models of its electric vehicles: the "Model S" sedan and the "Model X" SUV whose base price starts at around $80,000.
At present 88 percent of the affected Ford Kugas have had the phase 1 upgrade done.
Several European countries have announced plans to dramatically reduce the amount of polluting petrol and diesel cars on their roads.
As revelations about polluting exhaust continue to buffet Germany's all-important auto sector, BMW sought to distance itself from the "scandalisation of diesel motors."
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it was seeking information from both the government department responsible for vehicle safety, concerning the recall.
Car stocks tumbled after a report that VW, BMW, Audi and Porsche may have colluded to fix the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems.
The entire C-Class sedan range is now manufactured in East London.
Germany's three major carmakers have invested heavily in diesel technology, which offers more efficient fuel burn and lower carbon dioxide emissions.
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