Ford Mustang – Mach-E revealed in Europe

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On April 17 th , 1964 the Ford Mustang was unveiled in New York by Henry Ford II. The retail price was $2 368 and by the weekend following the launch 22 000 cars had been ordered in the USA. In its first two years Ford sold one million units and since then in excess of ten million Ford Mustangs have been manufactured and sold across the globe. When the Ford Mustang automobile is mentioned it is always associated with an iconic American petrol driven muscle sports car. The legendary Ford Mustang was the inventor of the…

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Range Rover Velar plug in hybrid

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At the end of 2017 Range Rover launched its all new Velar model, a mid-sized luxury SUV which sits between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. Now 3 years later the Velar plug-in hybrid has been introduced as an option in the Range Rover line-up. The new 2.0 litre four-cylinder P400e plug-in hybrid offers a smooth and refined drive producing a combined 297 kW and 640zNm of torque from its 221kW petrol engine and 76kW electric motor achieving an impressive 0-100km/hr in 5.4 seconds. The A 17.1 Wh lithium-ion battery, located under the boot…

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Nissan LEAF celebrates 500 000th vehicle

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One of the first motor manufactures to pioneer a mass market electric vehicle was Nissan, with the production of the LEAF more than a decade ago. The half a million LEAF models built globally coincides with World EV day on 9 th September 2020. The 500 000 100% electric cars have travelled over 14.8 billion clean-air kilometres contributing towards a more sustainable society preventing more than 2.4 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions. The Nissan LEAF has won many accolades around the globe including Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, World Car of the Year 2011…

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Mercedes-Benz launches its new technology and product brand, EQ

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The world is rapidly changing as megatrends transform our lives. Consequently, business models are changing as disruptors break-down norms. “The great transformations that the automotive industry is currently undergoing pose great opportunities to shape the future in lasting ways. One thing is clear, the proven recipes for the success of yesterday, will not be the recipes for the success of tomorrow,” says Johannes Fritz, Co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Executive Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “At Mercedes-Benz, we believe that the key ingredient to achieving success in the future is…

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Samsung’s New EV Battery Will Have A Range Of 600 Kms And Can Be Fully Charged In Just 20 Minutes

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Electric cars, we all know how we South Africans resist in buying one, because of two things – infrastructure and of course range anxiety. The race to manufacture a battery with the highest range is actually on right now but there’s another battle to be won; which one will charge up the fastest. Well, Samsung wants to alleviate all these worries with the introduction of its latest battery technology. It says by that by the end of 2020, the “next generation” of Samsung’s lithium ion battery technology will be available…

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