The Future of Car Industry in South Africa: Will Electric Cars Triumph Over Combustion Engines?

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The current car industry in South Africa is dominated by petrol and diesel engines. But a new future is on the horizon as electric vehicles (EVs) are starting to gain traction in the country. According to an analysis by a researcher at the University of Cape Town (UCT), EVs and plug-in hybrids could potentially make up 20% of new cars sold in South Africa by 2030. However, there are still some major roadblocks to overcome for this transition to occur. For starters, the vastness of South Africa’s cities and the…

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Jaguar I-PACE will be available in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019

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The Jaguar I-PACE has demonstrated its real-world usability by driving 369km from London to Brussels on a single charge. The all-electric performance SUV began its intercity trip on London’s South Bank, with its 90kWh battery fully charged, before heading to the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone. But unlike the 80 million vehicles that have made the crossing by train since the Channel Tunnel opened, the I-PACE travelled the 50km through the world’s longest undersea tunnel using its own power. After emerging into the Calais sunshine from the service tunnel which…

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RoboRacing: Automated Slot Cars For the Big Boys

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Driverless cars are the future, but automated racing is about to be reality.  By Benjamin Preston  Someday, we’ve been told, driverless cars will be the only vehicles on public roads, places where crashes are rare occurrences. But what about racetracks, where the possibility of a high-speed collision is still a serious risk to drivers? What if the cars drove themselves, removing human risk from the equation, and creating a unique test bed for autonomous vehicle technology? In October, automated racing will no longer be the stuff of fantasy. Formula E,…

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