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Uber-Puma Fuel Card launched

Through expanding its fuel card business, Puma Energy Tanzania has established a partnership with Uber to supply fuel to all registered Uber partner-drivers...

11 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: Stoked about camelpower

Fitting for #InnovationMonth, I chatted to Charbel Aouad, executive producer and cofounder at Dubai's Stoked, the production company behind an integrated campaign Loeries Gold and this year's integrated Grand Prix for turning horsepower into camelpower...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Sep 2017

The future for rural Africa is electric

Amid the glistening concept cars at next month's Frankfurt motor show (12 - 15 September 2017) will be a boxy contraption with no doors and a top speed of 60km/h...

By Dave Chambers 28 Aug 2017

Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share

Uber's entry into the African continent, where it now operates in 15 major African cities, could be changing the transport narrative forever...

25 Aug 2017

Innovation, product diversification drives forecourt retail growth

Expansion in the forecourt convenience retail industry continues, despite the general downturn of the retail industry as a whole...

22 Aug 2017

The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector...

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

Nigeria signs oil financing deals with Shell, Chevron

Nigeria has signed financing deals with oil majors Shell and Chevron to develop projects that would boost reserves and revenue, the state-run oil firm said this week...

4 Aug 2017

Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy

Forrester, in collaboration with Christian Austin and Sal Schiano, has researched the downstream impact of widespread automation in transportation...

1 Aug 2017

Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching...

By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

#NewCampaign: Ever considered ditching your keys?

Uber recently launched a campaign called ‘Ditch Your Keys' to encourage car owners to switch to Uber and use their time spent travelling more efficiently...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2017

Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

Uber has begun the African roll out of its Real-Time ID in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, in a bid to further improve passenger security...

26 Jul 2017

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference...

Issued by Topco Media 25 Jul 2017

Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock...

21 Jul 2017

Nigeria to cease import of petroleum products

Nigeria will cease to import petroleum products and totally depend on its own refined products from 2019, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this week...

By Omololu Ogunmade 21 Jul 2017

Germaine Auto Centre to service Uber Nigeria vehicles

Uber on Friday sealed pact with Germaine Auto Centre - a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company - to provide maintenance services to its driver partners...

By Abdullateef Aliyu 17 Jul 2017

Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa...

12 Jul 2017

GM regains crown on Wall Street as Tesla shares slump

NEW YORK, US: General Motors regained its spot as the biggest US carmaker by market capitalisation greater investor skepticism that chipped away at rival Tesla Motors...

10 Jul 2017

Volvo to only produce electric cars from 2019

Swedish car maker Volvo has revealed it will adopt an electrification strategy for all new models from 2019...

7 Jul 2017

New Kia auto mechanic training centre in Ethiopia

The establishment of the new Kia-KOICA Green Light Auto Mechanic Training Centre in Ethiopia enables trainee mechanics to work towards a range of vocational qualifications...

3 Jul 2017

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International

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

NEW DELHI, India: India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks, setting it on the bumpy road to making new vehicle sales all-electric by 2030.

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VW recalls 4.86 million vehicles in China over airbag concerns

BEIJING, China: Volkswagen will recall almost five million vehicles in China over airbag concerns, dealing a new blow to the German automaker in the world's largest car market.

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Frankfurt Motor Show sees launch of Ferrari Portofino

The new Ferrari Portofino is described as the most versatile model in the range. A car designed to be driven every day - which also converts from an authentic 'berlinetta' coupé to a drop-top.

15 Sep 2017

Daimler to offer electrified versions of all Mercedes 'by 2022'

FRANKFURT, Germany: The world's largest luxury carmaker Daimler plans to offer an electric or hybrid version of every Mercedes-Benz model within five years, its chief executive said this week.

14 Sep 2017

Volkswagen to electrify entire range by 2030

FRANKFURT, Germany: German carmaker Volkswagen doubled down earlier this week on efforts to clean up its image tarnished by the dieselgate scandal, vowing ahead of the IAA auto industry show to electrify its entire range by 2030.

13 Sep 2017

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