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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 (video)

15 Sep 2017

GERMANY

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

GERMANY

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

GERMANY

Diesel at cross-roads as Germany's car bosses, politicians meet

BERLIN, Germany: Bosses of Germany's powerful car industry and top politicians have met on the fate of diesel engines, as the sector faces an existential threat after a colossal pollution cheating scandal

2 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

BMW to manufacture electric Mini in Britain

FRANKFURT, Germany: German luxury car manufacturer BMW has announced that it will build a future all-electric version of its Mini in Britain, easing fears that it might move production away after Brexit

26 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Amko Leenarts appointed director: design, Ford of Europe

COLOGNE, Germany: Amko Leenarts has been appointed director: design, Ford of Europe

25 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions

BERLIN, Germany: German luxury carmaker BMW has denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines

24 Jul 2017

GERMANY

Daimler announces recall of three million diesel cars in Europe

BERLIN, Germany: German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, has announced a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles

21 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Ferrari finally takes Gold again

NEWSWATCH: For the first time in four seasons, Ferrari took home Gold at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Mar 2017

GERMANY

Bosch to pay out US$327,5m over 'dieselgate'

German car parts maker, Bosch, has said that it will pay out some US$327,5 million in compensation to US buyers and dealers of Volkswagen-made diesel cars

3 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Mercedes claims luxury pole position over BMW

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz on Monday said it had overtaken homegrown rival BMW to deliver the most luxury vehicles of any manufacturer in 2016

11 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Carmakers to build Europe network of high-powered e-charging stations

German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Audi and US competitor Ford said on Tuesday they would cooperate on a Europe-wide network

30 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

VW aims to be electric leader by 2025

Volkswagen aims to be the world leader in electric cars by 2025, brand chief Herbert Diess said on Tuesday, as the German car giant shifts its focus

23 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs by 2020

Volkswagen intends to cut 30,000 jobs by 2020 as part of a huge savings plan aimed at helping the German auto giant recover

21 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla buys German automation firm to ramp up production

US electric car maker Tesla on Tuesday said it would buy German engineering firm Grohmann to help ramp up production

9 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen switch to electric cars to cost over 10,000 jobs

Volkswagen plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs in coming years as the German auto giant switches its focus to making electric cars

31 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Resurrected German car brand joins electric race

Cars bearing the stamp of once-defunct manufacturer Borgward will once again roll off an assembly line in north Germany from 2018

27 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

One year on, can Volkswagen leave 'dieselgate' behind?

One year ago, Volkswagen's cheating on emissions tests for millions of its diesel cars erupted into public view, leaving the mammoth carmaker battling

20 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen in talks to build electric cars in China

German auto giant Volkswagen and China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile are in talks to build electric cars together, the firms announced Wednesday

9 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Germany accuses Fiat of car emissions cheating

The German government has accused Fiat-Chrysler of building emissions-cheating technology into some vehicles

2 Sep 2016

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