September 21, 2020


Alpho: Electric Vehicles: Getting Closer to the Break-even Point

Despite COVID-19 crisis, electric vehicle sales break records, says chief analyst of Alpho Milosh Pham. In Germany, their sales almost doubled from H1 in 2019 to H1 in 2020. The falling sales of regular petrol-powered cars of at least 20% are also important.

The surge in demand for electric cars is accompanied by extremely bullish market sentiment reflected in the development of Tesla’s share prices. Deloitte estimates that by 2030, global sales"...

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September 12, 2020


New Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone to generate 8,500 jobs in South Africa

More than 8 500 jobs will be created through the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ), and up to 70% of those jobs will go to local residents of Mamelodi and surrounding areas in Pretoria, South Africa.

The Tshwane Automotive SEZ was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in November last year and is situated in Silverton near Mamelodi and Nellmapius townships, and is adjacent to the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) plant."...

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August 28, 2020


Mercedes-Benz Joins The Climate Pledge and Delivers More Than 1,800 Electric Vehicles to Amazon’s Delivery Fleet in Europe

  • This order marks the largest electric vehicle commitment for Mercedes-Benz Vans to date
  • The electric vehicles from this order will begin making deliveries to customers in 2020, helping to save thousands of metric tons of carbon
  • The Climate Pledge, co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism, is a commitment to reach net zero carbon by 2040—ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement

Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced it is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz"...

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August 17, 2020


Renault Algeria” … An expected End To An Investment Project With Political Backgrounds!

A “big” project for French investment in Algeria is declared a failure; it is “Renault Algeria”. After only six years from the start of activity, this project, which was launched amid a major media and diplomatic clamor, is heading towards a gradual halt.

The “Renault Algeria” Foundation decided to lay off between 400 and 800 workers"...

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August 15, 2020


Hyundai Donates N35m PPEs to Nigeria

Hyundai Motor Company has donated 27,000 personal Protection equipment (PPEs) worth N35 million to Nigeria to assist front-line medical workers and the public in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Nigeria is one of the 37 countries that will benefit from Hyundai’s assistance, which is part of the company’s pledge to donate medical equipment and personal protection items worth over USD $2.4 million to countries across the Middle"...

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August 8, 2020


Altair Engineering Recognises Toyota Seat Design with Award

Even though the 2021 Toyota Sienna has yet to go on sale, the innovative engineering work for the new minivan conducted at Toyota Motor North America’s Research & Development Center in Michigan is already garnering awards.

Altair Engineering has presented Toyota Motor North America with its prestigious Enlighten award. The award recognizes Toyota’s work, with the support of supplier partner BASF, in substantial lightweighting of"...

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August 6, 2020


Algerian electric car start-up seeks investors

Oussama Touaba the creator of the first electric car 100% made in Algeria needs financing. The young engineer wants to move from the prototype stage to the production phase of a carbon-neutral urban mobility solution.

African products made precisely in Algeria will soon be launched on the world market of electric vehicles. Oussama Touaba, the inventor of the first electric car 100% made in Algeria, intends to popularise his prototype on the national"...

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August 5, 2020


Motorola Solutions launches device designed for SMEs in Sub Saharan Africa

Global leader in mission-critical communications, Motorola Solutions has launched a new two-way radio device specially designed for small and medium businesses in Sub Saharan Africa. The MOTOTRBO™ DP540 two-way radio is built for cost-conscious businesses looking to transition to digital technology for reliable and efficient communications.

As demand for digital radio communication rises, small and medium businesses are looking for simple and affordable solutions for their communication needs without the"...

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August 5, 2020


Ford Approved revitalised in South Africa, renews focus on quality, service excellence

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has consolidated and revitalised its used car sales division under the Ford Approved banner, with the focus on providing exceptional service and quality.

Ford Approved is geared to fulfil the needs of customers throughout their ownership experience from purchasing an approved pre-owned vehicle at a Ford dealer to ultimately trading it in on a newer replacement vehicle further down the line.


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July 25, 2020


Velodyne Lidar and PARIFEX Solutions Provide Smart Traffic Control

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a three year sales agreement with PARIFEX, a leading provider of traffic management and speed measurement systems. PARIFEX uses Velodyne lidar sensors in its traffic monitoring solutions which can help reduce road accident rates and enhance roadway safety. PARIFEX equips its NANO-CAM and NOMAD solutions with Velodyne Puck sensors for real-time tracking of static and moving objects including vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists, while preserving anonymity. NANO-CAM can be deployed in speed enforcement for road safety as well as other applications including smart cities, smart parking and navigation assistance for autonomous vehicles. NOMAD is a multi-violation system that can monitor for violations including red light, speed, stop sign, phone use and more. PARIFEX is an Automated with Velodyne partner. “Enforcing vehicle speed limits and other road......

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