Ford Sustainability Report details pilot program in South Africa to deliver health care, education

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A new Ford Motor Company pilot program aims to enhance mobility health services in rural areas of South Africa and Nigeria.

ExxonMobil to explore offshore South Africa; deal for 75% interest in Tugela South

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Exxon Mobil Corporation’s affiliate, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production South Africa Limited, will soon begin exploration activities offshore South Africa. The Impact Oil and ExxonMobil areas offshore South Africa.

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Nissan LEAF going on sale in South Africa next year

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On Tuesday, Nissan announced the LEAF will become the first electric car for sale in South Africa in the Spring of 2014. Its South African debut will come in October 2013 at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, and it

Nissan LEAF going on sale in South Africa next year

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On Tuesday, Nissan announced the LEAF will become the first electric car for sale in South Africa in the Spring of 2014. Its South African debut will come in October 2013 at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, and it

Datsun to launch in South Africa by end of 2014; also India, Indonesia and Russia

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brand designing vehicles for high-growth markets, will return to South Africa. The first model to be introduced in South Africa will be a new passenger vehicle that will be launched by the end of 2014. Datsun will launch in South Africa with one passenger vehicle model; Nissan anticipates that a broader range of Datsun vehicles will be available in the future. Datsun, a Nissan Motor Co.

Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems, The National Aerospace Centre, and Airbus to research use of fuel cells for commercial airliners

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Airbus and South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre will jointly fund research by Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) into the application of fuel cells on airliners. The initial three-year project is being undertaken by HySA Systems Competence Centre at its University of the Western Cape research facility. With demand for air transport doubling every 15 years, the global airline industry will require nearly 30,000 new aircraft (over 100 seats) by 2032.

South Africas Optimal Energy Considering Battery Swap with the Joule EV

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South Africa-based Optimal Energy is considering using a battery-swap scheme with its Joule electric vehicle ( earlier post ). Optimal Energy has also signed an MoU with South-Korea-based EIG ( earlier post ) to explore the potential of setting up a manufacturing facility in South Africa for the nonexclusive supply of Li-ion battery cells to Optimal Energy. Engineering News.

Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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TKM), will begin exporting the Etios series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. The models for export will be based on the Etios platform currently sold in India, but will be developed and produced to fit the lifestyles, consumer preferences, climate, road conditions and usage considerations in South Africa. Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd.

Toyota to start vehicle exports from India; Etios to South Africa in 2012; the priority of emerging markets

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TKM), will begin exporting the Etios series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. The models for export will be based on the Etios platform currently sold in India, but will be developed and produced to fit the lifestyles, consumer preferences, climate, road conditions and usage considerations in South Africa. Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd.

Electric vehicles will not help South Africa cut emissions, say researchers

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Electric cars electric vehicles emissions South AfricaThe story about China’s coal-reliant electricity production resulting in electric vehicles (EVs) becoming more polluting than combustion cars (see story) may have been twisted by some unscrupulous media to imply that all EVs, wherever they are used, are a far-worse for the environment than oil-drinkers (see the usual suspects for more info). But sadly it [.].

Exxaro Partners With Sasol Mining in JV to Supply Potential Mafutha CTL Plant in South Africa

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Exxaro Resources Limited, a South African-based mining group, has entered into a prospecting joint venture agreement with Sasol Mining Proprietary Limited (Sasol Mining) for the development of a new coal mine to supply Sasol’s potential new inland coal-to-liquids (CTL) project. The development would contribute to meeting the growing shortfall in South Africa’s domestic fuel production, most notably in the installed capacity for producing diesel and gasoline.

GE Transportation to Supply 100 Locomotives to Transnet in South Africa; First AC Diesel Electric Locomotive to Sub-Saharan Africa

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GE South African Technologies (GESAT), GE Transportation’s entity in South Africa, will supply 100 locomotives to Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). The GE C30ACi, the first AC diesel electric locomotive to be introduced to sub-Saharan Africa, will have a GE FDL engine that delivers 3,300 gross horsepower (GHP) using an electronic fuel-injection (EFI) system that automatically supplies the exact amount of fuel needed for optimal engine efficiency.

Volkswagen establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region

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The Volkswagen brand has established a "Sub-Saharan Africa” region to develop and strengthen its activities in the African market. Sub-Saharan Africa refers to the area of the African continent south of the Sahara. The new fourth region joins Volkswagen’s existing regions of North America, South America and China and is the next step in the Volkswagen brand’s strategy to position itself in focus areas. Africa is still one of the blank spots on the Volkswagen map.

Renault Samsung SM3 ZE electric sedan: battery upgrade gives 130-mile range in Korean tests

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Consider that the first-generation Volkswagen Golf launched in 1974, for example, lived on in South Africa until 2009 as the VW CitiGolf. South Korea Better Place plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Samsung 2012 Renault Fluence Z.E.Frequently, cars withdrawn from one market live on in another, sometimes for years. Those vehicles may even be upgraded with newer technology in the older body.

Boeing partners with South African Airways to convert Solaris energy tobacco into jet fuel

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Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from Solaris, a new hybrid tobacco plant optimized for seed production for energy applications. This initiative broadens cooperation between Boeing and SAA to develop renewable jet fuel in ways that support South Africas goals for public health as well as economic and rural development.

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LanzaTech collaborating with Swayana to convert waste gases from ferroalloy production to ethanol

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South African engineering company Swayana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LanzaTech to collaborate on developing projects for the production of ethanol and higher value products from waste gases in the ferroalloy and titania smelting sectors. South Africa has the potential to produce more than 400,000 tonnes of ethanol per year from existing ferroalloy and titania producers.

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The Future of Electric Cars Could Lie in.Afghanistan?

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Today's sources of lithium are far and few: Bolivia has something like 40 percent of the world's deposits, while Russia, South Africa, Chile and Argentina have some. Electric cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf require lots of lithium and other precious heavy metals to make them go. This weekend, the New York Times reported that the war-ravaged country

Mercedes-Benz Vans shows pickup truck concepts; market launch in late 2017; diesel V6

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The key markets will be Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand, and Europe. Production for the European, Australian and South African markets will start at the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017.

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Fuel-cell maker Ballard acquires IdaTech’s backup power system product lines, ip and customer base

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Strategically, it provides Ballard with additional product capabilities with methanol fueled systems and key customer relationships in leading markets for fuel cell commercialization, such as Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America as well as South Africa. The shares will subsequently be transferred to IdaTech’s principal funder, Investec, a South African specialist bank and asset management company.

Getting Younger Generations Interested In Electric Cars

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Cape Town in South Africa has just hosted the end of a journey of almost 2,500 miles on solar, hydrogen or electric power. The race, the South African 2010 Solar Challenge, was won by Japan's Tokai Challenger, a solar-powered vehicle with a top speed of 100mph which has previously won the 2009 Solar Challenge.

A Tale of Two Toyota Corollas: U.S. Buyers Get More For Less

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Which is how a pair of very plain 2010 Toyota Corollas in South Africa taught us a few lessons about fuel economy, green value, and what other countries drive. Toyota has built cars in South Africa When auto editors go on vacation, we rent cars too. The bottom line: U.S. buyers get a lot more car, for a lot less money, than elsewhere in the world.

Mercedes-Benz running automated test drive in Shanghai; infrastructure peculiarities

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million kilometers in Europe, the US, China, Australia and South Africa, and more than 1.2 The second leg in the Shanghai megalopolis will be followed by test drives in Australia in November and South Africa in December. The focus in Australia will be in particular on the validation of the latest digital map data of HERE, whereas in South Africa pedestrian detection in many new situations will play a major role.

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What Do African Medics Drive? This One Has A Subaru Forester

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On major drive events, including our May tour of South Africa’s Garden Route in new 2014 Subaru Forester XTs, organizers often include a medic among the team. This ensures prompt response to emergencies when the group may be hours from the nearest medical facility. From broken bones to insect bites, car crashes to allergic reactions, the

Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda; vehicle production in Kenya

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Volkswagen is taking a further step to develop market potentials in Africa. Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa, this week signed a memorandum of understanding for a new integrated mobility concept in Kigali in the presence of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand. Volkswagen is consistently developing market potentials in Africa.

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Ford to expand aggressively in Middle East & Africa; at least 25 new vehicles by 2016

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Ford Motor Company announced an aggressive product acceleration in its newest business unit, Middle East & Africa, leveraging the company’s One Ford global portfolio and targeting opportunities for growth in small, mid-size and large vehicle segments. During a special “Go Further” event in Johannesburg attended by 1,000 employees, Ford dealers, suppliers, government officials, and media, Ford pledged to launch at least 25 new vehicles by 2016 to Middle East & Africa.

Nissan to provide LEAFs and LEAF-to-Home power supplies to roadside rest stations in Japan

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Nissan LEAF to go on sale in South Africa. The Nissan LEAF will make its South African debut at the Johannesburg International Motor Show in October 2013, going on sale to the public at the same time. The launch of the Nissan LEAF in South Africa will be a ground-breaking event this year as it brings about the dawn of a new era of motoring. —Managing Director of Nissan South Africa, Mike Whitfield. Nissan Motor Co.,

Volkswagen founds mobility services company in Rwanda; to begin local assembly of Polo and Passat

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The objective is to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa in future. As part of its worldwide regionalization strategy, Volkswagen is planning to expand its business presence significantly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Volkswagen and CFAO, a long-standing partner in Africa for the distribution and assembly of vehicles, signed a letter of intent to this effect. Africa Mobility services Vehicle Manufacturers

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Boeing, South African Airways and Mango celebrate Africa’s 1st commercial flights with sustainable aviation biofuel from tobacco

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Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and low-cost carrier Mango celebrated Africa’s first passenger flights with sustainable aviation biofuel. The flights coincided with Boeing’s 100 th anniversary and centennial celebrations worldwide.

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Mercedes-Benz unveiling facelited C-Class at Geneva with new engines, plug-in hybrid versions

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The C-Class Sedan is produced at four plants on four continents, including the lead plant in Bremen (Germany), East London (South Africa), Tuscaloosa (USA) and Beijing (China).

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Land Rover EV discovers its wild side

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It will be enough to make a Lion jump.Axeon and Jaguar Land Rover South Africa have worked together to produce an electric version of the Defender for use in game parks, minimising both environmental and noise pollution. The model has already proven that it can get closer to the wildlife thanks to its silent running [.]. Electric cars Axeon Defender electric car land rover

Optimal Energys Joule EV Completes Prototype Phase, Nearing Production

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Joule, the EV from South African company Optimal Energy ( earlier post ), has completed the prototype phase recently and is nearing the start of volume production, according to the company. Designed by South African-born Keith Helfet, Joule has been developed from a static display model and engineering prototype into a pre-production prototype by Zagato’s Total Design Centre.

A Response from CC Power on the DC-DC

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Here goes: "The converters have been manufactured for over 20 years and we have 10,000+ units operating in South Africa at 120 volts, all using the same build, without any problems. I just got an e-mail back from Electro Automotive from CC-Power regarding the failed DC-DC converter. I prefer not to comment on it but simply wish to pass it on to others who might have wondered what the manufacturer said.

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Optimal Energy To Exhibit Functional Joule EV Prototype at Geneva

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South Africa vehicle maker Optimal Energy will exhibit a functional prototype of its Joule full battery-electric multi-purpose urban passenger vehicle ( earlier post ) at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The prototype that will be on display in Geneva is the first of a test fleet of vehicles which will be on the road by mid-year, according to the company.

Climate Change #Liar-Deniers Are The New Racists

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No one helped the Plantation owners and their cotton cartel more than the racists who populated the South and put on Grey uniforms and Confederate Flags to fight to the death for the right to enslave our black brothers and sisters and all their children. .

Mercedes-Benz introduces its mid-size pickup truck: the X-Class leans on diesel

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At the beginning of 2018 South Africa, Australia and New Zealand will follow, and at the beginning of 2019 Argentina and Brazil. Production for the markets in Europe, Australia and South Africa will start at the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017.

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Battelle team developing new hybrid direct coal-to-liquids process to produce jet fuel; lower costs and GHGs

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He will present more findings in August at the 2016 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. In a cost-shared program supported by the US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) of the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), a team at Battelle is demonstrating a new, hybrid, direct coal-to-liquids process for producing jet fuel using biomass-derived coal solvents.

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Ballard’s Protonex subsidiary receives first order for fuel cell system to power commercial UAVs

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Ballard Power Systems’ subsidiary Protonex has received an initial order for its fuel cell propulsion system, together with design services, from FlyH2 Aerospace, a South African-based developer of hydrogen fuel cell powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial applications. To support integration of the Protonex fuel cell propulsion system into its UA Plant aircraft, FlyH2 has partnered with Epsilon Engineering, a South African engineering and manufacturing services provider.

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Ford India sales up 71% in first 5 months of 2011

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Ford Figo remains in high demand in South Africa, where it was a runner up for South African Car of the Year. The Figo ( earlier post ) helped Ford India increase sales for the first five months of 2011 by 71%, compared to the same period last year, with 51,420 wholesale units sold, including exports, from January to May 2011. In May, Ford India sold more than 9,000 wholesale units—7,046 domestically, and more than 2,000 exported.

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Boeing, Aeromexico, Mexican Government collaborate on sustainable aviation biofuel research and development

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As part of Boeing’s commitment to protect the environment and support long-term sustainable growth for commercial aviation, the company has active biofuel projects on six continents, including in the US, Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Southeast Asia.

African Cats launches GreenCat 605 Green-Motion with swing keels and electric retractable propulsion

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African Cats launched the first GreenCat 605 catamaran designed by Simonis-Voogd in Durban South Africa. In one of the cabins a small operating theatre is installed since this GreenCat will be used in the South Pacific Ocean to give medical aid on remote islands.

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