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Vehicle Import Through Land Borders: FG To Save US$700m – Auto Makers

The umbrella body of auto makers in the country – the Nigeria Automotive Manufacturers Association (NAMA) – has described Federal Government’s ban on the importation of vehicles through the land borders as cheering news for the economy, insisting that the country loses a lot of revenue through such routes. NAMA said in a statement that […]

The Chevy Bolt EV Requires ZERO Maintenance

Not only do electric vehicles cost literally cents per kilometre to drive, (or fractions of a cent per km with roof-top PV) but they also revolutionise car servicing. The maintenance schedule for Chevrolet’s soon to be launched Bolt electric hatchback comprises tire rotation every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) and that’s about it. If a wheel […]

Trump Threatens German Car Makers With 35 Percent U.S. Import Tariff

U.S President-elect Donald Trump warned German car companies he would impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported to the U.S. market, a plan that drew sharp rebukes from Berlin and hit the automakers’ shares. In an interview with German newspaper Bild, published on Monday, Trump criticized German carmakers such as BMW (BMWG.DE), […]

BMW Will Open Mexican Factory In 2019 Despite Trump: Executive

BMW (BMWG.DE) will stick to plans to open a Mexican plant in 2019 despite warnings by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to slap a border tax on the German brand’s vehicles made in Mexico and destined for the United States, an executive said. In an interview with German newspaper Bild published on Sunday, Trump said BMW […]

Oil Majors And Car Makers To Push Hydrogen Technology To Help Cut Emissions

DAVOS: The heads of some of the world’s biggest oil firms and automakers agreed on Tuesday to push for broader global use and bigger investments in using hydrogen to help reduce emissions and arrest global warming. The oil firms’ and car makers’ chiefs said the plan was part of global efforts to keep global warming […]

Apple Sued For Not Preventing Texting And Driving

Apple is facing a potential class-action lawsuit in California for declining to deploy technology that could prevent iPhone users from texting while driving. The complaint, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims that Apple has had the ability to block texting capabilities while someone is driving since 2008, and seeks to halt […]

U.S. To Remain Germany’s Top Export Destination Despite Trump

BERLIN — German industry expects the U.S. to remain its most important export destination this year despite protectionist threats from President-elect Donald Trump, Germany’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Wednesday. Trump has warned German car companies such as BMW AG that he plans to impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles […]

FRSC Boss Approves Redeployment of Senior Officers

Following the recent promotion of senior officers and other intermediate officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has approved the redeployment of some of the newly promoted senior officers in the capacity of Deputy Corps Marshal, Assistant Corps Marshals and Corps Commanders, who are all expected to report […]

Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant In Lagos, Creates 3,000 Jobs

Lagos –AFRICA’s richest man and foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote, is setting up a $100 million vehicle assembly plant in Lagos, to tap the opportunity provided by the scarcity of forex and help tackle employment crisis in the country. The plant will be churning out heavy duty trucks on which his conglomerate, the Dangote Group spends huge […]

Enugu Motor Spare Parts Dealers Agree To Relocate To 9th Mile

Traders in Ogbete Main Market, Enugu and Allied Workers in Coal Camp Market have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his diligent commitment to their well-being and provision of critical infrastructure in the state. This came as Motor Spare Parts Dealers in Coal Camp Market, Enugu through a voice vote in the presence of the governor, […]

Hyundai Takes (And Makes) The Gold For Eco Cars

DETROIT — There’s no gold medal for the most fuel-efficient car. So, when Hyundai’s new Ioniq Hybrid and EV eco-vehicles took top-of-class in EPA ratings, the boss decided to make one. The Ioniq Hybrid beat its archrival, the Toyota Prius, in the U.S. government’s combined mpg rankings, while the Ioniq Electric topped battery-powered rivals with […]

Motor Sport Kicks Off In Nigeria With Eleko Motor Race

The 2016 Eleko Motor Race may have come and gone but the memories will remain with the spectators and participants for a long time to come. Prior to this edition of the event, one may have wondered about the level of interest in motorsport around these parts. Well, going by the number of participants and […]

Ferrari GTC4 V8 Targets Younger Buyers

Italian brand wants its new rear-wheel-drive four-seater to draw in new customers Brand bosses hope the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T will attract significantly younger buyers than the four-wheel-drive V12 GTC4 Lusso, due to its lower price. Ferrari said its rear-wheel-drive, turbocharged V8-powered model, which is expected to cost 12-15% less than the £230,430 GTC4 Lusso, had been […]

EU Launches Legal Case Against Germany, UK Over VW Scandal

Brussels: The European Union opened legal action on Thursday against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police emissions cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen scandal. Germany, Britain, Spain and Luxembourg stand accused of not imposing the same kind of penalties VW faced in the United States over its use of illegal software […]

Ford CEO Says Trump Threats Won’t Change Small Car Plans

Detroit: Ford Motor Co. is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico despite President-elect Donald Trump’s recent threats to impose tariffs on companies that move work abroad. CEO Mark Fields said Ford’s plan to move production of the Ford Focus from Michigan to Mexico will proceed, in part because […]

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