Faraway Syria dictates more SA pump-price rises

JOHANNESBURG, Gautentg – The poison gas attack and retaliation by Britain, America and France will cause sharp increases in the landed prices of fuels in South Africa from the end of April 2018. That, of course, will be passed on by transport companies and result in further retail price increases in your favourite stores. Oil…

‘Fuel-levy, double inflation, will hurt the poor most’

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The 52c/litre increase in the General Fuel and Road Accident Fund levies to be paid at the pump and announced by (The Corner hopes outgoing!) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in 2018 Budget Speech ”is cause for great concern”. So say the South African Automobile Association (AA). This amounts to a total increase of…

Read the reality of the coming miserable fuel-price decrease

GOOD news for you and other road-users in South Africa: you can look forward to less-expensive vehicle fuel come February (2018) thanks to falling international prices. So says the Automobile Association after analysing unaudited month-end fuel-price data released by South Africa’s Central Energy Fund – but what is the reality? “International (dollar) prices have risen by…

UK’s electricar clean-up: The hidden costs

LONDON, England – Britain’s plans to ban fossil-fuel vehicle engines in favour of electric power will threaten the UK’s national tax income. That’s the opinion of Mark Cunningham, a manager at London taxation experts Blick Rothenberg. Cunningham explained: “The government has for some years incentivised a move to low-emissions company cars through lower taxes and…

Would LPG fuel work in SA? Read on, you decide

⦁ LPG taxis just a hail away from London streets ⦁ TX2 taxi in final phase of city’s assessment ⦁ Birmingham introduced more than 60 LPG taxis LONDON, England – Cleaner, less-emissions, taxis could soon be cruising the streets of the British capital now that a company called Autogas claims it’s close to completing its…

HonestJohn data rips into ‘official’ fuel data

Lab-based data not ‘real world’ driving Average car using 24% more fuel than it should. Audi A4, Hyundai Tucson, Mini Hatch, Ford Fiesta among worst LONDON, England – The gap between advertised and on-the-road fuel consumption data is now (March 2017) at its widest yet with only one in 10 cars achieving their ‘official’ (read…

UK methane trucks ‘answer to pollution’

Europe’s advanced CNG trucks for shop chain Scanias get 800km range on methane gas R330 000-a-year fuel saving possible   SOLIHULL, England – One of Britain’s largest supermarket chains has opted for new delivery trucks that burn methane (compressed natural gas) instead of diesel to save 40% on their fuel bill and 70% on their…

At last – the truth about the SA fuel price

Here’s the bald facts on the fuel price Why all the whining…? It’s barely changed News media just looking for controversy JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Thank goodness for some sensible reporting from the South African Automobile Association about the latest ‘Oh! sheez! Not again! We’ll starve!’ reporting from websites, ‘news’papers and radio/TV news announcers. News editors,…