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'Drive Sustainability' alliance to invest in ethical mining of cobalt, graphite and lithium.

Partners include BMW, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Volvo, Ford, Honda and Toyota.

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The pint-sized VW Beetle has a loyal fanbase in Ethiopia.

"They never fail you - they take you anywhere and have excellent functionality."

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It has a rugged, four-wheel-drive design that can handle dirt roads and off-roading.

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Herding instincts kick in, and the little gnu calf takes a liking to this Hyundai.

It even tries to suckle the car.

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GM, like Ford, has found it increasingly expensive to compete in emerging markets outside of China.

Team says cash flow, engine tweaks delaying efforts.

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It's still the automaker's second most successful year ever.

It's still the automaker's second most successful year ever.

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And Amazon wants to send you along.

Take a snap of the craziest place you've ever set up a tent, and Amazon might just ship you over for the taping of Clarkson, Hammond, and May's first adventure.

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Nigerian terror group makes biodiesel from groundnut oil and salt.

Boko Haram extremist group is making its own biodiesel for motorbikes after government shuts off fuel lines.

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Gulf of Guinea sees decline of maritime attacks as oil prices remain low.

Attacking oil tankers isn't the lucrative scheme it once was for West African pirates.

Serpentine belts are an integral part of a car's engine. Actual serpents, however, are less so.

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Toyota South Africa Motorsport is giving the Hilux a serious performance boost by slotting in the 5.0-liter V8 from a Lexus IS F. Making 449 horsepower, the truck also gets a suspension and brake overhaul to handle the extra power.

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Extremists with shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles are posing an increased risk to air travel over north Africa and the Middle East, a new report claims.

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Host Jessi Combs Competes In The All-Women's Moroccon Off Road Rally

The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc is an annual all-women's off road rally in the Moroccan desert. Teams of two must navigate between various checkpoints using only a rudimentary map and compass. Watch as host Jessi Combs competes in the grueling, nine-day rally race as co-host Patrick McIntyre tracks her progress in the desert heat.

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Evo magazine impresario Harry Metcalfe goes on an epic road trip from London to the Sahara Desert in his Ferrari Testarossa.

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Goodyear is paying a fine of over $16 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission without admitting or denying wrongdoing for bribery in Kenya and Angola. Subsidiaries there allegedly paid for tire business and hid the money as legitimate expenses.

Smart will not make another generation of the Roadster, but a Smart SUV might be in the cards. According to Smart's CEO, Annette Winkler, "The Roadster isn't a profitable business case. Everybody is keen on the car, but nobody wants to pay the bill." What Car? states that Smart is likely planning a baby SUV to take on the Nissan Juke and its ilk. But for the immediate future, Winkler says Smart "must focus on how we can maximize potential of the Fortwo and Forfour. That is strategy number one."

Crowdfunding has not been kind to electric vehicle projects. The Derringer electric bike, while cool, didn't make it. The ultra-fast battery charger idea raised just $2,666 out of a $50,000 goal. And there are many more failed examples. (That Kickstarter project for that EV coloring book, on the other hand, did reach its modest goal.)

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Each time is like the first time. That's the challenge – read: opportunity – that Nissan has whenever it brings the all-electric Leaf to a new market. For the EV's South African debut, the local Nissan arm decided that humor would be the best way to teach people about the new car with the new powertain.