George Mienie reports on some of the search stats on the AutoTrader website, which tells us a few things about the state of the country's economy. People are also searching for cars at very odd times of the night - why are we all suddenly insomniacs? Are hybrid vehicles still in demand? Tesla cars can now see stop signs and red lights... which is handy! And the Lucky Devil Lounge - a strip club in the USA - has created a special drive-through show for its customers. Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, we look into the traffic levels on the roads following the 2-week extension, and if the president's latest update will impact current levels. The team also reviews the 2020 AutoTrader Car of the Year – the Jaguar I-Pace. In motorsport, we update you on the racing calendar, and Bobby Petkov from Mit Mak Motors tells us about the creative ways he’s sustained business under lockdown. Powered by AutoTrader.

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It's been four weeks of lockdown - are consumers still buying cars? The AutoTrader Car of The Year was announced via a virtual awards ceremony, and it was fantastic... great viewership numbers. A barrel of oil for the first time in perhaps ever has hit a negative value. Is your car the best place to self-isolate from family? The Tesla Cybertuck is the future. What are the top 10 car-related movies and shows to watch? Powered by AutoTrader.

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DC Design is trying to make your vehicle Covid-19 safe. The Brubaker Box is getting a facelift, cult classic with a futuristic look. If you fancy wearing a $280K Bugatti engine infused Jacob the Jeweler watch, that's an option now. You can use your treadmill for your car. The H2 deserves respect as a dude car, but this wheel modification - though hilarious - is downright dangerous. The petrol price in South Africa is going down... nice to know while we’re all stuck at home. Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on SA’s No.1 motoring podcast... have CO2 levels in cars increased, and what happens if an essential vehicle breaks down during lockdown? In Tech Talk, we look back to give you insight into the future of cars. We also review the Jaguar SVR, unpack the SA new and used motoring market, and look into how one person put a diesel engine into a Tesla. Powered by AutoTrader.

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A survey in England says 45% of car owners in England would want an electric vehicle. March 2020 saw 33,000 used car sales - which is 14% up from last year... that's R10 billion! Polos and Ford Rangers are still the most popular cars in South Africa. E-Racing has taken NASCAR by storm, but it's getting tetchy because it turns out mortality is an important reason to be nice to others. And Nuro's driverless cars can drop off your shopping, with no driver... zombie-proof retail. Powered by AutoTrader.

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How useful is the massive decrease in fuel prices to us if we can't go anywhere? Donald Trump has rolled back the emission regulations and laws which Barack Obama had put in place, this could get interesting. As we attempt to imagine a future beyond Covid-19, do we need to consider accelerating the advent of solar roads, driverless cars and delivery drones? And a man in Australia had a hilarious excuse when the cops stopped him for speeding. Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, we look into how Covid-19 has impacted the South African and global automotive industry. We unpack how the FIA is ensuring race fans get their racing fix during the worldwide lockdown. With everyone indoors, we also look into how car manufacturers are getting innovative with their car releases, and how to ensure your car is still fit post the 21-day lockdown. In Industry Talk, Bobby Petkov from Mitmak Motors gives advice on how dealers can keep business going during the national lockdown. Finally, what happens if you drop a car onto a giant trampoline? Powered by AutoTrader.

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The automotive industry is not Covid-19 proof, and will have to evolve just like every other industry post the pandemic. What are the digital and online options for selling, purchasing, and delivering cars in the future? Geely have taken the first step to innovate on how they will deliver a brand new set of car keys. VW and Audi have shown a human side... their logos have provisionally been changed, a nice touch. A Mitsubishi Diamante was taken back to the future and underwent a very cool transformation. Is there a timeline for all of our vehicles to be electric all around the world? And can the Tesla Model X filter viruses? Powered by AutoTrader.

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AutoTrader are doing their bit by self-quarantining as a company, and taking their business digital. Website activity is stable - which shows that customers are loyal to a well-run business, even in times of distress. Suzuki launched their S-Presso digitally, how did the industry and consumers respond? BMW are shutting one of their plants. How will businesses in the motor industry survive the Covid crunch? Uber and Lyft have suspended their ride sharing feature in most markets, but not South Africa. And a Russian man decided to take an unusual spin on a Mustang! Powered by AutoTrader.

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