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Pirelli to make tyres in Saudi Arabia with Saudi wealth fund
27 October 2023
ROME: Italy's Pirelli has signed a joint venture with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) to build a tyre manufacturing facility in the country, the two groups said on Thur...
Hyundai sticks to EV rollout plans, sees solid growth this y...
27 October 2023
SEOUL: Hyundai Motor said on Thursday it would not delay plans to roll out new electric vehicles and was upbeat about prospects for continued growth this year - a contrast to recen...
DRB-Hicom invests in auto fintech startup Genie Malaysia
27 October 2023
SHAH ALAM: DRB-Hicom subsidiary Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad (EON) has made a strategic investment in auto fintech startup Genie Malaysia. Financial details of the deal were ...
Japan Mobility Show: 5 futuristic gems
27 October 2023
TOKYO: Japanese carmakers have always pursued more than one strategy, and at a time when much of Europe's car industry is scrambling to catch up with the Asian market and turn elec...
Thailand bets on EVs to draw US$28bil foreign investments
27 October 2023
BANGKOK: Thailand, renowned as the "Detroit of Asia" for its production of internal combustion engine cars, wants to break into the top tier of electric vehicle makers as part of a...
Perodua sales surge 28%, YTD registration breach 230,000 mar...
26 October 2023
RAWANG: Perodua reported a 28.3% increase in sales for the third quarter this year to 88,537 units compared with 69,011 units in the same quarter of 2022 as production factors go o...
JLR to build electric Defender model at Slovak plant
26 October 2023
LONDON: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will produce an electric version of its signature Defender vehicle as part of plans to launch nine fully electric models by 2030, it said today, wit...
2024 Maserati MC20 Cielo arrives, priced from RM1.3mil duty-...
26 October 2023
KUALA LUMPUR: The open-topped 2024 Maserati MC20 Cielo has arrived, and is priced from RM1.228 million before local duties and taxes, customisation options, and insurance. The p...
BMW starts production of cylindrical battery cell samples fo...
26 October 2023
MUNICH: BMW Group has announced the production of round battery cell samples at its new Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre (CMCC) in Parsdorf near here. These samples, to come...
Armor All introduces Extreme Shield + Ceramic series auto ca...
26 October 2023
KUALA LUMPUR: Armor All, a brand under Energizer Holdings Inc, has launched its latest line of auto care products in Malaysia. The Extreme Shield + Ceramic series promises car o...
Tesla gets US$100mil US ultra-fast charger order from BP EV ...
26 October 2023
LONDON: BP's electric vehicle charger unit is ordering US$100 million worth of Tesla ultra-fast chargers for rollout in the United States, the first deployment of Tesla's chargers ...
Work together to stop deaths of kids left in cars, says grou...
26 October 2023
PETALING JAYA: The recent deaths of young children left in cars and then dying due to thermal injury is of concern, says a group of concerned individuals. In a statement today, ...
Stellantis takes US$1.6bil Leapmotor stake to revive China f...
26 October 2023
HANGZHOU/MILAN: Stellantis said today it is buying a 21% stake in EV maker Leapmotor in a US$1.6 billion (RM7.7bil) deal that will give it a fresh shot in China, the world's bigges...
Mercedes says 'brutal' EV market will pressure car sales mar...
26 October 2023
BERLIN: Mercedes-Benz said a "brutal" electric vehicle market of heavy price cuts and supply chain issues meant it would likely hit the lower end of its 12-14% adjusted return on s...
More alarm bells sound on slowing demand for electric vehicl...
26 October 2023
DETROIT: High interest rates are derailing the ambitions of climate regulators and automakers to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles, underscored Wednesday by the scrapping o...
Renault to invest US$3.2bil in eight new models in global re...
26 October 2023
PARIS: Renault said on Wednesday it will invest 3 billion euros (RM15bil/US$3.2bil) by 2027 to launch eight new vehicles and boost electric vehicle (EV) sales outside Europe as par...
AI holds key to limiting risk of EV battery fires, says UK f...
26 October 2023
LONDON: UK-based company Eatron Technologies says it is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its battery management software to help vehicle manufacturers reduce the risk of elect...
Toyota picks Finnish company to develop new instrument clus...
26 October 2023
NAGOYA: Toyota has selected Kanzi One HMI software, developed by Finnish company Rightware, for the design and development of in-vehicle experiences for its global models of the To...
Japan Mobility Show 2023: Lexus LF-ZC battery EV concept
25 October 2023
TOKYO: Lexus debuted a next-generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) production concept LF-ZC at the Japan Mobility Show 2023. The Japanese luxury automaker said a production v...
Japan Mobility Show 2023: Lexus LF-ZL battery EV flagship co...
25 October 2023
TOKYO: Lexus debuted the LF-ZL, a BEV (battery electric vehicle) mobility flagship concept which presents the future vision of the Lexus brand, at the Japan Mobility Show 2023. ...