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Sept 14-20: Fuel prices unchanged
13 September 2023
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail prices of RON97 and RON95 petrol and diesel will remain unchanged for the period from Sept 14-20. The Finance Ministry, in a statement, said that RON97 ...
Milltek Sport adds a rich soundtrack to the UK’s most luxuri...
13 September 2023
LONDON: Milltek Sport, the premium performance exhaust specialist, has given two of the UK’s latest and most prestigious 4x4s the sound to match their imposing looks and go-anywher...
Lithium tech developers eye ways to boost water recycling
13 September 2023
PITTSBURGH: The mining industry is working to boost freshwater recycling while also developing direct lithium extraction (DLE) technologies as it races to reinvent how the battery ...
VW eyes job cuts at Zwickau plant on low electric car demand...
13 September 2023
BERLIN: Volkswagen is looking at reducing staff at its plant in the eastern German city of Zwickau due to low demand for electric cars, the dpa news agency reported today. The G...
Hyundai, Kia urge US court to reject cities TikTok-inspired ...
13 September 2023
WASHINGTON: Hyundai Motor and Kia Corp on Tuesday asked a US judge to reject lawsuits filed by 17 cities for failing to install anti-theft technology in millions of their vehicles....
BMW stops charging monthly fee to activate seat heating afte...
12 September 2023
MUNICH/LONDON: BMW has abandoned its subscription charge for activating heated seats already fitted to its cars after a sharp backlash from consumers. The subscription for seats...
Volkswagen's ID.X Performance concept points towards fast fu...
12 September 2023
LONDON: Volkswagen has released a concept that gives a hint of what its future go-faster electric models could look like. Called the ID.X Performance, it’s a one-off model based...
Musk ignored pleas to stop alienating advertisers, says new ...
12 September 2023
Musk didn’t seem to think his behaviour was a problem and pushed back. — Bloomberg SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk ignored warnings from confidantes including Warner Bros. Discovery Inc....
Hyundai USA introduces in-vehicle payment service in all-new...
12 September 2023
LOS ANGELES: Hyundai Motor America is bringing in-vehicle payments to customers with the introduction of Hyundai Pay. The Hyundai Pay system allows customers to find and pay for...
Tesla and China risk leaving Volkswagen on a road to nowhere
12 September 2023
FRANKFURT: Shortly after taking the most important job in German industry, Volkswagen AG chief executive officer Oliver Blume got some bad news. A top executive had been dispatc...
China's HiPhi opens first retail store in Germany
12 September 2023
MUNICH: China's HiPhi has opened its first HiPhi Hub in Europe, based here. Inspired by the HiPhi Hub concept rolled out in more than 100 locations in China, the HiPhi Hub Munic...
Young adventurer Lexie Alford globe-trots in electric Ford E...
12 September 2023
COLOGNE: Adventure travel content creator Lexie Alford (@LexieLimitless), the youngest person to visit every country in the world, began her extraordinary Charge Around The Globe i...
Volvo announces updates for 2024 plug-in hybrid car models
11 September 2023
PETALING JAYA: Volvo Car Malaysia is introducing a range of updates and changes to its new fleet of XC90, XC60, S90, S60 and V60 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) for 2024. ...
Malaysians can expect more EV incentives to come
11 September 2023
PETALING JAYA: More incentives for electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to be introduced by the government following the launch of the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP 2030) and ba...
BMW to invest £600mil in UK plants to take MINI fully electr...
11 September 2023
LONDON: BMW said today it will invest £600 million (RM3.5bil) in its UK plants to take its MINI brand all-electric by 2030, giving a fresh boost to Britain's car industry after yea...
Tesla supercomputer likely to boost market value by US$600bi...
11 September 2023
AUSTIN: Tesla's Dojo supercomputer could power a near US$600 billion (RM2.8tril) jump in the automaker's market value by boosting the adoption of robotaxis and its software service...
Malaysia to ban export of rare earths to boost domestic indu...
11 September 2023
The rare earth industry is expected to contribute as much as RM9.5 billion to the Malaysian economy. — Reuters KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will develop a policy to ban exports of rare ...
China's Tesla rival HiPhi bringing two luxury electric cars ...
11 September 2023
The X (left) and the Z. BERLIN: Chinese manufacturer HiPhi is bringing two luxury electric cars to the European market, a Gran Turismo called Z and an SUV named X. Both are schedu...
Berlin techno clubs under threat from highway expansion
11 September 2023
BERLIN: The Autobahn may have been beloved by the band Kraftwerk, but it has become the bugbear of the Berlin techno scene as a highway expansion threatens to shut down several clu...
EVs pass crucial tipping point in 23 countries
11 September 2023
NEW YORK: Convincing everyone to adopt a new technology can be a slog at first. The humble microwave oven, for example, took two decades of lukewarm sales to reach just a tenth ...