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East Germany's trusty socialist van still has a loyal follow...
14 March 2022
BERLIN: The bug-eyed Barkas van was a socialist mule and there are still 3,800 of them on the road in former East Germany where enthusiasm for the old-school commercial vehicle run...
Uber imposes fuel surcharge in US amid high petrol prices
14 March 2022
SAN FRNACISCO: Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday US customers, excluding New York City, will have to pay a fuel surcharge from March 16 as the ride-hailing firm tries to address...
Acura enters metaverse with Integra NFT and virtual showroom
13 March 2022
LOS ANGELES: Acura marked the debut of the next generation 2023 Integra with the launch of its first NFT and by becoming the first automaker to open a digital showroom in the metav...
Metal thieves in US swiping tailpipes create 1,000% spike in...
13 March 2022
A Los Angeles deputy sheriff gets under a vehicle to engrave the catalytic converter with a traceable number. — AFP SAN FRANCISCO: US insurer State Farm said metal thieves in se...
Renault unveils electrified Austral SUV with 'Alpine' finish...
13 March 2022
PARIS: Renault has rolled out its new Austral SUV, marking its latest effort to compete in the compact car segment while moving upmarket with a top-of-the-range "Alpine" marque fin...
Vauxhall vows to become an all-electric car brand from 2028
13 March 2022
LONDON: British car brand Vauxhall has announced that it will become an all-electric car brand from 2028 onwards. The announcement was made at a March conference on EVs by owner...
Subaru kills off combustion engined WRX STI
12 March 2022
NEW YORK: Subaru has announced Friday that the WRX STI as we know it will be axed as the company looks towards a future of electrification. However, Subaru might still bring it ...
Polestar releases unique soundtrack to deepen retail experie...
12 March 2022
GOTHENBURG: Polestar has teamed up with Swedish composer, musician and artist, Lisa Nordström, to create a unique soundscape for Polestar’s retail locations around the world. Th...
Polestar O2 concept envisions new age for electric roadsters
12 March 2022
GOTHENBURG: Polestar has recently revealed a new concept car that redefines sports roadsters for the electric age. Named Polestar O2, the hard-top convertible is Polestar’s visi...
Bruno Senna joins Airspeeder as racing pilot
12 March 2022
ADELAIDE: F1, Formula E and eSports star Bruno Senna has joined Airspeeder to stand among the world’s first electric flying car racing pilots First race announcements, locations...
Volvo Cars to set up tech hub in Stockholm
11 March 2022
STOCKHOLM: Volvo Cars will establish a tech hub in the Swedish capital of Stockholm it said today, as it seeks to reach its goal to sell at least half of its cars online. The Go...
Electric cars break down too — but can you tow them?
11 March 2022
BERLIN: If electric cars and hybrids break down, they should only be towed away by a specialist vehicle, according to experts. This also applies to combustion-engined cars that ...
BMW Group acquires ALPINA brand
11 March 2022
MUNICH: The BMW Group has bought over the ALPINA brand. The deal is still subject to approval by antitrust authorities. The long-standing cooperation agreement, which was ext...
China vehicle sales rise 19% in Feb, NEVs also up, says indu...
11 March 2022
BEIJING: China's auto sales rose 18.7% in February from a year earlier, continuing last month's uptick that snapped eight consecutive months of decline, industry data showed today....
Mazda CX-60 flagship crossover comes with a kind of digital ...
11 March 2022
COLOGNE: Welcome back, sir. Please allow me to adjust the AC to your liking. Ah madam, I'll return the mirrors and seat to your settings, shall I? A car that recognises not only...
US eliminates human controls requirement for fully automated...
11 March 2022
WASHINGTON: US regulators on Thursday issued final rules eliminating the need for automated vehicle manufacturers to equip fully autonomous vehicles with manual driving controls to...
PLUS rubbishes claims it is offering 50% toll discount for J...
11 March 2022
PETALING JAYA: Highway concessionaire PLUS Malaysia Bhd has denied rumours that it is offering a 50% toll discount for those travelling back to Johor to vote. “PLUS denies issui...
Ferrari already factoring cost inflation into estimates, pri...
11 March 2022
MILAN: Ferrari does not see an immediate impact from rising costs, a spokesman for the Italian luxury sports carmaker told Reuters, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine pushes up prices...
Police presence at country's borders to be beefed up ahead o...
11 March 2022
IPOH: More police personnel will be stationed near the country's borders ahead of their April 1 reopening, says Comm Datuk Hazani Ghazali. The Bukit Aman Internal Security and P...
BMW beats pre-pandemic earnings, but chip troubles hit fourt...
11 March 2022
BERLIN: BMW more than doubled pre-pandemic earnings in 2021 to €16 billion (RM74bil), the company said on Thursday, as higher prices and strong sales of top-end cars boosted revenu...