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Electrification poised to give sector a push
12 November 2021
PETALING JAYA: Momentum in electrification is seen to be building up for the automotive sector, with the collaboration between EP Manufacturing Bhd (EPMB) and the Malaysia Automoti...
GM to launch 10 EVs in S. Korea by 2025, no plans for local ...
12 November 2021
SEOUL: General Motors Co will launch 10 electric vehicles (EVs) for the South Korean market by 2025, but has no plans yet to make EVs in the country, Steven Kiefer, the head of GM'...
Toyota says it will start making up for lost production in D...
12 November 2021
TOKYO: Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker, said TOday it would begin making up for production lost from supply shortages in December, with factories at home in Japan returni...
Musk says high production, breakeven cash flow 'true test' f...
12 November 2021
A Rivian R1T pickup is driven outside the Nasdaq Market site during the company’s IPO in Times Square in New York City on Nov 10. — Reuters SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc boss Elon Mu...
Should car makers cede cabin controls to Apple and Google?
12 November 2021
LONDON: As car makers look for new ways to differentiate their products, they must think carefully before allowing tech giants Apple and Google to dominate their customers’ experie...
Kia teases Concept EV9
11 November 2021
SEOUL: Kia today revealed the first official images of the Kia Concept EV9, an all-electric SUV concept that embodies the company's commitment to become a sustainable mobility solu...
Enhanced Porsche Cayenne to be locally assembled and priced ...
11 November 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Porsche has confirmed that the Cayenne would be the first model chosen for local assembly in Kulim, with an enhanced standard equipment range specified exclusively fo...
Mercedes in-car commerce is next step up in luxury
11 November 2021
STUTTGART/LONDON: Daimler AG has teamed up with Visa to offer what it calls “native” in-car payments. This means that entering passwords or relying on mobile devices for payment...
In China, global automakers seek clarity from a more ambitio...
11 November 2021
People walking past an ID. Store X showroom of SAIC Volkswagen in Chengdu in January. — Reuters BEIJING: For foreign automakers, selling in China - the world's biggest car market ...
Got a B on your bonnet? Why car mascots, once beloved, are d...
11 November 2021
BERLIN: Bonnet ornaments are decidedly old-school and amid safety considerations and aerodynamic aesthetics they are becoming rarer too. One of the most famous insignia is the M...
Mercedes-Benz showcase opens at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala L...
11 November 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Cycle & Carriage is holding a Mercedes-Benz Roadshow at Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall here from now till Nov 14. The showcase that opens daily from 10am to...
S. Korea tests system for controlling air taxis
11 November 2021
A test flight of the Volocopter 2X drone taxi at Gimpo Airport in Seoul today. — Reuters SEOUL: South Korea demonstrated a system for controlling urban air mobility vehicles (UAM)...
First-ever online car insurance policy with interest-free in...
11 November 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Dreamshop.com.my, an e-commerce platform that hosts more than one billion products, together with insurtech startup PolicyStreet.com have announced a first-in-market ...
Carmakers help Greek islands go green
11 November 2021
BERLIN: Volkswagen and Citroen are helping two sunny Greek islands to go green by cutting carbon emissions and focusing on sustainability. Citroen is one of the partners for the...
UMW auto sales surge 63.8% to 36,358 units in October
11 November 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: UMW Group's automotive sales surged 63.8% to 36,358 units in October from 22,193 units in the previous month, underpinned by improved Toyota sales and a record-breaki...
Renault moves up a gear in the circular economy
11 November 2021
PARIS: After a successful first program launched last year in Flins, France, Renault is inaugurating its new Refactory project in Seville, Spain. The concept behind the plant, b...
Radford Lotus Type 62-2 sportscar cabin revealed
11 November 2021
LONDON: British luxury coachbuilder Radford has revealed the interior design for the Radford Lotus Type 62-2 sportscar at an exclusive showcase at Bremont’s new 35,000 sq ft state-...
Solterra: Subaru unveils first EV developed with Toyota
11 November 2021
TOKYO: Japan's Subaru Corp today unveiled it first all-electric vehicle (EV), the Solterra, the result of a two-year joint development project with its biggest shareholder Toyota M...
Toyota defends skipping COP26 emissions pledge
11 November 2021
TOKYO: Toyota defended a decision not to sign an emissions pledge proposed during the COP26 climate talks on Wednesday, saying its global business would make the commitment "diffic...
VW's Diess says to remain CEO, dismisses fossil fuel phase o...
11 November 2021
BERLIN: Volkswagen's Herbert Diess said on Wednesday he was confident he would remain as chief executive into next year, dismissing speculation that he could be pushed aside. Di...