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Northvolt plots EV battery grab with US$750mil Swedish lab p...
07 October 2021
STOCKHOLM: Northvolt plans to invest US$750 million expanding its laboratory facility in Sweden, a top executive said, to meet soaring demand for lithium-ion batteries as carmakers...
Tesla plant electrifies California-Germany culture clash
07 October 2021
Musk has made his irritation for German laws and processes known. — Reuters BERLIN: With final approval for its German factory potentially just weeks away, Tesla's Elon Musk will ...
Chip shortage forces Mercedes-Benz to offer cars with less e...
07 October 2021
STUTTGART: The worldwide shortage of electronic chips is making its mark on the car industry, and sales figures have been plummeting in countries around the world as output stalls....
Stellantis' Alfa Romeo to launch new model every year to 202...
07 October 2021
MILAN: Stellantis' Alfa Romeo will roll out a new model each year to 2026, starting with Tonale's SUV next year, the brand's head Jean-Philippe Imparato said on Wednesday. Stell...
GM says 2023 car will allow mostly hands-free driving
07 October 2021
DETROIT: General Motors plans to launch in 2023 a premium model that would enable hands-free operation in 95 percent of driving scenarios, the US auto giant announced Wednesday. ...
Rolls-Royce Cellarette luxury whisky and cigar chest unveile...
07 October 2021
LONDON: Rolls-Royce has introduced its newest collectible — the Rolls-Royce Cellarette. The set comes with a leather-lined, black anodised aluminium bottle holder that can fit d...
50 years of the Mercedes R 107: The long-running dream car
07 October 2021
FRANKFURT: It was frequently seen in US TV shows of the 1970s and ‘80s such as “Dallas,” “Hart to Hart,” and “Wonder Woman.” But whether onscreen or in real life, the Mercedes SL R...
BMW invests in lithium tech startup Lilac Solutions
07 October 2021
MUNICH: BMW said it will invest in lithium technology startup Lilac Solutions Inc to support more-efficient ways to produce the electric vehicle battery metal. Privately-held Li...
New Honda Civic Type R heads for Nürburgring testing
06 October 2021
LOS ANGELES: Honda teased the development of the next Civic Type R with the release of photos showing the prototype Type R about to undergo Nürburgring testing. The all-new Civi...
Google wants to use AI to time traffic lights more efficient...
06 October 2021
SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc's Google cut fuel use and traffic delays by 10% to 20% at four locations in Israel by using artificial intelligence to optimise signal lights and it nex...
Can synthetic fuels save the combustion engine?
06 October 2021
BERLIN: Although the automotive world is currently obsessed with battery-driven cars, electrification is only one of several technical solutions to reducing the carbon footprint of...
Self-test before you 'balik kampung' to keep loved ones safe...
06 October 2021
PUTRAJAYA: With interstate travel set to resume, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has called on those with “balik kampung” plans to take Covid-19 self-tests before visiting family...
AB Volvo wins its largest electric truck order so far
06 October 2021
STOCKHOLM: Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 electric trucks from shipping firm DFDS, its biggest commercial electric truck order to date, the Swedish truck maker said tod...
Alpine aiming to 'max out' car sales in Europe before any gl...
06 October 2021
PARIS: Renault-owned sportscar brand Alpine wants to expand its global footprint but has to be well established in Europe before looking further afield, chief executive Laurent Ros...
Merkel's heir as chancellor to get new bombproof Mercedes-Be...
06 October 2021
BERLIN: While politicians wrangle over who will succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor following last month's elections, one thing is certain: Whoever gets the job is set to us...
Transport Ministry proposes adding more JPJ mobile units for...
06 October 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Having additional Road Transport Department (JPJ) mobile units is one of the proposals made by the Transport Ministry to the Finance Ministry for consideration under ...
Looking after your car battery
06 October 2021
PETALING JAYA: As new generation cars are equipped with more energy-hungry electronic devices, the power demand on the humble car battery has never been more. Understanding the ...
Born to be electric: SEAT kid Cupra all grown up with its fi...
06 October 2021
BERLIN: SEAT subsidiary Cupra has announced its first electric vehicle (EV), a compact called Born that's set to roll out in European markets in the coming weeks. The Born measu...
Oct 7-13: RON97 petrol price up 1 sen
06 October 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail prices of RON95 petrol and diesel will remain unchanged at RM2.05 and RM2.15 per litre respectively until Oct 13, the Finance Ministry said today. In a ...
Tesla faces investor test after big jury award over racism
06 October 2021
The Tesla plant in Fremont, California, where Diaz used to work. — AFP SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON: A contract worker has won a US$137 million jury award over workplace racism against Te...