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China to consolidate overcrowded EV industry, says minister
13 September 2021
BEIJING: China has "too many" electric vehicle (EV) makers and the government will encourage consolidation, Industry and Information Technology Minister Xiao Yaqing said today. ...
VW's China partners bristle as carmaker lavishes love on new...
13 September 2021
Potential customers checking a Volkswagen ID.4 X electric vehicle displayed inside an ID. Store X showroom of SAIC Volkswagen in Chengdu in January. — Reuters BEIJING: Volkswagen ...
World’s first eFuel plant in Chile to start production in mi...
13 September 2021
PUNTA ARENAS (Chile): Porsche and Siemens Energy have joined forces with a number of international companies to build an industrial plant for the production of an almost carbon-neu...
GM digs in with LG Corp to speed a fix for Bolt battery fire...
13 September 2021
DETROIT: General Motors Co is taking a more direct role with South Korea's LG Corp, its longtime electric vehicle partner, in tracking down and fixing problems linked to battery fi...
UMW sold over 9,500 cars in August
13 September 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: UMW Group posted a surge in automotive sales to 9,512 units in August, a significant improvement over 2,105 units sold in the previous month, as its showrooms and aut...
Uber drivers are employees, not contractors, says Dutch cour...
13 September 2021
Taxis lining up next to an Uber pick-up area in Los Angeles. — Reuters AMSTERDAM: Uber drivers are employees rather than independent contractors and are entitled to greater worker...
Subaru debuts all-new WRX
13 September 2021
NEW YORK: Subaru of America has announced the all-new 2022 WRX with the most advanced features, design, and performance in its nearly 20-year history. The fifth-generation rally...
Toyota and Honda oppose US House electric vehicle tax plan
12 September 2021
WASHINGTON: Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co on Saturday sharply criticised a proposal by Democrats in the US House of Representatives to give union-made electric vehicles in t...
Almost 1,000 summonses issued in KL traffic ops over weekend
12 September 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic ops in the city over the weekend have led to nearly 1,000 summonses issued and 43 motorcycles seized for illegal modifications. City Traffic Investigation ...
This is the decisive factor in whether to buy a plug-in hybr...
11 September 2021
STUTTGART: There are now electric cars on the market that can travel up to 700km on a single charge, thanks to their giant batteries. However, for many, this emission-free way t...
VW developing driverless minivan for city shuttle services
11 September 2021
MUNICH: Self-driving vans that shuttle people between airports, events, hotels and other city spaces are on track to become an everyday reality in Western cities in the next few ye...
UMW Toyota Motor rolls out goodies for customers
10 September 2021
SHAH ALAM: UMW Toyota Motor is looking forward to the return to normalcy with the recent resumption of business activities in the auto sector as well as other industries. New ve...
Miros mulls new plan to lower motorcycle fatalities
10 September 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) is working together with the Ministry of Transport to come up with a 10-year plan to lower the number of fatal...
Apple’s Watch software chief takes over self-driving car pro...
10 September 2021
LOS ANGELES: Apple Inc. appointed one of its top software executives, Kevin Lynch, to oversee its nascent self-driving car project after the previous leader left for Ford Motor Co....
Tolls, stickers or free? Spain mulls future of motorways
10 September 2021
MADRID: Who's going to pay for Spain's motorways? Debate is raging over the funding of its 12,000km of motorways after the government made some roads toll-free after the concession...
Not again! Lorry rams into seven vehicles in Sungai Buloh
10 September 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: It seems like even when you are driving safely, you may still be dragged into an accident. In the second incident of its kind in less than a week, three out of sev...
GM's pickup money machine gets a technology tuneup
10 September 2021
DETROIT: General Motors Co will give its best-selling Chevrolet Silverado large pickup truck models a makeover next spring to fix competitive shortcomings that have left Chevy in t...
Tesla's Musk urges staff to 'go super hardcore' to meet quot...
10 September 2021
SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk has asked employees to "go super hardcore" to make up for production challenges early in the third quarter and "ensure a decent Q...
Shell Malaysia adds more local products into Select store of...
10 September 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Shell Malaysia has expanded its Select store offerings to include products from 29 selected entrepreneurs of "Realisasi Impianmu Bersama Shell" programme, alongside e...
China fines auto chip sales companies for pushing up prices
10 September 2021
BEIJING: China market regulator said today that it fined three auto chip sales companies for driving up prices, in a move to help auto production in the world's biggest vehicle mar...