All News

One for the road: Glenfiddich uses whisky waste to fuel truc...
27 July 2021
LONDON: Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich has begun converting its delivery trucks to run on low-emission biogas made from waste products from its own whisky distilling process as pa...
Volkswagen in advanced talks to buy Europcar, say sources
27 July 2021
PARIS: Volkswagen is in advanced talks with the hedge fund owners of Europcar about buying the French car rental company after a first bid from the German automaker was rejected in...
Man who drove in reverse being probed for dangerous driving
27 July 2021
KOTA KINABALU: Police are investigating a 44-year-old man after a video of him driving his four-wheel-drive vehicle in reverse through the streets of Sandakan town on Sunday (July ...
Audi RS Q e-tron poised to be test lab in 2022 Dakar Rally
26 July 2021
INGOLSTADT: Audi Sport has started testing the new RS Q e-tron, with which Audi will take on one of the greatest challenges there is in international racing in January 2022: the Da...
Kenanga's forecast TIV target for auto sector is 40,000 lowe...
26 July 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's automotive sector is expected to register minimal sales in July given the ongoing shutdown of automotive centres in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, which make u...
Lockdown may spell end for many car dealerships
26 July 2021
PETALING JAYA: Vehicle dealerships, big and small, are feeling more than a pinch from the current lockdown. Many car and motorcycle dealers are fighting for their survival and m...
Electric car startup Canoo names former diplomat as presiden...
26 July 2021
DETROIT: Electric car startup Canoo Inc today named Josette Sheeran, a former diplomat, as its president. Sheeran, who joined the Canoo board last December, is the executive cha...
AIA Malaysia buys minority stake in TNG Digital
26 July 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: AIA Malaysia is taking up a minority equity investment in TNG Digital Sdn Bhd, which owns Touch ‘n Go eWallet under a long-term strategic partnership. In a joint s...
Four in 10 motorists worldwide are tempted to go electric
26 July 2021
LONDON: Electric vehicle purchase intentions continue to grow around the world. According to a recent study, more than 40% of motorists are now considering switching to an electric...
Koenigsegg Jesko gets ready to rumble
26 July 2021
ÄNGELHOLM (Sweden): The Jesko is the roomiest Koenigsegg yet and features what is arguably the world's fastest transmission. A pre-series production model was recently rolled ou...
Navigation apps, ranked: Are paid apps better than Google Ma...
26 July 2021
BERLIN: Holiday fun (post-pandemic, of course) can quickly end in a family feud if everyone in the car has their own opinion on the right way to get somewhere. But in the age of na...
Car chip shortage to abate, smartphones could be next, say p...
26 July 2021
LONDON: The semiconductor shortage that has gripped the world could last well into 2022 and hit smartphone production next, foreshadowing deficient supply for a range of appliances...
Next step for EVs: Design batteries to strengthen car, exten...
25 July 2021
DETROIT: Automakers and battery manufacturers are racing to develop new electric-vehicle batteries that can reinforce body structures and open the door to breakthroughs in driving ...
A final facelift: The last update before Porsche Macan goes ...
25 July 2021
STUTTGART: It was supposed to be retired soon. But because the successor to the Porsche Macan will be a pure electric, and that won't be ready until 2023, its lifespan is being exp...
GM and Cruise sue Ford to block use of 'BlueCruise' name for...
24 July 2021
DETROIT: General Motors Co and its Cruise robo-taxi subsidiary have filed a lawsuit to stop Ford Motor Co from using the name "BlueCruise" to market its hands-free driving technolo...
Tesla lobbies India for sharply lower import taxes on electr...
24 July 2021
NEW DELHI: Tesla Inc is likely to set up a factory in India if successful with imported vehicles, chief executive Elon Musk said on Twitter, after the company wrote to Indian minis...
Mercedes-Benz revs up in e-car race with Tesla
24 July 2021
LONDON: Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler plans to invest more than €40 billion (RM199bil) by 2030 to be ready to take on Tesla in an all-electric car market, but warned the shift in tec...
Toyota suspended Thailand vehicle production amid parts shor...
24 July 2021
BANGKOK: Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has since earlier this week suspended vehicle production at three of its plants in Thailand due to a parts shortage, the company said....
BASF, Porsche to develop high-performing lithium-ion batteri...
24 July 2021
BERLIN: Germany's BASF said it has been chosen as the exclusive partner to develop high-performing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles with Cellforce Group, a joint venture...
Car sales to dip this year
23 July 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), which has revised downwards its vehicle sales forecast by 5.6% to 500,000 units this year, is projecting a tough second ha...