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GM expands China design studio to focus on EVs, smart cars
05 July 2021
SHANGHAI: General Motors Co said today it expanded its design studio in China, which will focus only on developing electric and connected cars and no longer design petrol vehicles....
Daimler, Volvo and Traton plan €500m truck-charging JV
05 July 2021
FRANKFURT: Three major European truck manufacturers - Daimler Trucks, AB Volvo and Traton - said today they plan to form a joint venture to develop an electric battery-charging net...
DDPAI rolls out Z40 dashcam
05 July 2021
SHENZHEN: A leading dashcam manufacturer from China has unveiled its latest recording device that it says can deliver clearer and sharper videos even in low-light conditions. Th...
Audi seeks to double return on sales by 2025, says mag
05 July 2021
BERLIN: Volkswagen AG’s Audi is setting itself ambitious profitability targets even as the luxury-car division expands its electric-vehicle sales efforts, Der Spiegel reported, cit...
Hyundai to pump US$100mil into battery startup
05 July 2021
Image grab of a lightweight compact battery (left) that SES is working on. — Image source from BBC via SES SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co has invested about US$100 million (RM417mil) to ...
One-off Levante creation serves to promote Maserati's bespok...
05 July 2021
MODENA: What do you get when you pair a Maserati with a chef? You get a vehicle that's more than a mouthful to read out. The Levante Trofeo Fuoriserie Edition for Massimo Bot...
China's auto sales likely to fall 16% in June, trade body sa...
05 July 2021
BEIJING: China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said today that it expects vehicle sales in China to hit 1.93 million units in June, down 16.3% from a year earlier. ...
Chinese schoolgirl mechanic a celebrity after beating male r...
05 July 2021
HONG KONG: A schoolgirl in southern China has shot to fame with her car repair skills and triggered a heated debate on gender boundaries at work and the value of vocational educati...
PLUS voluntary sustainability report open for public access ...
05 July 2021
PETALING JAYA: PLUS Malaysia Bhd’s (PLUS) launched its first voluntary Sustainability Report at its virtual townhall recently, which was attended by over 1,700 employees. “As Ma...
Emelia Hartford's 1,022hp Chevy C8 Corvette wins GM kudos
05 July 2021
A screen grab from the video showing Emelia (right) and Sichi looking at the C8's modified engine. PETALING JAYA: Emelia Hartford may not be a familiar name in this part of the wo...
VW Tiguan URBAN SPORT combines versatile lifestyle with attr...
04 July 2021
WOLFSBURG: Volkswagen is launching a special edition Tiguan called Tiguan URBAN SPORT. As the name suggests, it's kitted up with a sporty equipment line that features expressive...
Thailand's booming autos exports help plug gaping tourism ho...
04 July 2021
BANGKOK: As tourism-reliant Thailand struggles with a collapse in foreign visitors, the country's auto sector is picking up some of the slack with the value of car exports tipped t...
Can new e-fuels stave off the demise of the combustion engin...
04 July 2021
FRANKFURT: Carmakers are singing the praises of new synthetic fuels for combustion engines, even as they prepare to electrify their fleets. Take Porsche boss Oliver Blume, who t...
Volvo to change car naming system, says report
03 July 2021
GOTHENBURG: Volvo Cars is aiming to change the nomenclature for its vehicles as it gears up for an all-electric future by 2030, according to Automotive News. Right now, Volvo is...
New VW Polo GTI debuts
03 July 2021
WOLFSBURG: The refreshed Polo was unveiled in April, signalling the fact the sportiest version will not be far behind. Sure enough, the Polo GTI was announced earlier this week....
Formula 1 joins forces with cryptocurrency company
03 July 2021
PARIS: Cryptocurrency is everywhere these days, it seems. To inaugurate its new Sprint series format, with a 100km sprint qualifier to determine the standing grid for the full race...
More roadblocks ahead but no barbed wire in Selangor, say po...
02 July 2021
PETALING JAYA: More roadblocks will be set up to ensure the compliance of standard operating procedures (SOP) during the implementation of the enhanced movement control order (MCO)...
Porsche recalls flagship electric model Taycan over software...
02 July 2021
FRANKFURT: Porsche AG must recall 43,000 of its electric Taycan cars over faulty software that can cause the battery-powered engine to suddenly shut down, it said today. The rec...
Rumours of the demise of cars have been greatly exaggerated
02 July 2021
Basdanis with his second-hand MINI in London. — Bloomberg LONDON: Cars are having a moment almost as improbable as the stunts in the “Fast and the Furious” movies that celebrate t...
India gives aluminum battery a chance to take on lithium in ...
02 July 2021
MUMBAI: A drive to reduce dependence on imported materials and technology, especially from China, is pushing India to invest in a battery technology that uses aluminium rather than...