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May 27 - June 2: Fuel prices unchanged
26 May 2021
PETALING JAYA: Fuel prices will remain unchanged from May 27 to June 2, says the Finance Ministry. In a statement today, it said that the retail price for RON97 and RON95 petrol...
China's EV maker Li Auto expects monthly sales to reach 10,0...
26 May 2021
BEIJING: China's electric vehicle maker Li Auto expects sales to reach 10,000 cars a month from September and will expand its sales network, executives said today. Li Auto presi...
5,000 Daimler buses equipped with active filters and protect...
26 May 2021
STUTTGART: Daimler Buses is fitting active filters into its buses to protect bus drivers from infectious diseases. The filters operate in conjunction with the air conditioning s...
Bentley releases Bentayga S – the most sporting of Bentaygas
26 May 2021
LONDON:  Bentley has just announced details of the new Bentayga S, bringing extra sporting agility to the Bentayga family. With striking design cues and unique detailing, the Be...
Ford follows GM, VW with two new dedicated EV platforms by 2...
26 May 2021
DETROIT: Ford Motor Co will announce today that it is developing two dedicated all-electric vehicle platforms, one for full-size trucks and SUVs, the other for cars and smaller SUV...
Tesla sets up China site to store car data locally
26 May 2021
SHANGHAI: Tesla Inc  said on Tuesday it had established a site in China to store car data locally, as automakers come under growing scrutiny over how they handle information collec...
Hyundai IONIQ 5 introduces ultra-fast charging and vehicle-t...
25 May 2021
LOS ANGELES: Hyundai Motor North America has introduced the all-new IONIQ 5, an electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) with a targeted driving range of 300 miles, design inspired...
Volkswagen offered €7.5bil for Lamborghini, says auto mag
25 May 2021
FRANKFURT:  Volkswagen has received a €7.5 billion offer (RM38bil) for Lamborghini, Autocar reported today, though VW's Audi said the supercar brand was not for sale. The non-bi...
Tesla tests Luminar sensor Musk scorned as ‘fool’s errand’
25 May 2021
SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc, whose boss Elon Musk says he can develop a fully self-driving car without using laser-sensor technology, has a contract to use such sensors from Luminar T...
Mercedes-Benz to use green steel in vehicles in 2025, reduci...
25 May 2021
STUTTGART: Mercedes-Benz AG is the first car manufacturer to take an equity stake in Swedish start-up H2 Green Steel (H2GS) as a way to introduce CO2 free steel into series product...
Audi and partners show how C-V2X can improve safety for scho...
25 May 2021
ATLANTA: Audi of America has completed a cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) initial deployment to refine the technology for communities to adopt and begin to lay the groundwork...
Sime Darby reports solid sales performance from auto segment...
25 May 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Bhd’s net profit jumped 161% to RM300mil in the third quarter ended March 31,2021 from RM115mil a year ago underpinned by the strong performance of the aut...
Should SUVs get a pedestrian warning label?
25 May 2021
NEW YORK: A bill in the New York State senate would establish a statewide pedestrian and cyclist vehicle safety rating system — the first of its kind in the US. Senate Bill S430...
Thai cabinet approves registration of personal cars for ride...
25 May 2021
BANGKOK: The Cabinet today approved a draft regulation proposed by the Transport Ministry to allow people to register their personal cars for commercial use. Transport Minister ...
Ex-Renault man François Leboine joins Fiat and Abarth as des...
25 May 2021
TURIN:  François Leboine will join the Stellantis Design organisation as Fiat and Abarth Head of Design on June 1. He will report to Jean-Pierre Ploué, Stellantis Chief Design O...
Fuel price caps to manage inflation
25 May 2021
PETALING JAYA: The cap on RON95 petrol and diesel prices in Malaysia is expected to control inflationary pressure from a bigger surge, considering that global crude oil prices are ...
BMW and VW to face lowered EU fines over emissions collusion...
25 May 2021
BRUSSELS: BMW  and Volkswagen are set to face reduced EU antitrust fines over clean air technology after regulators narrowed the scope of an investigation, a person familiar with t...
Carsome teams up with Aspirasi to offer data-driven dealer f...
25 May 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Carsome has entered a partnership with Aspirasi, the micro-financing and micro-insurance provider under Axiata Digital, to offer data-backed digital financing solutio...
With electrification, Nissan's Gupta sees new spark for Rena...
24 May 2021
YOKOHAMA: Nissan Motor Co will standardise and share electric-vehicle components with alliance partner Renault SA, the Japanese automaker's chief operating officer (COO) said, desc...
Vehicle exhaust theft syndicate busted with 8 arrested
24 May 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Have you lost your car exhaust recently? It could be among the haul recovered from a syndicate that police have crippled with the arrest of eight men in the Klang Val...