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Bentley's ‘Car Zero’ makes debut as first new Blower since 1...
10 December 2020
LONDON: After 40,000 hours of work, Bentley Mulliner has just completed the first new Bentley Blower in 90 years, with the delivery of Car Zero – the prototype car for the Blower C...
Volvo Cars to produce electric motors in Skövde, Sweden
10 December 2020
GOTHENBURG: Volvo Cars will assemble electric motors at its powertrain plant in Skövde, Sweden, and plans to establish complete in-house e-motor production by the middle of the dec...
New Honda CR-V off to good start
09 December 2020
PETALING JAYA: Honda Malaysia's facelifted CR-V sports utility vehicle has seen a 180% increase in bookings within a month of its official launch in November. The bookings have ...
QuantumScape's solid-state battery could power electric plan...
09 December 2020
SAN JOSE: A new solid-state lithium-metal battery being developed initially by QuantumScape Corp here for electric cars could be powerful enough for use in electric aircraft, a dir...
Volkswagen explores new sales model for electric cars in Chi...
09 December 2020
BEIJING: Volkswagen AG is launching another sales model in China that will see the automaker open showrooms in city centres for electric vehicles (EV) and offer fixed prices, depar...
Toyota's Corona — still a coveted classic despite the name
09 December 2020
FRANKFURT: The name is on the tip of everyone's tongue and yet hardly anyone remembers the car they once called Corona. The moniker stands for one of the worst viruses the world...
Toyota unveils new fuel cell car in fresh push on hydrogen t...
09 December 2020
TOKYO: Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp put its revamped Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, with 30% greater range, on sale today in a fresh push to promote zero-emission technology amid growi...
Travel restrictions lifted
09 December 2020
PUTRAJAYA: The lifting of travel restrictions allows for movement to almost anywhere with the exception of areas that are under the enhanced movement control order (MCO).This means...
Malacca varsity targets RM5mil from bidding of number plates
09 December 2020
Dr Raha showing one of the special number plates for bidding. — Bernama MALACCA: Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) hopes to rake in RM5 million within three years from th...
Tesla's Musk relocates to Texas from California; compares hi...
09 December 2020
Musk says tech companies in Silicon Valley had too much influence on the world and predicted a decrease in their power. — Reuters SAN FRANCISCO: Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Mu...
Google Street View wants web users to get involved
09 December 2020
SAN FRANCISCO: Google is hoping to get web users actively involved in making its Street View 360° virtual navigation app even more exhaustive. Soon, anyone and everyone will be abl...
Genesis GV70 gets virtual introduction
08 December 2020
SEOUL: Genesis, Hyundai's luxury vehicle division, has officially debuted its latest GV70 sports utility vehicle (SUV) for the South Korean market. The South Korean luxury autom...
Ssslow down! Sleeping snakes stall Tesla's German gigafactor...
08 December 2020
The site outside Berlin where the Tesla plant will be built. — dpa FRANKFURT/BERLIN: Hibernating snakes are complicating Elon Musk’s plans for a gigafactory near Berlin. A Germ...
Daimler sells French Smart factory to Britain's Ineos
08 December 2020
PARIS: Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler has sold its Smart car factory in northeastern France to Britain's Ineos, which will use it to build a 4x4, a source close to factory management...
SUV gets rear-ended on US highway — by a plane
08 December 2020
WASHINGTON: There's always the risk of getting into a fender-bender when out and about on roads, but it's not very common to see a plane land in front of you...let alone on you. ...
Toyota and Hino explore fuel-cell tech for light commercial ...
08 December 2020
TOKYO:  Toyota Motor Corp and Hino Motors will be entering a collaboration to build a light-duty fuel-cell commercial truck.From 2021 onwards, the hydrogen-powered trucks - along w...
Toyota to preview all-new battery electric SUV in 2021
08 December 2020
BRUSSELS: Toyota announced Monday that it will preview a brand-new model for its European Battery Electric line-up - a mid-sized battery-electric SUV based on the forthcoming e-TNG...
BMW creates data hub with Amazon to boost efficiency
08 December 2020
LONDON: BMW has developed a data hub with Amazon’s cloud computing division, in a sign of how companies are increasingly using “big data” to try to boost efficiency. “We want to...
Auto industry: Banner year, driven by govt incentives
08 December 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The automotive sector was among the biggest winner of the government stimulus plans, turning 2020 into a banner year for the segment, despite the devastating damage c...
All-female W Series to race with F1 in the Americas in 2021
08 December 2020
LONDON: The all-female W Series will start its eight race 2021 season at France's Le Castellet circuit in June and end in Mexico City in October as part of its new role supporting ...