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Top battery makers CATL and LG Chem in talks over US$20bil I...
14 October 2020
A factory worker showing a ahndful of nickel ore. Indonesia holds almost a quarter of global reserves of nickel, a key metal for electric cars. — Reuters JAKARTA: Contemporary Amp...
SYM VF3i 185 Pro debuts at RM9,400
14 October 2020
GEORGE TOWN: SYM motorcycle distributor MForce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd has introduced the VF3i 185 Pro, priced at RM9,338 (excluding insurance and road tax). It will be available ...
Europe can win electric car sales race if it learns from Chi...
13 October 2020
LONDON: Sales of electric vehicles in Europe are growing at such a pace that the continent looks increasingly likely to outpace China in the near future. That’s one of the findi...
All-new Honda City arrives, priced from RM74K; hybrid coming...
13 October 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Honda Malaysia has launched the latest City today with four variants on offer. With the sales-tax exemption lasting until the end of the year, the locally-assemble...
Make some noise: Creating soundscapes for Mercedes-Benz EQ s...
13 October 2020
STUTTGART: Electric cars are quiet by nature. No V8 rumble, no diesel knock and no turbo slurp. Nonetheless, driving in future Mercedes-Benz EQ model generations will optionally...
Hyundai starts building EV hub in Singapore
13 October 2020
SINGAPORE: South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co started construction on a research and development centre here today that will house a small-scale electric vehicle production facility. ...
Car sales in China shine as rest of world reels from virus
13 October 2020
Visitors browsing the Lexus booth at Auto China 2020 show in Beijing last month. — AP BEIJING: Demand for cars in China continues to go from strength to strength, making the autom...
Next generation of Volvo XC90 may be the last to have intern...
13 October 2020
The current XC90 is in its second generation. GOTHENBURG: Volvo Cars boss Håkan Samuelsson has signalled that the next generation of the XC90 could be the last one to have a con...
Hyundai mulls global recall of Kona EVs after fire reports
13 October 2020
SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co. is reviewing whether to expand a recall of Kona electric vehicles globally following multiple reports of battery fires, the company said in an emailed stat...
UMW Holdings chalks up higher vehicle sales in Q3
13 October 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The automotive segment of UMW Holdings Berhad registered higher sales in the third quarter of 2020 following strong sales achieved by both UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) and...
Fugitive tycoon Ghosn to star in screen productions
13 October 2020
The documentary and six-part series will trace Ghosn's colourful story. — AP PARIS: Fugitive auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn and his wife will take part in a documentary and a mini-serie...
Renault F1 test signals a 'new beginning' for Alonso
13 October 2020
The test in the RS20 car came 20 years after Alonso first tested with Benetton — the team that then became Renault — at the same circuit. — AFP LONDON: Double world champion Ferna...
IEA sees oil demand suffering long-lasting blow from coronav...
13 October 2020
NEW YORK: The oil market will suffer a long-lasting blow from the coronavirus, with demand taking years to recover and peaking at a lower level, the International Energy Agency sai...
Lights out for Rolls' Spirit Of Ecstasy in EU
13 October 2020
LONDON: Rolls-Royces car owners in the European Union are barred from having an illuminated Spirit Of Ecstasy on their bonnets. New EU light pollution regulations state they con...
BMW S 1000 RR World Superbike components 3D printed right at...
13 October 2020
MUNICH: The BMW Group already applies 3D printing to production procedures in many areas – and BMW Motorrad Motorsport is also relying on this innovative technology with the BMW Mo...
EVs to triple market share in Europe amid Covid-19, say rese...
13 October 2020
The VW ID.3  electric car. BRUSSELS: Electric vehicles made up 8% of car sales in Europe in the first half of 2020, putting them on track to triple their market share this year, a...
Hamilton warns he will keep racing until he turns grey
13 October 2020
Hamilton showing a helmet of Michael Schumacher after he won the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, on Sunday. Hamilton received the h...
Police roadblocks back again in states under conditional MCO
12 October 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Police will enforce roadblocks in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya following the implementation of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) from Oct 14. D...
Tesla battery supplier LG Chem forecasts record third-quarte...
12 October 2020
SEOUL: South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd, an electric vehicle (EV) battery supplier for Tesla and a petrochemicals maker, said on Monday its third-quarter operating profit likely jumped to...
Slovakian firm InoBat claims to have built world’s first ‘in...
12 October 2020
LONDON: European EV battery producer InoBat Auto says its has produced the world’s first "intelligent" electric vehicle battery. Speaking at the Oct 9-10 GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 20...