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F1 new team name mocked as the worst in series history
28 January 2024
AlphaTauri will be renamed Visa Cash App RB F1, which drew backlash from fans. — Image from twitter.com/AlphaTauriF1 DAYTONA BEACH (Florida): Jenson Button, so entrenched in his p...
Japan recalls 481,824 vehicles on faulty Denso fuel pumps
28 January 2024
TOKYO: The Japanese transport ministry recalled 481,824 vehicles across six domestic brands due to problems with a faulty fuel pump manufactured by supplier Denso Corp. Issues w...
Elon Musk wants Tesla to be big — or bigger — in Japan
28 January 2024
DETROIT: Tesla Inc. is not big in Japan, as the saying goes. And Elon Musk is irritated with low sales in what is still one of the world’s largest car-buying countries. "There a...
Half of new cars are too big for European cities, says think...
27 January 2024
LONDON: Around half of all new cars are too wide for a typical parking space in European cities, according to a new study, as calls are made to reverse the trend of SUVs and larger...
First prototype of LEVC’s new L380 luxury MPV rolls off Chin...
27 January 2024
LONDON: Geely-owned LEVC marks a major milestone in its history with the start of production of its L380 Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV), the first of a new range of innovative, spacio...
That was close!: How every driver can learn from near misses
27 January 2024
LONDON: Drivers must reflect on the dangerous moments they have experienced at the wheel, to reduce the risks they face on future road journeys, says British road safety organisati...
World's 10 fastest cars, ranked: A newcomer beats them all
27 January 2024
HAMBURG: Apart from stretches of Germany's autobahn with no speed limit, there are few public highways in the world where drivers can use more than a fraction of the power turned o...
Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II: starts at RM2.5mil and RM2.9m...
26 January 2024
KUALA LUMPUR: The new Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II has arrived in Malaysia, with prices starting at RM2,500,000 while the Extended version starts at RM2,900,000 - prices are exclu...
Jaecoo J7 excels in off-road tests in Malaysia
26 January 2024
KUALA LUMPUR: The Jaecoo J7 premium sport utility vehicle (SUV) recently showed off its off-roading chops in tests conducted by the Malaysia 4WD Training and Experience Centre (M4T...
Few catalysts for automotive sector in 2024 after stellar 20...
26 January 2024
PETALING JAYA: Except for the ongoing introduction of new models and brands, UOB Kay Hian Research (UOBKH Research) sees limited catalysts for the automotive sector in 2024. “Th...
How GM's Cruise robotaxi tech failures led it to drag pedest...
26 January 2024
SAN FRANCISCO: A General Motors Cruise robotaxi that struck and dragged a pedestrian 6 metres in an October accident made a number of technical errors that exacerbated its failings...
Toyota Motor union demands record 2024 bonuses, says Nikkei
26 January 2024
TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp's labour union is set to demand its biggest annual bonus on record worth 7.6 months of pay, exceeding the previous high of 7.2 months, in the ongoing 2024 ...
Polestar to cut around 450 jobs globally
26 January 2024
STOCKHOLM: Electric car maker Polestar Automotive Holding plans to cut around 450 jobs globally, or about 15% of its workforce, amid "challenging market conditions", the Swedish co...
Tesla to recall 200,000 vehicles in US to fix rearview glitc...
26 January 2024
WASHINGTON: Tesla is recalling nearly 200,000 Model S, X, and Y vehicles in the US due to a software malfunction that could obstruct drivers' visibility while reversing, the Nation...
Stellantis acquires startup AI tech for in-vehicle software ...
26 January 2024
DETROIT: Stellantis on Wednesday announced it has acquired artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, intellectual property rights and patents from UK-based CloudMade...
Europe may delay ban of new fuel-burning cars, says Porsche
26 January 2024
SINGAPORE: Europe’s plan to phase out the sale of new combustion-engine cars by 2035 could be pushed back, said Porsche AG chief financial officer Lutz Meschke. "There’s a lot o...
Apple still plans to launch an electric car, but not before ...
26 January 2024
SAN FRANCISCO: The legendary Apple car, which has been fuelling fantasies for years, will probably not see the light of day until 2028. Far from its initial ambitions, Apple is ...
Electric Macan: Porsche’s second EV is two years late — and ...
25 January 2024
SINGAPORE: Porsche AG unveiled the electric Macan, its long-delayed first battery-powered sport utility vehicle, just as the EV market shows signs of cooling. Presented today he...
Porsche's first electric SUV: Top 5 highlights
25 January 2024
Exceptional E-Performance: Porsche's new Macan 4 and Macan Turbo boast impressive electric power, with the Macan 4 producing up to 300 kW (408 PS) and the Macan Turbo up to 470 kW ...
Thailand aims for lithium output in two years, boosting EV a...
25 January 2024
BANGKOK: Thailand hopes to start producing lithium from a mine in its southwest in about two years, boosting its ambitions to become a regional electric vehicle (EV) production hub...