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Covid-19: How to self isolate your electrified vehicle
05 May 2020
DETROIT: The Covid-19 crisis means many of us are using our vehicles much less frequently, or in some cases not using them at all. Owners of battery-powered vehicles might wonde...
VW and BMW take cash-for-clunkers plea straight to Merkel
05 May 2020
A saleswoman wearing a face mask talking with a customer from behind a protective screen inside the re-opened Audi AG showroom in Hanau, Germany, last month. — Bloomberg BERLIN: T...
Lexus adapts to life after quarantine
05 May 2020
TOKYO: With the end of lockdown on the horizon in many countries, automobile dealerships will soon be reopening their doors. But not under any conditions. Automaker Lexus has al...
First Cobalt pioneers cobalt production for electric cars in...
05 May 2020
LONDON: First Cobalt said on Monday it expects to start making cobalt sulphate around the turn of the year and become North America’s first producer of the component crucial for ba...
UK car sales crash to 1946 low on virus lockdown. That's a 9...
05 May 2020
Traffic crossing Tower Bridge in London.— Bloomberg LONDON: Britain's new car sales crashed in April to hit the lowest level since 1946, mirroring falls across Europe, with many...
BYD to expand electric vehicle offerings in Europe
05 May 2020
OSLO, Norway: China automaker BYD will introduce the full-electric, second-generation BYD Tang compact SUV to Norway. Already one of the world’s best-selling models as a plug-in...
Ferrari slowed by coronavirus, but not driven off course
05 May 2020
MILAN: Luxury sports car maker Ferrari still expects to make more than US$1 billion (RM4.3bil) in core profit this year, providing a relative beacon of stability in an auto industr...
Intel buys Moovit transit app for US$900mil to help develop ...
05 May 2020
JERUSALEM/NEW YORK: Chipmaker Intel Corp has bought Israeli public transit app maker Moovit for about US$900 million (RM3.9bil) to help it develop self-driving “robotaxis” that cou...
BMW M chief says more powerful M cars on the way
04 May 2020
MUNICH: "Don’t expect a power limit.” With those words, BMW M boss Markus Flasch is pledging to deliver more powerful M cars in future. "It’s all just a question of how you i...
Naza auto brands resume operations today
04 May 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Several automotive brands under the Naza Group are resuming operations starting today. These include Naza Italia Sdn Bhd, NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd, Naza Kia Malaysia Sdn ...
Ducati launches Cares sanitisation programme
04 May 2020
BOLOGNA: Ducati has launched the Ducati Cares programme, which consists of sanitisation and social distancing measures at dealerships. Several measures such as indications on sa...
Pledge safety this Ramadan with Volvo Car Malaysia
04 May 2020
PETALING JAYA: The holy month of Ramadan sees Volvo Car Malaysia pledging its support for social distancing via an online pledge campaign, to further reinforce the government’s man...
Nissan to retrench further in new plan to focus on US, Japan...
04 May 2020
3YOKOHAMA: Nissan Motor Co Ltd will pull back from Europe and elsewhere to focus on the United States, China and Japan under a plan that represents a new strategic direction for th...
Majority of Toyota and Lexus sales and service outlets are n...
04 May 2020
PETALING JAYA: UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) announced that authorised Toyota and Lexus sales and service outlets in its network that are located in areas observing the condition...
Mercedes-Benz 190 with an electric drive in 1990
04 May 2020
STUTTGART: Did you know that an electric variant of the Mercedes 190 once existed? Yesirree Bob. The electric never went into production but was a testbed for zero emission vehi...
Proton to gradually restart operations from May 5
04 May 2020
SUBANG JAYA: Proton expects to reopen its sales and service outlets (located in green and yellow zones) on May 5. All premises and personnel will be subject to strict safety pro...
GM Korea to cut output of key SUV as virus hits US exports
04 May 2020
SEOUL: General Motors' South Korean unit plans to sharply cut output this month at a factory producing its new Chevrolet Trailblazer sport-utility vehicle (SUV), as the coronav...
Porsche4Kids looking to help keep children occupied
04 May 2020
STUTTGART: Porsche is looking to help families with children stay occupied with its "Porsche4Kids" activities especially since the Movement Control Order - Phase 4 (MCO-4) has been...
KL traffic volume surges to 30% today after lull
04 May 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The volume of traffic here shot up by nearly 30% on the first day of the implementation of the conditional movement control order (MCO) compared to the day before, sa...
Entry-level RWD Porsche Taycan coming
04 May 2020
STUTTGART: Apparently, a smaller two-wheel-driven Porsche Taycan is headed for the market with a smaller battery pack, less range and performance. The German sports car make...