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Daimler Trucks' next EV will be a garbage truck
22 January 2020
STUTTGART: Daimler Trucks recently announced its development of a fully electric waste-collection truck: the Mercedes-Benz eEconic. The low-floor eEconic will be based on the al...
Thailand encourages motorists to use biodiesel to reduce smo...
21 January 2020
BANGKOK: Thailand's Ministry of Energy today urged motorists to use biodiesel B10 and B20 to curb worsening smog that is currently gripping the country. "By using biodiesel B10 ...
Proton X50 vs Perodua SUV
21 January 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: With the advent of Proton's X50 and Perodua's compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) expected sometime in the second half of the year, here's a little comparison of what...
Perodua SUV coming in 2020: DNGA platform, turbo engine
21 January 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: A new Perodua SUV with DNGA (Daihatsu New Global Architecture) technologies and a turbocharged engine can be expected this year, after heavy hints dropped by the nati...
No car price hike, govt still in talks, says Guan Eng
21 January 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng denies that car prices will increase, as the government has yet to reach an agreement with regards to the restructuring of excise duties...
Targeted fuel subsidy scheme: Ball in Cabinet's court
21 January 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs says it will leave the decision to implement the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) to the Cabinet. Minister Datuk ...
Electric cars to edge out petrols and diesels by 2030, analy...
21 January 2020
BERLIN: Petrol and diesel cars are still in a clear majority, but analysts are already saying it's just a matter of time before electrics become the most common choice of car aroun...
Dashcam proves its worth in this incident
21 January 2020
Caught in the act. The dashcam from a following car showed the moment the accident happened. KUALA KUBU BARU: The driver of the Ford Ranger who was captured on dashcam driving rec...
Proton gunning for 30% jump in sales
21 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: National carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd is targeting a 30% jump in vehicle sales to 132,000 for 2020, following a stellar performance last year. Chief executive off...
Two men, one woman nabbed over viral Mercedes Benz street ra...
21 January 2020
Police have seized the cars for illegal racing.— Photo courtesy of Sinar Harian PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested three individuals, including a woman, to assist in investigatio...
Vietnam’s tough new drunk-driving law is hurting beer sales
21 January 2020
HANOI: Vietnam’s new get-tough-on-drunk-driving law is reining in one of the world’s fastest-growing beer markets. Beer sales in the country have dropped by at least 25% since s...
PLUS working with govt on scope, toll reduction mechanism
20 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) is working with the government to "confirm the scope and mechanics of the toll reduction". In a statement today, PLUS noted the govern...
Kia tops half a million sales in Europe
20 January 2020
LONDON: Kia Motors has achieved annual sales of more than half a million cars in Europe for the first time, according to new data released by the European Automobile Manufacturers’...
No reward points for Grab users paying cash from March 15
20 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: Grab will stop offering reward points to customers using cash from March 15. On its GrabRewards page, it said it's updating its policy in support of the governmen...
Hyundai KONA Electric enters Guinness World Records
20 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: The Hyundai Kona has set a Guinness World Record as it was driven to an altitude of 5,731 metres to Sawula Pass in Tibet and comfortably breaking the previous record...
German solar car startup Sono to stay in business after crow...
20 January 2020
MUNICH: Sono Motors GmbH, the embattled German startup working to serially produce a solar-charged electric car, said it’s achieved a crowdfunding goal that will let the company st...
VW's new smart air conditioning system reacts to someone say...
20 January 2020
WOLFSBURG: This week Volkswagen revealed that its new Air Care Climatronic air conditioning system and its Smart Climate menu, which can together respond to vocal statements like "...
Audi freshens up and discounts the A5 for 2020 model year
20 January 2020
WASHINGTON: Despite their new look and fresh tech, the entry prices of several models in Audi's 2020 A5 line have dropped by over US$1,000 compared with 2019 renditions. Audi US...
China forecasts vehicle sales at flat or falling in 2020
20 January 2020
A slow shutter photo showing rush hour traffic in Beijing. — AFP BEIJING: China expects the country’s vehicle sales to remain at around 25 million units in 2020, and could be flat...
Subaru sets mid-2030s target to sell only electric vehicles ...
20 January 2020
TOKYO: Japan’s Subaru Corp set a target today for all the vehicles it sells worldwide to be electric by the first half of the 2030s, in a move toward its long-term goal of a carbon...