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Thailand budgets US$970mil to renew electric vehicle hub pus...
20 December 2023
BANGKOK: Thailand will allocate 34 billion baht (RM4.5bil/US$970mil) through to 2027 to fund its ambition of becoming a major production hub for electric vehicles, renewing a flags...
In the birthplace of Toyota’s Prius, hybrids now reign supre...
20 December 2023
TOKYO: Hybrids are selling better than ever in Japan. They’re on track to exceed half of domestic passenger vehicle sales for the first time next year, after surpassing the comb...
China pulls punches to keep pricey electric cars flowing to ...
20 December 2023
MUNICH/HONG KONG: When the European Union launched a probe into Chinese support for electric vehicles, the bloc’s carmakers braced for painful retaliation from the increasingly ass...
Toyota's Daihatsu to halt all vehicle shipments, in widening...
20 December 2023
TOKYO: Toyota Motor's Daihatsu unit will halt shipments of all of its vehicles, Japan's biggest automaker said today, after an investigation into a safety scandal found issues at 6...
Dec 21-27: Fuel prices unchanged
20 December 2023
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail prices of RON97 and RON95 petrol and diesel will remain unchanged for the period from Dec 21-27. The Finance Ministry, in a statement today, said that R...
VW cost-cutting drive includes less staff, faster developmen...
20 December 2023
BERLIN: Volkswagen and worker representatives have agreed to measures for a cost-cutting drive that will yield €10 billion (RM51bil) in gains by 2026, up to €4 billion (RM20.4bil) ...
Man who killed two at Mercedes plant in Germany sentenced to...
20 December 2023
STUTTGART: The man who opened fire and killed two people at a Mercedes-Benz factory in south-western Germany last May was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday. Two employees o...
Nio ET7 with ultra long range battery completes 1000+km on a...
20 December 2023
SHANGHAI: China's Nio has achieved a feat recently that can only be good for its sales. Its founder, chairman and CEO William Li managed to drive a Nio ET7 over 1,000km on a sin...
McLaren GTS replaces the GT
20 December 2023
LONDON: McLaren has unveiled its latest addition to the lineup, the GTS, positioned as a replacement for the GT model. Engineered to cater to drivers seeking both the dynamic ex...
Forget that fancy limousine, today's luxury cars are vans
20 December 2023
SHANGHAI/TOKYO: On a typical Friday evening in Shanghai, Seoul or Tokyo dark vans buzz through the city, ferrying their night owl customers to restaurants, clubs, concert halls or ...
Volvo Cars declares last diesel car will be made in early 20...
19 December 2023
GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Volvo Cars has announced the end of production of all diesel-powered models by early 2024 at Climate Week New York City. In a few months from now, the last d...
Toyota launches new Crown Sport plug-in hybrid in Japan
19 December 2023
TOKYO: Toyota has started sales of its all-new Crown Sport plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in Japan, with the suggested retail price in Japan at 7.65 million yen (RM247,632)...
smart Malaysia achieves 100 smart #1 deliveries
19 December 2023
SHAH ALAM: smart Malaysia has announced the delivery of 100 smart #1 electric vehicles (EVs), within weeks of its launch on 21 November. Earlier in December, the company said th...
Volkswagen to pay subsidies for ID. EV buyers in Germany
19 December 2023
BERLIN: Buyers of Volkswagen ID. all-electric vehicles will have their subsidy paid for by the automaker after the government ended a state scheme prematurely, the company said tod...
Asian Compact Sedan Design Challenge 2023 winners named
19 December 2023
KUALA LUMPUR: The first-of-its-kind car design competition, the Asian Compact Sedan Design Challenge 2023”(ACSDC 2023) in Malaysia drew 93 entries from 7 countries for its inaugura...
Announcement on Xmas toll waiver soon, extra 100 EV chargers...
19 December 2023
KAJANG: The government, through the Finance Ministry and Works Ministry, is expected to announce the exemption of toll fees in conjunction with the Christmas celebration on Friday ...
TomTom creates AI-based conversational assistant for vehicle...
19 December 2023
AMSTERDAM: Digital mapping specialist TomTom said today it has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to create an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered conversational assistant for ve...
Canada to announce 2035 all-EV sales mandate, say reports
19 December 2023
TORONTO: The Canadian government is poised to pass rules requiring all new vehicles sold in the country to be zero-emissions by 2035, according to news reports. The federal gove...
Audi CEO nudges back EV models rollout amid market wobbles
19 December 2023
INGOLSTADT: Audi is paring back an ambitious rollout of electric models to avoid burdening factories and dealers amid slower growth in EV sales. "We first looked at what order a...
Lynk & Co enters South-East Asia: First stop Vietnam
19 December 2023
HANOI: Vietnam is Lynk & Co's first foray into South-East Asia as it eyes expansion into the region. The Geely sub-brand had on Dec 16 celebrated the opening of its flagship...