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Volkswagen ahead of schedule in electric car production
27 December 2019
FRANKFURT: Volkswagen said today that it would reach a key target in the production of electric cars  earlier than previously anticipated. The German automaker will have produce...
Nissan on penny-pinching drive, say insiders
27 December 2019
BEIJING: Japan’s Nissan Motor Co has told its managers to slash non-essential spending as the automaker grapples with slumping car sales and tumbling profits, say three company sou...
Turkey unveils US$3.7bil home-grown electric car project
27 December 2019
ISTANBUL: Turkey said it plans to produce up to 175,000 vehicles annually under its domestic electric car project, set to be unveiled by President Tayyip Erdogan today, drawing inv...
Motorists make the most of discounts on police summonses
27 December 2019
GEORGE TOWN: Like their counterparts in the Klang Valley, hundreds of motorists crowded the police summons counters in Penang to take advantage of the discount period. Some came...
Nissan picks Sakamoto as board candidate after Seki's resign...
27 December 2019
Sakamoto is in charge of manufacturing and supply chain management at Nissan. — Reuters TOKYO: Nissan has selected executive officer Hideyuki Sakamoto as a candidate for the board...
With 2019 ending, it's another NAP-less year
26 December 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: Another year goes by and yet, the much anticipated new National automotive Policy (NAP) has yet to see the light of day despite talks of it being launched "soon”. ...
Spare us: The real danger of fake car parts
26 December 2019
Oil filters are often the object of fakery. COLOGNE: You may think you have found a bargain online when you stumble upon that spare part you desperately need for half the normal r...
Blinding sunset? Do these three things when driving towards ...
26 December 2019
Other than wearing sunglasses and pulling the sunshade down, a driver can do more. — dpa BERLIN: Driving off into the sunset may sound like the rosy end of a Hollywood film, but i...
Mercedes-Benz most innovative premium brand, says CAM
26 December 2019
STUTTGART: Mercedes-Benz is the leading premium brand for innovations from 2016 to 2019, according to a study by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). CAM analysed the auto...
Will electrification kill off the small petrol car?
26 December 2019
BERLIN: German carmaker Volkswagen is a good example of where things are headed for the small petrol car. It has given the electric version of the entry-level Up minicar a top-t...
Nissan's turnaround exec quits in latest setback
25 December 2019
Seki denies he was leaving Nissan because he was passed over for the role of chief executive. — Reuters YOKOHAMA: The executive tasked with leading a recovery at Nissan Motor Co L...
Eyeball the CX-30 crossover at Mazda showrooms now
24 December 2019
PETALING JAYA: The new Mazda CX-30 has finally arrived at selected Mazda showrooms in the Klang Valley. Potential prospects can preview the stylish crossover at Mazda's showroom...
Automatic emergency braking system a must for new cars in Ja...
24 December 2019
TOKYO: Japan's Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has announced that it will require automatic emergency braking to be installed on new automobiles produced in Ja...
No blinding light with DS Active LED Vision
24 December 2019
PARIS: Did you know that DS Active LED Vision is the first car equipped with turning headlamps? This prevents dazzling of oncoming motorists that might lead to accidents. The sm...
BMW under probe by SEC over US sales reporting practices
24 December 2019
NEW YORK: BMW AG is being scrutinised by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its sales reporting practices, months after the regulator extracted a penalty from Fiat Chr...
Operators working on reopening SMART Tunnel after Monday dow...
24 December 2019
PETALING JAYA: The operators of the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) in Kuala Lumpur are working to reopen the tunnel as soon as possible. Following heavy rain in t...
RFID payment at 62 toll plazas from Jan 1
24 December 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: Beginning Jan 1, motorists of class one vehicles can pay toll at 62 toll plazas on 24 highways using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. The highways...
Electric-truck maker Rivian raises US$1.3bil in new funding
24 December 2019
DETROIT: Electric vehicle startup Rivian said on Monday it closed a US$1.3 billion (RM5.4bil) investment round, led by fund manager T. Rowe Price but also including existing invest...
13 highways to offer lower toll rates on Xmas
23 December 2019
PETALING JAYA: Road users will enjoy discounts of up to 33% on tolls at certain highways during the Christmas season. Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) said 13 highways will off...
No Touch 'n Go reload facilities at PLUS toll plazas from De...
23 December 2019
PETALING JAYA: PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) will be closing all of its Touch 'n Go reload facilities at toll plaza entry lanes beginning Tuesday (Dec 24) to Jan 2 next year. This...