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Stellantis takes US$1.6bil Leapmotor stake to revive China f...
26 October 2023
HANGZHOU/MILAN: Stellantis said today it is buying a 21% stake in EV maker Leapmotor in a US$1.6 billion (RM7.7bil) deal that will give it a fresh shot in China, the world's bigges...
Mercedes says 'brutal' EV market will pressure car sales mar...
26 October 2023
BERLIN: Mercedes-Benz said a "brutal" electric vehicle market of heavy price cuts and supply chain issues meant it would likely hit the lower end of its 12-14% adjusted return on s...
More alarm bells sound on slowing demand for electric vehicl...
26 October 2023
DETROIT: High interest rates are derailing the ambitions of climate regulators and automakers to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles, underscored Wednesday by the scrapping o...
Renault to invest US$3.2bil in eight new models in global re...
26 October 2023
PARIS: Renault said on Wednesday it will invest 3 billion euros (RM15bil/US$3.2bil) by 2027 to launch eight new vehicles and boost electric vehicle (EV) sales outside Europe as par...
AI holds key to limiting risk of EV battery fires, says UK f...
26 October 2023
LONDON: UK-based company Eatron Technologies says it is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its battery management software to help vehicle manufacturers reduce the risk of elect...
Toyota picks Finnish company to develop new instrument clus...
26 October 2023
NAGOYA: Toyota has selected Kanzi One HMI software, developed by Finnish company Rightware, for the design and development of in-vehicle experiences for its global models of the To...
Japan Mobility Show 2023: Lexus LF-ZC battery EV concept
25 October 2023
TOKYO: Lexus debuted a next-generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) production concept LF-ZC at the Japan Mobility Show 2023. The Japanese luxury automaker said a production v...
Japan Mobility Show 2023: Lexus LF-ZL battery EV flagship co...
25 October 2023
TOKYO: Lexus debuted the LF-ZL, a BEV (battery electric vehicle) mobility flagship concept which presents the future vision of the Lexus brand, at the Japan Mobility Show 2023. ...
Highway concessionaires liable for accidents caused by negli...
25 October 2023
KUALA LUMPUR: Road users can file claims against highway concessionaires if they are involved in an accident due to the negligence caused by them, says Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Moha...
Neta V enters at RM100,000, cheapest EV for now
25 October 2023
SHANGHAI: Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Neta Auto has expanded its global presence with the launch of its Neta V model in Malaysia and Indonesia. In Malaysia, Neta colla...
This is the new Mazda MX-5
25 October 2023
TOKYO: The 2024 Mazda MX-5 has been unveiled at the Japan Mobility Show, showcasing subtle exterior design changes and new features. The latest model of Mazda's award-winning sp...
Honda and GM scrap US$5bil plan to co-develop cheaper EVs
25 October 2023
TOKYO: Honda Motor and General Motors (GM) are scrapping a plan to jointly develop affordable electric vehicles (EVs), the companies said today, just a year after they agreed to wo...
Ferrari SP-8 the latest One-Off from Maranello
25 October 2023
MARANELLO: Ferrari has revealed its latest addition to the One-Off series, the Ferrari SP-8. Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre and part of the Special Projects programme, t...
Refreshed BMW X7 in M Sport trim now available at RM719K
25 October 2023
PETALING JAYA: BMW Malaysia has unveiled the refreshed BMW X7 xDrive40i M Sport, adding to its lineup of vehicles assembled in Malaysia. The updated variant features sports-orie...
myTukar refurbishment centres to be rebranded to Carro Care
25 October 2023
SUBANG JAYA: Carro, myTukar’s parent company, recently took press members on a short tour of the group's flagship refurbishment centre in USJ, Selangor where used cars undergo a 16...
Oct 26-Nov 1: Fuel prices unchanged
25 October 2023
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail prices of RON97 and RON95 petrol and diesel will remain unchanged for the period from Oct 26-Nov 1. The Finance Ministry, in a statement today, said tha...
Japan is miles behind on EV charging, hurting carmakers’ goa...
25 October 2023
TOKYO: The array of fully electric car models on display at this week’s Japan Mobility Show might suggest that the country is barrelling toward a future of battery powered vehicles...
Mitsubishi Motors to end production in China, invest in Rena...
25 October 2023
TOKYO/PARIS: Mitsubishi Motors said it will end production of its cars at its joint venture in China and transfer its stake in the unit to its Chinese partner, becoming the latest ...
A weight issue might mean a Tesla Cybertruck can't be sold i...
25 October 2023
PARIS: European motorists who have ordered a Tesla Cybertruck may not be allowed to drive it. It turns out that the American pickup is too heavy to be driven with a regular licence...
The top-selling EV in Japan isn’t a Tesla, but a US$13,000 k...
25 October 2023
TOKYO: Japanese automakers and car buyers have earned a reputation for being slow to embrace the shift to electric vehicles, but an unlikely domestic winner offers a hint of how EV...