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  • Driving nostalgia, cars of legend go electric: The Renault 5

    2 months ago

    Driving nostalgia, cars of legend go electric: The Renault 5

    PARIS, Aug 3 ― Earlier this year, Renault caused a stir by unveiling an electric prototype heralding an upcoming production model descended from the legendary R5. The Renault 5...

  • Driving nostalgia, cars of legend go electric: The Mini E

    2 months ago

    Driving nostalgia, cars of legend go electric: The Mini E

    PARIS, Aug 2 — The launch of an all-electric version of the Mini in 2020 ushered in a new era for this legendary little city car. Just over 60 years since the first Mini...

  • Going electric: Carmakers make the switch

    2 months ago

    Going electric: Carmakers make the switch

    PARIS, July 27 — Leading automakers have signalled their intention to scrap internal combustion engines by 2030 or cut back sharply on their production as the sector turns...

  • Daimler prepares for all-electric shift by 2030

    2 months ago

    Daimler prepares for all-electric shift by 2030

    FRANKFURT, July 23 — German luxury carmaker Daimler said Thursday it was investing €40 billion (RM199 billion) in a shift to electric Mercedes-Benz vehicles by the end of the...

  • Proton unveils X70 special edition variant, limited to 2,000 units

    2 months ago

    Proton unveils X70 special edition variant, limited to 2,000 units

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 ― Proton Holdings Bhd has unveiled a new variant to the X70 line-up, the Proton X70 Special Edition (X70 SE) to further strengthen the appeal of its...

  • Proton X70 Special Edition with ‘enhanced features’ launching tomorrow (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    Proton X70 Special Edition with ‘enhanced features’ launching tomorrow (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Despite the ongoing pandemic and lockdown measures, Proton is launching a new X70 Special Edition model this coming Thursday, July 22. For...

  • Tesla’s Autopilot will soon be able to detect turn signals, hazard lights and more

    3 months ago

    Tesla’s Autopilot will soon be able to detect turn signals, hazard lights and more

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 — Tesla’s Autopilot system will soon include new features capable of detecting turn signals, as well as hazard lights, emergency vehicle flashing lights...

  • Unveiling its last petrol car, Lotus sets off in pursuit of Porsche

    3 months ago

    Unveiling its last petrol car, Lotus sets off in pursuit of Porsche

    HETHEL, July 7 — Lotus unveiled its last ever petrol car on Tuesday, a milestone in the British sportscar brand’s journey towards becoming an all-electric and far bigger...

  • How over-the-air technology is providing remote vehicle updates

    3 months ago

    How over-the-air technology is providing remote vehicle updates

    MUNICH, July 7 — German automaker Volkswagen has announced that, starting this summer, it will send remote software updates to all of its ID. electric vehicles. This process,...

  • VW, Daimler, Volvo team up to build truck chargers

    3 months ago

    VW, Daimler, Volvo team up to build truck chargers

    BERLIN, July 6 ― The truck manufacturing units of Volkswagen, Daimler and Volvo announced yesterday they will team up to build a network of 1,700 charging points for heavy-duty...

  • US regulators probe ‘spontaneous’ fire of top-end Tesla

    3 months ago

    US regulators probe ‘spontaneous’ fire of top-end Tesla

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 — US transportation safety regulators said yesterday they are probing an incident in which a brand-new Tesla apparently burst into flames, temporarily...

  • The automakers bringing a new musical experience to the cars of tomorrow

    3 months ago

    The automakers bringing a new musical experience to the cars of tomorrow

    LONDON, July 1 — As dealerships face declining sales, the automotive industry is working on ways to draw potential buyers to cars. Many are betting on music to do this, stepping...

  • A solution for not forgetting kids or pets in a car in hot weather (VIDEO)

    3 months ago

    A solution for not forgetting kids or pets in a car in hot weather (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK, June 23 — Ford has developed a system specially designed to prevent children or pets from being left in the back seat of the car during heat waves. It will be deployed...

  • 2 months ago

    JDT in tie-up with Aston Martin to produce limited edition cars

    JOHOR BAHRU, July 27 — The Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football club has established cooperation with British motoring company Aston Martin Racing Asia to produce limited edition...

  • The car that transforms into an aircraft in just two minutes (VIDEO)

    3 months ago

    The car that transforms into an aircraft in just two minutes (VIDEO)

    AMSTERDAM, June 22 — Dutch company Pal-V hopes to market the world’s first production flying car in 2022. On the road, this vehicle will look like a small sports car, albeit...

  • New EU tyre labels will tell users fuel efficiency, noise and safety upfront (VIDEO)

    3 months ago

    New EU tyre labels will tell users fuel efficiency, noise and safety upfront (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — The European Commission has brought about new rules regarding the labels on road tyres for the European Union (EU). These changes aim to...

  • Europe powers up electric car battery drive

    3 months ago

    Europe powers up electric car battery drive

    PARIS, June 21 — As electric car sales soar, Europe has started to build up its capacity to produce batteries on the continent but it remains far from reducing its dependence on...

  • How changing the position of EV batteries could help boost vehicle range

    4 months ago

    How changing the position of EV batteries could help boost vehicle range

    LONDON, June 10 — British startup Page-Roberts has unveiled a concept electric vehicle (EV) promising a 30 per cent increase in range, notably by repositioning the battery...

  • Why Tesla hit reverse on the Model S Plaid+, its most ambitious sedan yet

    4 months ago

    Why Tesla hit reverse on the Model S Plaid+, its most ambitious sedan yet

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 — In a tweet that cuts straight to the chase, Elon Musk has revealed that the Plaid+ version of the Tesla Model S is cancelled. Announced at the beginning...

  • Tesla scraps plan for ultra-luxe Plaid+ model

    4 months ago

    Tesla scraps plan for ultra-luxe Plaid+ model

    WASHINGTON, June 7 — Tesla has abandoned a plan for an ultra-deluxe Plaid+ version of its Model S vehicle, according to founder Elon Musk. Musk said in a tweet Sunday that the...

  • Why is Tesla activating the in-car camera of its vehicles?

    4 months ago

    Why is Tesla activating the in-car camera of its vehicles?

    NEW YORK, June 2 ― Tesla decided to activate the in-car camera installed in some of its models to ensure, in the event of a serious accident, that the driver was properly seated...

  • This self-charging cargo e-bike features integrated solar panels

    4 months ago

    This self-charging cargo e-bike features integrated solar panels

    AMSTERDAM, June 1 ― A Dutch company has developed the first self-charging solar cargo e-bike, which charges as you ride to help drive down carbon footprints. Featuring three...

  • Dangerously trending: Driverless Tesla videos on social media

    4 months ago

    Dangerously trending: Driverless Tesla videos on social media

    NEW YORK, May 30 — It was a boozy joyride captured for TikTok with a soundtrack provided by Justin Bieber and with a Tesla serving as the “Designated Driver” for the night....

  • World’s rich floor it in post-pandemic luxury car rush

    4 months ago

    World’s rich floor it in post-pandemic luxury car rush

    PARIS, May 30 — The global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic is revving luxury carmakers’ sales to never-before-seen heights, as order books at the likes of Lamborghini,...

  • Rolls-Royce drives up car luxury with 'Boat Tail'

    4 months ago

    Rolls-Royce drives up car luxury with 'Boat Tail'

    LONDON, May 29 ― Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, which along with the wider luxury goods sector is recovering strongly from pandemic fallout, has launched a “Boat Tail” automobile...

  • Why did Tesla remove radar sensors from Models 3 and Y?

    4 months ago

    Why did Tesla remove radar sensors from Models 3 and Y?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Mau 28 — Tesla Vision is supposed to be the future for its advanced driver assistance system, and it basically uses cameras — as opposed to radar — to guide...

  • ‘Black boxes’ are coming to cars in Europe, but what are they recording?

    4 months ago

    ‘Black boxes’ are coming to cars in Europe, but what are they recording?

    LONDON, May 28 — From July 6, 2022, auto manufacturers will be obliged to fit new models destined for the European market with a kind of “black box” for recording technical...

  • Cars made with ‘green’ steel pave the way to carbon neutrality

    4 months ago

    Cars made with ‘green’ steel pave the way to carbon neutrality

    STOCKHOLM, May 28 — Car-makers Volvo and Mercedes-Benz have announced that they will soon start using green steel, made with zero CO2 emissions, in the production of their...

  • How F1 technology is set to help Alpine cars evolve (VIDEO)

    4 months ago

    How F1 technology is set to help Alpine cars evolve (VIDEO)

    LONDON, May 28 — Renault's sports car division Alpine will now benefit from the expertise of its team of Formula 1 engineers based in the UK, for the development of its future...

  • Rolls-Royce creates ‘most refined picnic facility on Earth’

    4 months ago

    Rolls-Royce creates ‘most refined picnic facility on Earth’

    GOODWOOD (England), May 27 — A convertible Rolls-Royce with a back deck that opens up to reveal cocktail tables, fridges for champagne and a parasol matching the vehicle’s...

  • Ford pulls China car ad featuring Marilyn Monroe after social media users deem it ‘vulgar’

    4 months ago

    Ford pulls China car ad featuring Marilyn Monroe after social media users deem it ‘vulgar’

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — American automobile company Ford's joint venture in China has removed an advertisement featuring Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress air vent scene....

  • Ford unveils its first all-electric pickup truck

    4 months ago

    Ford unveils its first all-electric pickup truck

    DEARBORN, May 20 — Ford officially unveiled the all-electric version of its bestselling F-150 truck on Wednesday, in an eco-friendly reinvention of a flagship American car...

  • Over the last ten years, the steering wheel has become a site of innovation

    5 months ago

    Over the last ten years, the steering wheel has become a site of innovation

    PARIS, May 18 — The steering wheel has evolved significantly since the creation of the automobile. Some car manufacturers are working at making it simpler and ultra-efficient....