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  • Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX aims to be the longest range EV in the world

    1 month ago

    Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX aims to be the longest range EV in the world

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 11 — Mercedes-Benz has set out to solve electric vehicle (EV) range anxiety with its latest electric car concept, the Vision EQXX. The German automaker said...

  • Proton X50: Here’s why the new SUV got a five-star rating by Asean NCAP (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Proton X50: Here’s why the new SUV got a five-star rating by Asean NCAP (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 — The Asean NCAP (New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries) has finally released the crash safety report, including a full crash test video,...

  • Recycled waste being used for Jaguar, Land Rover interiors

    1 month ago

    Recycled waste being used for Jaguar, Land Rover interiors

    LONDON, Oct 8 — Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to bring features made from the 100 per cent recycled nylon, Econyl, to its vehicle interiors. The material is...

  • Five tips for staying safe on the road this autumn

    1 month ago

    Five tips for staying safe on the road this autumn

    NEW YORK, Oct 7 ― Autumn brings various dangers for drivers, from the shorter days and the rain to fallen leaves on the road. Here are some simple tips on how to stay safe on...

  • Speed, safety and style: What it’s like to be behind the wheel of new Proton X50

    2 months ago

    Speed, safety and style: What it’s like to be behind the wheel of new Proton X50

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 2 — Even before the car was officially named, the Proton X50 was the talk of the nation. Since Proton announced its brand-new SUV on Malaysia Day, the...

  • This car can produce electricity for emergency response (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    This car can produce electricity for emergency response (VIDEO)

    TOKYO, Oct 1 — Nissan has presented a prototype based upon its Leaf model. It consists of an emergency vehicle capable of sharing the electricity produced by its batteries to...

  • All-electric and hydrogen trucks to carry freight on tomorrow's roads

    2 months ago

    All-electric and hydrogen trucks to carry freight on tomorrow's roads

    MUNICH, Oct 1 — Daimler has presented its plans for cleaner emissions-free trucks. The group is aiming to simultaneously develop two technologies: for short distances, it will...

  • Overwhelming response for yet to be launched Proton X50

    2 months ago

    Overwhelming response for yet to be launched Proton X50

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — The much-anticipated Proton X50 has received an overwhelming response from customers since its initial preview in Tanjung Malim, Perak recently. Proton...

  • An ultra-light electric motorcycle for the price of a Tesla (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    An ultra-light electric motorcycle for the price of a Tesla (VIDEO)

    GUDENSBURG, Sept 29 — A German start-up, Novus, has just unveiled its first electric motorcycle, which stands out for its futuristic looks and also for its price, which will be...

  • Crowds in masks pack out Beijing auto show after virus delay

    2 months ago

    Crowds in masks pack out Beijing auto show after virus delay

    BEIJING, Sept 28 — Crowds packed a mega motor show in Beijing on Saturday — the only major international auto event this year — as manufacturers hope to boost the world's...

  • Mercedes-Benz launches new GLB SUV range in Malaysia, priced from RM269,118

    2 months ago

    Mercedes-Benz launches new GLB SUV range in Malaysia, priced from RM269,118

    SEPT 24 — Mercedes-Benz has debuted the all-new GLB, a new seven-seater SUV that joins the automaker’s range of compact cars like its A-class, CLA and B-class. As the...

  • Check out the futuristic looks of the Reevo e-bike (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    Check out the futuristic looks of the Reevo e-bike (VIDEO)

    DUBAI, Sept 24 — Design a bicycle that is not only electric, but also built without hubs or spokes. This is the challenge taken up by Beno Technologies with its new Reevo, a...

  • Tesla cuts battery cost on road to US$25,000 model

    2 months ago

    Tesla cuts battery cost on road to US$25,000 model

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 24 — Tesla on Tuesday said it is slashing battery costs to speed a global shift to renewable energy, and could have a US$25,000 (RM103,125) self-driving...

  • Aerospace industry exploring future of mobility in tomorrow's cities

    2 months ago

    Aerospace industry exploring future of mobility in tomorrow's cities

    STUTTGART, Sept 22 — The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) has unveiled a prototype electric vehicle, which is both autonomous and modular. Christened the U-Shift, the concept,...

  • How to look cool on an electric scooter

    2 months ago

    How to look cool on an electric scooter

    BRISBANE, Sept 21 — Australian manufacturer of electric scooters EMoS has presented the Wyld, a scooter styled like an American chopper with a low seat and large raised...

  • Mercedes-Benz has created greener battery packs for its all-electric buses

    2 months ago

    Mercedes-Benz has created greener battery packs for its all-electric buses

    FRANKFURT, Sept 17 — German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has announced a new type of sustainable batteries, offered as an option on its new articulated bus eCitaro G. The...

  • And the candidates for the European Car of the Year award are...

    2 months ago

    And the candidates for the European Car of the Year award are...

    PARIS, Sept 17 — New versions of the Citroën C4 and Peugeot 2008 enter the running for the European Car of the Year 2021 award. The first list also includes the Dacia Sandero,...

  • Is zero-emission truck maker Nikola the new Tesla, or just hot air?

    2 months ago

    Is zero-emission truck maker Nikola the new Tesla, or just hot air?

    PHOENIX, Sept 16 — With its electric and hydrogen-fuelled trucks, the firm Nikola aims to revolutionise the future of the transportation sector. But with one investor claiming...

  • The Proton X50 SUV can be booked from 16 September with a RM500 deposit

    2 months ago

    The Proton X50 SUV can be booked from 16 September with a RM500 deposit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — After months of rumours and teasing, Proton has finally revealed more details on its second SUV, the X50. During an exclusive media preview, the national...

  • Proton X50 Preview: 5 things you need to know

    2 months ago

    Proton X50 Preview: 5 things you need to know

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — The Proton X50 is finally revealed during a media preview at Proton’s plant in Tanjung Malim. The full spec sheet, pricing and availability details...

  • Leaked Proton X50 key fob reveals a feature that’s useful in Malaysia’s weather

    2 months ago

    Leaked Proton X50 key fob reveals a feature that’s useful in Malaysia’s weather

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — There has been a lot of anticipation for the upcoming Proton X50, one of the most talked-about compact SUVs this year. According to leaks, the...

  • This is the Proton X50 and it’s better than you expect

    2 months ago

    This is the Proton X50 and it’s better than you expect

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — After several round of leaks and teaser, the Proton X50 is officially revealed on Proton’s social channels. They have shared three high resolution...

  • Tesla launches fast electric car charging in Berlin, says more cities to come

    2 months ago

    Tesla launches fast electric car charging in Berlin, says more cities to come

    BERLIN, Sept 11 — Managers at electric carmaker Tesla Inc yesterday demonstrated new supercharger equipment on a Berlin research campus, saying they were looking at more target...

  • Car wheels are set to get bigger, smarter and more sustainable

    2 months ago

    Car wheels are set to get bigger, smarter and more sustainable

    NEW YORK, Sept 9 — An essential contributor to automobile performance, the humble wheel is increasingly a focus for innovation with parts manufacturers competing to create...

  • Rolls-Royce new Ghost makes first Asian debut in S. Korea

    2 months ago

    Rolls-Royce new Ghost makes first Asian debut in S. Korea

    SEOUL, Sept 7 — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the luxury car brand under BMW Group, on Monday launched the all-new Ghost sedan in South Korea to capture growing demand for high-end...

  • Japan firm says day when cars lift off is nearing

    3 months ago

    Japan firm says day when cars lift off is nearing

    TOKYO, Sept 3 — It might seem like a flight of fancy, but a Japanese firm says it is one step closer to making flying cars a reality after testing a drone-like prototype. Video...

  • Bikers rejoice, a maintenance-free chain has been developed

    3 months ago

    Bikers rejoice, a maintenance-free chain has been developed

    BERLIN, Sept 2 — German manufacturer BMW Motorrad has shown off an innovative chain that could considerably change the life of many bikers. Its new M Endurance chain requires...

  • Rolls-Royce launches new Ghost amid virus worries

    3 months ago

    Rolls-Royce launches new Ghost amid virus worries

    LONDON, Sept 2 — Rolls-Royce launched its eagerly-awaited new “Ghost” model yesterday, even as the luxury carmaker's chief warned that coronavirus would impact the...

  • Teslas move one step closer to full self-driving

    3 months ago

    Teslas move one step closer to full self-driving

    PALO ALTO, Sept 1 — Through a new software update, Tesla vehicles will be able to recognise speed signs and automatically adjust their speed. It's a further step in the brand's...

  • When a DJ draws inspiration from the sound of an electric sports car (VIDEO)

    3 months ago

    When a DJ draws inspiration from the sound of an electric sports car (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 1 — The sound of a Ford Mustang Mach-E, the latest 100 per cent electric version of the legendary sports car, can be heard on the latest track, New Breed, by...

  • The top 10 longest-range electric automobiles on the market

    3 months ago

    The top 10 longest-range electric automobiles on the market

    NEW YORK, Aug 26 — Until now the uncontested leader in terms of range, Tesla will soon be in competition with market newcomer Lucid Motors. The manufacturer, which like Tesla is...

  • Specialist restorer creating two electric Rolls-Royce models (VIDEO)

    3 months ago

    Specialist restorer creating two electric Rolls-Royce models (VIDEO)

    LONDON, Aug 26 — British firm Lunaz Design, which specialises in vehicle electrification, is adding two exceptional models to its catalogue — entirely restored and electrified...

  • Hot on the heels of the Ford Mustang, another legendary American automobile may soon be electric

    3 months ago

    Hot on the heels of the Ford Mustang, another legendary American automobile may soon be electric

    DETROIT, Aug 21 — With a few months left to run before first deliveries of the Ford Mustang Mach-E at the end of this year, another legendary American automobile, the Chevrolet...