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  • Proton is launching Saga, Persona, Iriz and Exora special editions for 2021 on Thursday (VIDEO)

    2 months ago

    Proton is launching Saga, Persona, Iriz and Exora special editions for 2021 on Thursday (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 16 — Proton is launching four special edition models of its current Saga, Persona, Iriz and Exora this coming Thursday, February 18, 2021. From the teasers,...

  • Lawrence of Arabia’s motorcycle makes French comeback

    3 months ago

    Lawrence of Arabia’s motorcycle makes French comeback

    LONDON ,Feb 13 — Brough motorcycles, favourites of the writer, spy and gentleman adventurer T.E. Lawrence, are making a comeback — not in their former home in England, but...

  • Volkswagen, Microsoft tie-up on autonomous vehicles

    3 months ago

    Volkswagen, Microsoft tie-up on autonomous vehicles

    FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Feb 11 — German auto giant Volkswagen and US tech leader Microsoft said today they were joining forces to develop autonomous vehicle driving systems,...

  • ‘Connected’ tyres: What does that change for me?

    3 months ago

    ‘Connected’ tyres: What does that change for me?

    HANOVER, Feb 10 — German automotive parts manufacturer, Continental has been producing its first tyres featuring RFID tags, facilitating product traceability, since last fall....

  • Xiaomi unveils Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition of its Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2

    3 months ago

    Xiaomi unveils Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition of its Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — After nearly seven months, Xiaomi has finally unveiled its special edition Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 that’s made in partnership with the...

  • Old but gold: Tokyo’s retro car owners revel in modern classics

    3 months ago

    Old but gold: Tokyo’s retro car owners revel in modern classics

    TOKYO, Feb 5 — Fast and furious they aren’t, but for a group of Japanese retro car enthusiasts the sleek lines and high shine of their old-school models hold a much more...

  • Reports: Apple near deal with Hyundai on autonomous cars

    3 months ago

    Reports: Apple near deal with Hyundai on autonomous cars

    WASHINGTON, Feb 5 — Apple is close to a deal on producing its own autonomous vehicles in cooperation with South Korean giant Hyundai with an announcement likely as soon as this...

  • Toyota overtakes Volkswagen as top-selling global auto maker

    3 months ago

    Toyota overtakes Volkswagen as top-selling global auto maker

    TOKYO, Jan 29 — Japan’s Toyota reclaimed the title of world’s top-selling automaker in 2020, according to data released by the firm yesterday, pushing Volkswagen into second...

  • General Motors sets 2035 goal for eliminating emissions from most cars

    3 months ago

    General Motors sets 2035 goal for eliminating emissions from most cars

    NEW YORK, Jan 29 — General Motors yesterday announced that it aims to make most of its cars and trucks emissions-free by 2035, as part of a wider campaign by the American auto...

  • Volta Trucks set to launch urban electric lorry

    3 months ago

    Volta Trucks set to launch urban electric lorry

    LONDON, Jan 28 — Anglo-Swedish startup Volta Trucks will launch its urban electric lorry this year, the group said Wednesday, tapping into keen demand for electrified transport...

  • Mercedes-Benz announces EQA 250, a fully electric GLA with 426km range (VIDEO)

    3 months ago

    Mercedes-Benz announces EQA 250, a fully electric GLA with 426km range (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 ― Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the EQA 250, the new entry-level model in its EQ line of vehicles. The electric compact SUV is essentially a zero-emissions...

  • Lotus looks to an electric future with Alpine deal

    3 months ago

    Lotus looks to an electric future with Alpine deal

    LONDON, Jan 21 ― A co-operation deal between British sports car maker Lotus and Alpine, owned by French giant Renault, is driven by a need to share supply chains and production...

  • Interested in an F1 racing helmet or steering wheel?

    3 months ago

    Interested in an F1 racing helmet or steering wheel?

    PARIS, Jan 20 ― Artcurial Motorcars will host a sale of the former collection of Giuseppe Neri, a friend of Enzo Ferrari, at its Automobilia auction on February 6, 2021. The...

  • Toyota Capital Malaysia introduces world’s first Islamic-based car subscription programme

    3 months ago

    Toyota Capital Malaysia introduces world’s first Islamic-based car subscription programme

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Toyota Capital Malaysia has introduced Kinto One, the world’s first Islamic-based car subscription programme, offering the public a new...

  • CES 2021: Cadillac has created a flying taxi concept

    3 months ago

    CES 2021: Cadillac has created a flying taxi concept

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 15 — During this year’s CES virtual event, General Motors unveiled an interesting concept that consisted of an autonomous, electric flying cab designed to speed...

  • Tech show offers transport solutions for Covid-changed world

    3 months ago

    Tech show offers transport solutions for Covid-changed world

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15 — The global pandemic has put the brakes on a number of mobility trends, prompting the transportation industry to rethink strategy. New options on display at...

  • CES 2021: Car dashboards are getting even smarter

    4 months ago

    CES 2021: Car dashboards are getting even smarter

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 13 — For several years now, cars have had a prominent place at the CES in Las Vegas. For this 2021 edition, which this year is entirely virtual, manufacturers are...

  • GM to build electric delivery vans under new BrightDrop brand

    4 months ago

    GM to build electric delivery vans under new BrightDrop brand

    WASHINGTON, Jan 13 — General Motors (GM) unveiled plans yesterday to build electric vans under the new BrightDrop brand, in a move aimed at creating a new ecosystem for delivery...

  • Uber expands ‘green trip’ option to over 1,400 cities in North America

    4 months ago

    Uber expands ‘green trip’ option to over 1,400 cities in North America

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 12 — Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc said today it was expanding its electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid ride option to over 1,400 new cities in North...

  • Proton sold 8.8pc more vehicles in 2020 despite pandemic

    4 months ago

    Proton sold 8.8pc more vehicles in 2020 despite pandemic

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and the car industry is no exception. Despite losing more than two months of car production and sales due to...

  • Augmented reality head-up display in cars will soon be mainstream

    4 months ago

    Augmented reality head-up display in cars will soon be mainstream

    WOLFSBURG, Jan 1 — Volkswagen announced that it is about to introduce augmented reality technology for head-up display in most of its electric range of vehicles. This...

  • Petronas Dagangan introduces PETRONAS Primax 97 with Pro-Race

    4 months ago

    Petronas Dagangan introduces PETRONAS Primax 97 with Pro-Race

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 — Petronas Dagangan Bhd has introduced its best fuel, the new PETRONAS Primax 97 with Pro-Race, engineered to meet the demands of present-day high...

  • E-scooters take off in Covid-hit London despite legal obstacles

    4 months ago

    E-scooters take off in Covid-hit London despite legal obstacles

    LONDON, Dec 18 — Thousands of London commuters have ditched the city's underground trains and buses during the Covid-19 pandemic for a more personal form of electric...

  • Amazon has unveiled its fully self-driving robotaxi called Zoox (VIDEO)

    4 months ago

    Amazon has unveiled its fully self-driving robotaxi called Zoox (VIDEO)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 17 — Amazon is showing off its self-driving vehicle ambitions with its Zoox project, named after the startup recently acquired by the US giant. It is an...

  • The electric vehicle that doesn’t need charging (VIDEO)

    4 months ago

    The electric vehicle that doesn’t need charging (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 — The American manufacturer Aptera Motors has made a splash with the launch of its new all-electric three-wheeled vehicle boasting a record range of up to...

  • Porsche is participating in the development of a new green biofuel

    5 months ago

    Porsche is participating in the development of a new green biofuel

    SANTIAGO, Dec 8 — While most carmakers are planning to switch their production over to electrified models by 2030 or thereabouts, some are engaged in the development of new...

  • 'Fake city' built especially for testing autonomous vehicles

    5 months ago

    'Fake city' built especially for testing autonomous vehicles

    OHIO, Dec 4 — Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, plans to reproduce real-world city driving conditions in an artificial environment...

  • These electric buses can be charged while driving

    5 months ago

    These electric buses can be charged while driving

    KARLSRUHE (Germany), Dec 3 — A pilot section of inductive charging road for electric vehicles, just a few metres long, is being set up in Karlsruhe, Germany. The aim is to...

  • Carmakers worldwide are embracing electrification

    5 months ago

    Carmakers worldwide are embracing electrification

    MODENA, Dec 2 — Maserati’s CEO has just announced that its brand’s entire production will be electrified (hybrid or full-electric) by 2025. The Italian carmaker joins a slew...

  • BlackBerry, Amazon team up on smart car software platform

    5 months ago

    BlackBerry, Amazon team up on smart car software platform

    SEATTLE, Dec 2 — BlackBerry and Amazon yesterday announced an alliance to create a cloud computing platform that cars could link to for services and insights based on data from...

  • What will Elon Musk make of this e-bike concept inspired by Tesla?

    5 months ago

    What will Elon Musk make of this e-bike concept inspired by Tesla?

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1 — The American designer Kendall Toerner has imagined what a Tesla electric bike could be like with a concept he has even dubbed the “Model B.” But could...

  • Toyota launches its new fuel cell sedan, promising better performance and range

    5 months ago

    Toyota launches its new fuel cell sedan, promising better performance and range

    TOKYO, Dec 1 — A year after presenting its prototype at the Tokyo Autoshow, Toyota is launching its new-generation Mirai, a pioneering vehicle model in hydrogen fuel cell...

  • Tesla could widen release of ‘self-driving’ software in two weeks

    5 months ago

    Tesla could widen release of ‘self-driving’ software in two weeks

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 28 — Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said yesterday there will probably be a wider roll out of a new “Full Self Driving” software update in...