Look before you buy: Hertz offers EV rentals

ORA Good Cat Those who want to have an EV experience without having to purchase one can simple rent one from Hertz. Great Wall Motor (Thailand) recently delivered 20 units of the ORA Good Cat 400 TECH to Hertz ...

Stay in your lane The CX-8 features a refined ride that embodies the spirit of Mazda

Mazda's midlife update for the CX-8 crossover includes some significant safety upgrades along with adjusted trim levels for both the diesel and gasoline variants. First launched here in 2019, the 2022 CX-8 diesel is priced from 1.849 million to ...

Should You Buy an EV or a Hybrid?

EV vs. Hybrid: What’s the Difference? Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Pros and Cons Should You Buy an EV or a Hybrid? ALDECA studio/Shutterstock.com If you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle for your next car, there is no ...

Automatic Braking Systems Are Less Effective at Night

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Musk 'focused' on wide release of self-driving Teslas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk outlined his top priorities on Monday — including his goal of getting the electric auto maker's self-driving technology ready by year-end. Musk said he hopes it could be in wide release in the United States ...

Pattaya to get 1st hydrogen filling station PTT, partners set to open facility soon

Mr Noppadol is promoting more environmentally-friendly hydrogen fuel which has the potential to replace fossil fuel in the future. National oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc is preparing to co-launch Thailand's first hydrogen filling station next month in Pattaya ...

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Improvements abound in EV-hybrid market

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Honda's BR-V grows up Longer wheelbase, increased headroom and expected pleasant ride makes the MPV an easy choice, if the high price doesn't scare customers away

Honda has launched the second-generation BR-V subcompact MPV that comes with hefty pricing in exchange for major improvements all around. The BR-V retails at 915,000 baht for the E variant and 973,000 baht for the EL (977,000 baht in ...

California Will Ban Sales of New Gasoline-Powered Cars by 2035 Aggressive regulations encounter less pushback than before from auto industry, which has escalated EV sales ambitions since rules were first proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2020

Auto makers must hit targets for zero-emission vehicle sales in California, starting at 35% in 2026. California on Thursday approved regulations banning the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and trucks by 2035, an action aimed at addressing climate change ...

Bevy of factors cut car output

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has downgraded Thailand's total car manufacturing target to 1.75 million units this year as its estimate of more production for domestic sales cannot offset a drop in exports amid geopolitical conflicts and lower ...

Test confirms what we already knew, physical buttons in cars are better than touchscreens

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Cabinet approves B2.92bn EV subsidy package

The cabinet on Tuesday approved spending worth 2.92 billion baht to subsidise electric vehicle (EV) purchases, aiming to drive Thailand to become the region's EV production base and increase the competitiveness of its EV manufacturing industry. According to government ...

Volvo's new Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain upgraded

Volvo Cars Thailand's latest offering, the Recharge plug-in hybrid, features an upgraded powertrain to continue the brand's tradition of providing plug-in hybrid enthusiasts with the best possible driving experience. The new long-range battery, available in the 90 and 60 ...

Competition heats up MG's VS HEV is great value-for-money compared to Japanese hybrid crossovers

MG hopes the newly-introduced VS HEV will help grow its market share in the Thai B-SUV segment, which is dominated by hybrid models from Honda and Toyota. The VS HEV is MG’s first hybrid model in the Thai market. ...

New battery promises 1,000km range for electric vehicles

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Indonesia president wants Tesla to make EVs in country

A Tesla model X airport taxi waits for passengers at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang on Dec 14, 2020. (Photo: AFP) Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla must make its cars – not just batteries – in Indonesia, the ...

Jeep Magneto revealed: It’s an electric wrangler scheduled for 2024

The segment of electric vehicles is certainly trending in the last years. Although they’re not a dominant force in the automobile market, we know that they are the future. For that reason, the past few years are being marked by ...

VW Is Bullish on Electric Air Taxis for VIPs

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CPN tie-up to roll out EV charging stations Central complexes to host the 350 outlets

From left are Mr Noppadol, Ms Wallaya and Poonpat Loharjun, chief executive of Evolt Technology Co. SET-listed retail and property developer Central Pattana Plc (CPN) has teamed up with national oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc and Evolt Technology ...

Thai Honda on course to reach 10% sales growth

Mr Kimura is pushing ahead with the electric motorcycle business in Thailand. Thai Honda Co, a manufacturer and distributor of multi-purpose engines, is maintaining its 10% growth target this year, with motorcycle sales expected to stand at around 1.3 ...

NYC Is Testing Electronically Speed-Limited Fleet Vehicles

Intelligent speed assistance software recognizes and follows local speed limits, with 50 city-owned vehicles testing the software before widespread adoption.

Practising mindfulness A series of workshops invites people to learn about ACT therapy and how to live in the present moment

Gain Metacharunon, creator of the three-part programme ‘Wisdom Of Self’, with Collective Cycle Of Pure Impermanence by Jood Jung. Ae* was diagnosed with a serious illness which required surgery. He was reluctant to tell his parents about his condition ...

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Top of the class Toyota updates its Yaris ATIV eco sedan with a refined engine and new standard safety features

Toyota is raising the bar further in the eco car segment with the new Yaris ATIV sedan, which made its world premiere in Thailand last week. There are four trim levels for the new Yaris ATIV depending on equipment ...

Scomadi unveils new Ananda models

Scomadi Thailand has unveiled two new Ananda Series models: the Urban Series and Adventure Series, with an official price announcement. The Scomadi retains its classic identity but stands out in the look and design that classic scooter fans are ...

'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73

Olivia Newton-John, who was best known for her role in high school musical ‘Grease’ has died, aged 73. LOS ANGELES: Singer Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide fame as the high school sweetheart Sandy in the hit movie “Grease”, died ...

Taiwan tensions threaten supply of semiconductors

A logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co on display at the firm’s headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan. REUTERS The growing tensions between China and Taiwan have left the Thai automotive industry facing fresh concerns as manufacturers fear China may ban the ...

Turning it up to 11 11th World Ducati Week marks a 4-year break for the faithful

The Most Beautiful World Ducati Week of all time It was incredible to see the bike in person Lenovo Race of Champions World Ducati Week 2022 in numbers The 11th World Ducati Week, which came back after a four-year ...

Fortuner gets 2022 update

Toyota Hilux Revo. Toyota has introduced 2022 updates for the popular Fortuner, which commands a 45% market share in the PPV (Pickup Passenger Vehicle) segment. Cosmetic upgrades for the Fortuner Leader series include changes to the new radiator grille, ...

New Side Crash Tests Show Bad Results for Sedans

The IIHS's revised testing procedure reflects the changing road demographics.

Greely Geometry To use Huawei’s HarmonyOS In Their Cars

The Launch Of The Greely Geometry Model Which Model Of The Greely Geometry Will Use The HarmonyOS? Chinese car maker Greely has opted to use Huawei’s in-house developed operating system HarmonyOS in their Geometry line of cars. Greely is ...

Subaru Is Stick-Shift King; Porsche Doing OK with Manuals, Too

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Tesla Model Y Is The Best-Selling Electric Vehicle In June 2022

That’s not a secret that the electric vehicle market is one of the most attractive niches. That’s why even non-traditional car makers (or it’s better to say companies specialized in making other products) are entering this field one after another. ...

Here’s How Hyundai Would Design a Future City

The automaker's urban planning concept debuts at the 2022 World Cities Summit, but how realistic is it?

Motorcycle output falls in H1, exports increase 2.94%

Motorcyclists take part in a campaign for road safety in Bangkok. Motorcycle manufacturing in Thailand decreased during the first half of 2022. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard) Thailand's motorcycle industry is being hit by the ongoing global semiconductor shortage, which caused production ...

Weekend Drives: Mercedes-Benz C200 AMG Line - Is this really a baby S-Class?

I had a hard time trying to find the press car for my test drive. The car park wasn’t that big but unless you know what to look out for, it’s easy to mistake the new C-Class for the ...

Hyundai Motor Group Presents HMG Smart City Vision at 2022 World Cities Summit

Hyundai Motor Group presents a human-centered future city vision that is well connected by mobility solutions while coexisting harmoniously with nature HMG Smart City is a sustainable green city concept enabled by autonomous mobility, advanced air mobility, robotics and ...

Ford's Everest PPV set for delivery

Ford is ready to deliver the first units of the new Everest PPV (Pickup Passenger Vehicle) to Thai customers as well as over 100 markets around the world from the AutoAlliance Thailand assembly facility in Rayong. According to a ...

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