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Geely in talks with Korea's SK Group to develop fuel cell vehicles

Just recently we reported that Geely has struck up a new partnership with Baidu to expand into the driverless electric car game, now there is word that Geely is in talks with SK Group for a partnership to expand into the fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) business.SK Group is a South Korean conglomerate primarily involved in the chemical, petroleum, and energy industries.Geely fuel cell busesSeeing as the group recently acquired a 9.9 percent stake in Plug Power, a company focussed on the develop

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 27, 2021

Perodua为何不使用Toyota Direct Shift CVT?

2021 Perodua D55L是Perodua旗下首款搭载CVT自排变速箱的车型。不过,虽然D55L采用了CVT变速箱,但这具变速箱跟你想象中的CVT可不一样。Perodua D55L搭载的是双模式CVT(D-CVT),这具变速箱结合了钢带和齿轮组两种传动结构,这与仅使用钢带或链条的普通CVT变速箱有着很大的差别。从机械结构上看,D-CVT和Toyota旗下的Direct Shift CVT都采用了钢带和齿轮组的混合结构,这也是两者唯一的共同点。从实际工作原理上看,这两者也有着很大的差别。推荐阅读:Perodua Ativa(D55L)的CVT要比Proton的好,但D-CVT中的D指的是什么?Toyota的Direct Shift CVT是什么?Toyota的Direct Shift是Toyota在CVT技术上最新的成果,它能够达到接近于双离合(DCT)变速箱的性能,同时又能保持CVT的平顺性和经济性。它在多个TNGA-B平台的Toyota车型上都有搭载,如Toyota Yaris和Toyota Yaris Cross等;同时,它也被TNGA-K平台的车型所采用,如Toyota

Rax

Rax

Mar 3, 2021

BMW i Hydrogen NEXT gets its fuel cells from Toyota

The electric future is inevitable. The only question is, will fuel cell technology catch on with battery? BMW believes that they will co-exist in the future and affirms their commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology.BMW Group has been working with the Toyota Motor Corporation on fuel cell technology since 2013. The BMW i Hydrogen NEXT will get its fuel cells from Toyota while BMW develops a fuel cell stack and overall system.Japanese car makers have always been keen on hydrogen fuel. Nis

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 31, 2020

2020 Proton X50 has 2 turbo engines – one direct injection, one port, what’s the difference?

As you would’ve know by now, the 2020 Proton X50, which is manufactured in Tanjung Malim, is offered in two engine options. Both are DOHC 1.5-litre turbocharged units but the fuel system is different, the 1.5T MPI engine uses port injection while the 1.5 TGDI uses direct injection.The three cylinder direct injection unit (1.5 TGDI, codename JLH-3G15TD) makes 177 PS at 5,500 rpm and 255 Nm 1,500 – 4,000 rpm while the port injection (Proton calls it Multi Point Injection, MPI) 1.5T MPI

Hans

Hans

Sep 15, 2020

No Toyota Direct Shift CVT for the Perodua D55L, why?

The 2021 Perodua D55L is Perodua’s first-ever model to be fitted with a CVT-type automatic. Now, before you throw a tantrum at the mere mention of CVT, the one fitted to the D55L is very different from CVTs of yore.You see, the Perodua D55Ls Dual-mode CVT (D-CVT) features a combination of steel chains and gear set, vastly different from regular CVTs that utilizes only belts or chains. Mechanically, the D-CVT is similar but not identical to Toyotas vaunted Direct Shift CVT, despite both uni

Eric

Eric

Feb 28, 2021

Lexus UX’s Direct-Shift CVT is a CVT enthusiasts can accept

During the recent Lexus UX drive, we were impressed with how the CVT operates and feel. Combined with the new 2.0-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine, the Lexus UX felt peppy and engaging to drive around town.However, not many are aware of Toyota’s CVT being one of the most technologically advanced CVT out there, so we decided to share this with you readers for further understanding.  First, we need to understand the concept of CVT. CVTs, or continuously variable transmissio

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Mar 6, 2020

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid battery modules can be individually replaced, RM 5k per cell

BMW 5 SeriesOne of the concerns of owning a hybrid vehicle or a fully electric vehicle is the cost of battery replacement. BMW’s solution is to have the high-voltage battery pack with individual modules that can be replaced.In the BMW 530e, there are 6 cell modules. If only one of the modules is needed to be replaced, owners can simply change that one cell module at a cost of RM 5,000 per cell, rather than replacing the entire battery pack.BMW Group Malaysia offers a 6-year/100,000 km warr

Shaun

Shaun

May 8, 2020

Elon Musk calls hydrogen cars “mind-boggingly stupid”, but BMW still believes in them

I’ve been to the BMW Museum twice. Once in 2013 and once again this year. During the first visit, BMW had its older hydrogen cars display. They were not there the second time around. The hydrogen cars were the BMW H2R and the BMW Hydrogen 7.BMW H2R (Hydrogen Record Car)Now, back in the early 2000s, what BMW did with hydrogen was different from what we typically hear about hydrogen cars. Hydrogen cars are typically hydrogen fuel cell cars which generate electricity from Hydrogen gas (H2). I

Arif

Arif

Jun 16, 2020

Sarawak to open first multi-fuel station! Refuel petrol, diesel, hydrogen and recharge in one place

Sarawak is set to introduce a whole new refuelling concept to Malaysia with a three-in-one petrol station. The state-of-the-art multi-fuel station will cater to cars powered by conventional fuels (petrol and diesel), electricity and hydrogen.The new fuelling station concept will be run by state-owned Petroleum Sarawak (Petros) and the first station is expected to be completed by 2021.The first of the stations will be located at Darul Hana in Kuching while the second is reportedly located in Batu

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 23, 2020

Proton X50 2020 ada 2 enjin turbo – ‘direct injection’ dan ‘port’, apa bezanya?

Seperti yang sedia maklum, Proton X50 2020 yang dipasang di Tanjung Malim menawarkan dua pilihan enjin. Kedua-duanya ialah unit DOHC berpengecas turbo 1.5 liter dengan 3 silinder, tapi sistem bahan apinya berbeza – enjin 1.5T MPI menggunakan ‘port injection’ (suntikan port) manakala yang 1.5 TGDI menggunakan ‘direct injection’ (suntikan langsung).Unit ‘direct injection’ tiga silinder (1.5 TGDI, kod nama JLH-3G15TD) menjana 177 PS pada 5,500 rpm dan

Mersita

Mersita

Sep 17, 2020

How fuel efficient is the Toyota Vios?

The 2019 Toyota Vios is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Dual-VVTi engine with a codename 2NR-FE that produces 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque. It is linked to a CVT with 7 virtual ratios. Toyota claimed improved fuel consumption compared to the previous powertrain, but by how much? Read on to find out.The current powertrain combo was first introduced in the updated Vios in 2016, which replaced the ancient 1NZ-FE VVT-i engine with a 4-speed auto that was already present in the first gener

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 27, 2020

What’s the Proton X50’s tested fuel consumption?

Proton claims the X50 returns a fuel consumption figure of 6.4-litre/100 km for the range-topping 1.5 TGDi Flagship variant. But what’s the real-world fuel consumption like? We tested the Proton X50 to find out.As per usual, all tyres were inflated according to the manufacturers recommended tyre pressure. Then the Proton X50’s 45-litre fuel tank was brimmed.Air-conditioning was set at 22 degrees Celsius in automatic mode. Driving behaviour was normal, without aggressive throttle inpu

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 15, 2021

Kenapa Perodua Ativa (D55L) tak guna Direct Shift CVT dari Toyota? – Ini sebabnya

Seperti yang pernah dimaklumkan, Ativa (D55L) bakal menjadi model Perodua pertama yang datang dengan transmisi CVT. Sebelum itu, perlu dimaklumkan bahawa CVT ini agak lain daripada CVT yang biasa anda dengar.Berbeza dengan CVT konvensional yang guna belt atau chain, jenis Dual-mode (D-CVT) yang terdapat pada Perodua Ativa (D55L) ini menggunakan steel chain dan set gear.Secara mekanikal, konsep D-CVT adalah sama seperti Toyota Direct Shift CVT. Apa yang berbeza ialah operasinya.Apa maksud Toyota

Faisal

Faisal

Mar 2, 2021

New generation Toyota Mirai to debut

At the upcoming 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota will showcase the all-new Mirai Concept, which has been revamped from the ground-up. Painted in a shade of blue called Force Blue Multiple Layers, the new fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) boasts a low and sloping roofline and large 20-inch wheels. Similar to the predecessor model, the all-new Mirai gets large air intakes up front, but with a sleeker design.Underneath the new sheet metal is Toyota’s TNGA platform, which has underpinned a n

Eric

Eric

Oct 11, 2019

Hyundai Ioniq discontinued in Malaysia – Goodbye fuel and safety king

For many Malaysians wanting a brand-new pure hybrid car, the Hyundai Ioniq is one of the few choices for those wanting to drive green. However, it appears that the model has been dropped for the Malaysian market.Aussie-spec Ioniq facelift shownA quick search on Hyundai’s website shows that the Ioniq is absent from its model line-up. Though some markets including Australia and Singapore have received the facelift, there has been no news for its arrival in Malaysia.The locally-assembled (CKD

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 3, 2021

2021 Perodua Ativa的尾门与日规Rocky/Raize都不同,这是为什么?

2021 Perodua Ativa已经正式上市了,而它也搭载了许多大马车型独有的配备。Rocky/Raize的无喷漆尾门钢制尾门就是这些独有配备之一,这与日规版的Toyota Raize和Daihatsu Rocky是完全不同的,后者采用的是PPGF(玻璃纤维增强聚乙烯)尾门。推荐阅读:2021 Perodua Ativa正式在我国上市:标价RM 62k起跳,搭载1.0 L Turbo引擎,动力输出98 PS/140 Nm喷上车漆的钢制尾门Perodua之所以放弃轻量化的PPGF,转而使用传统的钢制尾门,最关键的原因就在于我国缺少能够处理如此大的塑料模具的相关设备。而要投资一个能够生产这件PPGF尾门的模具,其成本也并不便宜,因此Perodua决定放弃这个配备,为Ativa换上了钢制的尾门。因此,Perodua Ativa和它的钢制尾门(以及备胎)加在一起,重量达到了1,035 kg,这比Rocky/Raize重出了不少,后者的重量仅为980 kg。推荐阅读:Does the Perodua Ativa (D55L) come with a spare wheel?2021 Pero

Rax

Rax

Mar 5, 2021

2021 Perodua Ativa(D55L)每月交付量将达3k辆

2021 Perodua Ativa已经上市,那些先前已经预定好车子的人,或许这几天就能提到自己的新车了。自从2月19日开放预定以来,Perodua的这款新SUV已经收到了大约5,000笔订单了。到目前为止,Perodua已经储备了约2,500辆可以交付客户的Ativa。Perodua的总裁兼首席执行官Zainal Abidin Ahmad表示:“从2月19日开放预定到现在,我们已经收到了约5,000笔Perodua Ativa的订单。我们十分感谢大家的支持。我们将于3月4日开始交车,我们的目标是每月交付3,000辆车子。”如果你去年预定了Proton X50,那你可能还需要再等等这与Proton X50形成了鲜明的对比,因为Proton的分销商已经正式,这款B级SUV的等待周期可能将长达6个月。推荐阅读:Dealers confirm 6 months waiting list for the 2020 Proton X50Proton已经收到了超过30,000笔X50的订单,但截至3月初,他们仅仅交付了8,141辆车子。回顾一下,2021 Perodua A

Rax

Rax

Mar 5, 2021

10 tips on how to save money on your car's fuel cost

Apart from insurance and maintenance, another big ticket item that we have to spend on our cars is fuel. Sure, fuel price is at the lowest now due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you are permanently immune from rising fuel cost, or you can't improve things further.As a general rule of thumb, you should always read through your car's owner’s manual and look for the recommended grade of fuel required, as well as recommended driving/maintenance habits. Here

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 22, 2020

长期测评:花了RM 64,我们的Ativa进行了1,000公里检查

事实证明,在一周内完成1,000公里并不难。在完成城市和一点高速的混合路况驾驶后,我们已经在上周成功结束了Perodua Ativa的磨合期,并在上周五把它送去做了1,000公里的检查。于是,我们在Perodua Service Sungai Penchala预约了上午10点的时间。一切都按计划进行,在我们与服务顾问谈完以后,我们的Tiva小姐就被升了起来。1,000公里的检查内容是什么?其实也没什么。 检查是免费的,实际上只需要不到15分钟。 1,000公里的免费检查包括以下项目的检查: 润滑油量和状况 冷却液量 底盘 轮胎压力同时,你也可以追加选择其他项目,对于Tiva小姐,我们选择了以下项目: 磁铁过滤器 电池接线柱保护器 挡风玻璃清洗剂磁铁过滤器就是一个简单的磁铁带子,绕在润滑油过滤器上。电池接线柱保护器则是绕在接线柱上的一层薄薄的膜,而挡风玻璃清洗剂就是加入到雨刮水中的肥皂水。绕在润滑油过滤器上的磁铁带子Tiva小姐是第一辆在Sungai Penchala工厂进行服务的Perodua Ativa。幸运的是,这只是一次检查,因为那里的技师告诉我们,对Ativa的全面机械培训课程

Rax

Rax

Mar 31, 2021

长期测评:我们Ativa的异响问题解决了!问题出在哪里呢?

从我们拿到Perodua Ativa到现在,已经过了大约两周的时间。情况如何呢?我们之前提到的异响声已经变得非常烦人了,每当我们右侧出现颠簸路段的时,声音就会变得越来越明显。我们确定响声来自右后方,但我们不确定到底是哪一个部件q周二,我们需要驾Ativa到Sepang去参观一些大马制造的电动车,所以我们推迟到周三才去服务中心。在这种异响出现了大约两个星期之后,我们终于在周三上午10点半到达了位于Sungai Penchala的服务中心进行了检查。又回到这里了我们提前进行了预约,所以服务顾问已经大概了解了问题所在了。在客户休息区等了一会儿,技师就叫我们去试驾了。在Sungai Penchala附近寻找破路并不困难,幸运的是,他也听到了我们指出的异响。我们进行了试驾车子经过减速带时,异响并不会出现,但只要压过沥青路面上的补丁或者小坑洞,就一定会有声音出现。令人惊讶的是,当左侧出现颠簸时,声音也会出现。在向技术人员明确传达了问题后,我又回到休息室里休息了。幸好我的手机充满了电,否则就只能看Wow Shop了。我敢肯定,自从疫情发生后,就一直没什么新东西我等了大概2个小时,Ativa还在工位里

Rax

Rax

Apr 3, 2021

2021 Perodua Ativa的安静性和舒适度如何?

NVH指的是噪音、震动和粗糙程度,我们常常会用这个名词来指代车子的精细程度。NVH的水平越低,车子的乘坐体验就会越精致、越舒适。那么,Perodua Ativa的NVH水准又是如何呢?在开始之前,我们必须先说明的是,本文的结论是同时基于客观测量和主观印象得出的,因为要将一辆车子的精致程度具体化,并不是一件简单的事情。清楚这一点之后,就让我们开始吧。噪音:比测量数据感觉更安静从NVH的“N”部分开始,我们透过可靠的噪音计来对车内的噪音水平进行测量。我们在三种不同的速度下进行了测量,速度分别为60 km/h、90 km/h和110 km/h,结果如下: 噪音水平 Perodua Ativa Proton X50 60 km/h 60 dB 62 dB 90 km/h 68 dB 65 dB 110 km/h 70 dB 68 dB 作为对比,以静音水准出色的Toyota Vios在60 km/h下的平均噪音为59 dB,在90 km/下的平均噪音为65 dB,而在110

Rax

Rax

Mar 15, 2021

Toyota is now best friends with Isuzu, takes 8% share, JV for next-gen connected trucks

Isuzu FL-IR concept is an autonomous driving truckToyota and its commercial trucks subsidiary Hino have announced today that it will be forming a new joint venture company with Isuzu, the world’s largest diesel engine manufacturer and Japan’s oldest motor vehicle manufacturer, to develop the next generation commercial trucks.All three companies will form a new company called Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation. Based in Tokyo, the company will be 80 percent owned by

Hans

Hans

Mar 24, 2021

Can fuel additives improve fuel economy and increase horsepower?

Preying on the naivety and impulsiveness of the average car buyer are fraudulent products that claim to save fuel, increase power, or improve the handling of a vehicle.There are so many products out there with substantial claims that make it really hard to differentiate the legitimate from the fraudulent. One of the products you may have thought of purchasing are fuel additives.This DOES NOT WORKWhat are fuel additives? Are fuel additives legit? Can fuel additives save you money? Well, we’

Arif

Arif

Mar 28, 2021

South Korea ups electric car subsidies in 2021, but does not help Tesla

South Korea will increase subsidies for electric vehicles in 2021, as part of the Green New Deal initiative from July 2020. The South Korean government will also install 31,500 EV charging stations and 54 hydrogen stations nationwide in 2021.Hyundai Kona ElectricAccording to a report by Pulse, up to 19 million KRW in subsidies will be offered for those who buy an electric car this year. The budget allocated for 121,000 EVs is 1.02 trillion KRW.The subsidy favours cars below 60 million KRW. Sourc

Arif

Arif

Jan 25, 2021

Tun M喜提Perodua Ativa新车,来看看他的车牌号是什么!

前首相Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad医生一直积极鼓励马来西亚人进行创新,尤其是在汽车行业。日前他透露,他刚刚拿到了全新的Perodua Ativa,车牌号为2020。 (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, script, facebook-jssdk));如果你是年轻一代的话,先给你介绍一下,Tun M在1991年担任马来西亚首相的第一个任期内提出了Wawasan 2020(2020愿景),该愿景旨在让我国在2020年之前成为一个自给自足的工业化国家。Tun M在文中称赞Perodua A

Rax

Rax

Apr 17, 2021

Will we run out of petroleum? If so, what’s next?

In 2018, it was estimated by BP that global oil reserves were at 1.73 trillion barrels – enough to last the world about 50 years at current production and consumption rate.Does that mean earth runs dry by 2070 then?Well, not quite.Photo by Zukiman Mohamad from PexelsYou see, it makes more economic sense that when oil supply starts to diminish, prices go up and when that happens, people are expected to buy less of it. Eventually prices will be sky-high it becomes a niche product purcha

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 19, 2020

我们买了一辆Perodua Ativa进行长期测评和拆车分析!

是的,我们买了一辆Perodua Ativa进行长期测评。我们在2021年1月(比线上发布还要早得多)预订了这辆车,因此我们也是最早提车的客户之一。一直以来,我们都在催促展展销厅方面加急交车,现在它终于来了,我们都很高兴。珠光红——实车颜色看起来更亮我们买了什么?我们选择了双色车身的AV车型,车身为“珠光红”,而车顶则为黑色。我们没有选配“Gear Up”套件,因为我们更喜欢简洁的风格。我们团队中有些同事不是很喜欢车窗上的晴雨挡,但交车的时候它们就已经装在上面了。我们会怎么处置这辆车?长期测评的计划是将这辆车开到1万公里,然后对这辆车进行部分拆解。是的,我们将拆掉这辆车,并对Perodua Ativa的车体构造进行一些专业分析。在这之后,这辆车将成为我们的公司共用车,所以如果我们在重新组装时出现问题的话,那么我们就要自认倒霉了。提车过程Perodua Taman Maluri很贴心地将我们的车摆在了展销厅的正中间,让我们拥有最佳的提车体验。我们首先对车况进行了检查,以防止有划痕或凹陷。不是我们对他们的服务有所怀疑,

Rax

Rax

Mar 20, 2021

Proton X70 1.8T 2WD fuel consumption, 7.5L/100 km possible only if you don't get stuck in traffic jams  – Ratings

Ever wondered what is the fuel consumption of the Proton X70 1.8T 2WD? We put Proton X70 through our WapCar fuel consumption test and here are our Proton X70 fuel consumption test results.The Proton X70 Premium 2WD sold in Malaysia is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged direct-injection 4-cylinder petrol engine linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission.A conventional 6-speed automatic and turbocharged engine is not the most ideal combination for fuel economy. The Proton X70s 1,695 kg kerb weigh

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 23, 2020

Hyundai Nexo Wins Top Safety Pick+ Award

The IIHS test helps the public to shake the "explosive" image of Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.As the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCV) to be tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Hyundai Nexo SUV is entitled Top Safety Pick + by the organization. The vehicle first appeared at the International Consumer Electronics Show in 2018.To get the Top Safety Pick +, the first thing a vehicle needs to do is be able to withstand a series of crash tests.Si

Gemma

Gemma

Aug 12, 2019

新车要如何磨合?我们的Ativa是这样做的

当你买了一辆全新的汽车之后,在最初的1,000公里内,你必须要经历一个磨合期。遗憾的是,你不能在从展销厅交车之后就直接地板油。因此,对于我们的Perodua Ativa新车来说,首先要做的就是进行磨合。交车时里程表上只有17km怎么磨合车子?小心驾驶,尽量不要超过特定的转速和速度限制。在每一本车主手册中,都会对磨合期进行特别说明。对于我们的Perodua Ativa,手册中是这样要求的: 时速不超过90 km/h 不要长期以相同的速度行驶,无论快慢 避免全油门起步 除紧急情况外,在前300公里的行驶中应尽量避免急煞车节选自Ativa的车主手册每款车的磨合要求都不同吗?根据车款不同,磨合的要求可能也会略有不同,但大体上都会要求你温柔驾驶。举例而言,Toyota Hilux要求将磨合期分为三个阶段。同时,它还要求避免长时间使用低档位行驶。节选自Toyota Hilux的车主手册而相反,Toyota Prius则将磨合期分成两个阶段,要求也比较简单。节选自Toyota Prius的车主手册我们是怎么磨合Ativa的?磨合的做法一般都是大致相同的,不过有些厂家的要求会比其他厂家更严格。由于我们

Rax

Rax

Mar 23, 2021