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2021 MG EP budget electric car revealed in Thailand, prices to be announced on 1-Dec

An affordable electric car is set to launch in Thailand this December. Revealed today, the MG EP electric station wagon aims to be the benchmark for electric cars in Thailand with the following key elements: Dimension Comfort and safety Powerful performance Low cost of ownershipWhile most electric cars have always seemed inaccessible to the masses, the MG EP aims to change this. Making an affordable electric car available in Thailand in well in-line with the Thai government’s 2030 electrif

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Nov 26, 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

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Oct 23, 2020

All-electric Nissan Ariya debuts, 610 km range and 130 kW DC charging

Nissan has unveiled the all-new Nissan Ariya. The Nissan Ariya is Nissan’s first all-electric crossover SUV. The new electric Nissan debuted during a digital event in Yokohama. The concept version was unveiled in October last year.The Nissan Ariya sets the pace for Nissan’s plan to roll out 12 new models in 18 months. The all-new crossover demonstrates Nissan’s commitment to meeting customer demand for new electrified, autonomous and connected technologies.The Ariya e-4ORCE all

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Jul 15, 2020

What if you could afford a RM600k electric SUV?

If you love the sound of a revving engine, the aroma of gasoline, and shifting your own gears, you might not like where this is going. The Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, and the Mercedes-Benz EQC, are stuffs of nightmare for the orthodox petrolhead. Not only are the cars crossovers, or “SUVs”, they’re also electric. But some of us are keen on electric cars. So let us ponder...The Audi e-tron 55 Quattro is priced at 74,800 USD, the Jaguar I-Pace at 69,850 USD, the Mercedes-Benz EQC

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Jun 14, 2020

Audi Singapore shows EV charging solution for condominiums, 18-month free charging

Following Teslas hint on its supercharger location in Singapore and Hyundais plans for a manufacturing plant for electric cars, Singapore is gearing up for further electrification.One of the biggest challenges for electric cars in Singapore is the dominance of high-rise residence that makes charging at home difficult. However, Audi Singapore has a solution for that. A partnership with SP Group provides Audi e-tron owners with a seamless charging experience. SP Group is a government-owned electri

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Jan 14, 2021

Electric cars are here, but is Malaysia ready for them?

At this point in time, the world is way past its first steps of vehicle electrification. Norway has the highest number of plug-in electric car ownership per capita followed by California, Netherlands, Sweden, and China. The cars we normally see in Malaysia already have their electric variants in other countries. The Honda HR-V is available as an electric Honda Everus VE-1 and the Volkswagen Golf is available as an electric Volkswagen E-Golf.Honda Everus VE-1 and Volkswagen E-GolfChina has seen t

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Jun 12, 2020

Singapore banks push for EVs, property developers to install EV charging points

Following Tesla’s return to Singapore, two banks have shown great initiative in the adoption of electric vehicles.The Business Times reports, that on Monday, OCBC had announced a strategic partnership with Charge+, a Singaporean EV solutions firm.Charge+ aims to install 10,000 EV charging points in Singapore by 2030, in line with the governments target of 60,000 EV charging points. CEO of Charge+, Goh Chee Kiong in an interviewThe partnership intends to encourage property developers (who a

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Feb 16, 2021

New Chinese EV spotted in Malaysia, DFSK Glory EV3 charging at Sunway

A new Chinese EV has been spotted in Malaysia – the DFSK Glory E3, known as the Seres 3 in Europe. With almost all badges covered, but barely camouflaged, the car was spotted charging at the DC Fast charger at ABB Sunway.These images have been shared by a member of the Malaysian Electric Vehicle Owners Cub (MyEVOC). The DFSK EV is left-hand-drive and was sporting trade plates, suggesting that this is most likely a training unit.Charging with a CCS2 socketAlthough the car has several names,

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Apr 1, 2021

Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts, 420 km range entry-level premium electric car

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new electric car today, the Mercedes-Benz EQA. Based on the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the EQA has a range of 420 km (WLTP) and takes 5 hours and 45 minutes to charge to 100%.Currently, the Mercedes EQA is available with a 190 PS/375Nm electric propulsion system that drives the front wheels. The century sprint is done in 8.9 seconds.In the future, a version with 271 PS and AWD might become a reality.The battery capacity of the Mercedes EQA is rated at 66.5 kWh. With 11kW A

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Jan 20, 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

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Jan 25, 2021

Proton’s electric dream of the past – Proton Iriz EV auctioned off

Back in 2015, Proton showcased an all-electric car – the Proton Iriz EV. Today, we were lucky enough to get a glimpse of some rather bizarre Proton cars being auctioned away. There were more than 10 Proton electric vehicles at the lot, but the best condition electric car would be the Proton Iriz EV.When Proton turned 30, the Iriz EV made its debut. When Proton turned 35, this is what we got.Five years ago, the Proton Preve and Proton Suprima were still in production, the Proton Person

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Jul 23, 2020

New electric Mini Cooper SE to launch in Malaysia on 26 August!

The long-awaited city electric car by MINI, the MINI Cooper SE is has been confirmed to launch in Malaysia on 26 August 2020. Although sharing technology with the BMW i3S, the MINI Cooper SE is front-wheel-drive.The MINI Cooper SE has been officially listed on MINI Malaysia’s website.Although electric, MINI claims that the Cooper SE will not compromise the identity of the MINI brand. The car aims to be fun to drive.The lithium ion battery pack has a 32.6kWh rating and provides about 217 km

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Aug 7, 2020

Subaru BRZ drifter at Petronas station arrested!

Image credits: Berita HarianFollowing the viral video of a Subaru BRZ drifting between petrol pumps at a Petronas station in Jejawi, the owner of the BRZ and the owner of the petrol station have turned themselves in to the police. Both men were subsequently arrested on charges against endangering the lives of others and possibly causing a fire at a petrol station.Acting chief of Investigation and Traffic Enforcement Department, Assistant Superintendent Mohd Rizal Emran, said that the two me

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Jun 2, 2020

New electric MINI Cooper SE launched  in Malaysia, from RM 218,380 only

MINI Malaysia has launched the all-electric MINI Cooper SE. Starting at RM218,370.78, the Mini Cooper SE is a stylish electric car that share a similar powerplant with the BMW i3s.The difference between the MINI Cooper SE and the BMW i3s would be the fact that the MINI is front-wheel-drive while the BMW is rear-wheel-drive.Assembled in Oxford, the electric MINI is a city electric car with a battery 28.9 kWh battery capacity, just a tad below the 35.5 kWh battery capacity of the Honda E

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Aug 26, 2020

Mercedes-Benz electric car plans in Thailand on hold, government direction unclear

Back in March 2019, Mercedes-Benz was awarded BoI (Board of Investment) privileges to expand production of PHEVS in Thailand by the Thai government. Its local partner, Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant, was also awarded BoI privileges to produce lithium-ion batteries locally.Mercedes-benz production facility in Kamenz, GermanyDespite having given the greenlight to automakers like Mercedes-Benz in March 2019, the Thai government has taken no further action in the push for electric vehicles.Chair

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Jul 6, 2020

New electric Mini Cooper SE coming to Malaysia soon, 217 km battery range only?

Having launched in Thailand back in February this year, the Mini Cooper SE (all-electric) will be coming to Malaysia soon. The Mini Cooper SE is priced at 2,290,000 baht in or approximately RM 310,000. With BMW Malaysia selling the BMW i3s, it would be no surprise then that the Mini Cooper SE becomes available in the Malaysian market.The MINI Cooper SE has a rather small battery capacity in comparison to bigger electric cars like the Audi e-tron 55 Quattro (95 kWh) and the Tesla Model X (10

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Jul 14, 2020

Chinese station 988 FM asked opinions on penalties for drunk driving

There has been a rise of drivers driving under influence (DUI) cases on Malaysian roads recently, sparking many heated discussions across social media. This has even prompted the Ministry of Transport to propose an amendment on Act 333 of the Road Transport Act 1987. Chinese radio station, 988 FM, invited listeners to share their opinions on the appropriate respond or punishment needed to stop drunk driving and the lost of lives.In the 988 discussion, the general consensus agrees there

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Jun 2, 2020

The electric Proton Tiara was Citroën’s first production electric car

We’ve seen various attempts at innovation by Proton such as the Arena, Juara, and Savvy. As an automaker, Proton is actually quite young considering Hyundai was founded in 1967 and Volkswagen was founded pre-World War 2. Proton was founded in 1983.Now, one car you might remember from Proton is the Proton Tiara. It was an oddball since it was Proton’s only collaboration with a French automaker.Citroën AX Electrique. Photo: citroenvie.comThe Tiara had a 1.1 L 4-cylinder

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Jun 19, 2020

Electric MINI Cooper SE sold out in Australia! How will it do in Malaysia?

MINI Australia has received an overwhelming response on its city electric runabout – the MINI Cooper SE. All 100 units that were pre-ordered by MINI Australia have been sold out without the car being physically seen or driven.Those who wish buy a MINI Cooper SE in Australia now will have to wait until 2021 to get their cars. MINI Australia general manager Brett Waudby says the response was not expected since Australians love big V8s. Hence the small 100-unit pre-or

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Jul 23, 2020

Bateriku.com plans for EV roadside assistance, EV training centers included

In a podcast with MARii, Bateriku.com has hinted at its plans on roadside support for electric cars in the future.According Chief Strategy Officer Reshal Forzad, Bateriku.com is in continuous search of talents for its future plans with electric vehicles. Although many technicians are capable of maintenance of the regular SLI (starting, lighting, ignition) battery, the handling of bigger lithium-ion batteries requires more precaution and skill. Those who have experience handling hybrid vehicles s

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Jan 26, 2021

This Subaru BRZ is under fire for drifting inside a petrol station

This video of a Subaru BRZ drifting inside a petrol station has been drawing massive amount of attention and criticism from netizens. The video has been shared over various social media platforms and even WhatsApp groups even though the owner of the video has taken it down.The video shows the BRZ making a figure 8 between petrol pumps. It was first uploaded on to social media with the captions “done sign”.According to talk circulating through the drift community, the Subaru

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Jun 1, 2020

Beware of damaged roads near the Taman Bahagia LRT Station!

Looks like the flash flood season is well and truly back. With the flash floods also came the inevitable reports of damaged roads, this particular incident happened in Petaling Jaya and, unfortunately, a Fiat Bravo was caught just when the road was washed apart.The video of the badly damaged road was uploaded on a Facebook page called Pantas MBPJ.  As you can see, the road along Jalan SS4A/1 near the Taman Bahagia LRT Station stretches for at least 300 m.  (function(d, s, id) { let js,

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Jul 23, 2020

5 electric MPVs & vans from Toyota and PSA Group

If there was a segment we haven’t seen much of electric cars in, it would be the MPV/van body-type. Last year, we saw the Mercedes-Benz EQV which was a luxury MPV which had a 100 kWh battery with about 400 km of range.Mercedes-Benz EQVAnnounced in 2018, the long-term partnership between Toyota and the PSA Group in Europe has now brought to the market 5 new MPVs/vans: Citroën ë-SpaceTourer Peugeot e-Traveller Opel Zafira-e Life Vauxhall Vivaro-e Toyota Proace ElectricPeugeot e-Tra

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Jun 22, 2020

15 units only of MINI Electric First Edition in Malaysia. What does an extra RM20k get you?

MINI Malaysia has announced 15 units of the MINI Electric First Edition. Sold at RM 238,380.78, it is a good RM20k more expensive than the MINI Cooper SE. What do you get with that additional money? We've listed them down so you don't have to bury your face in the spec sheets.1. New “MINI Yours Enigmatic Black” colour"White Silver" is still available on the MINI Electric First EditionThe First Edition MINI Cooper SE comes in an exclusive “MINI Yours Enigmatic

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Sep 22, 2020

2021 BMW iX teased; 500 PS electric SUV coming to Malaysia

BMW Malaysia has teased the 2021 BMW iX, which suggests the introduction of the electric SUV (BMW uses the term SAV) here. The BMW iX is comparable with the BMW X5 in length and width, and is almost the same height as the BMW X6. (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,

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Mar 16, 2021

Wapcar Morning Insiders (Sep. 10, 2019)

Today is Tuesday, Sep. 10   Local News  Volvo Car Malaysia adds one more 3S centre in JohorFollowing its earlier announcement in August, Pekin Auto Sdn. Bhd.’s Volvo Car 3S Centre in Skudai is now open for business.This will be Volvo Car Malaysia's second dealer in Johor. The other dealer is located in Batu Pahat, operated by AJ Premium. In total, Volvo Car Malaysia now has 12 outlets in the country.More on: Volvo Car Malaysia adds one more 3S centre in Johor&n

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Sep 10, 2019

2021 Nissan Note e-Power to launch in Singapore this year, first ASEAN debut

In a "Nissan Futures" webinar session, Nissan ASEAN Vice President, Mr. Isao Sekiguchi has announced that the all-new Nissan Note e-Power will debut in Singapore and Hong King in the following months.The launch of the all-new Nissan Note in JapanThe all-new Nissan Note -Power made its world debut in Japan in November 2020, and became Nissan’s best-selling model in Japan in January 2021. Its launch in Singapore will be its first debut in the ASEAN region.The Nissan Note is a hybri

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Feb 5, 2021

Volvo XC40 Pure Electric to launch in Thailand in March 2021, skipping Malaysia

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is due to launch in Thailand in March 2021. Headlight Magazine reports that the pure electric Volvo XC40 will be imported (CBU) from China.Under the ASEAN-China FTA, the Thai government does not impose any tax on EVs from China. This will give an incredible advantage to the Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric in Thailand.According to our colleagues in Thailand, the import tax for EVs in Thailand are 20% for EVs from Japan, 40% for EVs from Korea, and 80% for E

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Feb 23, 2021

PDRM, CPRC and MKN contradict themselves over MySejahtera scans at petrol station issue

Overnight, confusion spread throughout Malaysians regarding the need to scan their MySejahtera contact tracing app at a petrol station even though they are not entering the station’s convenient store.The issue first came to light when a viral video of a man claiming that his father was fined RM 1,000 for failing to register his MySejahtera trace before filling up at the fuel pump in Ipoh. It has now escalated to a “he says, she says” matter with different media reporting differ

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 10, 2020

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

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Shaun

Apr 19, 2020