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This Korean professor created a self-driving car way back in the '90s! Tesla who?

Autonomous driving, or aka self-driving cars and driverless cars, is now all the range. Everybody from Tesla and Google to Mercedes-Benz and more are looking into developing autonomous cars! But before driverless cars became an ‘it’ thing, here is an autonomous car that was created back in the 1990s by a South Korean professor and his students.Also read: Watch this self-driving Perodua Axia handle the busy roads of KL!Han Min Hong, now 79, led the team that created South Korea’

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 8, 2021

Tesla now outsells Audi in USA, what happened to Audi?

US electric car company, Tesla, has surpassed Audi in terms of sales in 2020. InsideEVs reports that as of 2020, Tesla registered 200,561 vehicles, surpassing Audi (183,594 units) by nearly 50,000 units.Solely producing EVS, the high number of Tesla car registrations shows high level of adoption of electric cars in the US.At the top of the list in 2020 in USA is BMW with 287,259 cars registered, followed by Lexus with 271,384 units and Mercedes-Benz with 265,600 units.The vehicle registration da

Arif

Arif

Feb 23, 2021

Tesla Model 3 joins Indonesian Police fleet in effort to promote EVs

In an effort to promote the use of electric vehicles in Indonesia, the Indonesian police force will be using a Tesla Model 3 in its fleet of patrol vehicles.The Tesla Model 3 was received from Prestige Motorcars as a loaner unit. Prestige Motorcars is an official distributor for Tesla cars in Indonesia and is in full support of the Indonesian government’s push for EVs.The Tesla Model 3 in question is the only unit in the fleet right now. Rifat Sungkar and Effendy Gunawan (from Ikatan Motor

Arif

Arif

Mar 1, 2021

Tesla Model S Plaid unveiled: 1,100 PS, 0-100 in less than 2 seconds

During the Battery Day, Elon Musk has unveiled the Tesla Model S Plaid - basically the Tesla Model S on steroids. The presentation took place in front of a crowd of Tesla enthusiasts with their Tesla cars, very much like a drive-in cinema.*Photographs of Tesla Model S at the Nürburgring Nordschleife: Automotive MikeExact performance figures are yet to be confirmed, but the presentation makes the following bold claims: Quickest 0-60 mph and quarter-mile acceleration of any production ca

Arif

Arif

Sep 23, 2020

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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Arif

Jan 25, 2021

Tesla to visit Indonesia in Jan 2021 for possible EV investment - new gigafactory?

Nickel is necessary for the production of lithium-ion batteries, and Indonesia has the world’s largest nickel reserve. This has attracted investments from Hyundai, CATL, and Tesla. Reuters reports that Tesla will visit Indonesia next month to discuss possible investment for its electric vehicle supply chain.Indonesia and Tesla had already been in talks of a giant contract in the recent months.President Joko Widodo said “It’s very important because we have a great plan to make

Arif

Arif

Dec 16, 2020

Royal Thai Police adds Tesla Model 3 to their fleet

The national police force in Thailand have added 7 Tesla Model 3 to its fleet. And it’s not just a regular Model 3, it’s the Performance variant.The Tesla Model 3 Performance does 0-100 km/h in about 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 270 km/h. Tesla claims the Model 3 has a driving range of 518 km.According to DriveTeslaCanada who sighted the documents at the Thai police website, it costs almost 89 million baht (around RM 12 million) to lease the Teslas for 5 years. All the car

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 21, 2020

Tesla submits investment proposal to Indonesia, official meeting next week

According to Indonesia’s deputy head for investment and mining coordination, Septian Hario Seto, Tesla has submitted an investment proposal for Indonesia yesterday morning.Reuters reports that Tesla representatives will be talking to the Indonesian government next week (virtually) to discuss the subject matter of batteries and energy storage solutions. Details on the proposal remain confidential.The news of Tesla approaching Indonesia has been going around for a while, and the earlier plan

Arif

Arif

Feb 5, 2021

Watch out, Tesla! Lynk & Co Zero EV zeroes in for production in 2021

Remember the Lynk & Co Zero EV? It was Geelys eccentric sub-brands take on Tesla and this pre-production Zero looks very similar to the concept.It took only 3 months for the Lynk & Co Zero to go from concept to production body-in-white (BIW) to pre-production performance tests. Talk about being fast-paced!Though the model shown is fully camouflaged, we love the shooting brake body style that makes it look like a Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo.Speaking of fast-paced, the Zero EV recorded

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 14, 2020

Vietnam’s VinFast sets their aim at Tesla; To build plant in USA

VinFast VF33Vietnamese car brand VinFast is planning to set up an electric vehicle (EV) factory in the USA. Work on the factory will start after the company is done setting up their 50-member San Francisco research office in anticipation to start selling cars in California in 2022.In case you didn’t know, VinFast is founded by Vietnamese billionaire Pham Nhat Vuong back in 2017. The first cars that rolled out of the brand’s factory were BMW-licensed vehicles like the VinFast Lux A2.0

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 3, 2021

This Tesla Model 3's steering wheel fell off completely when the owner was still driving!

Complains about sketchy panel gaps, paint issues, misaligned trim pieces, and poor lighting fitments have become common place when it comes to a Tesla vehicle. But the latest complain about a Tesla steering wheel falling off (while driving, no less) takes the cake!A Tesla Model 3 owner in Blackpool, UK, tweeted about how his steering wheel have completely fallen off the drive column of his car. The owner was reportedly reversing into his driveway after returning from a 32 km journey when it happ

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 13, 2020

Anti-haze air-conditioning: Only two car manufacturers offer it in Malaysia

Malaysia’s almost annual battle with haze is becoming especially severe this year. Several locations in Penang and Sarawak have already recorded API (Air Pollution Index) readings of over 200 (very unhealthy). The reading in Kuching is inching closer to the hazardous level of 300.Haze is contributed by microscopic size particulate matter (PM) pollutants measuring no more than 2.5 micrometers. Ordinary air filters are ineffective against PM 2.5 pollutants, which is why the public are advise

Hans

Hans

Sep 19, 2019

Video: Tesla Model 3 Review, Time to Say Goodbye to Combustion Engines

Electric vehicles are hardly a viable option in Malaysia as we do not have the necessary infrastructure and policies in place to support prolonged use of high voltage cars.Im not talking just about setting up more charging stations – in fact, this is the easiest concern to address. Issues such as disposal of high voltage batteries, the readiness of emergency services personnel to handle accidents involving EVs and the reliability of EVs in hot tropical climates.EVs are the inevitable futur

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 28, 2020

Can Tesla Model 3 Performance do the same as the new Porsche Taycan on 0-90-0?

The all-electric Porsche pulled off a 0-90-0 spec of an impressive 10.17 seconds. That is what we learned from the teaser video.Here comes a question: Can Tesla Model 3 Performance also do 10.17s on 0-90-0 time challenge? DÆrik will give you the answer!This is not a jokeBackground knowledge: you can buy THREE Model 3 Performance for the base price of one Taycan and still have $20,000 to spare.DÆrik mentioned three things that need to be taken into account for the final outcome. 

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 10, 2019

Toyota atau Tesla jenama kereta terbesar dunia? Ini jawapannya

Beberapa rakan media telah melaporkan bahawa Toyota telah dinobatkan sebagai jenama paling bernilai dalam sektor automotif.Pada masa yang sama, terdapat juga beberapa media lain yang menobatkan Tesla sebagai jenama paling besar dalam sektor automotif. (Ciapan di bawah sebagai perbandingan).— Elon's World (@ElonsWorld) June 10, 2020Jadi yang mana satukah jenama terbesar sebenarnya? Jawapannya sedikit kompleks.Penanda aras bagi penilaian sesebuah syarikat datang daripada modal pasaran. S

Haris

Haris

Jul 2, 2020

Indonesia poised to secure 'giant contract' from Tesla

The president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, said he will send a high-level team to meet with top executives of U.S. automaker Tesla as the country aims to become the world’s biggest producer of electric vehicle (EV) batteries.The meeting may have already gone underway as we speak. More popularly known by the name Jokowi, the president told Reuters in an interview last Friday that the trip will be part of Indonesia’s promotion of its new, so-called “Omnibus” Job Creation law,

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 18, 2020

Tesla akan tiba ke Indonesia untuk bincangkan bekalan komponen EV

Indonesia, negara yang mempunyai sumber semulajadi nikel terbesar di dunia, berjaya menarik perhatian syarikat pembuat kereta seperti Hyundai, CATL, dan gergasi dari AS iaitu Tesla. Oleh itu, delegasi dari Tesla akan tiba di Indonesia bulan hadapan bagi membincangkan potensi Indonesia sebagai pembekal untuk komponen kenderaan elektrik (EV) syarikat gergasi AS itu.Presiden Joko memberitahu Reuters yang mereka mempunyai perancangan besar untuk menjadikan Indonesia sebagai pembekal bateri lithium t

Mersita

Mersita

Dec 16, 2020

Geely’s latest EV is this electric semi-truck that will compete against the Tesla Semi

Normally, we don’t publish news on semi-trucks but this Geely electric semi-truck certainly pushes new elements to a design that was mostly restricted to high-rise blocks on wheels. Yes, there is the Tesla Semi that was unveiled back in 2017 but Geely might beat it to production with the Farizon AD21.Some of you might recall the Farizon name which we’ve featured on the interesting-looking Proton X70-/Geely Boyue Pro-based pick-up truck. Needless to say, Farizon’s first heavy-du

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 9, 2021

Geely's new EV-only premium sub-brand Zeekr aims at Tesla

In an effort to take on Tesla, Geely has announced its plans to launch a new premium EV brand, “Zeekr”. Zeekr will be housed under LingLing Technologies (Geely’s to-be-launched EV entity).Automotive News Europe reports that Zeekr is Geely’s new attempt to go up-market, and is in line with founder and chairman Li Shufu’s long-held ambition to make premium cars.The brands logo is yet to be revealed. What is known so far is that Zeekr will roll out models based on Geel

Arif

Arif

Mar 22, 2021

China’s battery giant CATL claims 2 million km electric car battery ready

CATL has announced that it is ready to produce an electric car battery with a battery lifespan of a million miles or approximately 2,000,000 km and 16 years. To put it into context, current electric cars have warranties that last up to 240,000 km. Although current electric car batteries are predicted to last from 10 to 20 years, the warranty period is usually about 8 years.BAIC EU260 utilises CATL's Li-ion batteryIn February 2020, CATL and Tesla confirmed a partnership from July 2020 to June

Arif

Arif

Jun 10, 2020

Failed brakes spark protest at Tesla’s booth in 2021 Auto Shanghai

It is not all about interesting concept cars and fresh Chinese models that take the stage at this year’s Auto Shanghai but also, surprisingly a public protest against Tesla.Tesla isn’t planning on launching any new models at the motor show but that didn’t stop a few disgruntled customers to voice out their displeasure at Elon Musk’s golden goose EV start-up over some of its model’s brake failure.Just a few days before Auto Shanghai was due to open, Chinese media rep

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 19, 2021

Kereta elektrik premium Geely, “Zeekr” rancang saingi Tesla

Dalam usaha untuk menyaingi jenama kereta terkenal, Tesla, Geely telah mengumumkan perancangan mereka untuk melancarkan satu jenama premium baharu bergelar “Zeekr”. Zeekr akan diposisikan di bawah nama syarikat LingLing Technologies iaitu syarikat entiti untuk kenderaan elektrik (EV) Geely yang akan dilancarkan nanti.Automotive News Europe melaporkan yang Zeekr merupakan cubaan terbaharu Geely untuk menembusi pasaran kereta premium. Strategi ini sejajar dengan cita-cita pengasas dan

Mersita

Mersita

Mar 22, 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

Arif

Arif

Jan 20, 2021

A car with a fake manual transmission? It’s real! But… why?

China car brand Chery actually invented an electric vehicle (EV) that behaves like a manual car with shift points and it even stalls. It also adds a tachometer, clutch pedal, and a five-speed shifter. But why on earth did Chery invent a car like this?The car in question is known as a Chery New Energy eQ2 Driving School Version. Yes, the car is invented to eliminate emissions from driving school vehicles.Even in Malaysia, a country with a population number that barely scratches the surface of Chi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 19, 2020

Zero tax for EVs in Malaysia soon, but there's a catch

Prices of electric vehicles (EVs) in the near future could be cheaper, as a draft roadmap by the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (Greentech Malaysia) revealed.As part of the upcoming roadmap aptly called Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint (LCMB), one of the proposals is to waive excise duty and import tax for up to 100,000 units of EVs until 2022. Though curiously, if you take a look at the LCMB booklet (which can be downloaded on MGTCs website), the figure changes to 10,000 unit

Eric

Eric

Apr 19, 2021

Indonesia leads SEA in EV adoption, research by Nissan suggests

In the 2021 Nissan Futures webinar, data was presented on the current state of EVs and electrification in the SEA region.Speaking during the webinar was Iseo Sekiguchi, Regional Vice President of Nissan ASEAN, Vivek Vaidya of Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific, Dusit Anantarak from the Thai Ministry of Industry, and Edmund Araga, president of the Asian federation of EV association.A data on EVs in the SEA region was presented by Vivek Vaidya of Frost & Sullivan. One interesting highlight of t

Arif

Arif

Mar 1, 2021

Caution: Seiyong S1, a Chinese industrial garbage could end up in Malaysia

Seiyong S1 picturedHo Wah Genting Berhad (HWGB) and its subsidiary HWGB EV has over the last five days, signed three separate but related Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with 3 Chinese parties, all related to the manufacturing and sale of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs) in Malaysia.But before that, it is important to point out that Ho Wah Genting is not related to the Lim family’s Genting Highlands Resort. The first MoU is with Seiyong Motor, a little-known Chinese electric car maker fo

Eric

Eric

Mar 25, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia adds one more 3S centre in Johor

Following its earlier announcement in August, Pekin Auto Sdn. Bhd.’s Volvo Car 3S Centre in Skudai is now open for business.Located in the outskirts of Johor Bahru, dealership is the latest to be built in accordance to the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) – a dealer guide that best communicates the brand’s Scandinavian-inspired values – and has five service bays.This will be Volvo Car Malaysia's second dealer in Johor. The other dealer is located in Batu Pahat, operated

Hans

Hans

Sep 9, 2019

Used car dealers in Malaysia experiencing record-high sales in July 2020

Looks like car manufacturers are not the only ones that are currently enjoying a surge in sales. Used-car dealers are also reporting record-high sales in the few months since the Recovery Movement Control Order was put into effect.According to the Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia (FMCCAM) president Datuk Tony Khor, the surge in demand for used cars is so good that the scenario is “simply too good to believe”.The surge in vehicle sales is believed to be

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 3, 2020

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

Arif

Arif

Jun 12, 2020