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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

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

Scoop: Nissan plans flagship mid-engine sports car with 3.0L V6 for 2024

Youre looking at what Nissans flagship sports car would look like and not only does it look tantalising but so are the specs: Mid-engine, V6-powered, and rear-wheel drive.Are we looking at Nissans comeback?Nissan Z ProtoWhile last years Nissan Z Proto brought much excitement to car enthusiasts all over the world, that is clearly an appetiser of exciting things to come from the beleaguered Japanese giant according to Japanese media.Nissan MID4 IIThe idea of a mid-engine Nissan flagship isn’

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 22, 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

Owner Review: The Everyday Sports Car - Living With My Lotus Elise

** This article is the personal experience of a 2008 Lotus Elise 1.8 S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Kelvin TeeThe Everyday Sports CarCars, what are they to you? A tool to get from A to B? A fun, great (not to mention pricy) hobby?This is a story about the car that I love and adore. A 2008 Lotus Elise 1.8 S. People have various reasons for owning a car but for myself, it has always been more than a tool for going around and about. I

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 22, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

SUVs aren't killing sports cars, enthusiasts are

There has been a very prominent narrative in the past decade in the automotive industry. It is one that tells us SUVs are taking over the world, thus making all other forms of cars redundant or out of fashion. Every carmaker, has succumbed to the SUV pressure and made one. You can find calls to stop buying SUVs as its killing the sports car genre.One of the most ubiquitious SUVs, the Honda CR-VWell, Im here to tell you that, SUVs are bad news for some types of cars, namely the traditional 3 box

Jason

Jason

Feb 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the kawaii Kei sports cars of the nineties

Kei cars are some of the most fascinating segments of cars. Yes, they are restricted to certain regulations but the Nineties saw an explosion of some unique little sports cars.Kei car dimensionsEver since it was introduced in 1949, keijidosha or Kei cars are meant to be the Japanese people’s car and are strictly regulated, from the length of the car to the size of the engine.In 1990, Kei car engine regulations were increased to 660 cc with a maximum output of 64 PS. Coincidentally, Japan s

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 2, 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

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

A Devil Z for Gen Z - the Nissan Z Proto is the affordable sports car of 2021

Fresh from the hype of the newest-generation of Nissan’s Z car, the Nissan Z Proto, some of us in the media were invited for a virtual roundtable discussion with Nissan’s Chief Designer, Alfonso Albaisa.In the discussion, the Cuban-American designer talked about what inspired the Z Proto, and from the overall looks, the most obvious inspiration was the first-generation 240Z (S30).Techno beats play in the backgroundThose of you who spent some time and money at the arcade would recogni

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 17, 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

Nissan working on new Z sports coupe for 2021 – will be called 400Z?

Artist impression of the 400Z.The Nissan Z sports coupe (or known as Fairlady Z in Japan) is one of Nissan's successful rear-wheel-drive sports car line ever produced, spawning a legacy of over 50 years. Currently, the Nissan 370Z on sale is well over 11 years old and has passed its glory days against more modern and established rivals in the market.The current Nissan Z car, the 370Z.Last month, Nissan reportedly filled a new trademark featuring the letter Z in Canada, Australia and New Zeal

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

Apr 17, 2020

The next Nissan Z is a community-centric sports car set to revive the JDM golden age

If you are anything like us in the office, you probably had posters of a white Countach or a red F40 on your wall growing up. Younger readers - somewhere around my age - mightve had Skylines or Supras instead.Light glow, cool reflection, yup its eighties-tastic.In a roundabout sort of way, that’s what the upcoming Nissan Z aims to be. “Great, just another unaffordable halo car that I can’t even dream to own?” Not quite. Read on…Good things going forwardLets show th

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 24, 2020

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

Want to e-race? Join Alex Yoong’s Axle Sports simulator race competition

After last year’s successful debut of eRacing GP’s online competitions, Axle Sports will be returning with Global Edition 5, the latest season of the online racing series, on 3 April 2021.With the aim to elevate the competitive level among its participants, Axle Sports intends to upgrade its quadruple-based championship by exhibiting renowned powered race cars for each of its race categories - Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper.Under the Gold and Silver categories, drivers will be steer

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 3, 2021

Final edition Honda S660 Modulo X Version Z sold out! The little kei sports car is no more

Honda Motor has announced that the 2021 Honda S660 Modulo X Version Z is now sold out. Bookings were opened on 12-March and in just slightly more than 2 weeks, every single unit (total allocation undisclosed) of the 6-speed manual-only final hurrah edition of the little kei sports car has been snapped up.Other lesser variants of the S660, including the CVT-automatic ones, are still availble. Production of the S660 will end on March 2022.With prices starting from JPY 3,150,400, the S660 Modulo X

Hans

Hans

Mar 30, 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

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

When Isuzu made sports cars – 117 Coupe, Piazza, Gemini

Isuzu is currently the world's biggest manufacturer of diesel engines. The 1.9-litre Ddi Blue Power engine is one of the most reliable engines today and their line-up only consists of pick-up trucks and, occasionally an SUV. But there was a time when Isuzu made cars. Like regular cars.Isuzu’s car history was pretty much a mixed bag. The company was first established in 1916 as Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd. It started using the Isuzu name from 1949

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 9, 2020