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Michigan becomes fifth US state to thwart direct Tesla car sales

22 October 2014

DETROIT: Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed a bill on Tuesday that will keep electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc from selling its cars directly to consumers in the state, home to the biggest US automakers.

US regulator expands warning over Takata air bags, more lawsuits filed

22 October 2014

DETROIT: The problems for Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp mounted after US safety regulators expanded a warning about faulty air bags to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States while two more lawsuits have been filed over accidents in older Honda cars.

Malaysia and Indonesia teaming up for 'Asean car'

22 October 2014

JAKARTA: Malaysia and Indonesia will soon join forces in the automotive industry to make the Asean car a reality, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Some carmakers may be left behind as China gets tougher on fuel economy

21 October 2014

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: Chinese automakers from state-owned FAW Co to Zhejiang Geely are racing to sell more eco-friendly cars as they try to meet tough fuel economy rules due next year as part of Beijing's battle against pollution.

RON95 price may change in June 2015

21 October 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The price of RON95 petrol is likely to stay at RM2.30 a litre until June next year, said Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Ahmad Maslan.

Team FXPrimus Aylezo secure double podium finishes in Shanghai

21 October 2014

SHANGHAI: In one of the best racing weekends to be had, Team FXPrimus Aylezo managed to achieve second place finishes in the Blancpain Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series for both rounds nine and 10 at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Shell FuelSave Challenge 2014 National Finals hands RM20,000 to winner

21 October 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The sixth annual Shell FuelSave Challenge National Finals has crowned East Coast regional winner Mohd Kamal Asyraf as the champion after achieving 20.64km/L on Shell FuelSave 95 in a Hyundai-Inokom Elantra 1.6 Sport.

'Many big bikers have poor attitude on the road'

21 October 2014

PETALING JAYA: The likelihood of accidents are high when there is reckless behaviour on the road, and unfortunately, bad attitude abounds on Malaysian roads.

Takata airbags linked to fourth US death

20 October 2014

DETROIT: Following the death of a motorist driving a 2001 Honda Accord, a Florida-county medical examiner found that the deceased suffered shrapnel to the head, due to the airbag (made by Takata) exploding. 

European car sales facing greener pastures ahead? (1)

20 October 2014

PARIS: European new car sales accelerated by 6.4% in September, marking an increase for the 13th month in a row. 

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