Go Auto, who currently assemble, distribute and sell Haval vehicles here in Malaysia as well as do contract assembly for a few brands have recently announced their plans for the near future. The company is basically geared up to be one of the major players in Malaysia's efforts to become a regional manufacturing hub for electric vehicles (EV) both in terms of components, parts and complete built up vehicles. The first in line are fully electric buses which are to be launched by the end of this year. One important step for Go Auto is that the company has been given a contract to supply electric buses worth RM30 million by the Melaka state government. The first batch of the vehicles is expected to be handed over in the end of 2017. This could be a first test for Go Auto who are also in serious negotiation with a few other parties for the supply of such buses. Go Auto had decided to collaborate with companies like Microvast, a battery manufacturer for EV vehicles from the United … [Read more...] about Electric Vehicles / Bus News: GO AUTO DEVELOPING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS WITH PARTNER, TO LAUNCH ELECTRIC BUSES END OF 2017 IN LINE WITH NAP
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ELECTRIC cars are fast becoming a popular choice for a number of British drivers. Zero emissions, cheaper running costs and the avoidance of inner city pollution taxes make them the perfect option for eco-conscious motorists looking to slash their driving bills. In line with their growing popularity, Auto Trader has put together a list of the best environmentally friendly motors we have seen in 2018. From long range cruisers to the best home grown option, these motors are at the top of the field.Renault Zoe - value for money With prices starting at just over £22,000, the Zoe is one of the cheaper options on offer. And motorists also have the option of leasing their battery from the manufacturer, making it even more of a bargain to buy. It's not bad to look at either, and comes with a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.Tesla Model S - top of the range It might not be the nicest on your wallet, but you'll get the most distance out of a Model S. A single charge can take you almost … [Read more...] about Auto Trader names the best electric cars of 2018 and beyond – from bargain prices to those with the longest range
Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, has hinted that the company is working on developing electric two-wheelers for the Indian market, according to a report from Moneycontrol. The electric two-wheeler will fall under the Bajaj Urbanite brand and is likely to launch before April 2020.While there is uncertainty on the type of the electric two-wheeler, Rajiv Bajaj has hinted that it could be a motorcycle or a scooter or both. Speaking to shareholders at the 11th annual general meeting (AGM), Mr. Bajaj said:Urban electric mobility is an area which is risky because not many companies have ventured there so far but it is even riskier not to be there. There I can definitely confirm that in addition to the electric work we do on three-wheeler and four-wheeler we are working very strongly on electric two-wheelers. It could be an electric motorcycle as we are a motorcycle company. It could be an electric scooter.Bajaj Auto has long distanced itself from reentering the scooter segment, … [Read more...] about Bajaj Urbanite electric two-wheeler/scooter under development, launch in 2020
autos Updated 19th October 2017 Credit: How Chinese start-ups are disrupting the electric supercar market Written by John McIlroy, CNN John McIlroy is Deputy Editor of Auto Express and Carbuyer. It's not often that a start-up can claim to be a world-beater from the off. But that's precisely what's happening in the auto industry, where Chinese unknown NextEV has launched what it claims is the world's fastest electric car. Pure-electric cars have been around for decades but only in the past five years or so have the mainstream manufacturers really started to take them seriously -- prompted by tightening rules over when and where conventionally powered vehicles can be driven, and battery technology that has made them more usable in the real world. NextEV's NIO EP9Credit: Chris Welch/CNN As such, there have already been a few upstarts, most notably Elon Musk's Tesla, which confounded the giant car brands by launching precisely the vehicle they said was impossible … [Read more...] about Is China’s electric NextEV faster than Tesla?
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Trade Tension This weekend’s G7 summit between leaders from the U.S., Canada, Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany and Canada didn’t end on a great note, after President Donald Trump refused to sign the group’s communique after saying he felt slighted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments on U.S. trade tariffs. Trump is mad at Canada’s tariffs on U.S. dairy products, and one response is a U.S. tariff on steel and aluminum, which matters to you, Jalopnik reader, because critics fear it could raise the price of cars. But as this trade war looks to escalate, now we have the U.S. threatening to put tariffs on cars themselves, Reuters reports: Canada, Mexico and the EU also are moving ahead with their own levies on U.S. goods. But tariffs on U.S. imports of … [Read more...] about Trump Threatens Auto Tariffs Next After G7 Spat