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EV battery excise tax to be reduced to 1%

EV battery excise tax to be reduced to 1%

A national committee on electronic vehicle policy, also known as the EV board, on Thursday agreed in principle on a proposal to lower the excise tax on EV batteries from the current 8% to just 1% while offering a 24-billion-baht subsidy to the EV battery-producing industry.

3 Feb 2023 5
Honda retains lead in motorcycle market

Honda retains lead in motorcycle market

Thai Honda Co has maintained its top rank in Thailand's motorcycle market for the 34th consecutive year, with sales standing at 1.38 million units in 2022.

31 Jan 2023 2
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Marvel superheroes return to Chinese cinemas

SHANGHAI: Marvel's superheroes began their return to China's massive movie market after an apparent ban of nearly four years on Tuesday, with fans streaming into cinemas to watch "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever".

7 Feb 2023 1

Rushdie releases new novel, six months after knife attack

LONDON: Six months after being stabbed, British author Salman Rushdie on Tuesday publishes his new novel "Victory City", an "epic tale" of a 14th-century woman who defies a patriarchal world to rule a city.

6 Feb 2023 4

Beyonce, Adele duel for top honors at Grammys

LOS ANGELES - As music's elite gather in Los Angeles for the Grammy awards on Sunday, one question is playing on loop: Will Beyonce finally win the coveted Album of the Year prize?

6 Feb 2023
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13 Jan 2023

EV maker BYD expanding in Vietnam

HANOI: The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD Auto Co is reportedly planning to build a plant in Vietnam to produce car parts, which would complement an EV production plant scheduled to open next year in Thailand.

13 Jan 2023
EV maker BYD expanding in Vietnam
11 Jan 2023

Japan roadshow seeks B10bn from investors

The industry minister expects to draw investment worth B10bn from Japanese businesses during a roadshow to promote EVs and smart electronic industries in Thailand.

11 Jan 2023 2
Japan roadshow
10 Jan 2023

Used car market set to record 15% growth

The used car market in Thailand is expected to grow by 15% this year, driven by the prolonged shortage of semiconductors required to manufacture new cars, says the Association of Used Car.

10 Jan 2023 9
Used car market set to record 15% growth
9 Jan 2023

Hydrogen-powered buses now on roads of Beijing Winter Olympics co-host city

SHIJIAZHUANG: Nearly a year after the city of Zhangjiakou in north China's Hebei Province co-hosted the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, 444 hydrogen-powered buses have become the preferred mode of public transport for locals. These buses were first used for the Olympics.

9 Jan 2023
Hydrogen-powered buses now on roads of Beijing Winter Olympics co-host city
9 Jan 2023

Bigger, badder bull

The Lamborghini Urus Performante has been introduced in Thailand with prices starting at 25,490,000 baht.

9 Jan 2023 6
Lamborghini Urus Performante rocks
9 Jan 2023

Car expo adds EVs to programme

Due to the increased interest in electric vehicles, organisers of the annual FAST Auto Show Thailand have joined hands with Manager Media Group to stage the FAST Auto Show Thailand & EV Expo 2023 from July 5-9 at Bitec.

9 Jan 2023 1
Car expo adds EVs to programme
9 Jan 2023

Volvo unveils solar carport charging stations

Volvo Car Thailand has opened prototype solar carport charging stations at four of its dealerships, available to Volvo customers free of charge.

9 Jan 2023
Volvo unveils solar carport charging stations
6 Jan 2023

BMW touts colour-changing technology

LAS VEGAS: BMW has unveiled the prototype of a car that can change colour and showcases digital features like projecting driving data across the inside of the windshield.

6 Jan 2023 2
BMW touts colour-changing technology
6 Jan 2023

Teslas now over 40% cheaper in China than US

SHANGHAI: Tesla Inc made another round of price cuts on its Model 3 and Y electric vehicles (EVs) in China on Friday, while also introducing its higher-end Model S sedan and Model X to get a better hold on the premium end of the world’s biggest EV market.

6 Jan 2023 7
Teslas now over 40% cheaper in China than US
3 Jan 2023

Malaysia looks to China to grow EV sector

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia aims to draw greater investment from Chinese companies to develop its electric vehicle (EV) sector to build up the infrastructure to enable wider adoption of EVs, a Malaysian official said.

3 Jan 2023 1
Malaysia looks to China to grow EV sector
MOST RECENT LIFE

Marvel superheroes return to Chinese cinemas

SHANGHAI: Marvel's superheroes began their return to China's massive movie market after an apparent ban of nearly four years on Tuesday, with fans streaming into cinemas to watch "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever".

7 Feb 2023 1

Rushdie releases new novel, six months after knife attack

LONDON: Six months after being stabbed, British author Salman Rushdie on Tuesday publishes his new novel "Victory City", an "epic tale" of a 14th-century woman who defies a patriarchal world to rule a city.

6 Feb 2023 4

Beyonce, Adele duel for top honors at Grammys

LOS ANGELES - As music's elite gather in Los Angeles for the Grammy awards on Sunday, one question is playing on loop: Will Beyonce finally win the coveted Album of the Year prize?

6 Feb 2023