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500 MG EV charging outlets for electric vehicles targeted

500 MG EV charging outlets for electric vehicles targeted

Thai-Chinese joint venture SAIC Motor-CP plans to increase the number of charging outlets for electric vehicles to 500 next year as the firm is determined to strengthen the MG brand in the Thai EV market.

28 Oct 2020
Tesla on track to deliver 500,000 cars this year

Tesla on track to deliver 500,000 cars this year

Tesla Inc reported a fifth consecutive quarter of profits on Wednesday, handily beating analysts' estimates, and said it remained on track to deliver 500,000 cars in 2020 despite weaker sales in the rest of the global auto industry.

23 Oct 2020 1

FTI frets about poor car output and second wave

Car manufacturing in Thailand remains unimpressive, decreasing by 38.7% year-on-year to 963,066 units over the past nine months, attributed to the global economic slowdown, closures of some car factories and weak purchasing power, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

20 Oct 2020 4
FTI frets about poor car output and second wave
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Fiat Chrysler to invest in electric car producton in Canada

MONTREAL: Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has committed to a multi-year investment in assembling electric vehicles in Canada and to add up to 2,000 new jobs, a union representing some of the carmaker's workers announced Thursday.

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Fiat Chrysler to invest in electric car producton in Canada
14 Oct 2020

New Hyundai innovation centre rises in Singapore

Hyundai Motor Group will invest S$400 million (US$294 million) in a new innovation centre in Singapore that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says may produce up to 30,000 vehicles a year by 2025.

14 Oct 2020 3
New Hyundai innovation centre rises in Singapore
10 Oct 2020

Nissan steps up output to meet demand

Nissan is ramping up production at its manufacturing facilities in Samut Prakan because of increased demand for vehicles produced in Thailand.

10 Oct 2020 6
Nissan steps up output to meet demand
9 Oct 2020

Used car traders optimistic

Fast Auto Show Thailand organisers expect used car trade will stand at 1.5 million transactions in 2020, a 5% dip from last year.

9 Oct 2020 3
Used car trade
9 Oct 2020

Chevrolet upgrading all customer service centres

Chevrolet Sales Thailand plans to upgrade all 88 service centres across the country to provide automotive parts and products as well as to better support customers, following an announcement it was terminating its local car sales operation earlier this year.

9 Oct 2020
9 Oct 2020

Toyota buys Egat's first REC for fuel

State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has started trading its Renewable Energy Certificates (REC), with Toyota Motors Thailand the first buyer to support efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.

9 Oct 2020
Toyota buys Egat's first REC for fuel
7 Oct 2020

Competitive EV pricing targeted

The Industry Ministry is pushing ahead with its ambitious plan to bring prices of electric vehicles (EVs) closer to those of traditional fuel-powered cars by reducing the import duty on auto parts used to assemble EVs in Thailand.

7 Oct 2020 9
27 Sep 2020

Richard Leu, Motoring Editor, dies at 52

Richard Leu, a Motoring editor at the Bangkok Post, died on Friday at the age of 52.

27 Sep 2020 14
Richard Leu, Motoring Editor, dies at 52
26 Sep 2020

Crowds in face masks pack China auto show

Crowds packed a mega motor show in Beijing on Saturday — the only major international auto event this year — as manufacturers hope to boost the world's biggest car market despite the coronavirus battering demand.

26 Sep 2020 2
Crowds in face masks pack China auto show
24 Sep 2020

GSB takes up car title loans to keep interest rates low

Government Savings Bank (GSB) plans to enter the car title loan market with an emphasis on retail loans worth up to 200,000 baht per borrower.

24 Sep 2020 5
GSB takes up car title loans to keep interest rates low