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17 Sep 2021

Indonesia reinstates temporary tax break for small-car sales

JAKARTA: Indonesia has reinstated a temporary luxury-tax break on sales of smaller cars as the concession helped boost demand for vehicles, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.

17 Sep 2021
Indonesia reinstates temporary tax break for small-car sales
16 Sep 2021

PTT, Foxconn cooperate on EV facility

A new company under cooperation between PTT Plc and Taiwan-based multinational electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co will be set up to develop an electric vehicle (EV) production facility, worth US$1-2 billion, in the Eastern Economic Corridor.

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PTT, Foxconn cooperate on EV facility
31 Aug 2021

GM's Chevrolet Bolt Recall Casts Shadow Over EV Push

Andrew Krupowicz was relieved last month to end the lease on his 2019 Chevrolet Bolt electric car, which had been recalled for the risk of a battery fire. He replaced it with a new, larger Bolt model that wasn't subject to the safety callback.

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GM's Chevrolet Bolt Recall Casts Shadow Over EV Push
21 Aug 2021

GM expands Chevrolet Bolt EV recall, adding $1bn in costs

NEW YORK - General Motors expanded a recall of its Chevrolet Bolt on Friday, announcing plans to repair thousands more of the electric autos in a move that will add $1 billion in costs.

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GM expands Chevrolet Bolt EV recall, adding $1bn in costs
17 Aug 2021

US opens probe of Tesla Autopilot after 11 crashes: agency

NEW YORK: US safety officials opened a preliminary investigation into Tesla's Autopilot after identifying 11 crashes involving the driver assistance system, officials said Monday.

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US opens probe of Tesla Autopilot after 11 crashes: agency
17 Aug 2021

Philippines scraps plan to tax imported Thai cars

Thai car exporters' prospects have become brighter after the Philippines scrapped plans to impose tariffs on cars imported from Thailand.

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Tax on Thai cars
9 Aug 2021

Nissan focus turns to exports

Nissan Motor (Thailand) aims to increase export sales, with the local market continuing to suffer from the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.

9 Aug 2021 7
Nissan focus turns to exports
6 Aug 2021

Biden targets half of US car sales to be zero-emission by 2030

WASHINGTON: With executives from the Detroit automakers watching, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a target for half of all cars sold in the United States to be zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

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Biden targets half of US car sales to be zero-emission by 2030
27 Jul 2021

Draft of new tax for EV industry on track

The draft of a new excise tax for the electric vehicle (EV) industry is on track and is expected to be finished this year, said Lavaron Sangsnit, director-general of the Excise Department.

27 Jul 2021 6
Draft of new tax for EV industry on track
15 Jul 2021

GM warns Bolt owners after two cars catch fire

WASHINGTON: General Motors on Wednesday warned owners of its Chevrolet Bolt to park the electric vehicle outside and not leave them plugged in overnight after two of the cars caught fire.

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GM warns Bolt owners after two cars catch fire