Wednesday 8 July 2020
 
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Nissan LEAF challenged against Mother Nature

In a first-of-its-kind driving test, Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass-market 100% electric vehicle (EV) was challenged against speed of Nature’s powerful elements - fire and wind. On an enclosed area at Samroiyod Beach in Thailand, Nissan set up a one kilometre lon

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BMW Group electrified vehicles sales up in H1

BMW Group sales figures for the first six months of this year were impacted by the effects of the temporary closure of retail outlets worldwide following Covid-19. However, there was an increase in the sales of electrified vehicles during the period.    

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Genesis launches Stardust G90 model

Genesis has announced the launch of its flagship G90 luxury sedan as a special-edition “Stardust” model.   The G90 tops the Genesis brand’s luxury car line-up, and is highly regarded for its cutting-edge technology, refinement and luxurious app

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BMW allows use of iPhone as digital key

BMW will become the first carmaker to enable its customers to use iPhone as a fully digital car key. This was announced at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.   BMW was the first to integrate iPod in their vehicles, first to offer wireless CarPlay and now

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New taxi and limo e-hailing service to launch in RAK

Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority has entered into an agreement with Hala and Careem to provide the first e-hailing service for taxis and limos in the emirate.   Engineer Ismail Al Balooshi stated that this initiative reflects RAKTA’s commitment to the vi

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Aramco-backed Austria F1 race to kick off today

The first Aramco-sponsored Formula 1 race, the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix takes place over 71 laps of the 4.318-km Red Bull Ring in Spielberg this afternoon (July 5). Aramco, the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company, signed a long term global sponsorship with Formul

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Tesla overtakes Toyota as world's most valuable carmaker

Electric carmaker Tesla has become the world's most valuable carmaker, overtaking Japan's Toyota, after its stock hit a record high, says a BBC report.   Shares in Tesla touched $1,134 on Wednesday morning before falling back, leaving it with a market va

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Final 18 BMW i8 cars leave Plant Leipzig

The last 18 BMW i8 vehicles left BMW Group Plant Leipzig in Germany today (July 1) as their future owners looked on. Each car was a one-off created in close collaboration with the customer. “The degree of customisation in these vehicles threw up some major logistical and pr

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Bahrain-Saudi causeway may open by end of July

The King Fahd Causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is likely reopen by the end of July, according to media reports.   “A meeting of the Bahrain Coordination Committee disclosed the possibility of reopening of the bridge on July 27,” Asharq Al

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New JAC Motors showroom opens in Bahrain

International Motor Trading Agency (IMTA), the exclusive distributor of China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co (JAC Motors) in Bahrain, has opened a new showroom for the brand.   The showroom in Tubli was inaugurated by IMTA President Suzan Salman Kanoo and V

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