electric car

Inflation turns EVs into luxury items, threatening broader electric shift

An electric car now costs $61,000 on average

Combustion

Europe moves closer to cutting off its lifeblood combustion engine

Members of Parliament voted in favour of mandating that carmakers eliminate emissions from the cars they sell from 2035 onward

Polestar MOE store

Polestar Space launched at the ‘Store of the Future’ in Dubai’s MoE

The opening of the Polestar Space in Mall of the Emirates follows the debut of the Swedish EV auto brand in the UAE in February

Elon Musk

Elon Musk says Tesla’s total headcount will rise despite cuts

Shares of the automaker slumped more than 9 per cent on Friday after news of the job cuts emerged

VOLVO UAE Sales increase by 61%

Volvo UAE sees 61.5% increase in sales in Q1 2022

Globally, Volvo’s Recharge EV sales made up 34 per cent of total sales, of which fully electric cars made up 8 per cent in the first quarter

Lotus Eletre

Lotus Cars inaugurates new Dubai showroom

As part of its ongoing transformation, Lotus has also opened its new sports car manufacturing facility in Hethel, England

Bentley Azure variant launched in May 2022

Luxury automaker Bentley launches the Azure variant globally

The idea behind the Azure specification is to provide Bentley customers with a curated selection of features designed to enhance the wellbeing and comfort of the vehicle’s occupants

Audi e-tron

Audi Middle East reports best monthly sales in April this year since Dec 2016

While Audi e-tron GT has reported strong sales numbers, other models doing well include Q3, Q5, Q7 and Q8

Lucid’s Saudi EV factory to receive $3.4bn in incentives

The factory will be located in the King Abdullah Economic City

EV charging

The big EV charging mystery: How long does it take?

The charging curve of any particular vehicle is closely tied to the longevity of its battery

Porsche

Porsche nears agreement to join Formula 1, VW CEO says

Both Porsche and Audi have started work on F1 engines

Lucid Motors

Lucid will sell up to 100,000 EVs in deal with Saudi Arabia

Lucid said it would start delivering the vehicles by the second quarter of 2023

GM and Honda in talks to develop solid-state EV batteries

A GM and Honda partnership for solid-state storage would deepen their growing relationship

Tesla notches record profit, sees big 2022 production gain

It delivered about 936,000 cars in 2021

W Motors Ghiath Smart Patrol Dubai Police

Dubai Police to get 400 W Motors Ghiath Smart Patrol vehicles in Dhs196m deal

The first batch of 10 vehicles have been handed over to the police force

Maserati will offer electric versions of all its cars by 2025

It recorded 41 per cent year-over-year growth last year with a total of 24,269 vehicles delivered worldwide

Formula 1 Lenovo

Formula 1 signs up Lenovo as official partner ahead of 2022 season

Lenovo’s hardware devices, as well as its high performance computing and server solutions will be integrated throughout the organisation’s operations

McLaren Emma Gilmour

Why Emma Gilmour has become a pathbreaker for women in motorsport

New Zealander Emma Gilmour has become the first woman to bag a driver’s role at McLaren Racing – and she’s doing so at the equally revolutionary Extreme E series

Fostering gender diversity drives greater business success and innovation

With the advancement in workplace culture, companies are taking note of the significant contributions of their female colleagues

Ford reorganises to run EV and engine businesses separately

The newly formed Ford Model e unit will scale up the automaker’s EV offerings

Polestar 2 UAE

Swedish electric car manufacturer Polestar enters UAE market

The first Polestar Destination in the UAE is scheduled to open in Dubai later this year

Toyota to resume Japan production after supplier cyberattack

The one-day domestic production stoppage likely impacted around 13,000-vehicles worth of production for the automaker

Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing

Interview: Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing

Making sure that McLaren Racing remains commercially sound, expands its racing portfolio, and makes a consistent push to finish on the podium, is a balance that Brown strikes effortlessly

Renault-Nissan alliance unveils joint $26bn EV plan

The funds will be spent over five years on shared manufacturing platforms, batteries as well as operating systems

Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta

Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta outlines carmaker’s electrification strategy

Nissan’s electrification plan could define the trajectory of the Japanese carmaker for decades to come. Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer at the automaker, is leaving nothing to chance

Dr Manfred Bräunl, CEO of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE

Porsche outlines its comprehensive strategy for the Middle East

Porsche saw strong performance in the Middle East in 2021, backed by new models and local collaborations. Dr Manfred Bräunl, CEO of Porsche Middle East and Africa, reveals the brand’s mobility strategy going forward

Sony explores selling EVs, joining tech rush into red-hot arena

Sony is a leader in making sensors for autonomous and self-aware vehicles

Markus Leithe

How Stellantis plans to disrupt the auto sector in the Middle East

It hasn’t even been a full year that Stellantis, one of the world’s biggest auto companies, has been in existence. Still, its wheels are spinning furiously. Here’s what it has in store for the region

1000 Miglia Experience UAE Jubilee Edition

Iconic 1000 Miglia classic car race to come to the UAE in 2022

The by-invitation race will cover all the seven emirates and will be held from February 18-22, 2022

Race winner and 2021 F1 World Drivers Champion Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins Abu Dhabi F1 race to clinch world title

Verstappen overtook seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in the last lap of the race