Nissan Motor CEO Makoto Uchida As The Automaker Unveils $18 Billion Electric-Vehicle Strategy

Nissan reveals ambitious $18bn electrification strategy

It will introduce 23 new electric models, including 15 new EVs by 2030 aiming for an electrification mix of over 50 per cent globally across the Nissan and Infiniti brands

UAE’s Al-Futtaim Group launches first Volvo electric car in the region

The full-electric XC40 BEV compact SUV was unveiled at the newly launched Volvo Studio located in Dubai Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali

UAE-based multi-brand electric vehicle platform EV Lab, has partnered with with Croatian electric hyper manufacturer, Rimac Automobili to bring Rimac’s Nevera to Dubai. Nevera, the world’s fastest accelerating production EV, is now on display for the remainder of Expo 2020 at the Croatia Pavilion, which visitors can preview. EV Lab will act as the sole distributor for the ultra-exclusive Nevera and revealed that the first test drives for the MENA region will be taking place in Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in February 2022. The Nevara is powered by a quad-motor drivetrain, where each motor powers one wheel individually. When combined, the wheels produce 1,914 horsepower, which is enough to accelerate the car from 0-60 miles per hour in just 1.85 seconds. In addition, the Rimac Nevera has set a new world record for production car acceleration, covering the quarter-mile in just 8.582 seconds. The Nevera is the production-ready iteration of the Rimac C_Two, first announced in 2018. It has been designed, engineered, tested and manufactured in-house at Rimac’s global headquarters in Croatia. “The electric vehicle market has grown - even with the pandemic. We’ve seen 72 per cent growth over 2020,” said Kevin Chalhoub, founder and CEO at EV Lab “Just look around. Electric charging stations are readily available here in the UAE. We are at the forefront of technology and innovation which is why it is really great we are able to launch here are Expo 2020.” “Our goal is to showcase that electric vehicles are not only sustainable but also at the forefront of technology as Rimac is doing just that with the first electric hypercar company in the world. Paying homage to Expo 2020 key themes of Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity, the Rimac Nevera will be on display at Expo 2020 until March 31, 2022.” After starting Rimac Automobili in 2011 with just a handful of people, CEO Mate Rimac has grown the company from a specialist component manufacturer to a series production hypercar and technology powerhouse, which employs over 1,300 dedicated employees. Recently, Rimac and Bugatti joined forces under the new company – Bugatti Rimac – combining Bugatti’s heritage of design and engineering with Rimac’s technology.

UAE’s EV Lab brings world’s fastest accelerating production EV to Dubai

The car is on display at the Croatia pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Abu Dhabi’s G42 to start first driverless car trials in Mideast

Group 42’s Bayanat unit will begin with five cars on Yas Island

Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln Middle East reports best sales figures in six years

Its lineup includes the Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator and Navigator

Lotus Emira

How Lotus plans to accelerate its operations within the Middle East

The British sports car manufacturer recently brought their latest offering, the Emira, to the Middle East

McLaren F1

Audi weighs tie-up with McLaren to enter F1 after initial offer

The manufacturer plans to study the financials of McLaren in the coming weeks to help decide on potential transactions

BMW and Audi may have McLaren in their sights

BMW will hold talks with Bahrain’s Mumtalakat, which controls McLaren, at the beginning of next month

Vincent Wijnen, Senior Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Automotive officially opens Al-Futtaim Automall in DIP

Five minutes with Vincent Wijnen, senior managing director at Al-Futtaim Automotive

Al-Futtaim Automotive reportedly has around a 40 per cent market share in the UAE

Hertz says it’s already receiving Teslas; doesn’t address Musk tweet

The rental-car company unveiled its EV initiative last week

Nasif Siddiqi, Managing Director, Infiniti International Markets

Five minutes with Nasif Siddiqi, managing director of Infiniti International Markets

How Infiniti plans to continue its focus on the Middle East as one of its key global markets

Abu Dhabi Formula 1 GP

Abu Dhabi’s Formula 1 GP to be held at full capacity

Those who attend will be required to present a Green Pass through the Al Hosn app and a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours to enter the venue

Nissan Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai: Exclusive parking spots for Nissan vehicle owners

The dedicated parking slots will be available at the Mobility and Sustainability parking zones

Tesla-Hertz blockbuster deal paves way to take EVs mainstream

Hertz gets to tap into the growing interest in electric vehicles

LEXUS LX600

Lexus unveils new flagship LX600 in Dubai

It will be available with a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine

Nissan showcases its first all-electric crossover, Ariya, at Expo 2020 Dubai

Nissan aims to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050

Saudi mining plan gets $3bn EV boost from Australian firm

EV Metals is developing the battery chemicals processing facility with a view to supplying a potential automotive manufacturing cluster in the kingdom

Formula 1 heads to Qatar in latest win for 2022 World Cup host

The tournament will help boost the tourism sector

Mercedes Benz EQS

How Mercedes-EQ will pave the way for a new era of mobility in the Middle East and beyond

Krishan Bodhani, VP and director of sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz, explains how the Mercedes-EQ vision of electric mobility will shape the brand’s strategy for decades to come

Audi Dubai Police

Dubai Police acquires fleet of 100 Audi cars

It obtained the vehicles by way of a partnership with Al Nabooda Automobiles

Dubai Police Aston Martin

Dubai Police add Aston Martin Vantage to supercar fleet

The new vehicle bearing the number plate “77” will be showcased alongside the police force’s other luxury cars at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai

Nissan pre-owned warranty

Nissan rolls out manufacturer-backed warranty for pre-owned programme in the Middle East

All Nissan Certified Pre-Owned vehicles will receive a two-year or 60,000km manufacturer warranty

Saudi wealth fund buys a stake in Italian supercar maker Pagani

The Pagani family will keep full control of the company

Dubai’s Invygo raises $1.9m in pre-series A funding round

Invygo will build new partnerships with dealers and car rental companies, while also expanding its engineering talent

Electric Vehicle charging

Abu Dhabi introduces unified tariff for electric vehicle charging across emirate

Once a charging unit is registered and a sub-meter installed, a unified tariff of 30 fils per kilowatt hour will be implemented

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges – Aston Martin Edition

Horology picks: Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges – Aston Martin Edition

A centuries-old Swiss watchmaker and a thoroughly British luxury carmaker recently joined forces, announcing the first timepiece as a result of that partnership

Aston Martin DBX

Review: My first Aston Martin drive – the DBX

The DBX gives you the power of a sports car with the comfort of a luxury SUV

McLaren gets $760m from investors including Saudi wealth fund PIF

McLaren, controlled by Bahrain’s Mumtalakat, has been hit by the pandemic

The All-new 2022 INFINITI QX60

Infiniti reveals all-new 2022 QX60 model in Dubai

It is the first complete redesign of the QX60 since 2013

Special Mercedes-AMG G 63 UAE Golden Jubilee Edition unveiled in Dubai

Numbered and limited to 50 units, it is the first G-Class ever offered in dual colours