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

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