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Turkey imposes 40% tariff on vehicle imports from China

Turkey imposes 40% tariff on vehicle imports from China

The additional Turkish tariff will be set at a minimum of $7,000 per vehicle, with effect from July 7

In numbers: Saudi Arabia poised for EV boom, reveals survey

In numbers: Saudi Arabia poised for EV boom, reveals survey

Saudi Arabia has significant growth potential for battery-electric vehicles, with 71 per cent of consumers “very” or “moderately” likely to purchase a BEV this year, the AlixPartners study showed

Lucid sets up Dubai Retail Studio

EV giant Lucid opens showroom in Dubai, expands presence in the region

With the inauguration of the latest studio in Dubai, Lucid now has 38 studio locations worldwide

Faces to watch: Mohsin Hani Al-Bahrani of the Mohsin Haider Darwish Group

Faces to watch: Mohsin Hani Al-Bahrani of the Mohsin Haider Darwish Group

The CEO of Automotive, Construction Equipment and Renewable Energy cluster at Mohsin Haider Darwish Group has been listed among the ‘100 Most Influential CEOs in Oman’ and ‘CEO of the Year’ at the Oman Economic Review Business Excellence Awards

Faisal Al Sahlawi – GM – Dubai Autodrome

Dubai Autodrome’s GM Faisal Al Sahlawi shares its role in driving motorsport in the UAE

As the UAE’s premier motorsport and entertainment venue, Dubai Autodrome hosts some of the largest motorsport grids in the region plus a host of international events

Tesla

Tesla starts laying off employees at Nevada plant

US labour law requires companies with 100 or more employees to notify authorities ahead of mass layoffs

Mercedes-Benz CTO Markus Schäfer shares the future of electric mobility

Mercedes-Benz CTO Markus Schäfer shares the future of electric mobility

The automaker’s CTO shares the company’s mandate on pioneering innovation and sustainable transportation

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Spotlight on the Range Rover SV Bespoke Sadaf edition

The Range Rover SV Bespoke Sadaf is limited to only 20 units for the region

The new McLaren Artura Spider

Supercar sensation: Introducing the McLaren Artura Spider

The new Artura Spider is McLaren’s first-ever high-performance hybrid convertible

Bentley 2023 Fleet

Here’s why Bentley is big on bespoke, shares CEO Adrian Hallmark

Bentley’s chairman and CEO gives us an insight into the company’s performance in 2023 and why customisation is key to its success in the region

AW Rostamani, Zeekr to launch premium EVs in UAE

Luxury EVs: AW Rostamani, ZEEKR unveil new cars for UAE

ZEEKR’s premium models will be available for test drives and bookings starting from March

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PIF’s Seven brings world-first Formula E karting attractions to Saudi

The Formula E Karting attractions will be built at four of Seven entertainment destinations located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Abha

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Binghatti unveils first Mercedes-Benz branded residential tower, here are the details

The residences will showcase mixed-use facilities comprising restaurants, sports and wellness zones, lounges, non-automotive retail, exhibition spaces, and parking

PIF Launches Electric 360 Image PIF

PIF unveils ‘Electric 360’ partnership, announces new brand revamp

The partnership with Formula E, Extreme E and E1 will promote educational opportunities tied to electric motorsports, as well as community, social programmes and environmental stewardship

Porsche sales grew 11 per cent in MEA and India in 2023

Porsche sees sales rise 11% in Middle East, Africa, India in 2023

Porsche made delivered 9,135 new cars in conjunction with successful events such as Icons of Porsche in Dubai

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Dubai’s number plate craze rakes in Dhs51m: Here are the top-selling ones

The top premium number plate was AA30 that sold for Dhs4,540,000

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils first electric car

China’s Xiaomi unveils first electric car, plans to become top automaker

The SU7 will come in two versions – one with a driving range of up to 668 km on a single charge and another with a range of up to 800 km

Thomas Ingenlath, CEO Polestar on decarbonisation

Insights: Why it’s time to drive decarbonisation across the auto industry

To stay on the 1.5-degree pathway for 2050, we have to stop selling fossil fuel cars by 2032 and this means transitioning to BEVs

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Interview: AutoSmart is digitalising the automotive after-sales industry one car at a time

The automotive after-sales industry is undergoing digitalisation as startups review traditional pain-points to provide state-of-the-art solutions

Saudi Arabia’s PIF, SEC set up EV infrastructure company

Saudi Arabia’s PIF, SEC set up EV infrastructure company

The wealth fund will hold a 75 per cent shareholding in the company, while the SEC will own the remaining 25 per cent stake

Automechanika dubai 2023 begins on Oct 2 at DWTC image Automechanika Dubai

Automechanika Dubai 2023: Biggest-ever edition begins at DWTC

The event, running run until October 4, is witnessing a year-on-year growth in exhibitor participation to the tune of 57 per cent

Automobiles partners with Tabby

Arabian Automobiles, Tabby partner to advance after-sales experience

The partnerships will offer enhanced convenience and flexibility when it comes to vehicle maintenance and repair costs

Xpeng

China’s Xpeng soars after buying Didi unit to consolidate market

As part of the deal, Xpeng plans to launch a new EV brand in partnership with Didi in 2024

A new era in mobility: Adopting advanced technologies and customer centricity

Advanced technologies have led to a paradigm shift in the automotive sector

Tesla

Tesla data breach blamed on ‘insider wrongdoing’ impacted 75,000

The people appear to be current or former employees of the Austin, Texas-based automaker

Electric Vehicle

Tips to maximise electric vehicle performance in summer

EV owners and operators must provide careful attention and maintenance to their vehicles to minimise and prevent various risks

Tesla Model Y

Tesla cuts price of Model Y versions

The Model Y forms part of the stable of vehicles, along with the Model 3, which are the best-sellers for the company

Lucid

Lucid pledges to reach 10,000-EV target this year; shares rise

The company’s shares jumped more than 5 per cent in post-market trading

The new Land Rover Defender 130 surfs the dunes

The beast can go from zero to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, and that’s just one of the things we love about it

718 Cayman GT4 RS Porsche

Is the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS worth the hype?

We get behind the wheel to find out