Saturday 28 May 2022

Mercedes-Benz Econic announces entry into Mena market

Daimler Commercial Vehicles Mena FZE (DCV Mena) has announced the launch and availability of the benchmark setting Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks across the Middle East and North Africa.    First introduced in 1998, the Econic has enjoyed significant success i


Electric vehicles expected grab 33pc of new car sales by 2031

Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to account for more than 33% of new car sales worldwide by 2031, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.   EV sales have reached record numbers in recent years, with annual sales projected to increase ten-fold


Abu Dhabi F1 offers new ways to watch on-track action

Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management has launched new products for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, encouraging spectators to ‘Go Unreal’ and experience the on-track action from multiple angles over race weekend.   New products for the  14th ed


McLaren Dubai opens largest service centre in MEA

McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury, high-performance supercars, continues to strengthen its presence in the Middle East & Africa with the opening of its largest dedicated McLaren Service Centre in the region.    The state-of-the-art facil


Bridgestone EMEA puts spotlight on sustainable investing

Bridgestone EMEA has highlighted the rising need for the development of quality sustainable tyres in light of the increasing rollout of electric vehicles (EVs) and mounting calls for green mobility in the region.     Bridgestone made the statement duri


Rising fuel prices shift UAE residents’ interest from pump to plug

Rising fuel prices have led to a significant shift (52%) in UAE residents’ attitude towards hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs), according to a survey commissioned by Audi Abu Dhabi.    Petrol prices in the UAE continued to progressively rise from Febr


Electric car sales double in 2021 to hit record 6.6m

Sales of electric cars, including fully electric and plug-in hybrids, doubled in 2021 to a new record of 6.6 million, with more now sold each week than in the whole of 2012, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a new report. Despite strains along global supply chains, sa


First Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit takes off in Abu Dhabi

With the rising interest in electric vehicles spreading across the nation, the first-ever edition of the annual Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit (EVIS) is under way in Abu Dhabi from May 23 to 25, 2022.    Organised by Nirvana Holding and hosted by Adnec,


Kia to establish first electric PBV plant in Korea

Kia Corporation, which is in the midst of its transition into a sustainable mobility provider, has announced that it will establish an all-new, high-tech smart manufacturing facility dedicated to producing electric Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs).    The inte


New BMW M shares attributes of racing legend

BMW M is presenting a special-edition car based on its successful high-performance models in the premium midsize segment, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.    With its next-level power and intelligent lightweight design, two-seater c

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