BMW i4 M50 launched in Singapore.

The first all-electric model from the company's performance sub-brand made its local debut at the BMW M Driving Experience. BMW is a brand famed for its racing exploits and sports saloons and coupes, yet for its second coming in the electric age, its charge was initially led by a couple of SUVs. Where was the performance? Where was the sporting character BMWs are known for? Well, it’s finally arrived. Say hello to ...

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say hello to Singapore’s first home-grown electric race car.

The NUS FSAE team’s R22e is more than just a speed machine, it’s a stepping stone to building EV know-how in Singapore’s auto sector. As you know, Singapore has no automobile industry, no race tracks, and bar a tiny number of exceptions these days, no motorsport events that local drivers can take part in. But that doesn’t mean Singapore has no race cars. Since 2001, the National University of Singapore has been ...

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Tesla Model Y now on sale in Singapore.

Order books have opened for the latest compact SUV from Tesla; price from S$142k without COE. One year on from Tesla’s arrival in Singapore, the American company is ready to launch its second product, the Model Y.  Pricing hasn't been finalised yet, but on its website Tesla estimates it'll cost S$142,271 for the Standard Range RWD model, or S$189,995 for the dual motor Performance, both without COE. That represents a roughly $26-28k ...

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the Audi Urbansphere is a self-driving luxury EV MPV designed for Asia.

Audi’s new “urban mobility concept”, the Audi Urbansphere, previews a future where cars become a “well-being sphere” for relaxation, leisure or productivity. In Europe and the US, large executive limos like the Mercedes S-Class are the kings when it comes to luxury business travel. But in Asia, where cities are more congested, you’re far more likely to see high-ranking execs being chauffeured in the back of a converted MPV. Asian cars like ...

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here’s how Porsche is saving combustion engines with eFuels.

Porsche has just invested S$100m to produce synthetic fuels, or eFuels, in Chile, with additional plants planned for USA and Australia. For a myriad of reasons, electrification can’t be the only way forward when it comes to powering our transport needs. Not everywhere in the world (i.e. less developed countries and rural areas) has a power grid that can support a charging network; the weight and space penalties of batteries are ...

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seamless cross-border EV charging will soon be a reality.

Singapore piped gas provider City Energy launches Go, a cross-border EV charging service for drivers to juice up their EVs in Singapore and Malaysia, with just one app. With the border with Malaysia now opened up, road trips can once again be a reality. But though it’s certainly doable, doing a long journey up North in an EV still requires a lot of planning, and can induce some serious range anxiety ...

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 wins big at the 2022 World Car Awards.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV scoops 3 titles including Best Car In The World; Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota win other categories. If there were any doubt that the Koreans had the know-how to make world-beating cars, this should put the matter to rest. The Hyundai Ioniq 5, a retro-futuristic electric SUV, has just been awarded World Car of the Year 2022, in an announcement made during the New York International Auto ...

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