rugged and ready: Toyota RAV4 hybrid reviewed.

The perennial SUV is now available as a petrol-electric hybrid, but it’s biggest competitor may come from within… Read on to find out what we thought of the Toyota RAV4 hybrid. The Toyota RAV4 has gone from a quirky niche model that first appeared in mid-90s to a core model in the Japanese automaker’s lineup. Back then the RAV4 was part of a new generation of ‘soft roaders’ that included the ...

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Inchcape Singapore and Singapore Polytechnic announce landmark partnership.

Earlier this week, an MoU was signed by Inchcape Singapore and Singapore Polytechnic to co-develop an advanced EV training curriculum in line with the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Inchcape Singapore and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that marks a strategic collaboration that will see the progressive roll-out of educational programs to future-proof local talents’ technological and digital capabilities in Electric Vehicles (EVs).  This MoU effectively serves as ...

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the all-electric BMW i4 arrives in Singapore.

The first four-door EV from BMW sets the brand on a direct course with the Tesla Model 3 in its sights. BMW’s EV offensive finds another gear with the launch of the first-ever i4 today. Although it has four doors, the Bavarian automaker calls its latest car a ‘Gran Coupe’ – alluding to the sporty lines of a 4 Series Coupe combined with the practicality of a sedan and the comfort ...

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Polestar gets its own Space.

EV maker Polestar opens its first showroom in Southeast Asia, aptly named Polestar Space. Polestar, the Electric Vehicle (EV) spin-off from Volvo has officially opened its first showroom at 45 Leng Kee Road. The showroom, dubbed Polestar Space Singapore, is the first in Southeast Asia.  The 210 square meter showroom is designed in keeping with the brand’s corporate identity that is typically Scandinavian, clean and minimalist underscored with the aesthetic of a ...

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new electric BMW and MINI owners to enjoy 3 years of free EV charging with Shell.

Customers of new BMW and MINI EVs and PHEVs will have the option of a home charger installation or 3 years of free EV charging at Shell Recharge outlets. According to a recent survey done by BMW Group Asia, 70 percent of respondents cited convenient access to public charging as one of the top motivators for purchasing an EV. While the public charging infrastructure continues to develop in Singapore, the German ...

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van go(gh): Citroën ë-Dispatch adds a touch of class to commercial EVs.

Can a battery-powered commercial vehicle be a viable alternative to ICE? We put the Citroën ë-Dispatch, the latest market entry to the test. If your need for a commercial vehicle boils purely down to the lowest price and highest payload, then you’re best advised to move on to another article.  However, if you’re a business owner who believes in investing in your employees, or perhaps projecting a clean, eco image is important ...

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pole position: Polestar 2 aims for Tesla Model 3.

The Volvo-spawned EV brand makes its debut in Singapore with Polestar 2, a compact sedan which offers something different from the popular American brand. Competition, it has been said in horse racing circles, improves the breed. The same is certainly true with nearly everything else; smartphones, delivery apps, and certainly cars as well. The latest example is the car tested here, the Polestar 2. If the car vaguely looks like a Volvo ...

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life begins at ’40: BMW iX review.

There are plenty of reasons to get the first-ever BMW iX. The one reason not to... well, it's not their fault. Many might know that BMW earned its street cred as a performance brand, namely through its M models such as the iconic M1, M3 and M5. Since then, the M fairy dust has been sprinkled across the other models in varying amounts. So depending on the customer’s budget or inclination, ...

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can you guess the winner of AUTA’s ‘Eco Tyre of the Year’?

The best Eco tyres need to offer more than just low fuel consumption. That's why the team at Asia's Ultimate Tyre Awards (AUTA) pushed some hot favourites to the extreme - all in a bid to crown the ultimate Eco tyre. AUTA is Singapore's first-ever comprehensive and scientific tyre test which compares popular tyres to determine which are most useful to Singaporeans. That means testing the correct, localised-spec tyres for our ...

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it’s all zip and tuck with the 2021 MINI Cooper SE LCI.

Barely a year after its launch, the first EV from MINI is updated with styling and interior improvements. We take the new MINI Electric out for a closer look. In many ways, the new MINI Cooper SE aka MINI Electric reminds me of the iPhone 13. In both cases, it takes a trained eye to distinguish the old from the new. More importantly though, it doesn't feel too long since the ...

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