BYD Dolphin makes a splash.

As an entry EV model, this little hatchback ticks all the right boxes. (updated: 18 August 2023) If you want to see how far and fast China-made Electric Vehicles (EVs) have improved, there is no better example today than the BYD Dolphin tested here.  Barely a COE cycle ago, the e6 was the BYD’s first foray into the passenger car EV market, and you literally had to be paid to drive one. This ...

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 arrives, all-new Kona Hybrid previewed.

Komoco announces that its two latest Hyundai models are just the first of an aggressive product launch schedule. “A new model every quarter over the next two years,” was declared during the address to the media at the local launch of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and preview of the Hyundai Kona Hybrid at the showroom of official dealer, Komoco Motors.  If the two new models unveiled on 14 July are anything to ...

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2022 Subaru Forester e-Boxer punches above its weight.

New styling, better fuel efficiency, improved features and a noticeable improvement in quality makes the (literally) evergreen Subaru Forester more relevant than ever Has the horsepower arms race ended yet? If cars like the car tested here are anything to go by, Subaru could well be at the leading edge of a new movement. Yet, the surprise is that it might not be a bad thing. The Subaru Forester e-Boxer 2.0i-S ...

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check out the Porsche Taycan customised for Jennie of BLACKPINK.

The K-Pop star gets just the car she wants with customizations from the Porsche Sonderwunsch programme. When you’re a world-famous K-Pop star, no wish is too tall an order. This is certainly the case when it comes to ordering a customized Porsche. Jennie Kim, known as Jennie Ruby Jane or simply ‘Jennie’, is a famous artist in South Korea. The 26-year-old is a member of girl group BLACKPINK, but has also ...

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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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