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Audi recalls first electric vehicle in US on battery fire risk

Audi says there have been five instances globally where a battery fault light turn on because of the moisture issue.

Why we DO NOT go to authorised workshops

The prices at authorised workshops are steep and so it is back to the regular mechanic and savings of more than 150%.

Mercedes extends PHEV battery warranty to eight years

The new warranty offers either eight years or 180,000 km to existing owners from the date of registration, whichever comes first.

Audi A6 Hybrid replacement battery costs shared

Audi AG is working with Euromobil to ensure better pricing for all 2,000 car owners provided their cars are serviced and maintained at Euromobil service centres.

3 considerations before buying a smartphone

Follow these simple yet effective thought processes to help make an informed purchase.

Tesla to buy battery tech maker Maxwell Technologies for US$218 million

Maxwell expects the deal, which has already been approved its board, to close in the second quarter of 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Tesla in talks with Lishen over Shanghai battery contract

Tesla broke ground on the US$2 billion Gigafactory earlier this month.

Toyota, Panasonic to set up EV battery JV in 2020

A Toyota spokesman said the two companies have been working on the battery partnership announced in 2017.

Surprise! Tesla’s Model 3 now has a mid-range battery option

Tesla has added a fourth battery pack option even before the reservation holders of the Model 3 with a standard battery pack even get their vehicle.

BMW drives to cut battery costs, share costs on autonomous vehicles

BMW management board member Klaus Froehlich said automakers and large suppliers are beginning to discuss how to agree on one standard for autonomous-vehicle systems.

US start-up says its electric drone has longer flight time on...

The target audience for the drones includes public safety markets, firefighters, police and search and rescue teams such as coastguards.

Battery maker eyes India’s US$300 billion lithium-ion market

The battery maker is in the process of building a 100 megawatt-hour assembly plant in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh and the company is working closely with the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai.

Samsung’s Note 9 versus iPhone X: battle of the US$1,000 phones

Samsung is banking on a larger screen and more high-end specifications as it goes head-to-head with the iPhone X before Apple Inc introduces new devices ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Huawei teases ‘real upgrade’ for P20 Pro, Mate 20 Pro gets...

Huawei fans could be in for a treat as the brand confirms the P20 Pro will feature a triple lens camera with 40MP, as well as 5x zoom and "much more", according to a recent tweet.

German start-up trials solar car that charges as you drive

Sono Motors, founded in 2016, is developing the Sion, a fully-electric vehicle that has solar cells integrated into its bodywork. It can be charged via solar power or from conventional power outlets.

Panasonic plans to halve cobalt content of car batteries in 2-3...

Panasonic has already reduced cobalt content to about 10%.

Singer Chris Brown arrested on battery warrant in Florida

Brown, 29, whose previous legal troubles include assaulting singer Rihanna in 2009, was released after posting a US$2,000 bond, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

Musk challengers turn billionaires as China battery giant soars

The Chinese founder of the world’s biggest maker of electric-vehicle batteries and his top lieutenant became billionaires Monday after their company’s shares soared during the first day of trading in Shenzhen.

Colts defensive end McCain denies battery charges

Indianapolis Colts defensive end Chris McCain claimed that Arpi Datyan, who accused him of battery, lied.

Panasonic shares dive on US probe into fatal Tesla crash

Panasonic produces lithium-ion batteries for Tesla in a joint venture with the California-based electric car maker.

Nissan spins up new plant to give second life to EV...

Starting in May, 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture between the Nissan and Sumitomo Corp will begin selling rebuilt replacement lithium-ion batteries for the first-generation Leaf.

Study shows battery malfunction behind 70% of car breakdowns

Recent survey of Malaysian drivers also finds 75% of cars use maintenance-free batteries as it is safer and lasts longer.

‘Any battery-operated gadget can spark fire at petrol kiosks’

Petronas safety head says it is also a good idea for all the passengers to exit from the car before it is refuelled.

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