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    Gearing up for an EV world

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 18/09/2017

    » It's welcome news for the environment when China sets out to ban the production and sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles. Even though there's no definite timetable yet, the announcement by the world's largest automobile market is already diving up the shares of automakers and battery makers in Asia, including the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) leader BYD.


    Car revolution spells end of combustion engine era

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 15/09/2017

    » France and the United Kingdom recently announced that they will ban the sales of petrol and diesel-engined cars from 2040. The Lower House of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning such sales from 2025. India says it will institute a similar ban by 2030.


    BRT chop a step in wrong direction

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 08/02/2017

    » At first I thought it was the seven-year itch that made the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) attempt to break up with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service. But subsequently, I've realised it has something to do with City Hall's unequal treatment of different groups of commuters.


    With our tuk tuks, let's copy the Dutch

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 02/02/2017

    » Love at first sight was how a group of Dutch people referred to their affection for tuk tuks when they spotted the vehicles while in Thailand in the early 2000s.


    The kindness of strangers

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 12/05/2014

    » My faith in humankind has been restored. And all because of a car breakdown.


    Hey big spender, save a little space for me

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 10/07/2013

    » This month my trustworthy Japanese car turns 15. With so many scratches and dents on her body, she's like an old lady with lots of wrinkles and hollows. The poor car surely deserves restoration, if not retirement. But her engine still runs strong, and it would be sad to see her being sent to a scrapyard and treated as junk.


    Fuming over first-car scheme

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/12/2012

    » The worst is yet to come for Bangkok's traffic. Over the past few months, I have spent twice as much time as before stuck in traffic jams. Although I am not an expert, I believe this has something to do with the government's first-car scheme. The programme allows new car buyers to claim tax rebates of up to 100,000 baht per vehicle per person. Since its inception, more than one million new vehicles have been purchased, or about 30,000 new cars a day. By the end of this year, the number of the "first cars" is likely to exceed 1.2 million.


    A tale of two Ferraris

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 14/09/2012

    » It purrs and it roars and it sounds like a jet engine to me. Despite abhorring its petrol-guzzling appetite, the sound of this pricey sports car often turns my head. It is not just a car. It is a Ferrari. And it is a dream.

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