Tesla to make pickup truck after Model Y crossover

Views - 12 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

Reuters : Tesla Inc will build a pickup truck soon after producing electric crossover vehicle Model Y, Chief Executive Elon Musk said. “I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y. Have had the core design/engineering elements in

Hybrid Bay Lanka Service Center broadens with more services

Views - 9 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

Ambalangoda Hybrid Bay Lanka Company which is a pioneer in maintaining and repairing hybrid auto mobiles, introduces more services and broadens its web all around Sri Lanka. Hybrid Bay excels in providing services with warranty in battery service and

Volkswagen Club addresses technical training at AGM

Views - 16 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club held the 21st Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25 November at the Marco Polo Convention Hall situated at Darley Road, Colombo. The meeting was called to order by the President which was followed by a few moments of

Suzuki launches new Xbee compact crossover wagon

Views - 18 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

Suzuki Motor Corporation celebrated Christmas with the launch of the new Xbee (cross-bee) in Japan. The Xbee is a compact crossover wagon of a whole new genre, fused with spacious cabin of a wagon and the fun of an SUV. The new Xbee, which has a spac

SLI Motor Plus ties up with Laugfs for special offers

Views - 11 Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus Loyalty Rewards network has joined Laugfs Car Care once again to offer a host of benefits to Motor Plus comprehensive customers. The many attractive offers available for Motor Plus customers under this deal include

Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

Views - 11 Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:00

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Uber should be classified as a transport service and regulated like other taxi operators, the European Union’s top court said in a landmark ruling on Wednesday that could impact other online businesses in Europe. Uber, which

Electric vehicle battery prices to steady by 2020: Hyundai Motor

Views - 14 Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co believes electric vehicle battery prices will level off by 2020 due to supply constraints of key ingredients, ending years of sharp declines that have helped stimulate activity in the booming sector. Despite its cau

Subaru opens investigation into possible mileage cheating

Views - 12 Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:00

Tokyo (Reuters): Subaru Corp said it was investigating whether its inspectors may have falsified vehicle mileage readings during final inspections conducted on cars sold in Japan, driving down the automaker’s shares more than 8% to a 1 1/2-year low

Abans Auto rolls out all new TVS King Deluxe

Views - 20 Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:00

Abans Auto, a leading retailer of two- and three-wheelers in Sri Lanka, recently launched the ‘Strongest and Safest 200 cc three-wheeler in Sri Lanka’ with the introduction of the TVS King Deluxe. This marks a remarkable achievement for Abans a

BMW electric cars hit 100,000 sales target

Views - 20 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

Berlin (Reuters): BMW said on Monday it had hit its target of selling 100,000 electric cars this year around the world,

Innovative car pooling app UDIO goes live

Views - 176 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

UDIO (Bosnian word for ‘Sharing’) is a truly Sri Lankan app designed and developed for carpooling. Developed by Codezync Ltd.

Toyota to market over 10 battery EV models in early 2020s

Views - 9 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it would market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s

EU’s top court to decide whether Uber is a digital app or a taxi service

Views - 7 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters): A debate in Europe over whether ride-hailing app Uber is merely a digital company or one providing transport services will be decided when the top European Union court hands down its verdict on

Wurth Lanka sponsors Ceylon Classic Car Christmas Parade 2017

Views - 17 Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

Wurth Lanka Ltd, the leading provider of vehicle aftermarket solutions in Sri Lanka, sponsored the Ceylon Classic Car Christmas Parade 2017 which was held on 10 December.

PickMe enables real-time payment transfers for driver affiliates

Views - 36 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s most innovative taxi-hailing service, PickMe, announced the pioneering launch of Real-Time Cashless Settlements through its popular mobile app.

Around Sri Lanka on one tank, Mercedes-Benz VITO beats the odds

Views - 63 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

Achieving a truly outstanding milestone in mileage, Mercedes-Benz announced the successful completion of its unprecedented Around Sri Lanka in One Tank with VITO Challenge.

Hyundai Lanka rolls out revolutionary Ioniq Hybrid & Creta to Lankan market

Views - 27 Monday, 18 December 2017 00:00

Hyundai Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised importer and distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Sri Lanka, has unveiled the all new high tech Ioniq Hybrid and the SUV compact leader Creta to the Sri Lankan market recently.

SLI Motor Plus offers rare opportunity for hybrid car owners

Views - 14 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

Hybrid vehicle owners got an opportunity recently to get their vehicles inspected by hybrid vehicle experts for free. This was at the Hybrid Car Clinic organised by Sri Lanka Insurance

2017 Mazda CX-9, a torchbearer for Mazda’s spirit of innovation

Views - 32 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

Colonial Motors last week unveiled the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size, three-row crossover SUV that caters to families with seating for seven.

Hybrid auto mobile repairing courses from Hybrid Bay Lanka

Views - 63 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

Paving the path for a highly-paid career in Sri Lanka, Ambalangoda Hybrid Bay Lanka Company has been conducting courses on automobile repairing

HNB Grameen Finance offers attractive leasing options for 660 cc vehicles

Views - 48 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

HNB Grameen Finance Ltd. recently announced a very attractive leasing package with superior benefits for both registered and unregistered 660cc vehicles.

German watchdog recalls VW Touaregs over defeat devices

Views - 7 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

Hamburg/Berlin (Reuters): Germany’s KBA automotive watchdog on Tuesday announced a recall of Volkswagen’s flagship European sport-utility vehicles

Lotus Tyres rewards high flying sales agents with holiday tour

Views - 6 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

Samson Rubber Industries Ltd., the manufacturer and distributor of Lotus Tyres, honoured its sales agents and their family members with a domestic holiday recently

Towards sustainable green automobile beyond 2018

Views - 499 Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00

In the National Budget proposals for the year 2018, the Government has taken positive steps to promote the electric car segment

Electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030

Views - 117 Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00

DETROIT: The tipping point for electrified vehicles is in sight, and a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains is expected to cut the global market share of pure internal combustion engines (ICEs) by about 50%

Toyota Lanka opens latest branch in Matara

Views - 58 Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00

Toyota Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised distributor for Toyota vehicles in Sri Lanka, last week declared open its latest branch in Matara, further expanding its islandwide network. The opening ceremony took place under the patronage of Toyota Lanka

‘Have You Driven a Porsche?’ concludes on successful note

Views - 11 Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00

Eurocars, the official agent of Porsche cars in Sri Lanka, in partnership with one of the country’s leading banks, Sampath Bank PLC, hosted an exclusive event for their premium clientele under the theme, ‘Have You Driven a Porsche?’ to offer th

DPMC fetes top performers at annual parts and accessories dealer convention

Views - 8 Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00

From inspiring presentations and glittering entertainment, to unprecedented networking opportunities – The David Pieris Motor Company Ltd. (DPMC) Annual Bajaj Parts and Accessories Dealer Convention and get-together once again enthused and empowere

Mobil Lubricants Sri Lanka sets up partnership with to promote and sell lubricants online

Views - 26 Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00

McLarens Lubricants Ltd., the exclusive distributor for Mobil lubricants in Sri Lanka, entered into a new partnership with, one of the country’s leading online retailers. Customers can continue to easily purchase the entire range of Mobil

BMW expects jump in electric car sales in 2018

Views - 15 Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00

Munich (Reuters): BMW expects its sales of electric and hybrid vehicles to jump next year, its research and development chief said as the premium carmaker races to catch up with rivals such as U.S. electric car pioneer Tesla. Sales in 2018 will excee

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Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.

MS-RW Unity Govt. must stay united for the sake of the country

Friday, 19 January 2018

A few days after the Unity Government celebrated its third anniversary, President Maithripala Sirisena asked the Supreme Court: “Whether

The joy of books! Cuddling up with a wish to explore

Thursday, 18 January 2018

I walked into a small communication shop to discover that you can buy almost anything from rubber seeds and tree leaves to bird feathers to support a student attending a school. I noted that all leaves are properly and accurately (hopefully!) identif

Wake up, drifting mega infrastructure development professionals!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Infrastructure investment is a key driver of a stronger and productive economy. Stakeholders, especially the public and the international funding agencies, demand greater transparency and scrutiny on infrastructure decision as the Government spend th

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