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Estonia plugs electric cars as power prices soar
Saturday, February 23, 2013 5:31 PM

Estonia plugs electric cars as power prices soar

TALLINN: It brought the world Skype, Europe its first capital with free public transport, and now Estonia is touting the globe's first fast-charging network for electric vehicles.

B10 scheme may yet save biodiesel players
Saturday, February 23, 2013 5:27 PM

B10 scheme may yet save biodiesel players

The B10 programme, if fully implemented, may lead to a positive outlook for CPO price by next year. It can also raise palm oil usage in Malaysia by one million tonnes, according to CIMB Research.

VW putting XL1 plug-in hybrid car into production
Saturday, February 23, 2013 5:13 PM

VW putting XL1 plug-in hybrid car into production

OSNABRUECK (Germany): Volkswagen is to put into production one of the most exotic vehicles ever to carry the German group's badge - a two-seater with many features normally only seen on concept cars at motor shows.

Carmakers pin hopes on Europe's British bright spot
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:10 AM

Carmakers pin hopes on Europe's British bright spot

Britain was the only bright spot in European car sales last year but to maintain the growth, carmakers will have to keep offering such hefty incentives that they may erode any remaining profit.

Leona swings into online biz
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:31 PM

Leona swings into online biz

Being the only female Chinese professional car racer and drifter in Malaysia, Leona Chin certainly has much to brag about.

High cost of highway crawls
Monday, February 18, 2013 5:37 PM

High cost of highway crawls

How many highways and expressways do we need to overcome traffic congestion in an area?

Russian car recycling levy shreds free-trade hopes
Friday, February 15, 2013 6:19 PM

Russian car recycling levy shreds free-trade hopes

Scrap dealer Yuri Vorontsov hopes business at his Vtormet yard outside Moscow will pick up soon thanks to a new recycling fee on car imports.

Tough times ahead for some F1 teams
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:12 PM

Tough times ahead for some F1 teams

Formula One must bring rising costs under control to help struggling teams race on in tough economic circumstances, even if talk of impending crisis is wide of the mark, principals agree.

Has VW discovered the Holy Grail of carmakers?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:05 PM

Has VW discovered the Holy Grail of carmakers?

Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's US$70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan and Taiichi Ohno in the canon of auto industry pioneers.

Electric cars head towards another dead end
Monday, February 04, 2013 10:09 PM

Electric cars head towards another dead end

Recent moves by Japan's two largest automakers suggest that the electric car, after more than 100 years of development and several brief revivals, still is not ready for prime time - and may never be.

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About TOC

The modern car is one of the most sophisticated machines ever created. Dozens of control systems and computer processors work together to ensure it works seamlessly and effectively day in and day out.

But machines do break down occasionally. The technical team of The Otomotif College (TOC) is here to offer advice and help troubleshoot car problems

The team of seven trainers, led by Allan Cabiles (pic), has collectively 30 years of experience in a wide range of car makes. The TOC Team prides itself on keeping pace with the ever-evolving automotive industry. Its trainers undergo training sessions with a network of 800 industry partners across the country.

With such an extensive body of knowledge, think of the TOC Team as your go-to automotive experts.

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