Wednesday 22 November 2017

Emirates Transport unit awards $14m contracts

Emirates Transport, the government-owned public transport provider in the UAE, said one of its key units, Government Transport Centre, has signed Dh48 million ($13.6 million) contracts with a number of local and federal government entities.   These include two m


New Bentley Bentayga for Middle East

Bentley Motors has introduced a special new version of its luxury SUV, the Bentayga, designed especially for the Middle East following feedback from customers in the region.   The ‘Bentayga Black Specification’ features an array of special interior a


Renault, Al-Futtaim deal to assemble vehicles in Pakistan

Groupe Renault, a French multinational automobile manufacturer, and UAE-based Al-Futtaim have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.   The agreements will see Groupe Renault bring its latest products and techn


Tesla unveils electric semi truck

US-based automaker Tesla has unveiled its new “Beast” semi truck, targeting the diesel-intensive heavy duty road freight market. This release creates much optimism for electric vehicle (EV) adoption, but displacing oil in long-haul trucking has the most daunting cost


Coffee waste to power London buses

Shell and UK-based bio-bean have revealed that they are working together to help power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds. Bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofue


Virgin Hyperloop One set to develop GCC ultra-fast tube

US-based Virgin Hyperloop One, a start-up developing super high-speed transportation systems, is working on an ambitious plan to connect the entire Gulf region through an ultra-fast tube transportation system, which will operate at a velocity of 1,100 km per hour.  


RTA to operate e-abras at Dubai Global Village

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the management of the Global Village, has endorsed a plan for operating electricity-powered abras to serve visitors of that popular leisure destination.   The deployment of abras on the Water


Emirates Transport to launch the first electric-powered school bus

Emirates Transport (ET), a leading transport, logistics and auto services provider, has launched  the final phase of testing for the first electric-powered school bus in the region. The 45-seater bus was manufactured in close cooperation with the Shanghai Sunwi


Ferrari & Maserati showroom; new cars unveiled in Bahrain

Euro Motors, the official importer of Ferrari and Maserati luxury sport automobiles in Bahrain, opened the largest exotic cars showroom in the kingdom at a VIP event yesterday (Nov 15).    The spacious showroom accommodates six Ferrari vehicles on display,


Lexus ES ‘Chrome Edition’ arrives in Bahrain

Ebrahim K. Kanoo, the sole distributor of Lexus vehicles in Bahrain, launched the new 2018 Special Chrome Edition ES at the Lexus showroom in Sitra.    The ES, one of the best-selling models in Lexus' impressive range of luxury sedans, redefines the ess

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