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Weekly Round Up: 10 Percent Toll Discount For KL Main Highways, Reload Touch n Go Before Deepavali Holidays, Shell Bought Over Electric Car Charging Company and more ( 2017-10-14 )

PLUS is closing Touch ‘n Go lanes this Deepavali 

According to Bernama news, Motorists are advised that the topping up facility at 134 top up lanes at toll plazas of PLUS' highways will be ceased from Oct 17-19 in conjunction with the Deepavali celebration. Drivers can top up their cards at 9,200 other locations including ATM machines, 24-hour convenience outlets and also at petrol stations at all PLUS' R& R facilities. (SOURCE: BERNAMA)

AKLEH, GCE, SILK and LKSA highway users enjoy 10% toll discount this Deepavali 

According to Paultan, Motorists utilising the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), Lebuhraya Kemuning-Shah Alam (LKSA) and Lebuhraya Kajang SILK (SILK) are set to enjoy a 10% discount on toll rates in conjunction with Deepavali. (SOURCE: PAULTAN)

Shell plugs into electric car charging company 

Shell has bought NewMotion, the owner of one of Europe's largest electric car charging networks, to give its alternative fuels efforts a jolt. NewMotion runs about 30,000 private electric charge points in the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK. With that, Shell will install the first electric car charging points at some service stations before the end of the year. Some will offer drivers an 80% charge in just 30 minutes. (SOURCE: BBC)

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Volkswagen Scirocco ends production after 43 years 

Volkswagen has officially pulled the plug on the Scirocco nameplate after more than 40 years. The company's German consumer website says "The Scirocco can no longer be ordered with individual equipment. You'll have to settle for the last pickings of the pre-produced stock

The Scirocco, designed by Italian car designer and Automotive Hall of Fame member Georgette Giugiaro, made its debut back in 1974 as a kind of replacement for the Karmann Ghia, VW's second model after the iconic Beetle. The second generation arrived in 1981 and lasted until 1992, when the nameplate was discontinued and replaced by the Corrado. The Scirocco name wouldn't resurface until the Iroc concept in 2006, which eventually morphed back into the third-generation Scirocco for the 2009 model year and beyond. (SOURCE: AUTOBLOG)

Paris to ban all gas-powered cars by 2030 

Paris latest initiative to reduce air pollution by wanting gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030. The Mayor Anne Hidalgo's plan to ban all diesel cars from the city by 2024, when Paris will host the Summer Olympics. With her ambition of taking gasoline-powered cars off the Paris roads by 2030, Hidalgo wants to go faster than the French government. Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot has said he wants to banish from France all fossil fuel cars by 2040. (SOURCE: CBC)

Greentech signs four MoUs to promote greener Malaysia.  

Malaysian Green Technology Corp (Greentech Malaysia) has entered into four separate memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to consolidate efforts and initiatives towards low carbon mobility and a greener palm oil industry in Malaysia.

The MoU inked between Greentech Malaysia and the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) signifies more cross-ministerial collaboration, especially in high value technology areas like low carbon mobility information and research exchange, joint intentions in public awareness and outreach, as well as the adaptation of green manufacturing and production certification for both vendors and original equipment manufacturers.

Under the collaboration between Greentech Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), both parties will establish a satellite research laboratory in USM as well as work towards low carbon campus mobility. The USM satellite lab will be the first among a series of Greentech-established research labs, with a research focus on green intelligent buildings. (SOURCE: THE STAR)

Weekly Petrol Price, all fuels priced down.

This week, RON95 and RON97 go down 3 cent and Diesel price goes down 7 cents. RON 95 will be priced at RM2.16 per litre (-RM0.03), RON 97 will be priced at RM2.46 per litre (-RM0.03) and Diesel will be priced at RM2.10 (-RM0.07). Check October weekly petrol price update with MyCarsearch.

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