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  • Events

    ICONSIAM and ArtVentureNFT launch Thailand’s First ‘CARVENTURE CLASSIC CAR’ art & car show

    For the First Time in Thailand, ICONSIAM Collaborates with ArtVentureNFT to Present “CARVENTURE CLASSIC CAR” showcasing a Unique Experience with Classic Car Exhibitions and Toy Characters Designed by Leading Artists in Thailand. From 19 – 24 March 2024, at River Park, ICONSIAM. ICONSIAM, a global landmark along the Chao Phraya River, in collaboration with ArtVentureNFT, invites everyone to experience a…

  • Automotive

    How custom car culture is changing the auto world

    In the heart of automotive innovation, custom car culture emerges as a beacon of creativity and individuality when compared to the general car you bought. It’s a world where enthusiasts and designers break free from the constraints of conventional car design, crafting unique vehicles that stand out on the road. This culture isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s a testament to…

  • Automotive

    Time-travel on wheels:Classic car craze hits Thailand

    Classic car culture isn’t just a hobby; it’s a global phenomenon that captivates enthusiasts everywhere. It’s a journey through time, showcasing the evolution of technology, design, and the dynamic automotive landscape. From its humble beginnings to its current status as a vibrant community, classic car culture has grown into something truly special. The allure of classic cars goes beyond their…

  • Automotive

    Is driving with augmented reality the future or a flop

    Imagine hitting the road with a new layer of reality enhancing your driving experience. Augmented reality (AR) is making this possible, transforming how you interact with your vehicle and the world around you. It’s not just about getting from A to B anymore; it’s about journeying smarter, safer, and with a touch of futuristic flair. AR isn’t just about displaying…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya: Pathway hazard caused by parked cars, potholes, and uneven tiles

    Locals and tourists found themselves grappling with perilous pathways along Pattaya‘s Second Road, turning the once-bustling path into a hazardous route. Haphazardly parked cars, potholes, and uneven blocks create a challenging terrain for pedestrians, but that’s not all – advertising signs and encroaching vehicles add to the chaos, further squeezing the already tight walkway. The epicentre of this safety crisis…

  • Business News

    Ford Thailand revs up for turbocharged pickup comeback as year-end season approaches

    Ford Thailand, the driving force behind Ford Motor’s presence in the country, is gearing up for a turbocharged comeback in pickup sales as we cruise into the final quarter of the year – a season traditionally revved up for car enthusiasts. This resurgence is expected to shift into high gear thanks to the bumper crop of income flowing in from…

  • Thailand News

    DLT nets 7 billion baht in vehicle tax due to convenient online payments

    The Department of Land Transport (DLT) collected over 7 billion baht in vehicle tax in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, thanks to the ease of its “from anywhere” payment system. This figure represents the taxes received from the owners of 5.5 million vehicles between October of the previous year and July of the current year. The…

  • Business News

    Toyota motor Thailand bracing for car sales slump amidst political uncertainty

    Toyota Motor Thailand predicts a further decline in car sales this month due to the ongoing political uncertainty surrounding the formation of a new government and its policies. Thailand held a General Election on May 14, with the Move Forward Party (MFP) securing the most seats in the House of Representatives. However, it is still uncertain whether the party can…

  • Business News

    Thai car production dips 0.13% in April as exports surge 43.53%

    Thailand experienced a slight decline of 0.13% in car production in April compared to the previous year, with a total of 117,636 units produced, according to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). This decrease was primarily due to a drop in truck production. However, the country witnessed a significant surge in auto exports during the same month, owing to a…

  • Business News

    Singapore increases COE quota for categories A and B cars to reduce supply volatility

    Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that it will increase the Certificates of Entitlement (COE) quota for cars in categories A and B as a one-time adjustment to reduce supply volatility. The quota will rise from 9,575 to 10,431 for the current quarter, with Category A increasing by 24% and Category B increasing by 15%. The LTA will redistribute…

  • Business News

    Singapore car COE prices to remain high due to limited supply and strong demand

    Prices for Singapore’s Certificate of Entitlement (COE) are likely to remain high as demand continues to outstrip limited supply. Despite a dip in premiums for cars after the latest bidding exercise closed on 4 May, it is too early to tell if prices have peaked, said analysts who forecast that COE premiums for cars may rise in the next few…

  • Guides

    What you need to know before buying an EV Car in Thailand

    Looking to make the transition from a traditionally powered car to a full eclectic vehicle (EV)? The EV market in Thailand is only getting started, and more people are becoming interested in driving EV cars. Given the skyrocketing price of oil, it seems inevitable that EV cars will soon replace fossil fuel vehicles. Plus, EV cars offer a smooth driving…

  • Guides

    How to get an international driving license in Thailand

    Are you planning a trip to Thailand and wondering how to get an international driving license in Thailand? Look no further! An international driving license, also known as an International Driving Permit (IDP), is an essential document that allows you to drive legally in foreign countries. In Thailand, it is a crucial document that not only enables you to explore…

  • Crime News

    Former cop from UAE allegedly set cars on fire in Koh Samui

    A former cop from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) allegedly set cars on fire in Koh Samui. The suspect, 40 year old Muajib Ali Salim Saleh Alkarbi, allegedly set fire to a BMW, and a Toyota sedan parked near vacant land in Koh Samui’s Taling Ngam sub-district at around 1.35am on Thursday, March 2. Koh Samui Police said CCTV footage…

  • Automotive

    Watt’s up? Let’s plug into the future with the best electric cars in Thailand

    Nowadays, many people are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint on the world. Both individuals and big businesses are putting forth efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. Reducing the use of single-use plastics is a great way to reduce our environmental impact, and switching to electric (EV) cars is another effective way to lower our carbon footprint. It’s because…

  • Crime News

    Dozens of luxury cars stolen from UK seized in Thailand

    Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) seized 29 of 35 luxury cars reportedly stolen from the UK and smuggled to Bangkok, Thailand, reports ThaiRath. The seizures follow a request from England’s National Crime Agency for the DSI’s help in locating 35 luxury cars collectively worth more than £2.4 million (more than 100 million Thai baht), believed to be illegally imported…

  • Thailand News

    Giant license plates are illegal, warns Thailand’s DLT

    Thais love to modify their vehicles, but attaching a comically big license plate to your car is illegal, warns Thailand‘s Department of Land Transport (DLT). The warning follows a viral TikTok clip of a pickup truck on the road featuring a regular license plate as well as a Phitsanulok province license plate so big it could probably be seen all the…

  • Pattaya News

    Woman injured after Mercedes-Benz catches fire in Chon Buri

    A woman has been injured after her Mercedes-Benz caught fire in Chon Buri on Wednesday night. The car was engulfed in flames at the entrance of the Naphaphan Land Village on Sukhumvit Road inbound to Rayong province. The village is located in the Sattahip district. The driver, 39 year old Jidapha Rungruangkon, sustained non-life-threatening chest injuries. Fortunately, she managed to…

  • Phuket News

    Blaze guts foreigner’s car in Phuket

    A blaze gutted a foreigner’s car in Phuket’s main city district on Tuesday night. Koh Kaew firefighters rushed to the scene on Number 3013 Road to find the car engulfed in flames. It took the firefighters about 10 minutes to bring the blaze under control. The car was destroyed, but luckily the driver escaped uninjured. The cause of the fire…

  • Hot News

    Thai car racing gangs of five or more warned of jail time if caught

    Thai street car racing gangs of five or more are being warned that they will face jail time and large fines if they are caught gathering. The superintendent of Prachachuen police station sent out the warning, saying even if they have not started racing, those in groups will be arrested for illegal racing. Land Transport and Excise department officials accompanied…

  • Bangkok News

    Bugatti in Bangkok: 1 of 20 limited edition sports cars spotted cruising in Thailand

    One of only 20 Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans in the world, valued at US$3.2 million, was spotted cruising around the mean streets of Bangkok on Sunday. Let’s just hope the driver has insurance. The Bugatti, which sports a Cambodian registration plate that reads ‘BOSS,’ is allegedly owned by a Cambodian businessman who is the son of a politician. The…

  • Pattaya News

    Tourist in Chon Buri gets car damaged after parking in someone’s usual spot

    A tourist in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha District was in for a nasty shock earlier this week when he parked his car on Koh Loy island. The tourist, 29 year old Chutiphong Thongmee, had parked his car there before boarding a ferry to another island. When Chutiphong returned from his day trip, he was horrified to discover that his car…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand ups electric vehicle incentives, after 30% spike in foreign direct investment

    Thailand Board of Investment has approved revised conditions and incentives for investing in electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them, specifically charging stations. Today’s BOI announcement comes as Thailand increases its incentives for people to buy and invest in electric vehicles, in an effort to maintain its grip on Southeast Asia’s car manufacturing market, which is transitioning to…

  • Thailand News

    Boost in car sales, enthusiasm for EVs – Bangkok’s annual motor show – VIDEO

    Petrol-powered cars are still in vogue, but electric vehicles, or EVs, are on the rise. That’s the takeaway from this year’s Bangkok International Motor Show, which recorded sales of some 34,000 vehicles, nearly a 14% increase compared to last year. The 43rd edition of the popular motor show took place over a span of two weeks at Impact Muang Thong…

  • Thailand News

    Jaguar car explodes into flames on Bangkok expressway

    Bangkok police are investigating why a black Jaguar car exploded into flames on the Charlerm Maha Nakhon Expressway last night. The driver and passengers escaped and weren’t physically hurt, but they were traumatised. The driver said they smelled diesel fumes, then saw smoke, and then the car lit on fire. He said he didn’t leave the car in any suspicious…

  • Technology News

    Global Electric Vehicle sales up 109% last year

    In new research on the global electric vehicle market, Canalys estimates that 6.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) were sold worldwide in 2021, up 109% on 2020. EVs include fully electric and plug-in hybrid passenger cars. The total global car market grew just 4% in 2021 as it continued to struggle with Covid-19 restrictions and chip shortages. EV sales represented 9%…

  • Thailand News

    Man flies out of speeding car in Phuket, 3 injured

    Three people in a speeding car in Phuket were injured early this morning, and one man even flew out of the car when it crashed into a guardrail. The man’s head hit a potted plant on the pavement, and the car kept spinning until it hit a power pole. The man who flew out of the car, a passenger, was…

  • Thailand News

    Tax to promote electric vehicles forecasted

    Thailand is hopping on the electric vehicle bandwagon. An anonymous source within the Finance Ministry told the Bangkok Post that the Thai government is mulling over providing tax benefits aimed to encourage electric vehicles. This move is coming in the wake of recent promises by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to increase Thailand’s focus on tackling climate change. The source told the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai car production expected to grow

    Car production in Thailand is expected to grow, according to the Federation of Thai Industries. With the rates of Covid-19 infections falling and the careful management of the semiconductor shortage, the target of 1.6 million units is expected to be surpassed. Lockdowns and other restrictions are being eased in many countries that buy cars produced in Thailand, which means that…

  • Covid-19 News

    Buses and motorbike taxis to face tougher disease prevention measures

    Public buses, cars, and motorbike taxis now need to comply with tougher Covid-19 measures, following an announcement from the Department of Land Transport. Jirut Wisarnjit from the DLT, says the stricter rules are effective immediately and are in addition to measures already in place, such as mandatory mask-wearing, hand-washing, and use of contact-tracing apps. According to a Pattaya News report,…

  • Covid-19 News

    Bangkok car riders must wear face masks if 2 or more people in car

    Bangkok car riders now must wear a face mask if more than 2 people are in the car. The City Hall made the announcement yesterday, as part of the measures by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19. Family members in the same car aren’t being excluded from the rule. Questions on social media have signaled…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

    Bars and pubs throughout Thailand will be able to open from March 1 in every province except Samut Sakhon, the recent epicentre of new Covid-19 infections. With Thailand’s number of coronavirus infections now on a downward trajectory, many provinces with little to no cases have been reclassified by the CCSA. The majority of Thailand’s 77 provinces are now classified as…

  • Transport News

    Taxi and transport drivers calling for help from the Thai government

    Unions of Thai Taxi workers and Thai automobile drivers have handed over an official request to a government labour committee to file a request to the government seeking financial support. Thai Taxi workers passed over their requests to Suthep Yoo-on, the chairman of the Labour Committee officially seeking industry support. Just about all sectors of the country’s transport infrastructure have…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Bangkok air pollution, 28 Covid cases, Lao dam protest | December 14

    Bangkok starts the new week with ‘unhealthy’ air quality Waking up in Bangkok today you would have been surprised that the sun had disappeared to be replaced by a grey sky and views across the city limited to less than a kilometre. Across the city the air quality readings for most of the day have been aver the 150 mark…

  • Crime News

    Department of Land Transport threatens hefty fines for customised vehicle headlights, taillights

    The Department of Land Transport is warning motorists that they may face significant fines if they modify their vehicle’s headlights or taillights. Jantira Buruspat from the DLT says that customising a vehicle’s lights in a manner that contravenes either the Vehicle Act or the Land Transport Act can incur a fine of up to 50,000 baht. He says the reminder…

  • Bangkok News

    15 luxury cars destroyed in Bangkok garage fire

    A fire that broke out overnight in a Bangkok garage has destroyed 15 luxury vehicles, with total damage estimated at around 40 million baht. The garage is located in the Saphan Sung district of the capital, around 13 kilometres from Suvarnabhumi Airport. The Bangkok Post reports that the fire started at around midnight at the SY Auto Technic garage. It…

  • Bangkok News

    Find an abandoned car in Bangkok, get half the fine

    Want to make a couple thousand baht? Find a car that’s been abandoned on Bangkok’s streets. Hundreds of cars parked and forgotten about are being removed in an effort to clean up the city. Those who help out by reporting an forgotten car will get half the fine. The owners of the abandoned cars face a 5,000 baht fine, so…