Royal Dutch Shell and Toyota to open hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK and California

February 23, 2017

Oil giant Shell is set to open its first hydrogen refuelling station in the UK and seven in the US. This is the beginning of a long-term strategy as it prepares for heavy investments in the technology, with its prediction oil demand will peak in five years’ time...

Renault-Nissan chases third-placed GM in sales despite Nissan Q3 profits fall

February 10, 2017


Honda and Hitachi form EV alliance

February 08, 2017

Honda and Hitachi Automotive Systems have announced a partnership to develop, produce and sell motors for electric vehicles (EV), as Honda aims to boost its EV development and contain its R&D costs...

Toyota boosts profit forecast on yen outlook, deepens partnership with Suzuki

February 07, 2017


GM and Honda to expand fuel cell alliance as 5000 hydrogen stations planned globally by 2032

February 01, 2017

General Motors (GM) and Honda have announced they are to expand their alliance in hydrogen car technology by jointly manufacturing key components to power their fuel cell vehicles in the US...


AI ‘friends’ to assist you as autonomous driving frees up time

January 12, 2017

Safety is considered a major stumbling block with many drivers struggling to disconnect from mobile devices. In-car artificial intelligence (AI) designed specifically for safe use while driving is intended to solve this problem – and help OEMs prevent smartphones from taking control of the in-car experience...


Volvo launches new mobility unit as Honda shows mobility concepts

January 11, 2017

Volvo has announced its new dedicated business unit for shared mobility. It is based around Sunfleet, Volvo’s car sharing company based in Sweden which has been in operation since 1998. Sunfleet currently has 50,000 subscribers in more than 50 Swedish cities...


Mexico, Japan hit back at Trump attacks as shadow looms over Detroit motor show

January 10, 2017

As executives meet at the leading US automotive trade show in Detroit following Trump’s attacks last week against GM and Toyota, carmakers which operate in Mexico are bracing themselves for hostility from President-elect Trump after he launched an attack on the US industry last week. Japanese government officials have also hit back against Trump’s criticism of Toyota, which has caused reverberations across business in Japan...


Ernst Piech: ‘Hydrogen is the future’

December 23, 2016


UK Brexit minister promises ‘calm’ exit, asks OEMs to list Brexit costs

December 15, 2016


Mercedes to overtake BMW in premium sales

December 13, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is on target to retake the crown of world’s largest premium brand this year, according to November sales figures released by the OEMs today. This would end BMW’s 11 consecutive year reign as the world’s top-selling premium brand...

Car firms' post-Brexit show of strength amid trade fears

September 29, 2016


Post-Brexit trade deals could threaten UK car plants

July 14, 2016