Volkswagen Group back in profit despite emissions scandal

February 28, 2017

The Volkswagen (VW) Group has returned to profit after its biggest ever loss in 2015, despite provisions for damages related to its diesel emissions scandal ballooning towards €22.6 billion...

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...

Toyota targeting one million plug-in hybrids

February 21, 2017

Kia to follow parent Hyundai with hydrogen car as Toyota recalls the Mirai

February 20, 2017

Japanese pushing for fuel cells as Toyota hybrid sales pass 10 million

February 16, 2017

Toyota has announced it has sold over 10 million hybrid cars as of the end of January. It estimates this has managed to avert approximately 77 million tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere and has saved around 29 million litres of petrol. The Japanese OEM is well known for its hybrid technology, with the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid car launched in 1997, synonymous with the powertrain...

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

OEMs resist Trump: Toyota insists firm is US carmaker, BMW staunchly sticks to Mexico plant plans

February 06, 2017

Toyota President Akio Toyoda insisted on 2 February that his firm is a US carmaker, following Trump’s assertion that Japan’s auto trade practices are ‘not fair’ to American firms. Meanwhile, German carmakers have also become rattled as Trump has turned on them...

EV-Box expands in the Nordics as Norway enjoys record sales

February 03, 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...

Mild hybrids to replace diesels as fuel-saving choice

January 31, 2017

Ever since the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, diesel cars have had an image problem, and air pollution pressures have gathered pace. However, internal combustion engine technologies will have to endure, and continue to innovate, until longer-range electric cars are affordable, or hydrogen technologies gather pace...

Blow to May at Brexit Supreme Court ruling as Ghosn says Nissan to review UK investment once terms clear

January 25, 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was dealt an expected setback yesterday, with the Supreme Court ruling that parliament must vote on whether government can trigger the Brexit process. Meanwhile, carmakers with production in the UK are saying they will wait to see how the business environment pans out before taking action...

Major hydrogen investment mooted as OEMs and energy companies form Hydrogen Council

January 20, 2017

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, carmakers and energy companies have announced the foundation of the Hydrogen Council to lay the foundations for major investment in hydrogen. Bringing together oil giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total and car manufacturers such as Toyota, Daimler, BMW and Hyundai with combined revenues of $1.14 trillion (€1.07 trillion) and 1.72 million employees, the global initiative is the first of its kind...

Nissan, Toyota back UK plants despite ‘hard Brexit’ plan, German auto industry warns will stifle UK investment

January 20, 2017

PM Theresa May announces UK will aim for hard Brexit, as industry braces for tax rise

January 18, 2017

Trump threatens German OEMs with tariffs as Toyota CEO warns tariffs will depress industry

January 18, 2017

Volkswagen Group posts record sales in 2016 despite Dieselgate

January 12, 2017

FCA:GM merger talks sparked as Marchionne suggests possible Trump support

January 12, 2017

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...

VW brand targets 1 million electric vehicle sales by 2025

January 11, 2017

Ford turns to Amazon for connected cars to counter Apple, Google

January 11, 2017

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...

Nissan calls on Trump for clear rules after he blasts Toyota

January 09, 2017

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