2016 Production

World Motor Vehicle Production /  by manufacturer  / by country By country and type  /  passenger cars  /  light commercial vehicles  /  heavy trucks  /  buses and coaches   By manufacturer, make and country Anhui Jac Ashok Leyland Avtovaz Baic BMW Brilliance Byd Changan Chengdu Dayun Changfeng Chery China National Heavy Duty Truck Chongqing Lifan Motor… Continue reading 2016 Production

Nissan Is in Talks to Buy France’s Renault Stake: Reuters

Nissan Motor Co. is in talks to buy most of the French state’s stake in partner Renault SA as the carmakers tighten cooperation, Reuters reported, citing unidentified people close to the matter. Discussions with government officials include France giving up influence at Renault while the manufacturer would relinquish control over its Japanese counterpart, the newswire… Continue reading Nissan Is in Talks to Buy France’s Renault Stake: Reuters

Daimler, Volvo Cars executives skeptical over Geely alliance plan

GENEVA (Reuters) – Executives at Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and Volvo Cars question the viability and industrial logic of a plan by their major shareholder, China’s Geely, to form an auto industry alliance to counter “tech invaders.” FILE PHOTO: The Mercedes star logo of an E Coupe is pictured before the annual news conference of Daimler AG… Continue reading Daimler, Volvo Cars executives skeptical over Geely alliance plan

Electrification, luxury and design: Talking with Marek Reichman and Andy Palmer

Andy Palmer sits near the top of the list of industry executives journalists like to talk to. There’s a refreshing honesty to the 54-year old Brit, a willingness to slice through the sort of circumspect phrases his underlings put into press kits and speak his mind. He managed it when working in the ultra-corporate world… Continue reading Electrification, luxury and design: Talking with Marek Reichman and Andy Palmer

Daimler’s R&D chief sees nickel rich batteries gaining traction

GENEVA, March 6 (Reuters) – The car industry is moving towards making electric car batteries with a higher ratio of nickel, Ola Kaellenius, Daimler board member responsible for research and development, said on Tuesday. High cobalt prices have been pushing manufacturers to adjust the recipe for the batteries used to power electric cars to reduce… Continue reading Daimler’s R&D chief sees nickel rich batteries gaining traction

Stoneacre buys Platts Garage in Stafford

Stoneacre Motor Group has bought Platts Garage in Stafford, representing Fiat, Dacia, Renault and Kia. Platts has been located on the same site in  Lightwood Rd, Longton since 1938 when it was known as Peppers Garage. It was awarded the Fiat franchise in 1946 and billed itself as the longest established Fiat franchise in the UK.… Continue reading Stoneacre buys Platts Garage in Stafford

Nissan: Nissan at Geneva Motor Show 2018: transforming the way we drive, transforming the way we live

GENEVA – The acceleration of electrification was the key theme at the Nissan stand during this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Taking center stage was the world premiere of the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship race car, seen in its concept livery for the first time. The car will make its city circuit debut at… Continue reading Nissan: Nissan at Geneva Motor Show 2018: transforming the way we drive, transforming the way we live

Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision drives breakthrough announcements at Geneva Motor Show

Next generation of Nissan’s best-selling crossovers will offer electrified powertrain options to consumers “Simply Amazing” new Nissan LEAF is Europe’s fastest-selling electric vehicle as orders hit 19,000 Nissan Qashqai on sale with ProPILOT driver assistance technology this month New  partnership with energy company E.ON advancing Nissan’s ambition to offer free power for its EV drivers… Continue reading Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision drives breakthrough announcements at Geneva Motor Show

Nissan: Nissan IMx KURO concept vehicle debuts at Geneva Motor Show

GENEVA – The Nissan IMx KURO was unveiled today at the Geneva International Motor Show, marking the European debut of the IMx electric crossover concept vehicle. Kuro, which means black in Japanese, comes to life on the IMx, which was first revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2017, with new look black trim… Continue reading Nissan: Nissan IMx KURO concept vehicle debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Japan H2 Mobility, LLC Established by Eleven Companies

Toyota Motor CorporationNissan Motor Co. Ltd.Honda Motor Co. Ltd.JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy CorporationIdemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.Iwatani CorporationTokyo Gas Co. Ltd.Toho Gas Co. Ltd.Air Liquide Japan Ltd.Toyota Tsusho CorporationDevelopment Bank of Japan Inc. The below-mentioned 11 companies have today announced joint establishment of “Japan H2 Mobility, LLC (hereinafter JHyM)”, aimed at the full-fledged development of… Continue reading Japan H2 Mobility, LLC Established by Eleven Companies