#MINI

Sales

Cheap Chinese EVs Coming to Texas

Geely affiliate to launch U.S. sales this year
#Pontiac #MINI #Nikola

Batteries

BMW Goes All In on Sustainability

Comprehensive plan targets 7 million electrified vehicles on the road by 2030
#RollsRoyce #MINI #BMW

Interiors & Electronics

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year
#reviews #Acura #BMW

Hybrid

Longer-Range Bimmer PHEVs in the Works

Geofencing and rewards program support new model rollout
#BMW #MINI

Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment
#tech #Ford #MercedesBenz

Business

Kia Telluride Named World Car of the Year

Mazda3, Porsche Taycan and Kia Soul also take home awards
#Mazda #Kia #Porsche

Economics

Why British Car Plants Are Reviving Brexit Disaster Plans

A new wrinkle in balancing inventory and production
#europe #facilities #Honda

Batteries

BMW Plots Post-Coronavirus Growth

$32 billion earmarked for advanced r&d over next five years
#sustainability #covid-19 #BMW

Batteries

BMW Readies Tesla Model 3 Fighter

It looks and performs like a Bimmer—without the emissions
#tech #BMW #MINI

Business

Mike Bell Departs Rivian as CTO

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months
#people #FaradayFuture #Ford

Automation/Robotics

Robot Developments for Automotive Applications

Spot welding continues to be a major application area in automotive and robot manufacturers are improving the tech to make that happen as efficiently as possible.
#tech #MINI #engineer

Economics

China, U.S. Finalize Mini-Trade Deal

All about the U.S.-China first-step trade deal.
#asia #MINI

Sales

Audi: No Plans to Ditch Cars

Sedans, coupes, convertibles and wagons will continue to be part of global lineup
#HP #MINI #Audi

Connectivity

9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Rises to the Advanced Mobility Challenge

Additive manufacturing (AM) is just one manufacturing method that drives advanced mobility forward and also has a history of embracing the digital connectivity demanded by this trend.
#Renault #Autodesk #GKN

Economics

Trump Hints 11-Month Delay in “Phase-One” China Trade Deal

President Donald Trump says a first-phase mini-trade deal with China may not happen until next November.
#MINI

Production

BMW Confirms Electric Mini Plant in China

BMW AG confirms it will open a factory with partner Great Wall Motor Co. to make electric Mini-brand cars in Zhangjiagang.  
#facilities #MINI #asia

Economics

China, U.S. Move Closer to Phase 1 Trade Deal

China’s Ministry of Commerce claims the U.S. and China have reached a “consensus on properly resolving relevant issues” in their year-long trade war.
#MINI #asia

Business

Paice Sues BMW Over Hybrid Tech

Hybrid powertrain inventor Paice LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against BMW AG, claiming the German carmaker is using its technology illegally.
#BMW #legal #Hyundai

Business

BMW, Great Wall Get Okay for Factory in China

Great Wall Motor Co. and partner BMW AG have finally cleared regulatory hurdles to open a factory in Zhangjiangang and supply the Chinese market.
#MINI #BMW #asia

Mobility

Japan Plans Discounts to Coax Seniors into Safer Cars

Japan plans to offer senior drivers discounts on the purchase of cars equipped with advanced driver assist features.
#MINI #asia