#ASIA

Assembly

Tesla Posts 3Q Profit, Affirms 2020 Sales Target

Company sheds startup status, moves into full-fledged carmaking
#asia #europe #facilities

Assembly

Hyundai’s U.S. Engine Woe Costs Jump to $4.7 Billion

A problem with self-destructing engines continues to grow.
#asia #quality #recalls

Assembly

Tesla to Supply EVs to Europe from China

A quick way to quickly tap Europe's booming EV market
#asia #europe #Tesla

Sales

LMC Sees Auto Sales Recovery by 2022

Slower rebound ahead as "real" economic conditions emerge
#asia #europe

Business

Joyson Probes Bogus Seatbelt Test Data from Takata Plant

Review covers 20 years of reports
#asia #recalls #legal

Sales

Car Sales Soar in China

Rebound in wholesale and retail volumes shows hope for other auto markets
#asia

Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne Signs 3-Year Deal to Supply Lidar to Baidu

Sensors to be used by Baidu's Apollo autonomous-car development alliance
#asia #Velodyne #tech

Sales

GM Posts First Sales Gain in China in 2 Years

Volumes are up in all the most profitable segments
#asia

Autonomous Vehicles

Nissan Readies Big Push into Semi-Robotic Driving

Aim is to collect usage data and cut system costs
#asia #Nissan #tech

Finishing

Vendor Says Its Vacuum-Overlay System Could Replace Auto Body Paint

The automated film overlay process is touted as faster, more energy efficient and at least as durable as paint
#asia #tech

Marketing

Tesla Posts Record Sales Quarter, Eyes Indian Market

Global growth strategy unfolds
#asia #europe #facilities

Design

Buick Previews Future EVs

“Potential energy” takes shape with space-age design
#asia #Buick

Economics

Volkswagen’s $17 Billion EV Plan for China Rolls On

Company underscores its determination to lead the electric-car market worldwide
#asia #europe #Volkswagen

Batteries

India Mulls $4.6 Billon Push into EV Battery Market

Local production base seen as key step in building local EV industry
#asia

Business

Infiniti Previews Next-Gen QX60

Bolder, sleeker and more upscale
#asia #Infiniti

Fuel Cells

Eaton Adapts Supercharger Tech for Fuel Cells

Focus is on buses and big rigs
#Eaton #asia #tech

Economics

Tesla, Ford, Daimler, Volvo Sue U.S. Over China Tariffs

Carmakers press for a resolution to 2-year-old trade war
#asia #Tesla #legal

Batteries

Chinese EV Startup WM Motor Raises Record $1.5 Billion

Funding push expected to be followed by IPO in October
#asia

Car/Ride Sharing

DiDi Partners with BYD on Ride-Share EVs

Purpose-built model to dominate DiDi's fleet
#BYD #asia

Business

LG Chem Spins Off Battery Unit

Wholly owned subsidiary aims to nearly triple sales in four years.
#asia #facilities