#ASIA

Hybrid

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

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

Infrastructure

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

Production

LG Chem Spins Off Battery Unit

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

Production

Stalled Plant Sale Stymies GM’s Exit from India

Deal hampered by tensions between India and China
#asia #facilities

Business

Ghosn Aide Pleads Not Guilty on Pay Charges

With Ghosn in exile, Kelly faces the music as sole individual defendant.
#asia #people #legal

Sales

Redesigned Hyundai Tucson Breaks Cover

4th-Gen crossover boasts bold design, hybrid option, more tech
#asia #Hyundai

Sales

U.S. Distributor Inks 2nd Deal with China’s Chery Auto

Budget T-Go brand will join high-end Vantas marque in U.S.
#asia #Chery

Economics

Report: U.S. Auto Companies Ponder Cutbacks in China

Fatigue over trade tensions saps investment plans
#asia

Production

Nissan Rounds Up $12.2 Billion to Buoy Turnaround

Trove will help pay for a four-year-long revival plan.
#asia #Nissan

Car/Ride Sharing

Toyota Expands Woven Mobility Universe

$800 million VC arm will invest in “growth-stage” tech companies
#sustainability #asia #Toyota

Sales

Car Sales Continue to Rebound in China

Two months of year-on-year gains might signal recovery from year-long slump.
#asia

Fuel Cells

S. Korea Ramps Up “Green” Investments

Plan calls for more than 1.3 million EVs and fuel cell vehicles by 2025
#asia #tech #sustainability

Batteries

GM, Honda to Partner on N. American Products

Broad partnership expands on 20-year-old history of collaboration
#Chevrolet #Cadillac #asia

Marketing

Geely, GM Venture Jump into China’s Pickup Truck Market

A bet on growing demand in a 2% segment of the market
#asia #SAIC #GeneralMotors

Infrastructure

Buy an EV, Lease Its Battery

Company partners with CATL to test low-cost option
#asia #BAIC #Tesla