Hitachi, Honda Merge 4 Partsmaking Units

Hitachi Ltd. and Honda Motor Co. are creating a new company that combines four of their automotive and motorcycle components businesses.
#Honda #Hitachi #TriumphMotorcycles


Veoneer Exits Braking JV

Veoneer Inc. has agreed to sell its 51% stake in a brake systems joint venture to partner Nissin-Kogyo Co. and Honda Motor Co. for $176 million.
#Honda #Suzuki #Ford


Carmakers Back Trump on California Emissions Stance

Major carmakers—including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Nissan and Toyota—are backing the Trump administration’s position that California is barred by federal law from setting its own fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle sales quotas.
#Chrysler #GeneralMotors #Volkswagen


Honda Accelerates EV Plans

Honda Motor Co. expects all of its European sales will come from hybrid and pure electric vehicles by 2022, three years earlier than previously planned.
#Honda #Carbon #asia


Toyota Confirms Prototype Solid-State Battery

Toyota Motor Corp. is moving ahead with plans to showcase a prototype electric vehicle powered by a solid-state battery at next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
#tech #Nissan #Toyota


Carmakers to Test Blockchain Payment Tech

Next month BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Renault will begin testing a blockchain-based identification system for automatic payments for parking and road tolls.
#Bosch #Renault #tech


September Car Sales Rise 14% in Europe

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe jumped 14% to 1.29 million units in September, thanks to abnormally low volume in the same month in 2018, says trade group ACEA.
#Hyundai #Jaguar #PSAPeugeotCitroen


2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD

A really good cute ute
#Jaguar #Acura #Hyundai

Nissan Names New Leadership Team

Nissan Motor Co.’s board has chosen Makoto Uchida, a senior vice president and former head of the company’s China operations, to take over as CEO.
#people #Dongfeng #Nissan


2019 Honda Civic Touring

While some OEMs are abandoning or de-emphasizing cars, the Civic is now in its 10th generation and going strong—literally and figuratively
#HP #Honda #Toyota


Honda Ridgeline Pickup to Get Hybrid Option?

Honda Motor Co. is adding a hybrid-electric variant to its Ridgeline midsize pickup truck, according to leaked information on a dealership’s website.
#Honda #HP


AAA: Severe Limits in Pedestrian-Safety Systems

Advanced safety technologies designed to prevent drivers from hitting pedestrians work only at low speeds and not at all at night when the chances of a collision are greatest, AAA says.
#people #tech #Honda


U.S. Sales Drop 13% for Foreign Brands

Sales of foreign-brand passenger vehicles in the U.S. fell 13% to 704,300 units in September.
#Toyota #BMW #Volkswagen


Carmakers, Justice Dept. to Meet on Emissions Antitrust Probe

Four carmakers who struck a deal with California in July on future emission rules will meet next week with the U.S. Dept. of Justice, which says the pact may violate antitrust laws.
#Honda #legal #Volkswagen

JAMA Names Toyota CEO to Second Term

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda has been named to chair the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. for a second two-year term.
#people #Honda #Nissan

Autonomous Vehicles

Hyundai and Aptiv Going for Levels 4 and 5

Creating a $4-billion joint venture (JV) for autonomous vehicle (AV) tech
#Honda #HyundaiMobis #Aptiv


Honda to Offset 60% of N. American Factory Emissions

Honda Motor Co. is buying enough electricity from renewable sources to offset 60% of the power its North American factories use from fossil fuel-burning generating plants.
#Honda #facilities #Carbon


Honda Confirms Diesel Phase-Out in Europe

Honda Motor Co. confirms it will stop selling diesel-powered vehicles in Europe in 2021 as it moves to more electrified powertrains.
#asia #Honda


Acura Targets 25% Growth in U.S.

Honda Motor Co.’s Acura luxury car unit aims to grow its sales in the U.S. from 159,000 units last year to more than 200,000 within five years.
#Honda #Acura #asia

Semi-Finalists Chosen for N. American Vehicle Awards

Fifty North American journalists have chosen semi-finalists for the North American car, truck and utility vehicles of the year.
#BMW #Hyundai #Porsche