Honda Recall Targets Damaged Airbag Wiring in CR-V Crossovers

Honda Motor Co. is preparing to replace damaged wiring in the steering wheels of 2019 model CR-V small SUV/crossovers that could trigger an airbag misfire.


GM, Honda Partner on “Smart Grid” Research

General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. are launching a joint research project to study the potential of “smart” grid systems in which electric vehicle owners can sell excess electricity back to utility companies.
#GeneralMotors #Renault #Honda

Renault Recaptures Nurburgring FWD Speed Record

Renault SA set a track record for front-wheel-drive vehicles at Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife course with its Megane RS Trophy-R performance coupe.
#europe #Honda #Renault

How Long Is the Monaco Circuit?

For motorsports enthusiasts, this weekend is an extraordinary one, with the Indianapolis 500, the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix all occurring on the 26th.
#Honda #Toyota #Renault


Honda Aims to Put Used EV Batteries to Work

Honda is working with Ohio-based electric utility American Electric Power to develop a network of used electric vehicle batteries to supplement electric grids.
#BMW #Honda #Renault


Honda Says Swindon Plant in U.K. Cannot Be Saved

Honda Motor Co. has reconfirmed it will shut down its assembly Swindon assembly plant in the U.K. in 2021, ending efforts to save the facility.
#BMW #facilities #europe

Toyota Tops Carmakers in 2018 Patents

Toyota received an automotive industry-best 2,500-plus patents in the U.S. last year, according to Harrity & Harrity LLC.
#Yazaki #Magna #GeneralMotors


Honda to Keep “e” Name for Electric City Car

Honda Motor Co.’s upcoming electric city car will be called the “Honda e.”
#asia #europe #Honda


Energy at Honda Manufacturing

The Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America plant in Russells Point, Ohio, which produces more than 850,000 transmissions per year, is the first automotive transmission manufacturing facility in the U.S. to earn the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.
#oem #sustainability #Honda


Honda to Cut Model Trim Options by Two-Thirds

Honda Motor Co. intends to cut costs and hike efficiency by shrinking the number of trim options it offers worldwide by two-thirds by 2025.
#asia #Honda


Honda’s Revenue Up, Profit Down

Honda Motor Co. increased revenue in the fiscal year ended March 31 by 3%, and consolidated vehicle sales advanced 2% to 3.75 million units. But net income plunged 42%.
#asia #Honda

Autonomous Vehicles

GM Cruise Picks Up Another $1.2 Billion in Funding

GM Cruise LLC has received $1.2 billion from institutional investors, thereby hiking the market value of the autonomous-car startup to $19 billion.
#Honda #Rowe



A mobility future that features electrically powered and autonomously driven vehicles will bring major changes in the design, engineering and materials used in tomorrow’s cars.
#GeneralMotors #Carbon #Ford


China’s Zotye Affirms Plans for U.S. Sales

Chinese carmaker Zotye Automobile International Co. plans to launch U.S. sales of its T600 compact crossover by the end of 2020 or early 2021.
#Honda #asia


Diesel’s Dominance in SUVs Wanes in India

Carmakers say gasoline engines will rapidly replace diesels as the dominant power source for SUVs sold in India, The Economic Times reports.
#Honda #asia #MINI


Honda Recall Targets Engine Flaw in 93,900 Vehicles

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 93,900 cars, SUV/crossovers, minivans and pickup trucks in the U.S. to replace engine timing belts that could shred.
#Acura #Honda


U.S. Steps Up Probe of 12.3 Million Faulty Airbag Controllers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded a year-old investigation into an electrical flaw in 12.3 million TRW Automotive airbag controllers linked to eight fatalities.
#Toyota #Honda #Fiat


“After Hours” in New York

Last week the New York International Auto Show held its press and industry preview days, which essentially means that the Javits Center was full of people who buy few cars (journalists), people who want to sell lots of cars (dealers) and a wide array of professionals who make up the global auto industry.
#oem #Cadillac #Porsche


Honda to Prepare Ohio Plant for Electrified Models

Honda Motor Co. plans in August to begin retooling one of its assembly lines in Marysville, Ohio, to make electrified vehicles.
#Honda #facilities #Acura


New Car Deliveries in Europe Drop 4%

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe fell 4% to 1.77 million units in March and 3% to 4.15 million through the first three months of 2018, trade group ACEA reports.
#MercedesBenz #Fiat #PSAPeugeotCitroen