Rivian CTO Departs

February 21, 2020 at 3:27 PM

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months

Robot Developments for Automotive Applications

February 03, 2020 at 1:24 PM

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.

China, U.S. Finalize Mini-Trade Deal

January 16, 2020 at 10:02 AM

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

Audi: No Plans to Ditch Cars

January 13, 2020 at 3:10 PM

Sedans, coupes, convertibles and wagons will continue to be part of global lineup

9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Rises to the Advanced Mobility Challenge

December 19, 2019 at 8:41 AM

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.

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

December 03, 2019 at 11:45 AM

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

BMW Confirms Electric Mini Plant in China

November 29, 2019 at 2:16 PM

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

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

November 26, 2019 at 1:19 AM

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.

Paice Sues BMW Over Hybrid Tech

November 25, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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

BMW, Great Wall Get Okay for Factory in China

November 22, 2019 at 11:34 AM

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

Japan Plans Discounts to Coax Seniors into Safer Cars

November 20, 2019 at 11:20 AM

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

China, U.S. Agree to Phased Rollback for Tariffs

November 07, 2019 at 1:22 PM

China says it and the U.S. have agreed to simultaneously roll back trade tariffs on each other’s goods in steps that match progress on a broad trade deal.

U.S.-China to Postpone “Phase 1” Treaty Signing?

November 07, 2019 at 1:25 AM

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping may not sign a partial trade agreement on behalf of the U.S. and China until next month.

Mini Readies Pricey Works GP Speedster

November 06, 2019 at 11:16 AM

BMW AG’s Mini unit says the latest John Cooper Works GP model will be the fastest and most expensive vehicle in the brand’s 60-year history.

GM Sales in China Drop 18% in Third Quarter

October 10, 2019 at 4:09 PM

General Motors Co. reports it sold 689,500 cars and light trucks in China in July-September, down 18% from the same period in 2018.

VW’s Jetta Brand Off to Strong Start in China

October 04, 2019 at 11:33 AM

Volkswagen Group’s new Jetta sub-brand in China reportedly beat VW’s first-month sales target by 30%.

SAIC Opens Export-Focused Factory in China

October 01, 2019 at 2:47 PM

SAIC Motor Corp. has launched production at its fourth assembly plant—a facility in Ningde, China—with capacity to make 240,000 vehicles per year.

“Hard” Brexit Will Prompt Mini Production Cut

September 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM

BMW AG says it will drop a production shift at its Mini small-car plant in Oxford, England, if the U.K. exits the European Union next month without a new trade deal.

Sales of Electrified Cars to Quadruple in Europe

September 09, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Deliveries of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles across Europe will jump fourfold to 1 million units in 2020, predicts Europe’s Transport & Environment group.

Report: New Mini Models in the Works

September 06, 2019 at 12:51 PM

BMW AG’s Mini brand is developing two new vehicles and next-generation versions of its current Clubman and Countryman models that will be launched over the next four years, Autocar reports.