#MINI

Autonomous Vehicles

MINI and Small Houses & a Digital Twin in Tokyo

Getting people physically on the road and digitally testing without people on the road
#MINI

Hybrid

Fisker Plans to Have Ocean EV Made in Austria

Magna Steyr would begin production in late 2022
#Magna #Audi #MINI

Hybrid

Cheap Chinese EVs Coming to Texas

Geely affiliate to launch U.S. sales this year
#Pontiac #MINI #Nikola

Hybrid

BMW Goes All In on Sustainability

Comprehensive plan targets 7 million electrified vehicles on the road by 2030
#RollsRoyce #MINI #BMW

Design

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year
#reviews #Acura #BMW

Hybrid

Longer-Range Bimmer PHEVs in the Works

Geofencing and rewards program support new model rollout
#BMW #MINI

Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment
#tech #Ford #MercedesBenz

Business

Kia Telluride Named World Car of the Year

Mazda3, Porsche Taycan and Kia Soul also take home awards
#Mazda #Kia #Porsche

Assembly

Why British Car Plants Are Reviving Brexit Disaster Plans

A new wrinkle in balancing inventory and production
#europe #facilities #Honda

Sales

BMW Plots Post-Coronavirus Growth

$32 billion earmarked for advanced r&d over next five years
#sustainability #covid-19 #BMW

Batteries

BMW Readies Tesla Model 3 Fighter

It looks and performs like a Bimmer—without the emissions
#tech #BMW #MINI

Hybrid

Mike Bell Departs Rivian as CTO

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months
#people #FaradayFuture #Ford

Machining

Robot Developments for Automotive Applications

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.
#tech #MINI #engineer

Economics

China, U.S. Finalize Mini-Trade Deal

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

Sales

Audi: No Plans to Ditch Cars

Sedans, coupes, convertibles and wagons will continue to be part of global lineup
#HP #MINI #Audi

Additive Manufacturing

9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Rises to the Advanced Mobility Challenge

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.
#Renault #Autodesk #GKN

Economics

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

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

Production

BMW Confirms Electric Mini Plant in China

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

Economics

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

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.
#MINI #asia

Hybrid

Paice Sues BMW Over Hybrid Tech

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