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Fuel Cells

New Toyota JV Targets Fuel Cell Trucks in China

Commercial vehicles could be the right application for fledgling technology

Business

Report: Dongfeng to Cut Stake in PSA

Dongfeng Motor Group will reduce its stake in PSA Group to help the French carmaker clear U.S. regulatory hurdles ahead of a planned merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Hybrid

Report: SKI Plans 2nd EV Battery Plant in China

South Korea’s SK Innovation Co. plans to construct a $1.1 billion battery plant in Yancheng, China. 

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.

Sales

PSA, Dongfeng Finalize Plan to Restructure JV

PSA Group says it is launching a restructuring plan for its 27-year-old carmaking venture with Dongfeng Motor Group in Wuhan, China, to cut costs and boost sales.

Business

Report: Dongfeng Motor May Sell PSA Stake

Dongfeng Motor Group reportedly is pondering the sale of some or all of its €2.2 billion ($2.5 billion) stake in PSA Group.

Hybrid

Chinese Startup Readies Luxury EV

Chinese electric vehicle startup Human Horizons (HH) plans to debut its first vehicle, the HiPhi 1, in early 2021.

Hybrid

Renault Launches EV Venture in China

Renault SA is investing in its 50:50 venture with Jiangling Motors Corp. to develop and build electric vehicles in China.

Sales

Nissan Names New U.S. Sales Chief

Nissan Motor Co. has chosen Airton Cousseau, managing director of its China venture with Dongfeng Motor Co., to take over U.S. sales and marketing on June 1.

Sales

Honda Says Its Sales in China Will Top U.S. by 2022

Honda Motor Co. CEO Takahiro Hachigo tells reporters the company’s car sales in China are likely to match U.S. demand in 2-3 years.

Sales

Report: Nissan Expects 8% Drop in Future Sales in China

Nissan Motor Co. now expects its China venture with Dongfeng Motor Corp. will sell 2.39 million vehicles in 2022, down 8% from its estimate late last year, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Aluminum

Maxion, Dongfeng Form China Aluminum Wheel JV

Germany’s Maxion Wheels is forming a joint venture in China with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group to build aluminum wheels for the local market.

PSA Names New Chief for China Operations

PSA Group has named Massimo Roserba, formerly CEO of its Italian operations, to head its joint venture in China.

Hybrid

Renault Partners with Third Chinese EV Maker

Renault SA has agreed to buy a “significant” stake in Jiangling Motors Co.’s JMEV electric vehicle unit.

Production

Nissan to Repatriate $1.1 Billion Cash from China Unit

Nissan Motor Co. reportedly will repatriate 7.5 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) from its joint venture in China as tensions rise with alliance partner Renault SA.

Sales

Domestic Brands Suffer as China Car Sales Sink

China’s domestic carmakers are taking the brunt of the country’s new-car sales slump, according to The Nikkei.

Batteries

Nissan to Make EV Batteries, Motors in China

Nissan Motor Co. is shifting to local production of batteries and motors in China for electric cars made by its venture with Dongfeng Motor Group.

Hybrid

Renault Concept Previews Tiny EV

Renault SA unveiled the all-electric K-ZE concept car at this week’s Paris auto show.

Hybrid

Nissan Ramps Up Leaf-Based EV in China

Nissan Motor Co. has launched production of an all-electric version of its Sylphy compact car in China.

Production

Nissan to Expand Capacity 40% in China

Nissan Motor Co. is readying a $900 million plan to hike production capacity in China 40% by 2021, sources tell Reuters.

Production

Nissan, Dongfeng Target “Green” Production in China

Nissan Motor Co. and Dongfeng Motor Group aim to shift their Chinese operations to “greener” production methods over the next four years.

Car/Ride Sharing

Three Chinese Carmakers Form Ride-Hailing Alliance

A trio of state-owned Chinese carmakers is launching a joint ride-hailing service to rival foreign-based competitors.

Regulations

Honda to Resume Sales of CR-V Crossover in China

One of Honda Motor Co.’s most popular models in China, the CR-V crossover, will return to the marketplace later this month after the company launches a recall to fix 130,000 units already on the road.

Hybrid

Ghosn Declares EV Range Anxiety Is Dead

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance Chairman Carlos Ghosn declares that consumer fears about the driving range of electric vehicles is over, The Nikkei reports.

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