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Business

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Split Up Their Markets

“Leader-follower” plan aims to highlight excellence

Sales

COVID-19 Anxiety Easing, But Financial Concerns Linger

Americans delaying big purchases, plan to keep vehicles longer

Business

France Hikes Carmaker Aid to $8.8 Billion

But Congress remains wary about stimulating the U.S. car market

Business

McLaren to Cut Workforce by 30%

Coronavirus decimates sales, tech consulting work

Business

German Court Sides with VW Diesel Owners on Compensation

Court allows buybacks on diesels rigged to evade pollution standards.

Business

Global Auto Supply Base Revs Up

Parts suppliers are cranking up production worldwide, but “normal” is months away

Production

BMW Preps to Launch First Electric SUV

Production is on track to begin this summer in China

Regulations

EU Readies $22 Billion to Stimulate Auto Market

The biggest question is which models will qualify?

Sales

Car Sales Crash in Europe

78% drop in April as countries, carmakers post double-digit declines

Production

China’s Carmakers Ease Social Distancing Rules

Masks, temperature checks, disinfection practices continue

Sales

U.K. Bus and Coach Registrations Up—for Now

SMMT figures show increase over Q1 2019—thanks to January and February. The lockdown in March, however. . .

Business

A Look at What Could Have Been: Dyson’s Canceled EV

Tesla Model X fighter proved to be too costly of a risk

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Business

A Peek at Nissan’s Drastic Turnaround Plan

Much to accomplish, not much time in which to do it

Production

If You Build (Cars), Will They Come?

VW cuts production in Europe as sales fail to materialize.

Sales

Europe’s Bright Spot: Electrified Cars

Demand surges as overall market shrinks amid coronavirus crisis

Propulsion

Lotus Aims to Revamp EV Ownership Models

Partnership with British utility promises new charging infrastructure and smart grid tech

Legal

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup

Sales perk up in China as production nosedives in Brazil, Mexico

Production

Tesla Rushes to Reopen Plants

Supply issues, equipment problems, COVID-19 rules blur plans

Production

China Leads Auto Industry Revival

U.S., Europe and Asia will take longer, says LMC Automotive

Autonomous Vehicles

Mercedes Adds More Touch to Steering Wheel

Smartphone-like tech allows users to control more features and monitors hands for autonomous driving  

Connectivity

Connecting V2X Tech

German consortium puts 5G communications to the test

Propulsion

China EV Maker Takes Norwegian Route to Europe

New BYD SUV will be followed by several light commercial trucks

Marketing

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 1

Factory relaunch schedules stretch out amid uncertainties