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Marketing

Geely, GM Venture Jump into China’s Pickup Truck Market

A bet on growing demand in a 2% segment of the market

Sales

Retail Car Sales Jump 8% in China

Wholesales and retail demand remain on revival track

Hybrid

Cheap Chinese EVs Coming to Texas

Geely affiliate to launch U.S. sales this year

Mobility

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts

Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo, Waymo to Partner on Robo-Taxis

AV collaborations abound to jumpstart commercialization efforts

Economics

Renault-Nissan Hopes to Rekindle Partnership with Daimler

Renault hints that new initiatives will be announced in coming weeks

Business

Ford Applies the Heat in Police Cruisers to Arrest Coronavirus

Bake for 15 minutes at 133°, repeat as needed

Assembly

China’s Carmakers Ease Social Distancing Rules

Masks, temperature checks, disinfection practices continue

Batteries

Productive Social Distancing: Configuring a Supercar

The Evija is Lotus’ first all-new model in more than a decade. The new EV is said to be the most dynamically accomplished road car in the history of Lotus.

Hybrid

Polestar Begins Making Sporty EV in China

New safety precautions implemented to protect against the coronavirus

Sales

Look Up in the Sky: It’s a Drone Delivering Your Car Keys

The latest in the contactless ordering and delivery process from China’s Geely Auto

Interiors & Electronics

Can Your Car Help Protect You Against the Coronavirus?

Geely touts air purification system in new crossover

Infrastructure

Geely Plans Satellite Fleet to Serve Robotic Cars

Systems will deliver nav, data, cloud computing services

Marketing

Coronavirus Pushes New Marketing Channels

Options take on new importance as crisis disrupts dealerships, car shows

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Quality

Boeing Joint Venture to Test Autonomous Air Taxis

New Zealand program promises to be a world first for tests involving consumers 

Batteries

Volvo Says EV Demand Is Big

Even though the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD won’t be out for some months, seems global demand is strong

Economics

Geely Ponders Stake in Aston Martin

Geely Holdings reportedly has joined the list of investors eyeing stakes in financially struggling Aston Martin.

Business

Geely, Daimler Finalize EV Venture

Daimler and Geely are ready to revive the German company’s Smart minicar brand as a global electric car company.

Business

Daimler Angles for Control of China Venture

Daimler is quietly trying to take majority control of its carmaking operations in China.

Car/Ride Sharing

Daimler, Geely Launch Ride-Hailing JV in China

Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group are launching their StarRides premium ride-hailing service in China.

Business

Geely: No Plans to Buy Bentley

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group says it has no plans to buy Bentley from Volkswagen Group, countering reports last week to the contrary.

Business

Report: BAIC Aims to Hike Stake in Daimler

China’s BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co.), which acquired a 5% stake in Daimler AG for $2.8 billion in July, wants to increase its holding in the German carmaker.

Business

JLR Chief Welcomes Alliances, Rules Out Merger

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth reiterates that the company would welcome alliances on technology and components but doesn’t need a merger partner.