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Sales

Cheap Chinese EVs Coming to Texas

Geely affiliate to launch U.S. sales this year

Batteries

BMW Goes All In on Sustainability

Comprehensive plan targets 7 million electrified vehicles on the road by 2030

Hybrid

Longer-Range Bimmer PHEVs in the Works

Geofencing and rewards program support new model rollout

Hybrid

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

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment

Business

Kia Telluride Named World Car of the Year

Mazda3, Porsche Taycan and Kia Soul also take home awards

Economics

Why British Car Plants Are Reviving Brexit Disaster Plans

A new wrinkle in balancing inventory and production

Sales

BMW Plots Post-Coronavirus Growth

$32 billion earmarked for advanced r&d over next five years

Business

Mike Bell Departs Rivian as CTO

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

Automation/Robotics

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.

Economics

China, U.S. Finalize Mini-Trade Deal

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

Sales

Audi: No Plans to Ditch Cars

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

Connectivity

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

Business

BMW, Great Wall Get Okay for Factory in China

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

Mobility

Japan Plans Discounts to Coax Seniors into Safer Cars

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

Economics

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

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.

Economics

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

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

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.

Sales

GM Sales in China Drop 18% in Third Quarter

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.

Sales

VW’s Jetta Brand Off to Strong Start in China

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

Hybrid

SAIC Opens Export-Focused Factory in China

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.