Economics

Trump Gets Report on Would-Be Import Auto Threat

February 18, 2019 at 2:05 AM

President Donald Trump has received a Dept. of Commerce analysis about the relative threat to U.S. security of imported cars and trucks.

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Dassault Systemes

Testing the Building Blocks for Self-Driving Vehicles

VSI Labs helps developers of technologies for self-driving cars better understand how their products affect the vehicle’s overall performance.

2018 Jeep Wrangler: Some Things to Know

Sponsored - March 02, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Design, materials, powertrain and manufacturing details about what is arguably the quintessential vehicle in the Jeep lineup.

EV-Hybrid

Thailand to Waive Tax on EVs

Thailand is poised to drop its 2% excise tax on full-electric cars for carmaker that begin building them in the country less than three years from now.

Mobility

Report: BMW-Daimler Car-Sharing Venture to Launch on Friday

BMW AG and Daimler AG plan to launch their 50:50 car-sharing joint venture on Feb. 22, Autocar reports.

Sales

U.S. Inventories of Unsold SUVs on the Rise

Dealer supplies of unsold SUV/crossover vehicles in the U.S. ballooned 12% year-on-year in January, and inventories of sedans have dropped 16%.

Business

Nissan Seeks Outside Director as Board Chairman

A Nissan Motor Co. board committee will recommend in late March that the carmaker appoint one person as its chairman and a second, external director to chair its board, sources tell The Nikkei.

Facilities

Honda to Close U.K. Assembly Plant in 2022?

Honda Motor Co. will announced tomorrow that it intends to shut down its assembly plant in Swindon, England in 2022, sources tell the U.K.’s Sky News television network.

People

Mitch Bainwol Tapped to Head Ford’s Lobbying Efforts

Ford Motor Co. has hired Mitch Bainwol, who headed the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) trade group since 2011, to be its chief government relations officer.

EV-Hybrid

U.K. Firm Inks Deal to Develop Low-Cost Electric Motors

Yasa Ltd. says it has signed an agreement with an unnamed carmaker to develop the U.K. startup’s axial-flux electric motor technology for hybrid and pure electric vehicles.

Legal

Jury Awards Ford SUV Rollover Victim $152 Million

A jury in Alabama has awarded $152 million to a 24-year-old man paralyzed in a rollover crash in 2015, Reuters reports.

Business

Report: VW to Launch Jetta Sub-Brand in China

Volkswagen AG plans to launch a Jetta sub-brand in China later this year, according to the country’s Sina social network.

Regulatory

Nissan Recall Targets Altima Door Latch Flaw, Again

Nissan Motor Co. has begun a second recall of 341,000 cars in the U.S. with rear doors that may unlatch and open when their windows are lowered.