Regulatory

Trump Set to Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head EPA

November 16, 2018 at 3:34 PM

President Donald Trump says he will nominate Andrew Wheeler, acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to take over as the group’s permanent administrator.

video player sponsored by

Dassault Systemes

FEV’s Expertise in Advanced Mobility Systems

For years FEV Group has expanding its global capabilities in traditional vehicle engineering services to encompass electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies.

Using Simulation Software to Optimize Automotive Lightweighting

Sponsored - October 26, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Automotive manufacturers are meeting CAFE fuel-efficiency standards through lightweighting, which requires simulation software for design engineers.

People

Trump Set to Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head EPA

President Donald Trump says he will nominate Andrew Wheeler, acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to take over as the group’s permanent administrator.

EV-Hybrid

Ashok Leyland to Debut EV in January

Indian truckmaker Ashok Leyland Ltd. plans to debut its first batch of all-electric vehicles in January.

EV-Hybrid

Bimmer Plug-in Hybrid Gets Bigger Battery

BMW AG says its next-generation 330e plug-in hybrid sedan will be equipped with a larger battery that is expected to increase its all-electric range by about one-third to 37 miles.

Regulatory

Ford Recalls 37,800 SUVs to Fix Seat Defect

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 37,800 large SUVs in North America to check for missing second-row seat reinforcement brackets.

Sales

VW: China’s Car Market May Remain Flat Well into 2019

Demand for new cars in China, which has stalled this year, may not revive until next summer because of the China-U.S trade war, says Volkswagen AG’s head of China operations.

Economics

BMW Warns that “Hard” Brexit Could Lead to Plant Closures

BMW AG says it is preparing for a worst-case “hard” Brexit when the U.K. quits the European Union next spring that could mean closing down operations in England.

New Product

Toyota Adds Corolla Hybrid

Toyota Motor Corp. will offer a hybrid version of its redesigned Corolla compact sedan, which is due to bow next spring in global markets.

Tech

KT Demos 5G Self-Driving Bus in Korea

KT Corp., South Korea's largest telecommunications company, tested a self-driving bus equipped with 5G communications this week at Incheon International Airport in Seoul.

Tech

VW Hikes Tech Spending 29% to €44 Billion

Volkswagen AG says it intends to spend nearly €44 billion ($50.2 billion) by 2023 on electrification, autonomous driving, mobility services and the digitization of its vehicles and plants.

EV-Hybrid

MG Readies Its First EV

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.’s MG brand took the wraps off its first all-electric model, the eZS crossover vehicle, at this week’s Guangzhou auto show in China.