Business

Renault, Nissan Meeting on Future of Alliance

December 18, 2018 at 1:55 AM

Top officials from Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. are gathering today in Amsterdam for two days of meetings about the future of their 19-year-old alliance.

video player sponsored by

Dassault Systemes

Supplier Balancing Act

As U.S. car sales growth peaks, auto suppliers must manager their resources more closely than ever, notes Julie Fream, president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Assn.

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.

Business

Renault, Nissan Meeting on Future of Alliance

Top officials from Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. are gathering today in Amsterdam for two days of meetings about the future of their 19-year-old alliance.

Regulatory

EU Sets Target for 37.5% Lower CO2 from Cars by 2030

Members of the European Union and the European Parliament have agreed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from cars 37.5% between 2021 and 2030.

Sales

Mercedes Cuts China Prices for Cars from U.S.

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit says it will lower Chinese prices on four U.S.-produced models in response to China’s plan to drop import tariffs on such vehicles to 15% from 40%.

Business

Nissan Rebuffs Renault’s Demand for Shareholder Meeting

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa has rejected Renault SA’s request for a quick shareholder meeting to discuss the crisis sparked by the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

People

Apple Poaches Another Tesla Exec

Apple Inc. has hired designer Andrew Kim, a senior design manager at Tesla Inc. for the last two years.

Business

New VW Campaign Highlights Autonomous Tech

Volkswagen AG is launching a new advertising campaign to showcase its various driver-assist systems to be marketed under the carmaker’s new IQ.Drive brand.

Production

FCA Extends Holiday Plant Shutdowns in N. America

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says several of its assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada will be idled in early January to reduce inventories of unsold cars.

EV-Hybrid

Chinese EV Maker Aims to Launch U.S. Sales in 2020

China startup Qiantu Motor and California’s Mullen Technologies Inc. have agreed to assemble and sell a modified version of the Chinese company’s K50 electric car in North America in 2020.

Business

British Entrepreneur Buys Bloodhound Speed Project

Ian Warhurst has purchased Bloodhound Programme Ltd., the U.K.-based company that aims to break the land speed record, out of receivership for an undisclosed price.

Powertrain

Hyundai Nixes Plans for Diesel-Powered Santa Fe

Hyundai Motor Co. has decided scrap plans to add a diesel option to its Santa Fe crossover vehicle in the U.S. early next decade.