Legal

Nissan Sues Ghosn’s Sister for “Unjust Enrichment”

December 13, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Nissan Motor Co. rhas sued former Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s older sister in a Rio de Janeiro court for “unjust enrichment,” Reuters reports.

Facilities

Daimler to Use Wind Energy at German Facilities

December 13, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit plans to use electricity generated from wind farms at three of its factories in Germany starting in 2021.

Legal

EU Ordered to Restore Tougher Diesel Emission Rules

December 13, 2018 at 1:48 PM

A European high court has reversed a European Union decision two years ago that allowed new diesel vehicles to emit “excessively high” nitrogen oxides.

EV-Hybrid

BMW, Porsche Demo 450-kW Charging Station

December 13, 2018 at 12:10 PM

FastCharge, a German consortium that includes BMW AG and Porsche AG, opened a prototype charging station this week that can provide electric vehicles with a 62-mile range in three minutes and replenish a battery to 80% capacity in 15 minutes.

Business

FCA Threatens to Trim Spending in Italy if Car Taxes Rise

December 13, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV tells Italy’s government it may revise its plans to spend more than €5 billion ($5.7 billion) in Italy if the country approves higher taxes on piston-powered vehicles.

People

Renault: No Irregularities with Ghosn’s Compensation

December 13, 2018 at 10:47 AM

Renault SA’s board says a preliminary audit has found nothing irregular about compensation payments to Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Facilities

Nissan to Repatriate $1.1 Billion Cash from China Unit

December 13, 2018 at 9:43 AM

Nissan Motor Co. reportedly will repatriate 7.5 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) from its joint venture in China as tensions rise with alliance partner Renault SA.

Business

Hyundai Offers $1.5 Billion in Aid to Suppliers

December 13, 2018 at 1:54 AM

Hyundai Motor Group has pledged 1.7 trillion won ($1.5 billion) over five years to help its small and medium-size suppliers stabilize their businesses and invest in new technologies.

Production

Union: FCA Will Idle Canadian Minivan Plant for 8 Days

December 13, 2018 at 1:14 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will suspend production at its minivan plant in Windsor, Ont., through the first two weeks of January, according to Canadian union Infor.

Sales

Renault to Phase Out Most Rebadged Dacia Models

December 13, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Renault SA intends to stop selling Dacia cars under its own name and enable the Romanian brand to establish its own distinctive produce lineup.

Economics

China Rethinks China-First Industry Policy

December 13, 2018 at 12:20 AM

China is poised to delay its aim to dominate in manufacturing by 2025 and instead grant easier access for foreign companies.

Regulatory

Toyota to Replace Airbag Inflators in 65,000 Cars, Again

December 12, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 65,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the U.S. to again replace airbag inflators that might explode in a crash.