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.

EV-Hybrid

Ashok Leyland to Debut EV in January

November 16, 2018 at 3:11 PM

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

November 16, 2018 at 2:56 PM

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.

Ford Recalls 37,800 SUVs to Fix Seat Defect

November 16, 2018 at 2:44 PM

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

November 16, 2018 at 2:17 PM

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

November 16, 2018 at 12:57 PM

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

November 16, 2018 at 12:32 PM

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

November 16, 2018 at 10:17 AM

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

November 16, 2018 at 10:09 AM

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

November 16, 2018 at 9:08 AM

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.

Finance

Report: Bidders Line Up to Buy Dayco Engine Products

November 16, 2018 at 8:52 AM

Several bidders have made offers to acquire Dayco Products LLC, a Troy, Mich.-based engine parts supplier, for as much as $1 billion, sources tell Bloomberg News.

EV-Hybrid

Nissan to Make EV Batteries, Motors in China

November 16, 2018 at 12:21 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is shifting to local production of batteries and motors in China for electric cars made by its venture with Dongfeng Motor Group.