Asia

China Drops List of Preferred EV Battery Suppliers

June 24, 2019 at 12:46 PM

China has abolished its list of recommended suppliers of batteries for electric cars, a move that could open up the market to foreign producers.

Key Meetings May Revive Renault, FCA Merger Talks

June 24, 2019 at 11:46 AM

Whether Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revive merger talks could hinge on the outcome of two meetings this week over Nissan’s view of the deal, The Wall Street Journal says.

Mitsubishi Motors to Sell Stake in Chinese Engine Venture

June 24, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. intends to sell its 15% stake in China-based Harbin Dongan Auto Engine Co. by March, according to The Nikkei.

Nissan CEO Faces Board Grilling on Home Purchase

June 24, 2019 at 12:26 AM

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa faces questioning today about whether he violated corporate policy to buy a home in Tokyo, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Startup Byton Hires Ex-Ford Chief Engineer

June 21, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Chinese startup Byton Ltd. has hired Andy Ball to oversee project management for the company’s upcoming electric cars.

SAIC to Assemble MG-Brand Cars in Egypt

June 21, 2019 at 10:48 AM

China’s SAIC Motor Corp. plans to both import and locally assemble MG-brand cars in Egypt.

Ghosn Loses Last Alliance Board Seat

June 21, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has dropped Carlos Ghosn from its board, severing his last management tie to the Renault-Nissan alliance he has led since its inception 20 years ago.

Report: Hyundai to Partner with Aramco on Hydrogen

June 20, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, will launch a broad partnership next week to develop hydrogen-based businesses, sources tell The Korea Herald.

New Kia Crossover Breaks Cover

June 20, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Kia Motors Corp. took the wraps off the all-new Seltos compact crossover today in Delhi, India.

Renault Backs Nissan’s Management Reforms

June 20, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Renault SA says it supports a Nissan Motor Co. offer to give it greater presence in the Japanese carmaker’s proposed new management oversight committees.

Baidu Touts Camera-Only System for Autonomous Cars

June 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM

China’s Baidu Inc. says its new Apollo Lite platform can enable Level 4 autonomous driving with 10 cameras and no radar or lidar.

Waymo Teams with Renault-Nissan in France and Japan

June 20, 2019 at 7:32 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit has signed deals with alliance partners Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. to explore driverless mobility services in France and Japan.