Asia

China Readies 375-mph “Maglev” Train

May 29, 2019 at 2:09 PM

China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. aims to begin production in 2021 of a magnetic levitation train system capable of speeds as high as 600 kph (373 mph).

Fuel Cell Developer Touts Low-Cost, High-Power Design

May 29, 2019 at 11:04 AM

Singapore-based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies says its patent-pending graphite bipolar plate technology doubles a fuel cell’s power density and cuts material costs 50%.

Hyundai Doubles Up on Electric Bus

May 29, 2019 at 9:59 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. unveiled a double-decker electric bus at this week’s Transport Technology fair in Seoul.

Infiniti Moving HQ Back to Japan in 2020

May 29, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti unit says it will move its headquarters from Hong Kong, where it has been located for seven years, back to Japan in mid-2020.

Report: Toyota May Invest $549 Million in DiDi Chuxing

May 29, 2019 at 12:56 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is studying a move to invest some 60 billion yen ($549 million) in DiDi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing service.

VW to Launch “Smart City” Initiative in China

May 28, 2019 at 5:09 PM

Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor) have signed an agreement with the government of Hefei, China, to test next-generation vehicle technologies as part of a “smart city” initiative.

Report: VW, Samsung Reassess Battery Deal

May 28, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Volkswagen AG may revise its €50 billion ($56 billion) battery sourcing strategy for electrified vehicles because Samsung Electronics Co. can’t meet demand forecasts, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Toyota Plans Assembly Plant in Myanmar

May 28, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is preparing to build its first assembly plant in Myanmar.

Honda EV to Feature Side Rearview Cameras

May 28, 2019 at 12:26 PM

The production version of Honda Motor Co.’s upcoming “Honda e” electric city car will feature side cameras rather than rearview mirrors.

Elkann Touts Benefits for Nissan of a FCA-Renault Merger

May 28, 2019 at 10:24 AM

Having Nissan and its Mitsubishi Motors affiliate join the proposed merger of Renault SA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would benefit all four companies, says FCA Chairman John Elkann.

China May Subsidize EV Charging Costs

May 28, 2019 at 9:58 AM

China’s central government is developing a plan to subsidize the cost of charging electric vehicles.

EV Sales Triple in India

May 27, 2019 at 7:53 PM

Sales of all-electric passenger cars in India tripled to about 3,600 units in the fiscal year ended March 31, as the government increases support for electrification.