Asia

Singh Named CEO of BMW India

June 19, 2019 at 5:30 PM

BMW AG has appointed Rudratej Singh as the president and CEO of the company’s operations in India, effective Aug. 1.

Top French, Japan Leaders to Discuss Renault-Nissan Alliance

June 19, 2019 at 10:13 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet next week to discuss the future of the troubled Renault-Nissan alliance.

Geely Chooses Zenuity for Autonomous-Car Software

June 19, 2019 at 8:49 AM

China’s Geely Auto Group has selected Sweden’s Zenuity AB as its preferred supplier of software for driver-assist and autonomous vehicle software.

Is the Renault-Nissan Alliance Collapsing?

June 19, 2019 at 7:32 AM

Several joint business operations shared by Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. during their 20-year-old alliance are being shut down, sources tell the Financial Times.

China EV Pioneer Touts Fuel Cell Buses

June 18, 2019 at 5:28 PM

The next phase of China’s electrification efforts will focus on fuel cell vehicles, the vice chairman of China’s advisory body for policy making tells Bloomberg News.

Nissan Offers Board Committee Compromise to Renault

June 18, 2019 at 5:19 PM

Nissan Motor Co. hopes to defuse a conflict with Renault SA by offering new board assignments to the French carmaker’s two top executives, The Nikkei says.

Report: Tesla Refocuses Asian Operations on China Region

June 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Tesla Inc. is replacing its Asia Pacific marketing arm with a new division that will focus on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, sources tell Bloomberg News.

EV Prices to Jump in China as Subsidies Shrink

June 18, 2019 at 7:27 AM

The price of electric vehicles in China could jump 25% or more next week when the central government cuts back on subsidies, The Nikkei says.

China Orders Fire Safety Checks on EVs

June 18, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Concerned about reports of electric car fires, regulators in China have ordered manufacturers to test their cars for potential hazards, Bloomberg News reports.

SUVs Claim 42% of Sales in South Korea

June 17, 2019 at 4:55 AM

SUV/crossover vehicles captured a record 42% of South Korea’s passenger car market through the first five months of the year.

Nissan Expands Ghosn Probe to “Everything”

June 17, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has broadened its internal investigation into possible financial wrongdoing by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn to cover “pretty much everywhere and everything,” a source tells the Financial Times.

Report: Nissan Ready to Meet Renault’s Board Seat Demands

June 14, 2019 at 9:40 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is close to an agreement that would give Renault SA—its largest shareholder with a 43% stake—more clout over strategy and management, sources tell Bloomberg News.