Asia

China EV Startup Vows to Stop Poaching from Rivals

April 16, 2019 at 1:31 AM

China’s Xpeng Motors says it will stop hiring staff from competitors after two prospects were accused of stealing secrets from their former U.S. employers.

Labor Contracts Force Local Output for Hyundai-Kia

April 15, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are required by their labor contracts to maintain high local production in South Korea regardless of market or trade pressures to add capacity elsewhere.

Shakeup Imminent in China’s EV Industry

April 15, 2019 at 10:51 AM

China’s legions of electric car startups face massive contraction as the realities of production set in, Bloomberg News warns.

VW Plans All-Electric SUV for China

April 15, 2019 at 12:42 AM

Volkswagen AG expects to launch a three-row electric SUV in China in 2021 to compete directly with Tesla Inc.’s Model X.

Singapore Teams People and Tech in "Smart Nation" Initiatives

April 13, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Thanks to strong government support, Singapore has become a leader in the development, testing and implementation of self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, mobility-as-a-service and a host of smart city initiatives. 

Vehicle Wholesales Continue to Shrink in China

April 12, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Factory sales by Chinese car and truck makers fell 5% to 2.5 million units in March, according to the China Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers.

Volvo Launches XC40 Production in China

April 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Volvo Car Corp. has expanded production of its XC40 small crossover, which had been built exclusively in Europe, to a plant in Luqiao, China, to meet surging demand.

ZF to Show Autonomous Car in Shanghai

April 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG will unveil a new self-driving demonstration vehicle and updated driver-assist technologies at the Shanghai auto show.

Ghosn’s Jail Time Extended to April 22

April 12, 2019 at 11:31 AM

A district court in Tokyo has given prosecutors until April 22 to formalize new charges of financial wrongdoing against former Nissan Motor Co.

“Hyper-Hatch” Mazda3 in the Works?

April 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is developing a performance variant of the redesigned Mazda3 small car that could launch by the end of next year, Autocar reports.

Renault, Nissan Open Mobility Research Center in China

April 12, 2019 at 9:58 AM

Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. have created a 50:50 joint venture in Shanghai to develop next-generation technologies and new mobility services.

Honda Says Its Sales in China Will Top U.S. by 2022

April 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM

Honda Motor Co. CEO Takahiro Hachigo tells reporters the company’s car sales in China are likely to match U.S. demand in 2-3 years.