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Report: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to Partner with Waymo

February 05, 2019 at 9:56 AM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is finalizing plans to partner with Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit to develop autonomous vehicle services, The Nikkei reports.

Renault’s New Chairman to Join Nissan’s Board

February 05, 2019 at 2:05 AM

Nissan Motor Co.’s is expected today to nominate Renault SA’s new chairman to join its board, replacing Carlos Ghosn.

Honda Overhauls Its Dealer Network in India

February 05, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Honda Motor Co. says it is spending 2.7 billion rupees ($38 million) to revamp its entire network of 350 dealerships in India.

Japanese Partners Ready Compact EVs

February 04, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Consumer electronics giant Funai Electric Co. is teaming with startup Fomm Corp. to develop a compact electric sports car and a semi-amphibious mini-EV.

New-Car Sales Stall in India

February 01, 2019 at 1:12 PM

January sales reports from India’s largest carmakers indicate that the weakened market has stalled.

Mitsubishi Rules Out Alliance Holding Company

February 01, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. CEO Osamu Masuko has sided with Nissan Motor Co. in opposing Renault’s desire to meld the three companies under a single holding company.

Honda’s Quarterly Profit Plunges 71%

February 01, 2019 at 9:22 AM

Honda Motor Co. says a 5% gain to 1.41 million vehicle sales was offset by a poorer mix that left revenue flat at 4 trillion yen ($36 billion) in the fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.

Apple Engineer Accused of Stealing Self-Driving-Car Secrets

January 31, 2019 at 3:01 PM

For the second time in six months, a Chinese nationalist working on Apple Inc.’s Project Titan autonomous car program in California has been charged with stealing proprietary data.  

India Cuts Duties 50% on Imported EVs and Components

January 31, 2019 at 12:08 AM

The Indian government aims to help develop the country’s fledgling electric car industry by lowering its import tariffs on EV components to 15% from 30%.

Ghosn Says He’s a Victim of “Plot and Treason”

January 30, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Ex-Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn claims his arrest in mid-November was the result of “plot and treason” by executives who oppose his effort to consolidate the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

Nissan, Renault Hire Auditor to Head Alliance Probe

January 30, 2019 at 1:48 AM

Nissan Motor Co. and Renault Group have hired Mazars Group, the French auditor, to look for possible financial misconduct within their 20-year-old alliance.

Mazda Buys Out Ford Stake in Chinese Engine Venture

January 30, 2019 at 12:26 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. has acquired Ford Motor Co.’s 25% stake in a three-way engine-making joint venture in China.