Asia

Chinese Startup Plans Long-Range EV

April 08, 2019 at 12:57 PM

Bordrin Motor Corp., a three-year-old Chinese startup company, is developing an all-electric crossover vehicle with a targeted driving range of 550 km (342 miles).

VW Combines Operations in India

April 08, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Volkswagen AG has integrated its three business operations in India into a single entity called Volkswagen Group India.

Ricardo, Geely Team on Gearbox for Extended-Range Hybrids

April 08, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Ricardo plc says it is developing a transmission that China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will use in extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Report: Hyundai, Tencent Partner on Software for Autonomy

April 08, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. have tentatively agreed to co-develop software for self-driving vehicles, sources tell South Korea’s Maeil business daily.

Akebono Brake May Close Two U.S. Factories

April 05, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Japanese supplier Akebono Brake Industry Co. could close two of its four brake component factories in the U.S. to offset a slump in orders, The Nikkei says.

Denso to Invest $1.6 Billion in Electrified Products

April 05, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Denso Corp. plans to invest 180 billion yen ($1.6 billion) over the next three years to support the development and production of components and technologies for electrified vehicles.

Ghosn Remanded to Jail for at Least 10 Days

April 05, 2019 at 1:29 AM

A judge in Tokyo has agreed to return former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn to jail until at least April 10 so prosecutors can question him about new charges of financial wrongdoing.

BYD Goes Big with Electric Bus

April 04, 2019 at 8:57 AM

China’s BYD Co. says its 27-meter (89-ft) K12A electric bus is the world’s longest full-electric model ever.

Ghosn Arrested Again in Japan

April 04, 2019 at 12:34 AM

Prosecutors in Japan have arrested Carlos Ghosn—the former Chairman of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors—on new charges of financial wrongdoing.

Australia’s Bolwell Plans Lightweight Supercar

April 03, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Australia’s Bolwell Corp. is developing a new supercar to unveil at the Motorclassica classic car in Melbourne this autumn.

SAIC Tests Autonomous Shuttle in California

April 03, 2019 at 2:13 PM

China’s Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. is testing an automated, all-electric shuttle bus in Davis, Calif., in conjunction with the University of California-Davis.

Infiniti Readies Sporty Electric Sedan

April 03, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti arm says its all-electric Qs sport sedan previews an upcoming production model.