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Toyota Grants Free Access to Hybrid Patents

April 03, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. will offer free access to nearly 24,000 of its hybrid vehicle patents through 2030.

Lawyers Request Separate Trial for Ghosn

April 03, 2019 at 12:17 AM

Attorneys who represent former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn assert he must be tried separately from Nissan on charges of financial wrongdoing.

Chevy Tracker, Trailblazer SUVs on Tap for Shanghai

April 02, 2019 at 3:25 PM

General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet unit will unveil all-new versions of its Tracker and Trailblazer SUV/crossover models at this month’s Shanghai auto show.

VW Confirms Large ID Electric Crossover

April 02, 2019 at 11:55 AM

Volkswagen AG will take the wraps off a new concept electric vehicle, dubbed the ID Roomzz, later this month at the Shanghai auto show.

Report: Japan, U.S. to Begin Trade Talks on April 15

April 02, 2019 at 11:08 AM

Trade envoys from Japan and the U.S. are likely to meet in Washington, D.C., on April 15-16 to begin high-level talks about reducing Japan’s auto trade surplus, sources tell Reuters.

BMW Names New CEO for S. Korean Unit

April 02, 2019 at 2:46 AM

BMW AG has promoted Han Sang-yun from president to CEO of its South Korean business unit.

Renault Alerts Prosecutors About Ghosn Payments in Oman

April 02, 2019 at 1:56 AM

Renault SA has advised prosecutors in France of possible misuse of funds by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn to pay a Renault-Nissan alliance distributor in Oman, sources tell Reuters.

Report: Ghosn, Saikawa Mulled 4th Partner in Renault-Nissan Alliance

April 01, 2019 at 4:37 PM

Last autumn Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman and CEO were considering whether to add a fourth company to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, says Bloomberg News.

Lexus Concept Hints at Future Minivan

April 01, 2019 at 12:37 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit will unveil a new concept model later this month at the Shanghai auto show.

Fujitsu Touts Faster Deep Learning

April 01, 2019 at 10:17 AM

Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. claims its latest artificial intelligence software enables the world’s fastest machine learning processing.

Report: FCA, PSA May Collaborate on EV Platform

April 01, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and FCA Group may develop a shared chassis for electric cars and could announce formal talks in June, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Report: Nio Blocked IPO Banks from Rival EV Makers

March 29, 2019 at 4:02 PM

China-based electric-car developer Nio Inc. blocked the eight investment banks that handled its initial public offering from working with rival EV companies.