Asia

BMW, Tencent Partner on Self-Driving Cars for China

July 19, 2019 at 1:52 AM

BMW AG and Tencent Holdings Ltd. are collaborating on autonomous-vehicle technology for the Chinese market.

Ghosn Sues Nissan, Mitsubishi for €17 Million

July 18, 2019 at 2:34 PM

Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, has sued both companies for canceling his contract as head of the Dutch company that manages their joint operations.

Lotus Outlines Production Plans

July 18, 2019 at 1:24 PM

Group Lotus plc ponders major increases in production, including mass-market vehicles built in China.

Japan-U.S. Trade Pact Near?

July 18, 2019 at 2:03 AM

Envoys from Japan and the U.S. hope to deliver a narrowly defined trade deal by September covering U.S. agricultural goods and Japanese car parts, sources tell Reuters.

Car Sales Climb for Malaysian Brands

July 17, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Malaysia’s biggest domestic carmaker is raising its full-year sales forecast after posting a 4% gain in the first half of 2019.

Renault Launches EV Venture in China

July 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Renault SA is investing in its 50:50 venture with Jiangling Motors Corp. to develop and build electric vehicles in China.

China Surpasses 1 Million EV Charging Points

July 17, 2019 at 1:26 AM

China has to date installed more than 1 million charging points for electric vehicles, China Daily reports.

Exports of "Green" Korean Cars Jumps Fivefold

July 16, 2019 at 4:43 PM

South Korea’s exports of electrified cars jumped from 35,000 units in 2012 to 196,000 last year, says the Korean Automobile Manufacturer Assn.

Honda Plans Modular Midsize EV Platform

July 16, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Honda Motor Co. is developing a new platform to carry future all-electric cars and crossover vehicles designed for the Chinese and U.S. markets.

Nissan Launches 2nd-Gen Semi-Autonomous Tech

July 16, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is launching an updated version of the company’s ProPilot semi-autonomous highway driving technology on the 2020 Skyline sedan in Japan. 

NEVS, AutoX Partner on Autonomous EVs

July 16, 2019 at 9:51 AM

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB says it will use autonomous vehicle technology from AutoX for a fleet of electric robo-taxis to be tested in Europe.

Nippon Steel Plans $1.9 Billion Asset Sale

July 15, 2019 at 4:37 PM

Nippon Steel Corp. intends to sell of 200 billion yen ($1.9 billion) in assets over the next two years to help it buy a 50% stake in Indian steelmaker Essar Steel India Ltd.