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Category: Motorized Vehicle


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Lyft surpasses 5,000 self-driving rides with Aptiv fleet

August 21, 2018

Via: Reuters

Lyft launched its self-driving service in January in Las Vegas, where passengers can take a ride in an autonomous BMW to and from some 20 different pick-up and destination spots around the city’s casino-laden Strip. The autonomous driving system is […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Tesla’s Model 3 margins could be dented by costly powertrain: UBS

August 17, 2018

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Electric carmaker Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) premium Model 3 sedan will not produce better profit margins than a conventional BMW (BMWG.DE) and the company could actually lose $6,000 on every base model due to higher costs for the powertrain, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Harley CEO Refutes ‘Misinformation’ After Another Trump Attack

August 15, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Harley-Davidson Inc. Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich pushed back against what he called “misinformation” surrounding the company’s plans to move some production overseas. The iconic American motorcycle maker has been the target of angry tweets from President Donald Trump since […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Is Fighting With Wall Street Over Its Cherished Dividend

August 14, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Wall Street says Ford Motor Co. must cut its dividend. The automaker says that’s nonsense. The debate erupting over Ford’s quarterly payout to shareholders — including the founding family that derives millions from the disbursements — is exposing a growing […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Trump Backs Harley Boycott If Some Production Moves Overseas

August 13, 2018

Via: Industry Week

President Donald Trump, using Twitter again to criticize a company he once hailed as a “true American icon,” gave his backing to Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycle owners who may boycott the manufacturer if it moves some production out of the U.S. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan agrees to sell electric vehicle battery business to China’s Envision Group

August 7, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Through the agreement, Envision will acquire a controlling stake in Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) — the electric battery operations and production facilities of Nissan Motor Co. — for an undisclosed sum. The Japanese carmaker said the deal will allow […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

German start-up trials solar car that can charge as you drive

August 7, 2018

Via: Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – A Munich-based start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test the final development of the charging system of its Sion car, an all-electric solar vehicle that lets you charge as you drive. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Toyota profits rise, but not in North America

August 3, 2018

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. posted a 19 percent jump in quarterly profit, its best quarterly performance in two-and-a-half years, on the back of higher sales and cost reductions in Asia. Operating profit was 682.6 billion yen ($6.11 billion) for […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

GM asks Trump for tariff exemption on China-made Buick Envision

August 3, 2018

Via: Automotive News

General Motors asked the Trump administration to exclude the China-made Buick Envision small crossover from import tariffs, saying they would harm the company’s ability to compete in the U.S. luxury market. The automaker sold 210,000 Envisions in China last year […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

BMW set to build new €1bn facility in Hungary

July 31, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Germany-based automotive company, BMW, has announced it is investing €1bn ($1.17bn) in a new car factory in Hungary, Reuters reports. It is hoped that the project will aid the country’s growth and help to increase its standing in the […]