China customs lifts suspension on Tesla Model 3 imports

March 14, 2019

Via: Reuters
Category: Regulations

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s customs authority has lifted its suspension on imports of Tesla’s Model 3, an official in the authority’s news department told Reuters on Thursday. “We can confirm that the warning notice on Tesla has been canceled,” said […]

Tesla says it plans to boost charger network

March 7, 2019

Tesla Inc. sait it plans to update its charging network to halve typical wait times as the Model 3 fleet grows larger and rivals like Porsche ready their own powerful infrastructure. After doubling power at Tesla’s stations and vehicles preheating […]

Hyundai’s 5-year plan: $40 billion on new models, technology

February 27, 2019

Hyundai Motor Co. joined automakers pledging massive spending in the years ahead to address the industry’s transformation and fend off new competition from the likes of Tesla Inc. The South Korean maker of Sonata sedans and Tucson crossovers plans to […]

Design &Planning, Process

Toyota pledges its growing investment in US manufacturing  

March 18, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company has announced an investment of nearly $750mn in five different states. The new investments include adding the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (the best-selling SUV in the US), and Lexus ES 300 Hybrid vehicle production at its Georgetown, Kentucky manufacturing […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Jeep, Jaguar winners as European sales fall 1% in February

March 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

European new-car sales fell 0.9 percent in February with Porsche, Audi and Nissan suffering steep drops in volume while Jeep and Jaguar made big gains. Registrations dropped to 1.15 million cars in the EU and EFTA markets, data released by […]


VW, Winterkorn sued by SEC for ‘fraud’ over diesel emissions

March 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Volkswagen Group and its former CEO Martin Winterkorn over the automaker’s diesel-emissions scandal, accusing the company of perpetrating a “massive fraud” on U.S. investors. The SEC said in its civil complaint filed […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R&D

BMW, Daimler seek to save $8B each from shared platforms, reports say

March 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — BMW and Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler are in talks to cooperate in developing vehicle platforms for electric cars in a move that could save each automaker at least 7 billion euros ($7.91 billion), Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Auto Bild reported. […]