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Business case strong for BMW's UK investment

Daimler breaks Q2 records again

UK gov to ban ICE vehicles from 2040

Australian lawsuit seeks refund for Takata cars

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Ford tops analyst expectations with Q2 results

Ford's second-quarter earnings have beaten analyst expectations, helped by strong truck sales in North America.

Nissan Brazil adds shift as Kicks demand rises

Nissan Brazil has started a second shift at its Resende factory.

Australian lawsuit seeks refund for Takata cars

A lawsuit has been filed in Australia against Toyota, Mazda and Honda, seeking refunds for cars fitted with Takata airbags, according to local...

UK gov to ban ICE vehicles from 2040

The UK government has said that it will require all new cars and vans sold in Britain to be zero emission by 2040. The move echoes a similar move in...

PSA unveils H1 net income of EUR1.3bn

PSA has posted record net income of EUR1.3bn (US$1.5bn), with Group revenue up 5% to EUR29.2bn.

Honda opens new R&D/test centre in Thailand

Honda Motor began operating its new regional R&D and testing centre last week in the Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand’s PrachinBuri province.

Renault/Microsoft/Viseo try digital service 'book'

Renault and has developed a prototype for a digital car maintenance 'book', using Blockchain technology, in collaboration with Microsoft and Viseo.

Daimler breaks Q2 records again

Daimler said it (again) broke records for unit sales and revenue in the second quarter of 2017 though net profit was flat.

BMW Oxford plant to assemble electric Mini

BMW has confirmed its Mini factory at Cowley, near Oxford in England, will assemble the electric Mini.

GM profit down 42% in Q2

General Motors has reported a 42% decline to second quarter profits as it was impacted by a declining US vehicle market...

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ANALYSIS - future Chevrolet SUVs & pick-ups

The final instalment in a series which has looked at the current and future vehicles of General Motors now goes under the skin of Chevrolet division's light trucks.

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China New Energy Vehicle Report

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This up to date report responds, among other things, to the following questions: Who dominates the market currently and why? What changes can be expected or not? How difficult will it be for the various OEMs to meet the fuel saving targets and the NEV carbon credit quotas laid down by the government? What impact will changes of the regulation have and how will technology trends be affected? What are reasonable game plans of the OEMs in terms of model mix in order to achieve the regulation? Why might 48V and plug-in hybrids be the winners out of all this?


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