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Toyota invests in Thai EV/hybrid production

21 February 2019

Toyota said it plans to invest THB10bn (US$320m) annually in its Thai operations in the next few years to bring on line new vehicle models including electric and hybrid vehicles, according to local reports.


Chinese cities introduce Euro 6 standards in 2019

20 February 2019

The Beijing municipal government this week announced plans to introduce stricter emission standards on heavy-duty vehicles in July, joining a growing number of cities across the country with similar policies to improve air quality.


Vietnam vehicle sales jump 24% in January

20 February 2019

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to rebound strongly in January, with sales jumping by 24% to 31,789 units from weak year-earlier sales of 25,601 units, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


Philippine vehicle sales fall 15% in January

20 February 2019

The Philippine new vehicle market continued to decline in January 2019, by 15% to 26,888 units from 31,645 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Overall sales of new energy vehicles in China last year rose by 62% to 1.26m units, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, and further strong growth was expected driven by the introduction of minimum sales at the beginning of 2019China sales likely weakened in January

15 February 2019

China's vehicle market looked to have weakened further in January with some key producers reporting declining sales ahead of the release of official data from the China automotive Manufacturers Association (CAAM).


Thailand brings forward Euro 5 for diesel

14 February 2019

The Thai government has said it will bring forward its planned introduction of Euro 5 standards for diesel fuel to 2023 from its previous deadline of 2025 in response to recent concerns over air pollution in the country.


Imports to Korea fall on revitalised Hyundai

14 February 2019

Sales of imported light vehicles in South Korea fell by 13.7% to 18,198 units in January compared with 21,075 units in the same month of the previous year, according to data compiled by Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association (KAIDA).


Mercedes opens Thai parts distribution centre

14 February 2019

Mercedes-Benz has opened a new parts distribution centre on the outskirts of Bangkok to help improve deliveries of aftermarket parts across Thailand.


Japan sales rise in January

11 February 2019

Japan's new vehicle market expanded by 2.1% to 407,975 units in January from 399,540 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.


Global EV battery market expands by almost half in 2018

11 February 2019

The global market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries expanded by almost 47% to 7.38 gigawatt-hours (GWh) last year from 5.03 in 2017, according to a study carried out by South Korean consulting firm SNE Research.




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