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FREE TO READ - Global pandemic sector recovery briefing

9 Apr 2021 | Graeme Roberts

As we enter a recovery phase around the world, we aim to bring you the latest news and intelligence on the speed, nature and shape of the au...


Toyota Poland starts production of Yaris hybrid drives

9 Apr 2021 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP), the automaker's European powertrain operation, has started production of hybrid electric transmiss...


Preliminary data shows West Europe vehicle sales up 69% in March

8 Apr 2021 | Calum MacRae

Analysis of preliminary data for March shows that light vehicle sales rose 69% year-on-year. Clearly, the result is misleading due to the pa...


Ssangyong to begin court-led restructuring this week

8 Apr 2021 | just-auto.com editorial team

Ssangyong Motor is expected to enter a court led restructuring process this week after its sole prospective buyer failed to submit a letter...

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Automakers hit the brakes again amid chip shortage

9 Apr 2021 | Robert Scammell

General Motors, Ford and Hyundai have made further production cuts and closed more assembly plants because of the global semiconductor shortage plaguing automakers.


Michelin outlines 'All Sustainable' 2030 strategy

9 Apr 2021 | Simon Warburton

Michelin has outlined its 'All Sustainable' strategy for 2030 at its Capital Markets Day.


Taiwan sales rise 16% in March

9 Apr 2021 | just-auto.com editorial team

Taiwan's new vehicle market expanded by almost 16% to 43,222 units in March 2021 from 37,279 units in the same month of last year, according to local reports citing registration data compiled by the directorate of highways.


South Korea looks to strengthen hydrogen know-how

9 Apr 2021 | just-auto.com editorial team

The South Korean government said it planned to spend KRW25bn (US$23m) in the next six years to acquire key technology to strengthen the emerging hydrogen economy.


just-auto Plus only Moving toward a clean-energy future by advancing fuel cell technology

9 Apr 2021 | just-auto plus

The U.S. transportation industry is the nation’s largest generator of greenhouse gases, accounting for nearly one-third of...


just-auto Plus only Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

9 Apr 2021 | just-auto plus

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, has signed a new exclusive partnership with...


SIA urges Federal chip investment to boost supply chain

9 Apr 2021 | Simon Warburton

America's Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has submitted comments to the US Department of Commerce in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on securing critical supply chains.


just-auto Plus only TomTom AmiGO now available on Android Auto

9 Apr 2021 | just-auto plus

TomTom (TOM2), the location technology specialist, today announced the availability of TomTom AmiGO on Android Auto. This means that...


Toyota Poland starts production of Yaris hybrid drives

9 Apr 2021 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP), the automaker's European powertrain operation, has started production of hybrid electric transmissions.


Bo Andersson steps down from Yazaki tenure

9 Apr 2021 | Simon Warburton

Yazaki Europe, North Africa and Yazaki North America and Central America, president and CEO, Bo Andersson, has stepped down from the helm of both companies.


XPeng plans new EV manufacturing base in Wuhan

9 Apr 2021 | Dave Leggett

XPeng says it has entered into a cooperation agreement with the City of Wuhan to build a new XPeng Motors Wuhan Smart EV Manufacturing Base.


Mahindra global SUV W601 to be branded XUV700

9 Apr 2021 | Dave Leggett

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) has unveiled the brand name of its much-awaited SUV, built on the W601 platform, as the XUV700 (pronounced as XUV, 7 double ‘Oh’).


Denso develops ADAS for new Lexus LS, Toyota Mirai

9 Apr 2021 | Dave Leggett

Denso Corporation has announced it has developed products for Advanced Drive, an advanced driver assistance technology featured on the new Lexus LS, released in Japan on April 8, 2021 and the new Toyota Mirai, to be released in Japan on April 12, 2021.


Free2Move eSolutions appoints Roberto Di Stefano as CEO

9 Apr 2021 | Simon Warburton

Free2Move eSolutions has appointed Roberto Di Stefano as CEO, a new joint venture between Stellantis and Engie EPS.


New Zealand March sales set records

8 Apr 2021 | Graeme Roberts

New Zealand's Motor Industry Association said last month was the strongest March on record for sales of new vehicles, a year on from the country's first COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.


GM announces more 'no chips' output cuts

8 Apr 2021 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors is temporarily halting output at plants or extending shutdowns at several North America plants due to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage impacting the global automotive industry, a US media report said.


GM targets lost chips output recovery in H2

8 Apr 2021 | Dave Leggett

General Motors has said that it continues to be impacted by the global semiconductors shortage, but that support to dealers can help to optimize vehicle orders and deliveries to ease any disruptions.


US vehicle market surged in March

8 Apr 2021 | Dave Leggett

The US light vehicle market surprised on the upside in March, coming in much stronger than analysts expected.


Preliminary data shows West Europe vehicle sales up 69% in March

8 Apr 2021 | Calum MacRae

Analysis of preliminary data for March shows that light vehicle sales rose 69% year-on-year. Clearly, the result is misleading due to the pandemic induced historic lows of late Q1 2020. In comparison with 2019, sales at just under 1.5m were off by 20%.


Geely's Polestar aims for true carbon neutrality by 2030

8 Apr 2021 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Polestar EV car brand has set a "moonshot" goal to create the first truly climate neutral car by 2030.


Volvo Cars appoints Bjorn Annwall as CFO

8 Apr 2021 | Dave Leggett

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has appointed Bjorn Annwall as Chief Financial Officer, effective 19 April 2021. He is the successor to Carla De Geyseleer, who has elected to step down from her position for personal reasons.


Rolls-Royce sets Q1 sales record

8 Apr 2021 | Graeme Roberts

BMW's Rolls-Royce has reported record first quarter sales, up 62% on the same period in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, initially in China.


Ford China sees fourth quarter of growth to start 2021

8 Apr 2021 | Graeme Roberts

Ford China first quarter sales grew 73.3% to 153,822 vehicles with the rider that the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns began in the country in Q1 2020.


just-auto Plus only Li-Cycle strengthens IP position receiving two additional U.S. Patents

8 Apr 2021 | just-auto plus

Li-Cycle Corp, an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America,...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Canada reports strong Q1 2021 sales results

8 Apr 2021 | just-auto plus

Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network today announced Q1 2021 sales results.  In Q1 2021, the company generated...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Fuso continues its international rollout of the eCanter with launches in Australia, Switzerland, and Spain

8 Apr 2021 | just-auto plus

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation is pleased to announce the market introduction of the eCanter in Australia. A launch event was...


Volvo and SSAB ink deal for fossil-free steel

8 Apr 2021 | Simon Warburton

Volvo Group and SSAB have signed an agreement for research, development, serial production and commercialisation for vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel.


just-auto Plus only Ningbo Joyson Electronic announces Positive Result in 2020 Crisis Year – a Good Start to 2021

8 Apr 2021 | just-auto plus

Preh GmbH performed well in the challenging industry environment that was the 2020 financial year. The specialist for driver control systems...


BMW Group Q1 sales up by a third

8 Apr 2021 | Dave Leggett

In the first three months of the year, the BMW Group delivered a total of 636,606 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles to customers (+33.5%) and achieved a new all-time high for the first quarter. The comparison with last year is against lockdown depleted markets.


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches LS and Mirai equipped with "Advanced Drive" that enables drivers and cars to drive together in Japan

8 Apr 2021 | just-auto plus

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) seeks, as a mobility company, to enrich people's lives through mobility. As a part of this effort,...

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