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Renault Appoints Luca de Meo To The CEO Post

Renault has appointed Luca de Meo, the former head of Volkswagen Group’s Seat brand, as CEO as the automaker looks to move on from the Carlos Ghosn era. De Meo has been a front-runner to replace ousted CEO Thierry Bollore for months but his appointment was delayed because he had a noncompete clause with VW […]

Infiniti’s QX55 Production Delayed

Infiniti will delay the start of production of its upcoming QX55 by five months, the automaker told its supply chain. The QX55 was to arrive in dealerships this summer as a coupe-like version of Infiniti’s QX50 compact crossover, with production beginning in June. But it will now start in November, suppliers were informed by Nissan […]

Subaru Targets 40% Of Sales As Full Electric Or Hybrid By 2030

Subaru plans to go greener with a target to get at least 40 percent of its global sales from full-electric or hybrid vehicles by 2030. Then, in the first half of the 2030s, the Japanese automaker plans to electrify every vehicle in its global lineup. In announcing the new campaign, Subaru also unveiled the first […]

Genesis Reveals Its First Luxury Crossover The GV80

Genesis marked a new milestone with the global unveiling of its first crossover, the GV80. At an event in Seoul, Genesis provided the first official pictures in full color and announced the base engine for the home market — a six-cylinder diesel that won’t be heading to the U.S. when the crossover goes on sale […]

Tesla Ships First Model 3s Assembled In China

Tesla has shipped out the  first 15 Model 3 sedans assembled at its new multibillion-dollar plant near Shanghai — its first outside the U.S. — to company employees at the facility. Tesla did the same when it started production of the sedan in California in July 2017, delivering its first Model 3s to staff. The […]

Jeep Will Show Its Electrified Models At CES 2020 Next Week

Jeep is putting its electrification efforts on display next week at the Consumer Technology Association’s annual CES trade show in Las Vegas as the brand prepares to offer electrification options for all of its models by 2022. The showcase will feature three plug-in hybrid vehicles that mark the first step in Jeep’s plan to meet […]

General Motors And LG Chem Join Forces To Build Battery Plant In Ohio

General Motors and LG Chem will jointly build and develop batteries for electric vehicles that will go on sale in 2023 and beyond, including Chevy’s confirmed electric pickup, the companies announced Thursday. GM CEO Mary Barra announced the $2.3 billion deal and said the plant would begin construction next year, near Lordstown, Ohio, where GM […]

Ford Motor To Speak At Deutsche Bank 2019 AutoTech Conference

Ford executive Marion Harris, until recently a vice president in the company’s Mobility Business Group, will speak at the Deutsche Bank 2019 AutoTech Conference in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Harris, who last month was named CEO of Ford Motor Credit Company, will describe how Ford is leveraging the benefits of vehicle connectivity […]

BMW Is Suing Suppliers Over Price Fixing

  BMW is suing two of its suppliers, Valeo and Denso, over price fixing on air conditioning components, the German automaker said on Wednesday. The case was first reported in the Handelsblatt newspaper, which said that BMW was suing France’s Valeo and Japan’s Denso for damages of 141 million euros ($155.4 million).

Artificial Intelligence Looking For Cell Phone Use While Driving In Australia

Don’t text and drive down under. Artificial intelligence (AI) cameras capable of detecting drivers who are using their mobiles illegally have been activated in New South Wales, Australia. The cameras were activated by NSW Transport on 1 December. Drivers spotted by the AI during its first three months of use will receive a warning letter […]

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