OEM Equipment


More British parts for British car production

New research has found that manufacturers are boosting investment in the UK automotive supply chain.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, OEM Equipment

11th July, 2017        

Auto industry pushes electric agenda

OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, General Motors, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Tesla, Toyota, Volvo

6th July, 2017        

Manufacturers make (April) Fools of all of us

April 1st is a traditional date for pranks in the UK and, as usual, the automotive industry showed its sense of humour.

Tags: BMW, Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment

9th May, 2017        

UK is base for world's most ambitious autonomous vehicle trial

The trials are believed to be to hold Level 4 status and will be used to test a variety of safety, economic and communication models for autonomous driving.

Tags: Europe, OEM Equipment

9th May, 2017        

Toyota EV U-turn as VW launches China electric model

Japanese manufacturer accepts China pressure on EV development as VW announces new all-electric model.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

6th May, 2017        

BP, Castrol and McLaren sign deal

Lubes and fuel technology ties up with British supercar producer.

Tags: automotive industry, BP, Europe, motorsport, OEM Equipment

6th March, 2017        

PSA buys GM's European operations

French car maker buys European manufacturing and brands from US auto giant.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, GM, OEM Equipment

6th March, 2017        

UK car production set for record high

New vehicle output from the UK is likely to be the highest since the start of the Millennium.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Nissan, OEM Equipment

31st December, 2016        

Strong global auto industry good for lubes independents

New research shows a flourishing automotive market will also boost independent lube sales.

Tags: Europe, Fuchs, Lubricants, OEM Equipment

31st December, 2016        

No newcomers for petrol vehicles industry in China

The Chinese government will not approve any applications by newcomers to the auto industry that want to produce petrol-powered vehicles in China.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

31st October, 2016        

Auto giants move closer in business alliances

Nissan becomes Mitsubishi's largest shareholder while Suzuki and Toyota explore business partnership

Tags: Japan, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Renault, Toyota

30th October, 2016        

AV market could top $560bn as Volvo joins with Uber

The overall Autonomous vehicle market could accelerate to become a $560bn industry. Volvo has now signed a deal to develop vehicles with Uber.

Tags: Europe, Internet marketing, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment, Volvo

22nd August, 2016        

Indian light vehicle market to hit 4m this year

Production of new light vehicles continues to rise, with 6.5m units likely by 2022.

Tags: automotive industry, India, OEM Equipment

22nd August, 2016        

VW China sales and global group profits recover despite emissions scandal

The German carmaker sees sales growing in the crucial Chinese market as group Q1 results are positive, although VW brand takes a hit.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

31st May, 2016        

Caterpillar set to move into Cuba

Caterpillar is hoping to work on road renewal and infrastructure schemes in Cuba when the trade embargo is lifted.

Tags: N America, OEM Equipment

31st May, 2016        

Focus in China remains on green cars

NEV sales grow as automakers continue to expand their hybrid ranges

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

30th May, 2016        

Mitsubishi admits fuel consumption testing impropriety

Mitsubishi has discovered fuel consumption testing in cars sold in Japan has been improperly presented.

Tags: Asia, Japan, OEM Equipment

4th May, 2016        

Total continues partnership with Kia and Formula One

Total will remain Kia Motors Corp.’s preferred aftermarket lubricants supplier for Kia vehicles for another five years while the French oil major will supply technical assistance to the Renault/Red Bull F1 team.

Tags: Asia, Europe, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Total

4th May, 2016        

EV subsidies may be distorting Chinese sales figures

Discrepancies in subsidies payments may be behind surging demand for electric cars

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

1st May, 2016        

Petro-Canada introduces Lube 360 Product Selector

Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched an online tool to help fleets select the right lubricants for their vehicles.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubricants, N America, OEM Equipment

11th April, 2016        

Copycat carmaker loses licence

More than 50 manufacturing companies lose their licenses in China as government cracks down

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Lubricants, OEM Equipment

4th April, 2016        

Sino-Western companies team up on "connected cars"

Geely and Aston Martin are both exploring the Internet of Things with new partnerships

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment

4th April, 2016        

Automakers will pay the price for missing 2020 Euro emission targets

A Frost & Sullivan highlights the cost benefits of hitting the tough Euro emissions targets after analysing nine OEMs for potential compliance.

Tags: BMW, CO2 emissions, Daimler, Europe, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Renault, Toyota

4th April, 2016        

China car sales to grow 8% in 2016

New car sales will hit 23m units this year as total vehicle fleet swells

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

29th February, 2016        

Japanese car sales post modest growth

After years of slowing sales Japanese automakers are gaining ground in China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Japan, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

29th February, 2016        

Daimler clashes with Chinese rivals for Iranian truck market

With sanctions lifted, German truck makers are looking to take back market share from China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Daimler, Europe, Middle East, OEM Equipment

29th February, 2016        

CAT confident it can meet expansion in India demand

The heavy machinery manufacturer believes its investment strategy will see strong returns as India's heavy equipment market heads for double-size growth.

Tags: India, mining, N America, OEM Equipment

24th February, 2016        

Beijing relaxes rules for dealers

Government will ease restrictions to allow dealers to clear inventory

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

2nd February, 2016        

Light vehicle sales rise 7.3% in 2015

Chinese vehicle deliveries rose to 21.1m cars last year as a late surge lifted sales

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

2nd February, 2016        

Tata and Petronas launch engine oil in India

Tata Motors Genuine Oil has been launched for Tata's diesel passenger cars.

Tags: India, OEM Equipment, Petronas, Tata

1st February, 2016        

China NEV market gets boost in 2016

NEV adoption rises on massive government stimulus promise

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia

3rd January, 2016        

Beijing to toughen pollution standards again

China's capital will ramp up emissions standards in 2017

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

30th December, 2015        

VW investigation will not affect investment in China

Despite being sued by a local environmental group, VW remains committed to the growing market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

30th December, 2015        

Panasonic to produce diesel exhaust filter for China

The tech giant is banking on tougher emissions regulations to boost demand for advanced filters

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

30th November, 2015        

Tax breaks boost China's small vehicle output

Manufacturers expect robust demand as government incentives spur demand

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

30th November, 2015        

Chinese startup takes on Tesla

A Chinese billionaire is betting big on electric vehicles by building a plant in the US

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

30th November, 2015        

Aston's 90 second oil change

The Nexcel removable container packages oil and filter into one unit and takes only 90 seconds for an oil change.

Tags: automotive industry, Castrol, motorsport, OEM Equipment

27th November, 2015        

Real-time fuel economy emissions figures become available

Masternaut are launching an OEM fuel economy database while Peugeot-Citroen will publish real-world fuel economy figures.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

31st October, 2015        

Carmakers invest in NEVs for China

Volvo, London Taxi and Aston Martin are all developing electric cars for the Chinese market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volvo

31st October, 2015        

VW could lose trust in China in race against Toyota

Reputational damage may slow VW in its global sales race against Toyota

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

31st October, 2015        

Light vehicles sales pick up in China

Sales rose 3.3% in September on strong SUV growth

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

24th October, 2015        

Ford to invest in new China R&D plant

The US car giant is doubling its efforts to crack the Chinese market with a focus on EVs

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, OEM Equipment

24th October, 2015        

VW hit by fraud and emissions crisis

German carmaker VW has been rocked by an apparently wide-ranging crisis involving alleged fraud through use of 'defeat devices' in the US and Europe.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, Ford, GM, N America, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

30th September, 2015        

Fuchs and FAW announce strategic partnership

The Chinese carmaker and German producer team up to corner after sales market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Fuchs, OEM Equipment

28th September, 2015        

Luxury carmakers adjust to China slowdown

Carmakers are adapting to waning sales by focusing on their most successful lines

Tags: BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Porsche

27th September, 2015        

China's auto market to grow 1.4% in 2015

Amidst major economic headwinds, the sector struggles to meet 7% growth estimates

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

27th September, 2015        

Daimler still bullish on China sales

Mercedes-Benz owner feels confident it will deliver 300,000 units this year

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Daimler, Europe, OEM Equipment

24th August, 2015        

As sales fall, VW continues to open new China plants

Sales dipped for the first time since 2005 as VW opens its 20th plant in China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

23rd August, 2015        

Automakers assess damage after Tianjin blast

A gigantic chemical blast disrupts operations in northeast China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Toyota

23rd August, 2015        

Shell Virtual Assistant

Shell has launched an industry-first, artificial intelligence online lubes information service for customers in the UK and the US.

Tags: Europe, N America, OEM Equipment, Shell

7th August, 2015        

Caterpillar to end truck collaboration with Navistar

Caterpillar will design and manufacture its CAT vocational truck family in-house following a split with Navistar.

Tags: mining, N America, OEM Equipment

7th August, 2015        

CAAM cuts auto growth forecast in half

China’s auto industry body predicts sales will grow by just 3% this year, down from 7% in January

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

28th July, 2015        

VW and Saab owner to build new China plants

In the midst of falling sales and rock bottom prices, carmakers are doubling down on Chinese production

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

28th July, 2015        

Spot the difference: Porsche vs Zotye

A Chinese carmaker has caused a stir with a copycat Macan, but cheap SUVs might actually be helping foreign carmakers

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

28th July, 2015        

Lamborghini’s factory and headquarters become CO2 Neutral

Automobili Lamborghini Sant’Agata Bolognese factory is the first company to get Co2 neutral certification.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, Europe, OEM Equipment

13th July, 2015        

Hyundai's unique view of the Genesis Coupe

Hyundai's new art installation at the Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul, highlights engineering precision and a unique perspective on the modern automobile.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, OEM Equipment

5th July, 2015        

Brand new TVR sports car being developed

TVR is developing a brand new sports car in colllaboration with Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, OEM Equipment

5th July, 2015        

China vehicle exports drop 11% in May

Weak demand in core markets continues to hurt China’s domestic automakers

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

28th June, 2015        

Profits plunge at Chery as JVs struggle

State-owned automaker suffers heavy losses as Jaguar Land Rover and Qoros ventures stumble

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

27th June, 2015        

China carmakers invest heavily into NEVs

Domestic firms are betting big on electric vehicles as they seek to diversify their offerings

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

27th June, 2015        

VGP compliance for Wärtsilä; BP & Sinopec sign Singapore JV

Wärtsilä has developed propulsion systems which are compatible with environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs). Meanwhile BP & Sinopec sign Singapore marine JV.

Tags: Asia, BP, Europe, marine, N America, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Sinopec

10th June, 2015        

Putting together a really big CAT

The Cat® 797 Mining Truck delivers 4,000 horsepower and weighs more than a million pounds. There's even a video to show how this monster is assembled.

Tags: automotive industry, mining, OEM Equipment

9th June, 2015        

The perfect Porsche lap app

Porsche Track Precision is a new smartphone app which records data for Porsche owners taking their supercars on race circuits.

Tags: automotive industry, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Porsche

9th June, 2015        

Takata airbag recall

34 million vehicles have been recalled in the US due to deaths and injuries associated with Takata airbags.

Tags: automotive industry, Japan, N America, OEM Equipment

3rd June, 2015        

Auto sales slow in China

Amid an economic slowdown new vehicles sales continue to decline

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

25th May, 2015        

VW China's No 1 brand for auto buyers

The German carmaker is proving popular with Chinese consumers

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

25th May, 2015        

GM slashes prices, ups investment

Slower growth has spurred the US carmaker to up its game in the vital Chinese market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, General Motors, OEM Equipment

25th May, 2015        

Caterpillar partners with First Solar to produce microgrids

Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division and First Solar have announced that they will develop an integrated photovoltaic (PV) solar solution for microgrid applications.

Tags: bio fuels, mining, OEM Equipment

8th May, 2015        

Live auto braking and driver assistance demonstration

Thatcham made an impact without making an impact as nearly 50 fleet and transport managers from all industry sectors joined their live Auto Braking and Driver Assistance demonstrations.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volvo

7th May, 2015        

VW hunt for new chairman could be stormy

The chairman of the carmaker Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piech, has resigned after a power struggle with chief executive Martin Winterkorn leaving a chellenge to find his replacement.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

5th May, 2015        

Shanghai Auto Show 2015 commences in style

Foreign and domestic automakers put their best foot forward to woo Chinese dealers and drivers

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

26th April, 2015        

China's auto imports fall in Q1

Foreign auto imports to China have slid 1.5% year-on-year in the first three months of 2015

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

19th April, 2015        

SUVs the key to China's automarket

Foreign and domestic automakers enjoy strong SUV sales growth

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, OEM Equipment

19th April, 2015        

Volvo plans to build cars in the US

Volvo has confirmed plans for a new vehicle assembly plant in the U.S.

Tags: China, N America, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

1st April, 2015        

Fuel-efficient ‘StarShip’ truck

Shell and AirFlow Truck Co are developing a next-generation concept truck.

Tags: N America, OEM Equipment, Shell

1st April, 2015        

Strong UK domestic car manufacturing market

More than 250,000 UK cars have been built in the first two months of 2015.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, OEM Equipment

31st March, 2015        

ChemChina buys Pirelli

State-owned chemical giant buys one of the world's largest tyre brands.

Tags: automotive industry, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment

25th March, 2015        

OEM mixed response to Russia's plunging auto market

Russia's poor automarket will see GM idle its plant in St. Petersburg while Nissan has suspended its production for 16 days, but Ford is deepening its ties in the country.

Tags: automotive industry, Ford, GM, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Russia

24th March, 2015        

Domestic automakers struggle at home and abroad

Exports fell in 2014 as home markets shrunk, causing concern for Chinese carmakers

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

22nd March, 2015        

Volvo and Geely go from strength to strength

Both automakers are seeing sales rise at home and abroad

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

22nd March, 2015        

VW’s China-built budget car plan is taking shape

Volkswagen group makes progress on inexpensive line, despite improvements in luxury sector

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

22nd March, 2015        

The all-new Mazda MX-5

Production of the all-new Mazda MX-5 has started at Mazda’s Ujina No.1 plant in Hiroshima.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Japan, Mazda, OEM Equipment

10th March, 2015        

New website gives the lowdown on PC-11

Shell Rotella has created a website to explain the imminent PC-11 standard.

Tags: Lubes tech, Lubricants, OEM Equipment, Shell

9th March, 2015        

Rolls-Royce plans all-terrain vehicle

Rolls-Royce is planning a new SUV or, in RR-speak, a "high-bodied vehicle".

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Lubes marketing, OEM Equipment

6th March, 2015        

FAW-Toyota prepare 1.24bn yuan dealer subsidy

The auto venture will cover the losses of rising inventories

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

24th February, 2015        

EV sales to comprise 11% of total by 2020

KPMG sees electric vehicle sales picking up in China, but Tesla lags behind

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

23rd February, 2015        

China hits 154m cars in 2014

While ownership is up some are predicting a dip in growth in 2015

Tags: Asia, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

23rd February, 2015        

Shell Lubricants and Hyundai maintain their collaboration

Shell to remain preferred aftermarket motor oil supplier for Hyundai worldwide for the next five years.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Shell

9th February, 2015        

Ford and a German University to collaborate on personal mobility

Ford and RWTH Aachen University have collaborated to launch the Personal Mobility Experience Innovation project.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Ford, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment

9th February, 2015        

Cautious optimism in the auto industry for 2015

2014 saw the EU's first positive annual sales result in the auto industry.

Tags: ACEA, automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, OEM Equipment

9th February, 2015        

Immense oil platform break-up

Shell is decommissioning its North Sea Brent Delta platform - involving more than 1,000 people and the world's biggest platform vessel.

Tags: Europe, Lubes tech, marine, OEM Equipment, Shell

7th February, 2015        

Volvo developing self-fuelling technology

Volvo is developing technology which will combine smartphones and mobile fuel suppliers.

Tags: innovation, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment, Volvo

6th February, 2015        

China's auto sector outlook in 2015

Slowing growth, vehicle and emissions restrictions will provide challenges and opportunities this year

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment

23rd January, 2015        

Surprising recovery for China's domestic auto brands

Despite falling sales for many of China's automakers some fared better than others

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

20th January, 2015        

Toyota's future in China mixed

Despite ambitious expansion plans, Toyota dealers are looking worried as vehicles remain unsold.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Toyota

20th January, 2015        

Honda's $70m fine

Honda has been fined $35m for not reporting death and injury complaints, and another $35m for not reporting warranty and customer satisfaction claims.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, N America, OEM Equipment

11th January, 2015        

Obama signs Bipartisan Alternative Fuel Vehicle Bill

The NDAA 2015 bill now includes bi-fuel natural gas vehicles.

Tags: bio fuels, electric vehicles, N America, OEM Equipment

9th January, 2015        

Automakers and oil producers consolidate in Russian markets

A shaky ruble has affected the Russian car market significantly, as the nation's oil producers seek co-operative strength.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubricants, OEM Equipment, Rosneft, Russia

6th January, 2015        

China breaks 300m drivers mark

There are now almost as many drivers as people living in the US

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

21st December, 2014        

China produced 21m automobiles in the first 11 months of 2014

Vehicle production has grown significantly as consumer demand remains strong

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

21st December, 2014        

GM to invest heavily in China

The US car giant is looking to best rival VW in the Chinese market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

21st December, 2014        

Western carmakers build luxury with Chinese characteristics

Daimler and Dartz are doing more for the Chinese dollar with luxury models aimed specifically at China's luxury car buyers.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

29th November, 2014        

Made-in-China Volvo hits the market

Four years after being acquired by Geely, Volvo is starting to show progress

Tags: China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

24th November, 2014        

VW China says growth to slow to 10% on lack of capacity

Expansion may slow but the German car giant is still bullish on China long-term

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

24th November, 2014        

The automotive industry's first two-speed eAxle

The automotive industry's first two-speed eAxle will help to downsize eMotors and reduce weight and cost.

Tags: BMW, drivetrains, electric vehicles, Europe, OEM Equipment

10th November, 2014        

Castrol in joint venture with TechSolve

Castrol, has announced that it has entered into a new joint venture with TechSolve, a specialized US-based manufacturing consultancy to form OPTIS.

Tags: Castrol, OEM Equipment, white papers

10th November, 2014        

Instant science helps Shell & Ferrari trackside

The Ferrari/Shell team analysis of lubes must meet new F1 rules, requiring a trackside lab.

Tags: F1, Ferrari, Lubricants, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Shell

5th November, 2014        

China to penalize automakers that fall behind fuel targets

The government is planning to name and shame substandard manufacturers in a bid to improve fuel economy

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, GM, hybrids, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Porsche

26th October, 2014        

Baidu and BMW to collaborate on automated car project

The luxury carmaker and Chinese online giant have already started trials in Beijing and Shanghai

Tags: BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Google, OEM Equipment

26th October, 2014        

Auto market growth could halve this year, says CAAM

A sluggish economy could reduce growth to 7% by the end of 2014

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

26th October, 2014        

Gulf Oil partners with Mahindra for tractor lubes

Gulf Oil will manufacture and supply 'Mahindra Genuine Oil' under the brand name 'Mahindra M-Star Super' as part of the partnership

Tags: India, Lubricants, OEM Equipment

10th October, 2014        

Off-highway emissions regs imbalance cause Euro-US tension

The imbalance of the North American and European markets legislation is causing concern for off-highway OEMs and technology suppliers.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Europe, N America, OEM Equipment

9th October, 2014        

Mercedes AMG and Petronas collaborate over lubes

Petronas’ scientific team are using Mercedes F1 fuel and lubes technology to meet road car consumer demands.

Tags: Asia, Europe, F1, Lubricants, motorsport, OEM Equipment, Petronas

6th October, 2014        

Foreign carmakers continue building spree

Ford, Hyundai and VW have all slated new plants for construction in China

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

18th September, 2014        

China’s EV charging network could see a major boost

Tesla, China Unicom and the government are all planning massive investments in EV infrastructure

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

18th September, 2014        

Great Wall releases new taxi lube

Chinese oil major pioneers a lubricant for tough taxi conditions

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, CNPC, Great Wall, OEM Equipment

18th September, 2014        

OEMs need to focus on driveline to retain FWD market

OEMs need to work on new driveline technology to meet consumer demands in the four-wheel-drive market.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, N America, OEM Equipment

4th September, 2014        

Rosneft and Avtovaz agreement strengthens relationship

Russian partners have signed an agreement which includes factory fill, industrial lubes supply and sponsorship.

Tags: motorsport, OEM Equipment, Rosneft, Russia

4th September, 2014        

SAIC-GM-Wuling to set up R&D centre for Baojun brand

The joint venture is looking to build on the rural success of its MPV offering

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, General Motors, OEM Equipment

20th August, 2014        

NEV sales jump tenfold in July

In response to generous government subsidies, neighbourhood electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid sales are soaring

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Japan, N America, OEM Equipment

20th August, 2014        

Automakers under pressure in anti-trust probe

Foreign carmakers are coming under fire for their Chinese pricing strategies

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Japan, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

20th August, 2014        

US has ageing car challenge

US vehicle age has reached an all time average high and is set to increase according to a new report

Tags: automotive industry, N America, OEM Equipment

12th August, 2014        

ExxonMobil Euro centre will focus on OEMs as Lubrizol gets closer to Brazil

Exxon opens and OEM-focussed tech centre in Germany, as chemical specialist Lubrizol breaks ground on new operation to meet Brazil's domestic surfactant product demand as

Tags: additives, Brazil, Europe, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, OEM Equipment

11th August, 2014        

Volkswagen's new crossover will be US built

Volkswagen has chosen to build its new crossover in the US rather than Mexico.

Tags: N America, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

10th August, 2014        

VW plans expansion as China sales rocket

The German automaker plans two more assembly plants as sales increase by 19%

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

26th July, 2014        

Shell’s China centre to focus on truck lubes

New facility will develop high-end, low viscosity lubes for the Chinese HDDO market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Shell

26th July, 2014        

MRG Labs and PanAn form China partnership

The Chinese equipment firm will become the exclusive distributor for lubes testing kits, according to Machinery Lubrication

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

26th July, 2014        

New Porsche Classic Lubricant

Porsche Classic has developed a dedicated oil targeted at older 356 and 911 models.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubricants, N America, OEM Equipment, Porsche

8th July, 2014        

BP merges its marine lubricants with Castrol

Castrol will become the sole brand for the BP group’s marine lubricant.

Tags: BP, Castrol, Lubricants, marine, OEM Equipment

24th June, 2014        

Vehicle recalls hit supply chains

The cause and effect of vehicle recalls is complex, wide-ranging and potentially dangerous.

Tags: automotive industry, GM, OEM Equipment

24th June, 2014        

Geely to export Chinese Volvos to US, Russia

Chinese carmaker could begin exporting certain models as early as next year

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, General Motors, OEM Equipment, Volvo

24th June, 2014        

OEM suppliers welcome tough emission standards

Companies specialising in pollution lowering products embrace China's ant-smog drive

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

22nd June, 2014        

China to scrap clunkers in anti-pollution drive

In a bid to tackle pollution Chinese authorities aim to take 5.3m polluting vehicles off the road by the end of the year

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

15th June, 2014        

China could have 1bn drivers in 10yrs, says CAAM

Auto industry body claims sky-rocketing number of drivers could have a significant environmental impact

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

15th June, 2014        

1984-2014 - Ford celebrates 30 years of small diesel units

Ford is celebrating a milestone of diesel engine production in the UK.

Tags: Europe, Ford, OEM Equipment

6th June, 2014        

AvtoVAZ affected in short-term by falling Russian car sales

Car sales in Russia are predicted to fall by up to 20% in 2014 although AvtoVAZ could increase its domestic share in the long-run

Tags: OEM Equipment, Russia

6th June, 2014        

Tencent expands into auto sector

Chinese internet giants buys navigation data and teams up with Shell for roadside assistance

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment, shale, Shell

23rd May, 2014        

China now Valeo’s biggest market

French OEM supplier’s foreign sales exceed domestic ones

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment

22nd May, 2014        

China Car market to grow 11% in 2014

Despite optimistic growth figures, foreign automakers look likely to dominate official car sales

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

21st May, 2014        

Carmakers eye up EV market in China

Foreign and domestic companies are ramping up investment in EVs after government drives

Tags: BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Toyota

21st May, 2014        

Hydrogen cell powers Toyota cars and buildings

Toyota is using its soon-to-be launched hydrogen fuel cell technology to power its US HQ.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, N America, OEM Equipment, Toyota

13th May, 2014        

Recalls hit Toyota for six (million)

Toyota has issued global recall notices for millions of vehicles because of a number of safety issues.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, OEM Equipment, Toyota

13th May, 2014        

Gujarat auto component makers increase exports

Slow domestic OEM demand forces Gujarat auto-component makers to look to export as the solution.

Tags: automotive industry, India, OEM Equipment

6th May, 2014        

Beijing auto show a hit

118 new models were exhibited at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, Chrysler, General Motors, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

28th April, 2014        

JARN releases green HDDOs in Yunnan

Chinese producer to distribute eco-friendly lubes for a modernising truck fleet

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

27th April, 2014        

China’s car sales rise 8% in March

Fear of purchasing restrictions in major cities has lead to panic buying, inflating vehicle sales

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, General Motors, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

24th April, 2014        

China ramps up EV drive

The government is increasing incentives for carmakers and consumers in a bid to reduce pollution

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

13th April, 2014        

Chinese automakers look to Africa for growth

Under increasing pressure in their domestic market, carmakers are looking further afield for sales

Tags: Africa, automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

8th April, 2014        

OEM parts data is needed for safety and commerce

OEM parts data is vital for professional automotive recyclers and could prevent delays in identifying faults according to the trade body.

Tags: automotive industry, Chevrolet, GM, N America, OEM Equipment

8th April, 2014        

Clean diesel technology revealed for off-highway

Lower emissions and better fuel efficiency have been met by manufacturers in diesel technology.

Tags: hydraulics, N America, OEM Equipment, waste

8th April, 2014        

US truck manufacturers' optimism

US truck manufacturers and component suppliers are expecting 2014 to be a big year.

Tags: automotive industry, N America, OEM Equipment

7th April, 2014        

Great Wall increase collaboration in metal lubes sector

The Chinese oil giant is partnering with national OEMs to promote lubes R&D

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Great Wall, Lubricants, OEM Equipment

23rd March, 2014        

Fuchs and DMG MORI form machine lubes partnership in China

The German lubes producer becomes the preferred supplier for machine tools giant

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Fuchs, OEM Equipment

20th March, 2014        

Hyundai to begin truck output in China

South Korean manufacturer is seeking to compete with European rivals in a lucrative market

Tags: Asia, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volvo

16th March, 2014        

Tesla hits Chinese market with $120,000 offering

Electric carmaker will market its first model in China, but consumers may not be ready

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

16th March, 2014        

BYD, I2R to develop driverless cars

Buffett-backed automaker to collaborate with research institute on auto-pilot technology

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

25th February, 2014        

Chinese auto industry strong in 2013, but not without its challenges

Car sales growth fell below projections in January, with domestic manufacturers’ market share slipping

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, General Motors, hydraulics, OEM Equipment, Toyota

20th February, 2014        

Consumer electronics and the automotive industry

There is increasing convergence of consumer electronics and the automotive industry.

Tags: automotive industry, GM, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment, Renault

12th February, 2014        

Toyota Prius recall

Toyota is recalling Prius sedans manufactured since March 2009.

Tags: Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Toyota

12th February, 2014        

Mandatory vehicle recalls likely in India

The Indian government is set to have a policy of mandatory vehicle recalls.

Tags: automotive industry, Chevrolet, India, OEM Equipment

11th February, 2014        

Volvo and Geely to develop subcompact car

Sino-Swedish partnership to compete with international rivals in the lucrative segment

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volvo

10th February, 2014        

CAT results down overall but some good news

Caterpillar reported disappointing overall results for 2013, but there were some record performances.

Tags: mining, OEM Equipment

10th February, 2014        

AdBlue technology increasing National IV compliance in China

DEF certified technology is helping cut emissions nationwide

Tags: additives, China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment

24th January, 2014        

BYD cars to sell in US by 2015

Chinese electric carmaker will enter the American market with four new models

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

15th January, 2014        

Volvo and Shanxi sign strategic partnership

Technology agreement with construction partner to expand Swedish carmaker's share in China’s CE sector

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

13th January, 2014        

Auto sales strong in China for 2013

Car sales in China top 22m units last year, foreign brands driving growth

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

13th January, 2014        

UK Truck and commercial vehicle sales increase

The UK truck market has reached its highest level for five years according to the SMMT

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, OEM Equipment

13th January, 2014        

New Caterpillar strategy for Tier 4 Interim products

Caterpillar has announced its strategy for resale of Tier 4 Interim products in less regulated countries.

Tags: CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment, shale

13th January, 2014        

Online car buying and digital dealerships

Car retailing is changing from traditional dealerships to online.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, OEM Equipment

9th January, 2014        

API launches Motor Oil Matters Pilot Program

MOM is set to protect API's lubes standards as the Institute also launches its new EOLCS website

Tags: API, automotive industry, Lubricants, N America, OEM Equipment

8th January, 2014        

Sales of light vehicles jump 16% in November

China's car market continues to grow, helped by recovery of Japanese brands

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, GM, Great Wall, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

15th December, 2013        

Daimler buys 12% stake in BAIC

In an unprecedented transaction, the German auto giant buys in to a Chinese manufacturer and takes a controlling share.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, Daimler, Europe, OEM Equipment

9th December, 2013        

Shell strengthens ties with Chinese off-highway OEMs

Dutch major cooperates more closely to improve lubricant fuel efficiency and durability

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OATS, OEM Equipment, Shell

9th December, 2013        

Toyota's China car sales stage dramatic recovery

Chinese sales by the Japanese carmaker are rising again after diplomatic disputes affected commerce.

Tags: Asia, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Toyota

9th December, 2013        

Japanese Manufacturers are turning to turbo

Toyota is one of several automotive manufacturers who are turning to next generation turbo/petrol engines

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, OEM Equipment, Toyota

6th December, 2013        

Caterham launches motorcyle division

UK-based sports car group, Caterham, is set to launch a motorcycle range.

Tags: automotive industry, Bikes, Europe, OEM Equipment

6th December, 2013        

Ford doesn't 'escape' recalls

Ford forced to recall more of its Escape crossover after fire reports.

Tags: automotive industry, Ford, N America, OEM Equipment

28th November, 2013        

Caterpillar cost lockdown affects jobs

Caterpillar is slashing its costs after poor Q3 results. N American jobs are affected despite new product launch.

Tags: mining, North America, OEM Equipment

27th November, 2013        

Half of Chinese cars to have telematics by 2018

Nearly 50% of Chinese cars will be fitted with infotainment and telematics in five years time according to an ABI report.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

23rd November, 2013        

Faulty gearbox continues to trouble VW

After a $600m recall last year, VW's gearbox problem is once again causing problems in China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

23rd November, 2013        

Beijing cuts auto-sales by 40% in anti-pollution drive

Policy makers are keen to curb smog in China's increasingly polluted capital with further radical measures on vehicle ownership.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

16th November, 2013        

John Deere engines receive certification.

John Deere off-highway engines have received Tier 4 Final, Stage IV and CARB emissions certification.

Tags: CO2 emissions, N America, OEM Equipment

7th November, 2013        

Minis to have engine and safety revamp

Minis are set for a new engine range, suspension and driver safety technology.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Mini, OEM Equipment

25th October, 2013        

Sinopec supply lubes for typhoon relief effort

In the aftermath of typhoon Fitow, a Chinese oil major steps up the relief efforts

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Sinopec

23rd October, 2013        

Light vehicle sales increase on strong SUV demand

Chinese car market continues to advance despite buying restrictions

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

22nd October, 2013        

New tractor hydraulic fluid authentication mark

tractorlife.com has launched an authentication mark for hydraulic fluids in a bid to improve product quality and marketing

Tags: hydraulics, North America, OEM Equipment

14th October, 2013        

ExxonMobil Marine launches environmental lubes range

A new series of lubes and greases are now available that meet the latest US EPA marine regulations.

Tags: Calumet, ExxonMobil, grease, Lubricants, marine, North America, OEM Equipment

14th October, 2013        

New regulations could make China's small automakers disappear

China's government implements new vehicle regulations which could spell doom for small vehicle makers

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Shell, Toyota

13th October, 2013        

Manufacturers are making more alternative-fuel vehicles

The Frankfurt Auto Show has revealed automakers are bringing out more electric versions of existing vehicles.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment

11th October, 2013        

CAT increases presence in oil and gas and propulsion

Caterpillar acquisition and JV offer new horizons, but will it help the share price?

Tags: marine, N America, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia

30th September, 2013        

Great Wall boosts public transport focus

Lubes maker looks to public transport sector to boost synthetic lubes revenues

Tags: bio lubes, China, China OEM Equipment, Great Wall, Lubricants, OEM Equipment

25th September, 2013        

Truck market sees moderate recovery

China truck sector vehicle sales slightly increase year-on-year.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

23rd September, 2013        

Range Rover 's first Hybrid put to the test

Land Rover is putting its first hybrid vehicle through a gruelling final engineering test - a trip half way around the world.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Russia

9th September, 2013        

No respite for Caterpillar as sales dive

Construction equipment manufacturer fails to stop slide in revenue with further disappointing figures.

Tags: Australia, mining, N America, OEM Equipment

9th September, 2013        

Shell wants closer links between OEMs and lubricant suppliers

Truck cost of ownership can be reduced by links between OEMs and lubricant suppliers according to oil major

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Lubricants, OEM Equipment, Shell

6th September, 2013        

Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil awarded Dexos1 licence

Universal Lubricants announced that its Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil has been awarded a dexos1 licence as new CEO takes up the reins.

Tags: bio lubes, Dexos, GM, North America, OEM Equipment, waste

2nd September, 2013        

GM appoints China head, splits from international unit

GM is set to drive its China operations as a separate unit from the rest of its international division.

Tags: automotive industry, China, GM, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Volvo

23rd August, 2013        

Auto production China’s most profitable industry

Car makers top the nation's manufacturing sector despite increasing stockpiles.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

21st August, 2013        

Car imports fall as China second hand auto market surges

New vehicle stockpiles remain high as population seeks alternative car markets.

Tags: automotive industry, Bikes, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

21st August, 2013        

LNG vehicles in China to increase tenfold by 2020

LNG market to expand dramatically over next seven years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, OEM Equipment

21st August, 2013        

US EPA finally launches Permit

Vessel General Permit finally sets sail with December date for ship owners and operators.

Tags: bio lubes, E and R Watch, marine, North America, OEM Equipment

12th August, 2013        

Atlantic Gulf Bunkering enters US Gulf market

US Gulf market has a new player with early ambitions for expansion.

Tags: marine, North America, OEM Equipment

11th August, 2013        

Saudi Hyundai franchise strengthens Shell ties

A new contract for Saudi's Hyundai franchise increases the bond with Shell lubricants.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubricants, Middle East, OEM Equipment, Shell

7th August, 2013        

Auto brands battle for China dominance

GM, Toyota, BMW and VW amongst the leaders fighting for share of Chinese market

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, Europe, GM, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

28th July, 2013        

Zoomlion’s product return rate rises sharply

Chinese construction giant in doldrums and could reflect wider malaise

Tags: car auctions, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

28th July, 2013        

Chinese vehicle exports fall on weak emerging market demand

Emerging markets have put the brakes on China's overseas vehicle sales ambitions

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

28th July, 2013        

EV, plug-in hybrid sales surge 43% in first half

China's EV market receives a welcome boost

Tags: China, electric vehicles, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

28th July, 2013        

VW and GM failed to qualify for ‘green’ energy subsidies

Auto giants fall short of requirements and unlawfully gain financial benefits

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

28th July, 2013        

Safety and simplicity are priorities for shipowners

Total Lubmarine latest poll shows clear priorities being set by the marine industry

Tags: bio lubes, Europe, marine, OEM Equipment, Total

9th July, 2013        

USDA amends bio-specs for preferred procurement

US agency adds new product categories and changes the percentage levels for bio-content in lubes and cleaning materials.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, North America, OEM Equipment

5th July, 2013        

Dow gains GE spec approval for new lube

Dow's synthetic turbine fluid gas turbine meets GE's lubricant recommendations document

Tags: Lubricants, OEM Equipment

27th June, 2013        

Car plus fashion = failure for Italian automaker

Fiat's tie-up with Gucci has failed to impress Chinese consumers.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, Fiat, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

20th June, 2013        

Continental tyres gunning for top three spot in China

German tyre maker aims at Chinese consumers with safety message

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

20th June, 2013        

Great Wall plans to outsell Jeep

China automaker aims at iconic SUV brand

Tags: automotive industry, China, Great Wall, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

20th June, 2013        

Car sales weak but luxury sector remains optimistic

China's slowing economy reflected in national auto sales

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, OEM Equipment

20th June, 2013        

NDRC reverses foreign investment policy decision

Incentives back on the table for potential overseas auto investors

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

19th June, 2013        

Volvo may face difficulties as latecomer to China,

Swedish automaker may struggle to win consumers after official approval.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

19th June, 2013        

Hydrodec has agreement with G&S Technologies Group

Hydrodec has reached agreement with its U.S. partner G&S Technologies Group, to expand capacity at its rerefinery in Canton, Ohio.

Tags: North America, OEM Equipment, waste

12th June, 2013        

Bel-Ray and HVL to expand mining lubricants distribution

Bel-Ray has entered an agreement with HVL to expand mining lubricants into Queensland in Australia

Tags: Australia, Lubricants, mining, OEM Equipment

12th June, 2013        

SUVs to drive oil demand growth

Chinese demand for large vehicles will drive oil demand.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, OEM Equipment

24th May, 2013        

State-funded research recommends fairness in auto industry

Chinese Academy proposes scrapping of monopolies to promote fair trade.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

24th May, 2013        

BAIC launches first model off Saab platform

Chinese carmaker releases first car using Saab technology.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia

24th May, 2013        

Hyundai considering new plant as China sales rocket

South Korean car maker looking to cash-in on booming China market.

Tags: Asia, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, UEIL

24th May, 2013        

Geely forms EV JV with Detroit Electric

Chinese automaker looks to claim electric niche in US.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, innovation, North America, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Volvo

22nd May, 2013        

Bosch and Volvo aim high for low emissions

Car and component companies reveal new electric technologies that make low emissions and high performance a reality.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Volvo

21st May, 2013        

Shell and Kia continue collaboration

Shell and Kia will be extending their European partnership to 2016

Tags: automotive industry, OATS, OEM Equipment, Shell

20th May, 2013        

Chinese urbanisation presents significant opportunities, says CAT

Latest heavy infrastructure investment could offer help to OEMs.

Tags: Calumet, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, OEM Equipment

23rd April, 2013        

Chery cuts multi-brand strategy

Chinese car maker drops subsidiary brand strategy

Tags: automotive industry, Chevrolet, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

23rd April, 2013        

Chinese firm plans $200m EcoMotors engine development

A new plant will produce the latest low-pollution eco-engine.

Tags: automotive industry, China, innovation, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

22nd April, 2013        

Ghosn delays China expansion plans

Nissan boss moves the targets for growth after tensions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

22nd April, 2013        

Lufkin will be acquired by GE for nearly $3 billion

GE to buy oil pump maker Lufkin for nearly $3 billion

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, North America, OEM Equipment

18th April, 2013        

Better fuel systems may be on the way

A new mathematical model could revolutionise fuel system design for combustion engines

Tags: automotive industry, innovation, North America, OEM Equipment

29th March, 2013        

VW recalls 384,000 cars in China

Record numbers recalled after gearbox fault is identified.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

22nd March, 2013        

China considers new policies to encourage EV purchasing

Failure to stimulate sales leads to governmental rethink on electric and hybrid policies

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment

22nd March, 2013        

Chinese automakers are catching up

Domestic car vehicle brands are gradually starting to make inroads into foreign brand's share of China market

Tags: China, innovation, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

22nd March, 2013        

Bacteria could clean ships

Painting a ship's hull with novel material may improve energy efficiency

Tags: additives, bio lubes, innovation, marine, OEM Equipment

5th March, 2013        

Out with the new, in with the old

China's used car market overtakes new vehicle sales in 2012.

Tags: China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

21st February, 2013        

Pang Da forecasts massive 2012 losses

Chinese automaker likely to be hit by more than 600m Yuan losses after being hit be Japanese boycott.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

20th February, 2013        

Porsche to build $2.2m supercar for China

Luxury car-maker to build supercar exclusively for Chinese super-rich.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, innovation, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Porsche

23rd January, 2013        

Scrappage payments increased

Chinese authorities extend 'cash-for-clunkers' scheme to help in battle against polution

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment

23rd January, 2013        

Ford-Mazda split spins new partnerships

One joint venture ends but another begins for Sino-US carmakers

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Ford, Japan, Mazda, OEM Equipment

24th December, 2012        

Chinese companies push EVs, but is the market ready?

China's desire to encourage the use of Electric Vehicles may be too early for an unwilling market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

21st November, 2012        

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