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EVs on the global fast track

This month's EV round-up shows bold moves by automakers including mobile charging points and joint ventures

Tags: BP, electric vehicles, India, N America, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Renault

28th February, 2018        

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        

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        

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        

Fastest mile...on two wheels

Terry Grant drove more than a mile while balancing his car on two wheels up the legendary Goodwood Hillclimb.

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport, Nissan

30th June, 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        

Millers Oils to supply Caterham and Motul to partner Nissan Nismo

Millers OIls will be the chosen lubes supplier for Caterham Cars while Nissan Nismo has confirmed partnershipw ith Motul Lubricants.

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, motorsport, Nissan

10th March, 2015        

Solar stories - in the air and on the ground

The solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft has just begun its global flight, while Nissan is using solar power for its glow-in-the-dark Leaf model.

Tags: And finally, Aviation, bio fuels, Middle East, Nissan

6th March, 2015        

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        

Nissan rejects Maruti Suzuki in favour of Mitsubishi

Nissan has decided against sourcing any further cars from Maruti Suzuki. It will jointly build them with minicar partner Mitsubishi.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive

3rd September, 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        

Nissan's FAQs about the electric Leaf

Nissan has used its customers to create online feedback about the Leaf.

Tags: Internet marketing, N America, Nissan, social media

8th April, 2014        

Car 'brains' insight could help roadbuilders

New technology could help road infrastructure design by tapping into car 'brains'.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Europe, Nissan, Volvo

9th December, 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        

China set to become biggest luxury market by 2016

Luxury vehicle sales will exceed US market within the next three years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, innovation, Lubes marketing, Nissan

22nd March, 2013        

China vehicle sales and output explode in January

New vehicle sales and production still buoyant despite expanding used-car market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, GM, Holly, Nissan, OEM and automotive

22nd February, 2013        

Japanese carmakers return to normal output in China

Major car manufacturers see production levels improve after being hit by protests.

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

23rd January, 2013        

China's light vehicle sales pick up in Ocotber

Increased sales leave overseas competitors in the wake of domestic producers.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

21st November, 2012        

Mitsubishi and Guangzhou Auto form JV

SUV joint venture announced despite tensions over Japanese producers

Tags: Asia, China, Holly, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

25th October, 2012        

Competitor sales rise as Japanese auto sales plummet in China

Demonstrations and national tension has caused problems for Japanese car makers in China as their competitors take advantage.

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

19th October, 2012        

Japanese automakers suffer in China

Anti-Japanese protests damage production at major car plants across China.

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

24th September, 2012        

Nissan to build CNY 5bn plant in Dalian

Nissan to dramatically expand production for its upscale vehicles in China

Tags: automotive industry, Nissan, OEM and automotive

25th June, 2012        

Infiniti looks to China

Nissan moves its luxury brand HQ in Hong Kong

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts, Nissan

25th June, 2012        

Endurance racing takes a new shape.

Nissan has revealed its revolutionary new car which could change the shape of the Le Mans 24 Hour.

Tags: And finally, Europe, motorsport, Nissan

2nd April, 2012        

Nissan gamers race for real

It started as a game, but now Grand Tourismo players will take part in a real race.

Tags: And finally, Middle East, motorsport, Nissan

6th January, 2012        

Nissan Leaf takes COTY hat-trick

Japan is latest Car of the Year award for Nissan's all-electric road car.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, innovation, Japan, Nissan

7th December, 2011        

New EV charging standards likely

European auto makers are seeking to unify EV charging standards.

Tags: ACEA, automotive industry, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, Nissan

6th October, 2011        

Nissan aims at China luxury market

Nissan is aiming to take on European manufacturers in China's luxury car market.

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

22nd September, 2011        

Nissan China announces RMB50 billion expansion plan

Nissan's Chinese division plans to almost double annual sales within the next five years.

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

21st August, 2011        

Market potential boosts foreign car makers

Automakers from Asia and Europe are spurred on by China's booming car market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Daimler, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

15th July, 2011        

Corporate news - Bulletin 112 (Apr 10)

Aramco expands its Yanbu refinery; Shell and BP consolidate in Africa; Chevron contracts but expands in Sri Lanka; better news for Fuchs; Ford sells Volvo to China; Renault-Nissan join forces with Daimler; and Afton buys Polartech.

Tags: Africa, Afton Chemicals, Aramco, Asia, automotive industry, BP, Chevron, Europe, Ford, Fuchs, Helix, Nissan, Renault, S America, Shell, Volvo

1st April, 2010        

And Finally... Bulletin 108 (Dec 09)

Renault revives the Gordini brand; nitrogen in your tyres can mean safer driving; something fishy at Nissan; prize for a professor; the latest F1 news and the ultimate present for frustrated racing drivers.

Tags: F1, Nissan, Renault

23rd November, 2009        


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