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Automotive Expert and Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Interviews Automotive Industry ...
Automotive Expert and Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Interviews Automotive Industry ...

China As An EV Paradise – Not Just Yet
There is a consensus within the auto industry that it will take another decade for EVs to enter the mainstream market. With the market still in its infancy, rigid industrial standards and intellectual property barriers have not yet taken root with EVs ...

New plan to drive state's automotive strategy
Indiana has been a big player in the automotive industry since the early days when raccoon coat-clad daredevils sped Hoosier-made Stutz Bearcats or Marmon Model 32s through the countryside, but a statewide council hopes to really kick the sector into ...

US government shutdown debacle doesn't stop auto industry in October
DETROIT, MI- A 16-day federal government shutdown didn't scare consumers away from dealerships for too long in October. Auto companies, including the Detroit Three,reported strong combined sales of 1.2 million vehicles sold last month -- an 11 percent ...

New report claims massive job losses if Australian car industry is shut down
AS the manufacturing future of Holden and Toyota remain uncertain, the car industry has published a new report which claims the Australian economy would be $21.5 billion smaller if the automotive manufacturing industry died in 2018. The economies of ...

Level playing field for auto industry
The government has started taking feedback from the auto sector to finalise the automotive industry policy. A committee of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) was set up on October 2 to finalise the AIP draft within 45 days, after consulting with ...

Johnson Controls' smaller battery pack may jolt auto industry
Micro-hybrids are seen by many in the industry as a more affordable alternative to full hybrids, which have a much larger lithium-ion or nickel-metal-hydride battery pack. The Johnson Controls system consists of a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack and ...

Car industry subsidies worthwhile, study concludes
The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says it thinks a report showing dire economic consequences if the car industry collapses in Australia will change many people's views. The report was compiled for the chamber by the Allen Consulting Group ...

smaller battery
Plymouth —Global automotive supplier Johnson Controls says it has reduced a micro-hybrid battery pack from the size of a car trunk to the size of a shoebox, representing a significant breakthrough for a technology whose presence in the U.S. auto ...

Car industry glad to see back of FBT move
Car industry glad to see back of FBT move. 3:46pm November 6, 2013. The federal government is ditching Labor's controversial changes to fringe benefit tax (FBT) arrangements on cars as part of a stocktake of announced tax initiatives that have never ...

Risk of employment crash from cutting Victoria's car industry
For the past two weeks, as debate about this major employer has raged, Premier Denis Napthine has confined himself to motherhood statements about “working with the car industry, the supply chain and the Federal Government to get a viable way forward ...

European automotive industry highlights the strategic importance of ...
European automotive industry highlights the strategic importance of ...

European automotive industry highlights the strategic importance of ...
European automotive industry highlights the strategic importance of ...

Wise studies producing aluminum for auto industry
MUSCLE SHOALS ‑ Wise Metals Group and Toyota Tsusho Corp. will study the feasibility of the Colbert County facilities producing aluminum sheet for the automotive industry. Wise announced today that the companies entered into a memorandum of ...

Weichai Planning Passenger Vehicle Range
China Car Times is the number one portal for the latest information, statistics, and industry information on the Chinese automotive industry. Over the past six years of operation we have seen the Chinese auto market grow from a backwater of old ...

European Automobile Manufacturers Association : 07/11/2013 PRESS ...
European Automobile Manufacturers Association : 07/11/2013 PRESS ...

ACEA: European automotive industry calls for action on South Korean market ...
ACEA: European automotive industry calls for action on South Korean market ...

NextGen Auto International Summit China– Auto industry's premier event
Kerry Hotel Putong Shanghai, China - Co-organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Chinese government's National Reform and Development Commission (NDRC) International Cooperation Center, the 2nd Annual NextGen Auto International Summit China is ...

car industry close to end of the road
It has asked the Productivity Commission to report on the viability of the car industry. The report is due in April but Holden might not want to wait that long. In any case it is hard to visualise the hard heads at the Productivity Commission actually ...

Research and Markets: Global FEA Market in Automotive Industry 2012-2016 ...
Research and Markets: Global FEA Market in Automotive Industry 2012-2016 ...

Auto industry executive Mike Coyiuto passes away
After his stint as president for PGA Cars (the local distributor of luxury automotive brands Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche), he went on to head Hyundai North EDSA. He also served as director for PGA Group's various companies. The younger ...

Harbour Results, Inc. Study Finds Auto Industry Can Anticipate Future Capacity ...
Harbour Results, Inc. Study Finds Auto Industry Can Anticipate Future Capacity ...

End of the road for handouts to an ailing industry
A TURNING point has come in Australian industry policy and the long history of car manufacturing. The Abbott government is heading towards the termination of the practice of throwing good money after bad and is set to burst the failing pretensions of ...

Why Autohome Is Going To Be Huge
As I've mentioned before on China Car Times, I met the Autohome.com.cn CEO James Qin a few years ago and inquired about his traffic stats, he simply whipped out his iPhone and showed me an automated SMS from his server giving a daily overview of the ...

Subprime borrowing hits the auto industry
Houston car dealer Alan Helfman served a woman in his showroom last month with a credit score lower than 500 and a desire for a new Dodge Dart for her daily commute. She drove away with a new car. A year ago, with a credit ranking in the bottom eighth ...

Tax cuts not subsidies for car industry: Abbott
"We want the car industry to have a long-term viable future in this country but the best way the government can help is to try and ensure that as far is humanly possible it is operating in a low-tax, less over-regulated environment," Mr Abbott said ...

"Korea Gov't to Remove Non-tariff Barriers"...European Auto Industry Bodies
SEOUL, KOREA - European automobile industry organizations demanded to the Korean government that non-tariff barriers be removed from the nation's car market. The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), European Association of ...

Liberal backbencher attacks auto industry subsidies
A federal Liberal backbencher has slammed government support of the struggling automotive sector, calling such assistance corporate welfare. AAP reports that, writing in The Australian Financial Review, Kelly O'Dwyer said that the government should not ...

Software Company Anahata Offers Services to Melbourne's Automotive Industry
Anahata has just released its new line of integrated ICT solutions for the Melbourne automotive industry. Founded in 2010, Anahata has made its presence felt in Melbourne by offering a different kind of ICT solutions that address the specific needs and ...

Guangzhou-Toyota Plotting New Cars For China
China Car Times is the number one portal for the latest information, statistics, and industry information on the Chinese automotive industry. Over the past six years of operation we have seen the Chinese auto market grow from a backwater of old ...

Want To Buy A Car In Beijing? You have a 1.01% Chance in 2014
The current license plate lottery has been in place or three years which has left many Beijing residents feeling 'stranded' in their own city as visiting the hospital or going to the suburbs at the weekend all requires a car. According to some Chinese ...

Automotive Suppliers Can See Growth in Powersports Industry
Throughout the cyclical history of the North American automotive industry, there are times when economic conditions motivate suppliers to develop sales in adjacent markets. One adjacent market sometimes explored is the powersports industry comprising ...

Subprime borrowing gains traction in the auto industry
Houston car dealer Alan Helfman served a woman in his showroom last month with a credit score lower than 500 and a desire for a new Dodge Dart for her daily commute. She drove away with a new car. A year ago, with a credit ranking in the bottom eighth ...

NA auto industry to see big supply chain bottleneck within 5 years, study warns
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- The global auto industry in recent years has come to recognize risks inherent in its long and diffuse supply chain. Now it's starting to face an almost 40 percent bottleneck in the ability to make vehicles. Within five years, the ...

NA auto industry to see big supply chain bottleneck within 5 years, study warns
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- The global auto industry in recent years has come to recognize risks inherent in its long and diffuse supply chain. Now it's starting to face an almost 40 percent bottleneck in the ability to make vehicles. Within five years, the ...

James Carville says Barack Obama 'saved the auto industry'
But he also pointed to the president's successes, including this old cherry: "He saved the auto industry." Did President Obama really save American auto makers? This is more a matter of opinion, and not an item for the Truth-O-Meter, but we can still ...

Senate Reviews Timeliness of NHTSA Regulations
A Senate panel convened this past Thursday in an effort to determine if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is moving fast enough to impose new regulations on the auto industry. The NHTSA wasn't involved in this hearing and has ...

Responsive Design for the Automotive Industry
Mobile devices are changing the way we develop and design our website. Whether your business is an ecommerce store, car dealership, or information portal, you are very likely receiving traffic from mobile devices and tablet computers. Creating a ...

Auto industry stakeholders to finalise AIDP-II today
KARACHI: The apex economic decision-making body formed by the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) has recalled the auto industry stakeholders to finalise the Auto Industry Development Policy II (AIDP-II) while the chairman Minister ...

Mitsubishi Sells Cars in China – In fact, Sales Up 380%
The recently developed Guangzhou Auto JV seems to be the driving force of Mitsubishi with sales of 6,183 vehicles, an impressive 380.4% increase over October 2012 sales where just 1,287 vehicles were sold. Mitsubishi posted the highest growth rate of ...

National auto industry must be sustained: Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR: The national auto industry must be sustained if Malaysia is to have a positive balance of trade, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said there would be a RM12 billion outflow from the country if all cars are ...

GM Shifts Asia HQ to Singapore
China Car Times is the number one portal for the latest information, statistics, and industry information on the Chinese automotive industry. Over the past six years of operation we have seen the Chinese auto market grow from a backwater of old ...

VMI Automotive Industry Report Highlights 160% Growth in Mobile Video Ad ...
VMI Automotive Industry Report Highlights 160% Growth in Mobile Video Ad ...

Higher loan balances, flat delinquencies bode well for auto industry, Experian ...
Higher loan balances, flat delinquencies bode well for auto industry, Experian ...

Demand for cars, trucks will boost North American industry into 2014: Scotiabank
Carlos Gomes, Scotiabank's senior economist and automotive industry specialist, said this is good news for North American auto manufacturers. "Rising vehicle demand across North America has boosted production on the continent, including Canada, to the ...

Tecma Talk Podcast Examines Mexico's Automotive Industry
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Tracey, an automotive industry expert at the Howell, Michigan-based Agile Group, recently visited with the Tecma Group of Companies to examine current investment trends and activities in Mexico's ...

ETEM SA Light Metals Industry : International Automotive Conference
IACB conference wants to draw the attention to the region as an area with high technological capabilities, manufacturing knowhow and great potential for investments for the automotive industry. ETEM S.A. with through its stand and the analytical ...

Mexico's auto industry gaining at Canada's expense
By the beginning of the next decade, Canada is expected to hold about 12 per cent of North American vehicle capacity, compared with 16 per cent in 2012, Jeff Schuster, senior vice-president of forecasting for LMC Automotive told an industry conference ...

Fresh strike hits South African auto industry
Thousands of workers went on strike Thursday in a fresh round of labour unrest that has affected the auto industry in South Africa over the past few months. Organised by the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU), more than 3,000 ...

Auto-Parts Industry Thrives by Shift to High Tech Gear
Eight years ago, auto-parts maker Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy filing heralded the storm that would engulf the U.S. auto industry and drive some of its biggest names into Chapter 11. Now leaner and profitable, a renamed Delphi Automotive DLPH +1.93 ...


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