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Why Tesla And California Are Key To Electrifying The US Automotive Industry, Regardless Of Low Oil Prices And/Or ...
Why Tesla And California Are Key To Electrifying The US Automotive Industry, Regardless Of Low Oil Prices And/Or ...

Auto dealers help drive West Virginia's economy
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association has been a part of the fabric of the automotive industry in West Virginia for 85 years. In the midst of the Great Depression, automobile dealers from around the state grew ...

Industry growth spurt drives opportunities for Alabama auto workers
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Alabama's robust auto industry has transformed the state economy over the past two decades, as well as communities scattered from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast. But perhaps nowhere has the industry's prosperity been more ...

EPA orders revised CAFE targets, may revoke California's waiver
The latest targets, which the auto industry helped set seven years ago, call for light duty vehicles to average 51.4 mpg, or about 36 mpg under real-world conditions. Industry officials say the weighted sales mix towards light duty trucks in the past ...

Travel and automotive industries are keeping native ad spend alive
And specific industries are driving continued growth in the native ad industry, according to a new study released by Nativo today. The report is, in fact, a significant update on Nativo's three-year study of native advertising, which was the first ...

BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Geely Borui GE PHEV
The GE, a plug-in hybrid version of the Geely Borui, will have its motor show debut at AutoChina later in April. Information on the following models can be found by searching PLDB, just-auto's global vehicle database. Simply click on the link at the ...

Indian Auto Industry Sees Top Management Changes In 2018
It's been a profitable year for most carmakers in India and many of them recorded double digit growth. The positive trend of the industry opens up a new chapter for the automotive sector as new brands enter the market and with it bring in a new ...

US EPA to relax fuel efficiency standards
EPA will set a national standard for greenhouse gas emissions that allows auto manufacturers to make cars that people both want and can afford — while still expanding environmental and safety benefits of newer cars. It is in America's best interest to ...

Inside automakers' Jekyll-and-Hyde approach to emissions rules
By many measures, the auto industry has been moving swiftly to electrify new vehicle models, invest in a future of battery-powered cars and leave the internal combustion car behind. However, traces of the conflicted era of the “compliance car” and GM's ...

Ford/Datang complete Cellular-V2X testing in China
Ford and Datang conducted the trials at the National Intelligent Vehicle Pilot Zone in Shanghai, the first intelligent connected car demonstration area in China. The tests built on Datang's extensive work in creating LTE-V2X technology, which is the ...

Ford South Africa to expand Struandale engine plant
"This places our South African business in a central role within the global Ford network and reaffirms our commitment to developing the automotive industry within the local market, and in the broader Middle East and Africa region," Brent added. With ...

Commercials drive New Zealand March sales
March new vehicle registrations of 14,028 vehicles in New Zealand were up 1% year on year, reflecting, the local Motor Industry Association (MIA) said, "a stable market". Year to date sales were up 2% to 40,356 units. Registrations of 9,050 passenger ...

Valmet Automotive produces record 90000 cars in 2017
"Despite the production ramp-ups throughout 2017 and the concurrent record-high recruitments, we have succeeded in delivering top quality and reliability," said Pasi Rannus, SVP, Manufacturing business line, Valmet Automotive. The contractor said the ...

Hyundai Mobis credit ratings unaffected by re-org
Moody's ratings says that Hyundai Motor Group's reorganisation plan will unlikely have an immediate impact on Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.'s and Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd.'s ratings and outlook. Hyundai Mobis said last week it will spin off its module and ...

Globalstar's Ewert on the Strategy Behind New Automotive Division
Although satellite companies probably won't get the “lion's share” of profits from the emerging connected car market, the multibillion-dollar opportunity that lies ahead could still be a revolutionary turning point for the industry. So says Globalstar ...

Time for the automotive industry to shift into high gear with data
As climate change advances, automakers are doing their part to reduce its impact by gradually moving away from manufacturing petrol-fueled cars to producing electric vehicles that emit zero emissions. Some car manufacturers have even taken it a step ...

Interior design and technology – Kia Stonic
Arriving late to the party, the Kia Stonic is the South Korean carmaker's first entry into the crowded small (B-segment) SUV market. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside the top-drawer First ...

South Korean sales fall over 4% in March
Hyundai Motor's global sales rose by 1.6% to 397,041 units in March from 390,603 units a year earlier, reflecting both higher domestic and overseas sales. First quarter preliminary data showed global sales fell by 2.4% to 1,041,406 units from 1,067,095 ...

BREAKING - PSA to raise capacity at UK van plant
PSA is to raise manufacturing capacity and add the production of Peugeot and Citroen badged panel vans at Vauxhall's Luton, UK, plant in a move that will shore up confidence in post-Brexit prospects for the UK's automotive manufacturing sector. It will ...

BREAKING - PSA to make more vans at UK plant
Groupe PSA is to raise manufacturing capacity and add the production of Peugeot- and Citroen-badged panel vans at Vauxhall's Luton, UK, plant in a move that will shore up confidence in post-Brexit prospects for the UK's automotive manufacturing sector ...

Osram and Continental agree lighting joint venture
By joining forces, we will be in an even better position to drive forward innovations by working closely with the automotive industry to integrate lighting, sensor technology and electronics seamlessly in a single application. This will allow us to ...

BMW and Daimler see common new mobility cause - COMMENT
We live in interesting times in the automotive business, for sure. Everyone is talking about driverless cars, connected cars, electric cars and the emergence of the 'sharing economy'. But we don't quite know how these things will actually play out, how ...

Auto Makers Weigh In on China's Tariff Retaliation Threat
Global automotive executives spent substantial time in 2017 urging the Trump administration to seek reciprocity on trade policies affecting the world's biggest automobile market. Industry leaders could get the exact opposite. China's State Council ...

Automotive Ethernet: The Future of In-Car Networking?
Automotive Ethernet is slightly different; a flavor of regular Ethernet, it's optimized for vehicular use. Until now, it's been used primarily for diagnostics, in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) systems, and connecting remote sensors. Data-heavy, these ...

A War Is Brewing Between The EPA, CARB, And The Auto Industry
Earlier this week, we celebrated April Fools' day (and, by default, Easter Sunday!) by messing with our readers. We published a rather convincing article which led them (you) to believe that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) had plans to ban ...

CarMax Keeps Dealing With Auto Industry Headwinds
The automotive market has seen a lot of volatility lately, with a mix of economic factors hitting the sector from all sides. CarMax (NYSE:KMX) has done its best to navigate a difficult environment, and it's successfully found ways to deal with ...

Who will lead car industry in time of big changes?
“It's becoming increasingly clear that the approach that has generally served the industry reasonably well over the last 100 years, which is to appoint as CEO either the most technically gifted engineer or the most commercially adept finance guy, is ...

March Sales Numbers Beat Automotive Industry Expectations | Tracking How Dealerships and Customers Connect
“This was the month where automotive sales beat all expectations,” says Jessica Caldwell, Director of Industry Analysis with Edmunds.com, to Jim Fitzpatrick, of CBT News. March rounds out with a 17.4 SAAR. The number comes in a lot higher than what we ...

The Automotive Industry Looks to Rebound with High March Sales
The automotive industry experienced sluggish sales and low declines in the first two months of 2018. Many were beginning to wonder how the rest of the year would shape up as analyst projected lower sales numbers for the whole year. However, if March is ...

Ricardo to collaborate with Enable in Japan
Based in Kariya, Enable provides a range of testing and prototype manufacturing services to the Japanese automotive industry, including engine testing, prototype and concept vehicle preparation, the development of test equipment, the manufacture of ...

March new car sales drop by 19.5% in Wales year-on-year
Mike Hawes, chief executive of the SMMT, said March 2017 had been an "absolute bumper month" and despite some decline in economic confidence, the last month was still the fourth best March they have had. "It's not all doom and gloom," he told BBC Radio ...

Airbag Inflators Demand in the Global Automotive Industry is Estimated to Reach $5.2 Billion in 2023, Pyrotechnic ...
Airbag Inflators Demand in the Global Automotive Industry is Estimated to Reach $5.2 Billion in 2023, Pyrotechnic ...

BASF and automotive industry group agree substitution criteria
German chemical giant BASF and the European Automotive Industry Association (Acea) have agreed on a set of criteria for selecting 'non-regulated' alternative substances to help vehicle manufacturers avoid so-called regrettable substitutions. The ...

Thousands of technicians needed in automotive industry
Car dealerships and garages are having trouble finding qualified auto technicians to fix today's vehicles. Share. Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! KCCI. Updated: 10:53 AM CDT Apr 5, 2018. Thousands of technicians needed in ...

Big Split in Automotive Industry | Business | Jamaica Gleaner
Three of Jamaica's leading car companies have joined forces to create the New Car Dealers Association of Jamaica (NCDAJ). The new body will rival the decades-old Automobile Dealers Association (ADA). The founding members are Toyota Jamaica, the ATL ...

Car industry facing a nationwide shortage of auto technicians
(CBS) -- It's a race, but the cars never move at the National Automotive Technology competition in New York-with 60 high school students from across the country competing for the top prize. There's a two-person team representing each region.They have 3 ...

Global Performance Elastomers Market - Increasing Demand from ...
Global Performance Elastomers Market - Increasing Demand from ...

Turkish suppliers must automate to compete - TAYSAD
Turkey's automotive suppliers association says the country will have to adapt to new technology and processes as it looks to maintain competitiveness. The auto sector is by far the largest industrial contributor to Turkey's exchequer, employing ...

BASF and auto industry group agree substitution criteria
German chemical giant BASF and the European Automotive Industry Association (Acea) have agreed on a set of criteria for selecting 'non-regulated' alternative substances to help vehicle manufacturers avoid so-called regrettable substitutions. The ...

Mahindra/Ideal Motors to assemble automotive vehicles in Sri Lanka
The changes faced by the automotive industry today are triggered by the accelerated rise of new technologies, consumer needs and sustainability in policies, we see the need to anticipate new market trends, explore alternatives and build powerful ...

3 Critical Takeaways From the Auto Industry's March Sales Data
Good news, auto investors! U.S. light-vehicle deliveries kicked off the critical spring selling season with a 6.4% surge higher in March, compared to the prior year, topping estimates and notching the industry's largest year-over-year gain since ...

Industry growth spurt drives opportunities for Alabama auto workers
But perhaps nowhere has the industry's prosperity been more acutely felt than in the lives of the companies' employees who each year build about 1 million cars, nearly twice as many engines and countless parts for customers that span the globe. As ...

CAOA (nee Chery) may become a new Brazilian brand
The Brazilian press launch of the new Chery Tiggo 2 was accompanied by a little surprise. On the stage, during the press presentation to the press there was one blue car with a piece of white paper hiding a small area on the bottom right of the ...

BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Buick Enspire world debut
The Enspire, an electric SUV concept, will have its motor show debut at AutoChina later in April. Information on the following models can be found by searching PLDB, just-auto's global vehicle database. Simply click on the link at the end of this list ...

Special report: Africa's automotive industry
When it comes to Africa's automotive industry, Morocco and South Africa get all the headlines, but other countries are now attracting the attention of OEMs and suppliers keen to invest in this hugely promising market. Already of interest due to the low ...

'Special report: Africa's automotive industry' by Automotive World
Automotive World has published a new report, 'Special report: Africa's automotive industry' When it comes to Africa's automotive industry, Morocco and South Africa get all the headlines, but other countries are now attracting the attention of OEMs and ...

Digital transformation key for future development - Farplas
... impact," Meydanli told just-auto in Farplas' headquarters on the Asian side of Istanbul. "So we decided we should develop some strategies for that. For electric vehicles and the environmental side we decided we should look for lightweight ...

How does the automotive industry compare when it comes to gender equality?
ZERO car dealerships in the UK have reported that they pay their female employees an average hourly rate that matches or is higher than men within the same business. The figures, which are publicly available through the government website, also ...

Volkswagen creates new holistic user experience (HUX) division
Volkswagen said it wants to become the "most user centred mobility brand" and has established a new Holistic User Experience (HUX) division headed by Matthias Erb. In his new role he reports directly to the CEO of the Volkswagen brand, Herbert Diess ...

GM Korea may replace Spark small car with crossover
General Motors South Korean unit has said it might discontinue the Spark mini car and replace it with a crossover, due to falling demand in the key US market. Sales for the Spark slumped 36% to 22,589 units in the US last year. The news came as ...


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