November 2017 - Global News
General Motors China said it will meet production quotas for new energy vehicles (NEVs) designed to meet government mandated green car sales targets aimed at reducing pollution.
Tags: China, General Motors, SAIC, Global
Zotye Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., a new 50/50 joint venture, will offer a range of battery-electric vehicles for consumers in China under a new indigenous brand, Ford announced.
Tags: Ford, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, China
China’s JAC Motors recently launched a JAC Electric Trucks operation.
Tags: China, Global, Electric Vehicles
October 2017 - Global News
UPS upped its investment in the Chinese market by enhancing its services in 20 cities in the country to better serve the manufacturers and exporters that will be powering the region's growth.
Tags: UPS, China, Global
China’s Foton Motor and Cummins have signed a memorandum of cooperation around the launch of the second stage of the China Super Truck program.
Tags: Global, China, Cummins, Foton Motor
October 2017 - Cover Story
The new-vehicle market has been up and down for the 2017 calendar-year, but demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles continues to remain strong. The sales forecast is that the growth rate for 2017 will be lower than prior years.
Tags: China, General Motors, State of Fleet Market Report
GM’s sales in China rose 6.6% to 366,305 units in September compared to the same time in 2016, and were driven by strong SUV sales for its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Baojun brands.
Tags: China, General Motors, Global
Volvo’s Polestar performance unit unveiled its first production unit in Shangai, an electric-hybrid vehicle that offers 600 hp
Tags: Volvo, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China, Global
Renault India only has three vehicles in its lineup, the Kwid, Duster, and Lodgy. The group plans on releasing the Captur later this month.
Tags: India, Renault, Global, Discontinued Vehicles
Ford Motor Co.'s new leader wants to shift investment into trucks and electrified vehicles and reduce costs and investment in sedans and internal combustion engines, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett said Tuesday.
Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, C-Suite, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Tata Motors will supply 10,000 battery-electric vehicles to a government-run energy-services join venture in India as the country continues efforts to reduce emissions and curb fuel imports.
Tags: Tata Motors, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
September 2017 - Global News
Chery will introduce its Exeed compact SUV in Europe in 2018, and will offer three powertrain variants, including a plug-in hybrid.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chery
Ford signed a memorandum of understanding with Mahindra Group to strengthen its commitment to India and support Mahindra’s expansion into other global markets.
Tags: India, Ford, Global, Mahindra Group, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Toyota Vietnam is recalling more than 20,000 Vios and Yaris sedans to replace faulty air bag inflators.
Tags: Toyota, Recalls, Yaris, Vietnam, Global
China is setting a deadline for automakers to end the sale of fossil-fuel powered vehicles as the country looks to reduce oil consumption and pollution and push for the development of electric vehicles. Regulators are working on a timetable for the ban.
Tags: Diesel Engines, China, Emissions Reduction, Global
August 2017 - Global News
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. have formed a joint venture to co-develop and sell electric vehicles in China, according to a company announcement.
Tags: China, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Renault-Nissan Alliance
Ford has named Jason Luo as the new chairman and CEO of Ford China as it continues to strengthen its global leadership team.
Tags: China, Ford, Global, New Hire
Ford signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd., to secure a joint venture for the development, production, marketing, and servicing of a new line of all-electric passenger vehicles in China.
Tags: China, Ford, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
August 2017 - Industry News
China's Great Wall Motor Co. is moving away from a bid to acquire part or all of Fiat Chrysler a day after expressing interest in the company and its Jeep brand, reports Bloomberg.
Tags: Jeep, China, Mergers & Acquisitions, FCA
August 2017 - Executive Fleet News
Volvo Cars and its parent, Geely Holding, have formed two entities to share existing and future technology to help accelerate the development of electrified vehicles for Geely vehicles in China and Volvo cars.
Tags: Volvo, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Geely
July 2017 - Global News
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will unveil its latest multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) for the Indonesian market at the 25th GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show in August.
Tags: Mitsubishi, Indonesia, Global
The production of the batteries at the factory will meet the demands of producing electric vehicles locally.
Tags: China, Daimler, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
June 2017 - Cover Story
The corporate fleet sector in South Korea accounts for 18-20% of total auto sales, with most sales going to local brands. However, GM Korea is growing its fleet presence, with commercial sales now representing 9% of total sales.
June 2017 - Global News
Production of the BharatBenz trucks in Indian has ramped since its launch almost five years ago with approximately 50,000 assets currently on the road in india
Tags: India, Daimler, Global
Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited and FCA rolled out India's first locally-produced Jeep Compass.
Tags: Jeep Compass, Indiana, Global, FCA
UPS has announced that it will join with one of the leading courier delivery services in China to develop and provide international delivery services initially from China to the U.S., but with expansion plans for other destinations.
May 2017 - Global News
SAIC-GM-Wuling unveiled its first SUV to the Chinese market.
Tags: China, General Motors, Compact SUVs
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) inaugurated the first public power charging station dedicated to trucks in Japan, directly outside its Kawasaki manufacturing facility.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, EV Charging Stations, eCanter
General Motors and its joint ventures in China delivered 272,770 vehicles in April, with deliveries of luxury vehicles, SUVs, and MPVs representing nearly half of the company’s sales.
Tags: Chevrolet, Buick, China, General Motors, Global
Mitsubishi Motors has become the No. 1 automotive exporter in Thailand with total export volume of 309,915 units for the 12-month period ending March 31.
Tags: Thailand, Global, Vehicle Exports
The Chevrolet Equinox is now available in China, reflecting automaker's goal of introducing more than 20 new or refreshed products in China by the end of 2020
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Equinox, China, Global
April 2017 - Global News
General Motors has unveiled the Buick Velite 5 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which is a rebranded and modified version of the Chevrolet Volt manufactured in China.
Tags: Chevrolet Volt, Global, Shanghai, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China
April 2017 - Industry News
This partnership will allow individuals to purchase the all-electric Mahindra e2oPlus on Zoomcar’s platform, list the vehicle for rental when not in use, and earn cash to help offset the monthly ownership costs.
Tags: Carsharing, Peer-to-Peer, Zoomcar, Mahindra Group, Battery-Electric Vehicles
UD Trucks has launched the all-new Quon in the Japanese market as “a full model change” for its heavy-duty flagship.
Tags: UD Trucks, Volvo Group, Global, Japan, Cabovers
The South Korean Ministry of Land Transportation announced plans to build 200 multipurpose stations to charge vehicles powered by fuel cells, batteries, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by 2025.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, South Korea, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Ford Motor Co. will sell the Ranger mid-size pickup truck in China in 2018 as part of the automaker’s pursuit to grow the country’s emerging pickup market, the company announced.
Tags: China, Ford Ranger, Ford, 2018-MY, Mid-Size Pickups
Ford will launch two new electrified vehicles in China as part of the automaker's plan to roll out a broad range of electric vehicles in the country by 2025.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Ford, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China
March 2017 - Global News
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the City of Yokohama introduced a round-trip car sharing service on March 20, 2017, featuring the Nissan New Mobility Concept, an ultra-compact electric vehicle.
Tags: Yokohama, Nissan, Carsharing, Japan, Global, Mobility
Maruti Suzuki India Limited released the Road Safety Index, a weighted average of scores on important parameters relating to road safety. The eight cities selected for the campaign were identified based on population, metro status, and statewide coverage.
Tags: India, Global, Safety
The TraXon automatic commercial vehicle transmission system from ZF will go into volume production in Chinese manufacturer Foton’s new Auman EST-A. Foton is one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers on the Chinese market.
Tags: Transmissions, Global
March 2017 - Industry News
The city of Gwangju plans to offer South Korea’s first hydrogen carsharing program. There will be 15 hydrogen vehicles available as well as 27 all-electric vehicles.
Tags: Carsharing, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, International Rentals, Alternative Fuels
Ford and its joint ventures in China sold 64,641 vehicles in February, up 2 percent compared to February 2016. Year-to-date sales for Ford in China totaled 153,073 vehicles, a 21 percent decrease compared to the same time last year.
Tags: China, Ford, Global, Jiangling
The Chery launched the new Tiggo 3 and Tiggo 5 SUVs in Russia.
Tags: Russia, Global, Compact SUVs, Chery
Hyundai’s carsharing service is expected to launch in South Korea in April, using electric vehicles such as the Hyundai Ioniq.
Tags: Hyundai, Carsharing, Hyundai Ioniq, Battery-Electric Vehicles
February 2017 - Feature
There are more than 17 million vehicles in Turkey, of which 40% are fleet vehicles. Fewer than 13% of the population in Turkey either owns or drives a vehicle, according to research by 'Automotive Fleet' magazine. In terms of fleet passenger cars, only 10% of the 2.4 million company cars in Turkey are leased, but demand for fleet leasing has been growing.
Tags: Leasing, Turkey, Global, Payment Cards
February 2017 - Global News
The PSA Group and its partner THACO (Truong Haï Auto Corp.) signed an agreement on Feb. 22 to bring to market in Vietnam two new SUVs that will be assembled in THACO’s plant in Chulai in Quang Nam Province.
Tags: Peugeot, Vietnam, Global, PSA Group
BYD has launched a fleet of 100 electric taxis in Singapore, forming the biggest electric taxi fleet in Southeast Asia, according to BYD, a Chinese renewal energy technology company.
Tags: BYD, Alternative Fuels, Singapore, Taxi Fleets, China
Mitsubishi Corp. (MMC) has announced that production of its Mirage G4 — also known as the Attrage in other markets — has started at the vehicle assembly plant of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC).
Tags: Mitsubishi, Global, Philippines, Assembly Plants
Pricing for the China Chevrolet Cruze Hatch was announced on Feb. 7. Five trims with a choice of 1.4T or 1.5L engines are available for a price range between RMB 109,900 and RMB 169,900.
Tags: China, Chevrolet Cruze, Global, Chevrolet, Hatchbacks
The International Trade Commission (ITC) has upheld the tariffs on off-the-road tires suggested by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).
Tags: Tires and Wheels, International Trade Commission, Tariffs, India, Sri Lanka, Global
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