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September 2017 - Global News

Ford, Mahindra India Alliance May Include EVs

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

September 2017 - Global News

Toyota Recalls 20K Vios, Yaris Sedans

Toyota Vietnam is recalling more than 20,000 Vios and Yaris sedans to replace faulty air bag inflators.

Tags: Toyota, Recalls, Yaris, Vietnam, Global

September 2017 - Global News

China Pushes to Ban Sale of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles

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

Renault-Nissan, Dongfeng Form EV Venture

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

August 2017 - Global News

Ford Names Luo to Lead Ford China

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

August 2017 - Global News

Ford Sets Up Joint Venture for EVs in China

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 Downplays Fiat Chrysler Buy

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, Geely Form EV Tech Sharing Companies

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 to Unveil Minivan for Indonesia

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

July 2017 - Global News

Daimler Builds Battery Factory in Beijing For EV Production

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 State of the Commercial Fleet Market in South Korea

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

Daimler Launches 50,000 BharatBenz Trucks in India

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

June 2017 - Global News

Fiat India Produces First Locally-Developed Jeep Compass

Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited and FCA rolled out India's first locally-produced Jeep Compass.

Tags: Jeep Compass, Indiana, Global, FCA

June 2017 - Global News

UPS Inks Joint Venture with a Top Chinese Courier

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.

Tags: UPS, China, Global

May 2017 - Global News

GM Unveils Wuling Hong Guang S3 SUV

SAIC-GM-Wuling unveiled its first SUV to the Chinese market.

Tags: China, General Motors, Compact SUVs

May 2017 - Global News

MitFuso Opens Truck Power Charging Station in Japan

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

May 2017 - Global News

GM Delivers Over 270K Vehicles in China

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

May 2017 - Global News

Mitsubishi Leads Auto Exports from Thailand

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

May 2017 - Global News

Chevrolet Equinox Launches in China

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

Buick Unveils Velite 5 PHEV in China

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

Zoomcar Adds Mahindra Electric Vehicles to Platform

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

April 2017 - Global News

UD Trucks Rolls Out Flagship Cabover for Japan

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

April 2017 - Global News

Korea Speeds Up Plan to Build Alt-Fuel Refueling Infrastructure

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

April 2017 - Global News

Ford Launching Ranger Pickup in China

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

April 2017 - Global News

Ford Expanding Vehicle Electrification in China

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

New Car-Sharing Service in Japan features Nissan’s Ultra-Compact EV

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

March 2017 - Global News

Maruti Suzuki Releases Road Safety Index for Indian Cities

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

March 2017 - Global News

Chinese Truck Manufacturer Foton Opts for ZF Transmission

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

South Korea Launches First Hydrogen Carsharing Program

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

March 2017 - Global News

Ford China Sales Up for February but Down YTD

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

March 2017 - Global News

Chery Launches Two New SUVs in Russia

The Chery launched the new Tiggo 3 and Tiggo 5 SUVs in Russia.

Tags: Russia, Global, Compact SUVs, Chery

March 2017 - Global News

Hyundai Launches Electric Carsharing in South Korea

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

Market Snapshot: Turkey Fleet Market

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, Fuel Cards

February 2017 - Global News

PSA Group to Expand Vehicle Assembly in Vietnam in 2017

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

February 2017 - Global News

BYD Launches Largest EV Taxi Fleet in Southeast Asia

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

February 2017 - Global News

Mitsubishi Begins Production of Mirage G4 in Philippines

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

February 2017 - Global News

Pricing Announced for Chevrolet Cruze Hatch in China

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

February 2017 - Global News

Tariffs Upheld on OTR Tires From India and Sri Lanka

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

February 2017 - Global News

Scania Expanding Thailand Operations

Sweden-based truck maker Scania AB is expanding its industrial and commercial operations in Thailand.

Tags: Scania, Global, Thailand

February 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Export F-150 Raptor to China

Ford has started shipping its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor – a high-performance off-road pickup truck – to customers in China, marking the first time any U.S.-built F-Series truck has been officially exported to China.

Tags: China, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford, Ford F-Series, Global

January 2017 - Feature

Market Snapshot: Thailand Auto Market

Calendar-year 2016 was one of the toughest years for the automotive industry in Thailand.

Tags: Toyota, Thailand

January 2017 - Global News

Annual Mitsubishi Global Sales Decline 15%

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) global sales volume during the cumulative three quarters in FY16 declined to 673,000 units, according to the company's third quarter financial statement. This is 15% lower than the same period of last year.

Tags: Mitsubishi, Japan, Mitsubishi Outlander, New Vehicle Sales

January 2017 - Global News

UD Trucks Launching Medium-Duty Truck in Emerging Markets

UD Trucks is ready to launch Croner, its all-new medium duty truck, this March, targeted specifically for its growth markets across Asia, Africa, Middle-East and South America.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, UD Trucks, Emerging Markets

January 2017 - Global News

China's GAC Unveils Three Models in Detroit

Chinese carmaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Company (GAC Motor) has unveiled three new vehicles — a mid-sized SUV, a hybrid crossover, and an electric car.

Tags: China, Detroit Auto Show, GAC Motor

January 2017 - Global News

Scania Tests Autonomous Platooning in Singapore

Scania will design a full-scale autonomous truck platooning operation, based on its own advanced technology, which will use public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore.

Tags: Toyota, Singapore, Scania, Truck Platooning, Global, China

January 2017 - Global News

India's Tata Motors Debuts Commercial Pickup Truck

India's Tata Motors has launched the Tata Xenon Yodha. The pickup is designed for a wide range of commercial applications.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Tata Motors, India

January 2017 - Global News

Chinese Telecom Company, Norwegian Telematics Company Ink Deal

The Norwegian telematics company ABAX has signed a 5-year partnership deal with mobile telecom company China Mobile Ltd., which has a customer base of 845 million subscribers.

Tags: Telematics, China, Partnership, Norway

December 2016 - Global News

Uber Launches Fleet App in India

Uber has launched UberFLEET, an Android app for its fleet partners in 29 cities across India, according to a report by the India Times.

Tags: India, Uber, Mobile App

December 2016 - Global News

Domino's Rethinks Reindeer Delivery Fleet in Japan

Domino's has scrapped its plan for a reindeer delivery fleet in Japan.

Tags: Japan, Delivery Fleets, Domino's Pizza

December 2016 - Global News

Subaru Impreza Named Japan's 2017 Car of the Year

During an award ceremony held inside the Tokyo International Exchange Center on Tokyo Bay, the Subaru Impreza was named the 2017 Car of the Year Japan (COTY).

Tags: Car of the Year, Japan, Subaru Impreza

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