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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Navya, REE Automotive partner to develop Level 4 autonomous system
    Navya, a leading company in autonomous driving systems, and REE Automotive, an innovator in e-Mobility, announced an agreement to develop a Level 4 autonomous system including REE corner technology and Navya self-driving solutions. The press release was announced on 19 April in REE's company we...
    Volvo Cars, DiDi partner for autonomous driving test fleet
    According to a company press release dated 19 April, Volvo Cars, a global leader in automotive safety, and DiDi Autonomous Driving, the self-driving technology arm of DiDi Chuxing, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement on autonomous vehicles for DiDi’s self-driving test fleet. The XC9...
    Hyundai seeking to build partnership with Samsung SDI for EV batteries
    Hyundai Motor is looking to build a partnership with Samsung SDI, as it shifts to eco-friendly vehicles in the future, reports The Korea Times. Significance: The partnership comes at the right time as Hyundai Motor plans to source EV batteries and automotive components, while Samsung is a strong ...
    UK's Ocado invests USD13.8 million in autonomous delivery vehicle startup Oxbotica
    British online grocer Ocado plans to invest USD13.8 million in autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica. The company aims to reduce the cost of last-mile delivery and other logistics. Oxbotica's co-founder Paul Newman said, "By combining both companies' cutting-edge knowledge and resources, w...
    Joint venture: Bosch, Qingling Motors set up JV to produce hydrogen fuel cells in mainland China
    German automotive supplier Bosch and premium commercial vehicle manufacturer Qingling Motors have established a joint venture (JV) in mainland China, named Bosch Hydrogen Powertrain Systems (Chongqing) Co. Ltd. According to a company press release on 14 April, the new company will develop, assemble,...
    Honda, AutoX partner on autonomous driving research in mainland China
    Honda China is collaborating with AutoX on autonomous driving research in mainland China through vehicle testing on public roads. The company plans to equip the ACCORD and the INSPIRE vehicles with the AutoX autonomous vehicle technology. Through the test, Honda aims to deepen understan...
    LG Electronics-Magna JV close to signing deal with Apple to manufacture EVs
    LG Magna e-Powertrain, a joint venture (JV) between LG Electronics and Magna International is "very near" to signing contracts with Apple to build its early electric vehicle (EV) models, reports The Korea Times. According to the report, Apple plans to limit production volume, as it aims to evaluate ...
    Velodyne, Ansys collaborate to enhance autonomous driving hazard recognition
    Velodyne and Ansys are developing software models of next-generation automotive lidar sensors to substantially improve hazard identification capabilities for highly advanced autonomous vehicles. The collaboration incorporates Velodyne's lidar design into Ansys' virtual sensor suite. It expedite...
    StradVision partners with European OEM and tier-1 supplier for ADAS
    StradVision, a pioneer in AI-based vision processing technology for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), has announced two new partnerships to expand its global footprints. StradVision is partnering with a leading German OEM to supply augmented reality to the Navig...
    EV charging startup On, Siemens to install 120 chargers in Rome, Italy
    Siemens Smart Infrastructure is delivering charging stations and cloud-based software for charging infrastructure management to Italian start-up company name On. The solutions provide the basis for a new electric vehicle (EV) sharing service in Rome developed by the Italian start-up. Siemens is prov...
    Faurecia and Stellantis collaborated to develop hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles
    Stellantis and Faurecia have collaborated to equip its new zero-emission ranges of light commercial vehicles with hydrogen storage systems and fuel cell stacks through Symbio, a joint venture (JV) between Faurecia and Michelin. Faurecia will develop, supply and assemble hydrogen storage systems f...
    Foretellix partners with HiRain for verification and validation of automated driving systems in mainland China
    Jingwei HiRain and Foretellix announced a new partnership to accelerate the distribution and adoption of Foretify, Foretellix's verification and validation platform. It aims to enable the mass deployment of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle systems in mainland Chi...
    ELMS, Geotab collaborate on connectivity and telematics solutions
    Electric Last Mile, Inc. and Geotab Inc. announced a partnership to deliver a factory-installed connectivity solution that will equip ELMS customers with the data they need to manage and optimize their vehicles.It will provide customers with centralized access to their connected vehicle informa...
    Toyota, SinoHytec set up JV to produce hydrogen fuel cells in China
    Toyota Motor has signed an agreement with Chinese fuel cell maker Beijing SinoHytec company to form a 50:50 joint venture named as Toyota SinoHytec Fuel Cell Co. Ltd. The two companies will invest USD36 million each in the new venture, , which will be located in the Beijing Economic-Technological De...
    JOINT VENTURE: Stellantis, Engie EPS to create new e-mobility JV, ‘Free2Move eSolutions’
    Stellantis and Engie EPS have announced updates regarding the joint venture announced in January 2021. According to a press release issued by Stellantis on 31 March, the new JV will be called ‘Free2Move eSolutions’. Free2Move eSolutions will work on supporting and easing the transition to ele...
    Optimus Ride, Polaris partner to launch fully autonomous GEM EVs
    Autonomous shuttle startup Optimus Ride and power sports vehicle manufacturer Polaris are teaming up to codevelop fully autonomous Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) electric vehicles (EVs). Under this joint development agreement, an exclusive line of Polaris GEM low-speed electric vehicles (LSVs) will...
    Brose, Volkswagen sign JV for vehicle seats
    The Brose Group and Volkswagen (VW) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop and manufacture complete seats, seat structures and components along with solutions for the vehicle interior, according to a joint press release by the two companies on 26 March. As per the agre...
    Volvo, ECARX to set up JV for developing infotainment system platform
    Volvo has announced a tie up with ECARX, under which the two companies will set up a joint venture (JV) to development and commercialize a new infotainment system platform, a company press release on 23 March read. Volvo and ECARX will also enhance Volvo Cars’ infotainment system platform. The JV-...
    ThunderSoft, Human Horizons form JV for service-oriented architecture framework for connected vehicles
    ThunderSoft has entered into an agreement with Human Horizons to establish a new joint venture (JV) to develop development of service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework for next-generation connected vehicles, the company said in a press release on 10 March. The JV, which will be operated by Th...
    Grupo Antolin, NEAN Auto establish JV to develop automotive electronic solutions
    Grupo Antolin has established a joint venture (JV) with Chinese automotive electronics specialist Shanghai NEAN Auto Technology to jointly develop integrated electronics products for vehicles, the Spain-based supplier said in a press release on 9 March. The two partners will combine their expertise ...
    Vinfast, ProLogium to set up JV to develop solid-state EV battery pack in Vietnam
    Vinfast and ProLogium have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set up a joint venture (JV) in Vietnam for developing electric vehicle (EV) solid-state batteries (SSB), ProLogium announced in a press release on 3 March. The batteries will be equipped in Vinfast’s EVs.  Debuted fou...
    Enel X to set up EV charging infrastructure JV with Sterling and Wilson in India
    Enel X is set to establish an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure joint venture (JV) with Sterling and Wilson (SWPL) in India, the company announced in a press release on 26 February. The 50:50 JV will market and distribute products, including JuiceBox and JuicePump, which have been licens...
    Electric Last Mile partners with CATL, Jing-Jin Electric North America for EV powertrain system
    Electric Last Mile, Inc. has announced that it has entered into strategic partnerships with Jing-Jin Electric (JJE) North America and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) for the electric powertrain system in the ELMS Urban Delivery vehicle. According to a press release issued by Elect...
    FAW, Silk EV form global JV to develop luxury full-electric, hybrid luxury models under Hongqi S series
    Mainland China-based automaker FAW and Silk EV, an international automotive engineering and design company, have decided to set up a global joint venture (JV) to develop a series of ultra-luxury, high-performance, new energy sports vehicles for the China and global markets, Silk EV announced in a pr...
    Marelli, Highly International officially establish ‘Highly Marelli’ JV
    Marelli and Highly International (Hong Kong) Limited have officially established ‘Highly Marelli’ joint venture (JV), Marelli announced in a press release on 28 January. The JV will be focused on cabin comfort business. “This is a strategically significant and exciting partnership for Marel...
    Faurecia launches new seating JV with BAIC in mainland China
    Faurecia has officially launched its new seating joint venture (JV) with BAIC in mainland China, according to a company press release on 28 January 2021. Following approval from the appropriate regulatory bodies, Faurecia has completed the acquisition from DAS Corporation of 50% of their JV with BAI...
    Constellium, Novelis establish Alumobility to provide automotive aluminum design solutions
    Dutch aluminum products firm, Constellium, has announced the launch of Alumobility in partnership with Novelis, a nonprofit organization focused on providing innovative implementation-ready solutions to advance the adoption of aluminum automotive body sheets. According to a press release iss...
    FCA, Engie EPS finalize setting up of e-mobility JV
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Engie EPS have signed a full set of agreement, including the investment and shareholders’ agreement to set up a new joint venture (JV) in the e-Mobility sector, Stellantis, the parent company of FCA announced in a press release on 26 January. The joint venture w...
    Adler Plastic, Hayashi Telempu form Global Automotive Interior Alliance
    Adler Plastic has partnered with Japan-based Hayashi Telempu Corporation to established Global Automotive Interior Alliance (GAIA) Holdings to strengthen collaboration in automotive interior parts, the two partners said in separate press releases. Two companies also entered into capital partnership ...
    Audi, FAW to set up new JV for manufacturing EVs in mainland China
    Audi and mainland-Chinese automaker FAW have decided to set up a new joint venture (JV) for manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) in mainland China, Audi announced in a press release on 18 January. AUDI AG and Volkswagen Group China will hold a 60% stake in the new Audi-FAW JV. The company will manu...
    Geely, Foxconn form new JV to offer customized consulting services
    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Foxconn Technology Group decided to set up a joint venture (JV) to provide OEM production and comprehensive customized consulting services relating to whole vehicles, parts, intelligent drive systems, automotive ecosystem platforms, electric vehicle industry val...
    Renault, Plug Power to establish JV for hydrogen fuel cell LCV market
    Renault and US-based fuel cell manufacturer, Plug Power, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a 50:50 joint venture in the first half of 2021. According to a press release issued by Renault on 12 January, the joint venture, which will be based in France, will be targeting to gai...
    GAC Motor, Aisin AW transmission JV in mainland China starts operations
    On 29 December 2020, China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC Group) announced that its joint venture (JV) with Japan’s Aisin AW has started operations at the GAC Intelligent NEV Industrial Park in Guangzhou, China, according to GAC Trumpchi’s WeChat platform press release. The two co...
    05-Jan-2021 News Investments
    Ford, Mahindra call off India JV discussions
    The Ford Motor Company and Indian auto maker, Mahindra, have ended discussions on their joint venture  (JV), which was announced in October 2019. According to a report filed by motoring publication Autocar on 1 January, the two companies announced a mutual decision to call off the JV, following...
    Magna, LG enter JV agreement to expand in powertrain electrification market
    Canadian automotive components and systems supplier, Magna, has entered into a joint venture with South Korean electronics firm, LG, to expand their presence in the automotive powertrain electrification market. According to a press release issued jointly by Magna and LG on 22 December, the comp...
    BMW, ArcherMind to form car software JV
    BMW is creating a joint venture (JV) with tech company ArcherMind Technology to develop automotive software, China Daily reported on 21 December. The deal is worth about CNY50 million (USD7.64 million). “We consider China to be the worldwide frontrunner in digital innovations and this new initi...
    Motherson and Aira form partnership to bring FreePower wireless charging to modern cars
    Motherson Innovations Company Limited is making a strategic investment in Aira, Inc. to accelerate the development of wireless charging for car interiors, according to a report by Tech Crunch on 10 December 2020. Aira has developed FreePower wireless charging technology. Unlike traditional wireless ...
    17-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Varroc acquires partner’s stake in Romanian JV Varroc-Elba
    VarrocCorp Holding B.V. (VCHBV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Varroc, has acquired the balance 30% stake in Romanian joint venture (JV) Varroc-Elba Electronics S.R.L held by the other JV partner, ELBA SA, according to a filing by Varroc with BSE on 9 December. The deal is valued at EUR1.05 million (...
    GAC to set up JV with iFlytek for intelligent vehicle services
    GAC Group will set up a joint venture (JV) with AI company iFlytek to focus on smart interiors, internet of vehicles technology, and car-related digital services, China Daily reported on 2 December. The JV company will also offer solutions to other carmakers in mainland China and overseas, the re...
    Nexteer and Continental JV CNXMotion develops brake-to-steer technology
    CNXMotion, the joint venture between Continental and Nexteer, has developed a new brake-to-steer technology. According to a press release issued by Nexteer on 2 December, the company stated that the new technology will provide an additional layer of directional control for highly automated and auton...
    Cummins, ETC finalize NPROXX JV for hydrogen storage tanks
    Cummins Inc. announced in a press release on 13 November that the company closed on the previously announced NPROXX joint venture (JV) with ETC for hydrogen storage tanks. The JV will provide customers with hydrogen products for both on-highway and rail applications. Cummins and ETC will each o...
    FCA Italy, Engie EPS agree to set up e-mobility JV
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy S.p.A. and Engie EPS, an Italian technology company specializing in energy storage and e-mobility, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at creating a joint venture (JV) to make inroads into the European e-mobility landscape. According to a press relea...
    ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium to form JV for manufacturing fuel cell stacks
    ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium have set up a new joint venture, EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, for manufacturing fuel cell stacks, the two companies announced in a press release on 28 October. ElringKlinger will hold 60% stake in the new company, and the remaining 40% will be held by Plast...
    Indorama Ventures forms a 50:50 JV with Japanese supplier Toyobo to produce airbag yarns in Thailand
    Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), through its direct subsidiary, Indorama Polyester Industries Public Company Limited (IPI), Thailand, has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with Japan-based Toyobo Co., Ltd. to form a 50:50 JV limited liability company in Thailand, according t...
    Indonesian consortium plans to set up new venture for EV batteries
    A group of Indonesian state-owned companies will collaborate to manufacture battery packs for electric vehicles (EVs), according to the CEO of Mining Industry Indonesia. In a report filed by news agency Reuters on 13 October, PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (MIND ID), along with Aneka Tambang, state u...
    Audi, FAW establish new company to produce EVs in mainland China
    German luxury and sportscar maker, Audi, has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with FAW in order to expand its presence in China. According to a press release issued by Audi on 13 October, the company stated that the MoU defines the framework for the joint production o...
    Battery JV CATL-FAW starts production in China
    CATL-FAW Power Battery Co. (CFBC), a joint venture (JV) between FAW and Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL), has started operations, FAW announced in a press release on 12 October. The batteries produced by CFBC will be installed into the entire lineup of the vehicle models built on Hongqi's FM...
    Grammer partners with Harman to develop integrated audio solutions for passenger car market
    Grammer announced a partnership with Samsung’s unit Harman, under which the companies would be offering integrated audio solutions for the passenger car market with preliminary designs to be presented by spring 2021. Harman will use its automotive audio and active noise management systems to de...
    30-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Audi mulls EV joint venture with FAW in China
    Audi is reportedly in talks with long-term partner FAW Group about creating a second joint venture (JV) to build electric vehicles (EV) on its Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform in China, according to a Reuters report citing Germany’s Automobilwoche. Significance: Audi and FAW h...
    EU clears JV between Hella and Minth in China
    The European Commission (the Commission) has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture (JV) in China between HELLA Holding International GmbH and China-based Minth Investment Co. in China, according to an official press release on 23 September on the website of EC. HE...
    Continental, Osram agree to dissolve automotive lighting JV
    Continental has decided to repatriate the joint venture (JV) with Osram, according to a Continental press release on 23 September. The two companies plan to dissolve their 50:50 JV for intelligent automotive lighting systems ‘Osram Continental’, which was founded in 2018. The two companies are c...
    Punch Powertrain and PSA's JV for electrified transmissions starts operations
    In a press release dated 18 September, Punch Powertrain announced that its joint venture (JV) with PSA Groupe for electrified transmissions, Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions, has started operations. Elias van Wijk, previously CTO to Punch Powertrain, has been named CEO of the new JV. This JV wil...
    JOINT VENTURE: MARELLI and Highly International establish new JV for HVAC solutions in Hong Kong
    Japanese supplier of automotive components and systems, MARELLI, has announced that it has set up a new joint venture with Highly International (Hong Kong) Limited. According to a press release issued by MARELLI on 7 September, the new JV will be called Highly Marelli Holdings Co. Ltd., and will be ...
    JOINT VENTURE: PSA and Saft Batteries set up battery cell JV
    PSA Group, through Opel, and Saft Batteries, a subsidiary of Total, have set up a battery cell joint venture (JV), Automotive Cell Company (ACC), Saft Batteries announced in a press release on 3 September. Yann Vincent has been appointed as the CEO and Ghislain Lescuyer has been appointed as the cha...
    BorgWarner expands partnership with startup accelerator Plug and Play
    American automotive powertrain components supplier BorgWarner has expanded its partnership with Plug and Play, an accelerator ecosystem for startup companies and the global innovation platform. According to a press release issued by BorgWarner on 3 September, the company will become a part...
    Honda and GM sign MoU to establish strategic alliance in North America
    General Motors and Honda Motor Company have announced the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding to explore the sharing of vehicle platforms and propulsion systems for a variety of core segments. According to a press release issued by Honda on 3 September, this North American strategic...
    AusNet Services partner with EV charging startup ev.energy for Australian smart charging trial
    Working with ev.energy, AusNet Services is conducting a trial to incentivize EV owners to select when they need their vehicles charged. The technology utilized in the trial will intelligently assess the demands on the electricity network and only charge the vehicle when demand is low. According t...
    Hyundai, Aptiv name their equally-owned autonomous driving JV ‘Motional’
    Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv have agreed to name their 50:50 autonomous driving joint venture as Motional, the two partners announced in a joint press release on 11 August. Motional connects two words: motion and emotional. According to the two partners, motion speaks to the movement of driverless ...
    JOINT VENTURE: Continental, aft automotive partner to produce couplings made of high-performance plastics
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Continental, has announced that it is setting up a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with system supplier, aft automotive, to manufacture couplings made using high-performance plastics. According to a press release issued by Continental dated 10 Au...
    Vitesco, Padmini VNA form JV to offer clean powertrain solutions in India
    Vitesco Technologies and Padmini VNA Mechatronics have signed a joint venture partnership to establish a new company called "PV Clean Mobility Technologies". According to a press statement issued by Vitesco Technologies on 30 July, this new company will offer clean powertrain technologies for the In...
    JOINT VENTURE: Faurecia, BAIC establish 50:50 JV for seating business in mainland China
    Faurecia has reached an agreement with mainland Chinese automaker BAIC to establish a 50:50 joint venture (JV) in mainland China, the French automotive supplier said in a press release on 24 July. The new JV will supply complete seat assembly, seat frames, foams, and headrests initially for BAIC Hyu...
    Kia Motors and CODE42.ai form JV for EV mobility services
    Kia Motors and CODE42.ai have formed a new joint venture (JV), called Purple M, for electric vehicle (EV) mobility services, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 July. Through this new startup, Kia and CODE42.ai plan to create new concepts for mobility services and realize a shared goal ...
    Hyundai, Kogas to form JV for hydrogen refuelling stations
    Korea Gas Corporation has announced that it will be setting up a new joint venture with Hyundai Motor Company. According to a report filed by South Korean news publication The Korea Herald on 19 July, Korea Gas Corp stated that the two companies have signed a memorandum to expand sustainable hydroge...
    JOINT VENTURE: Hyundai Transys, APM Automotive form JV to produce car seats in Indonesia
    Hyundai Transys, a Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) company, has formed a joint venture (JV) with Malaysian auto parts supplier APM Automotive Holdings Berhad to produce and supply car seats and related components Kota Deltamas industrial complex in Cikarang, Western Java, Indonesia, the South Korean autom...
    JOINT VENTURE: Volkswagen’s subsidiary SITECH, Brose sign MOU to form JV for complete seat systems
    SITECH, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group (VW), and Brose have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to produce complete seats, seat structures, and seat components, the two partners said in a joint press release on 13 July. Representatives of SITECH and Brose signed a memorandum of unde...
    Gentherm, ThermoAnalytics to jointly develop software for human thermal comfort predictions in vehicles
    Thermal management technology supplier Gentherm has announced that it will jointly work with thermal modeling software development firm, ThermoAnalytics Inc., to develop an advanced software to improve human thermal comfort predictions in vehicles. This software, which can accurately predict an indi...
    Veoneer, Volvo Cars complete split of Zenuity JV
    Veoneer and Volvo Cars have finalized previously announced the split of their equally-owned automated driving software joint venture (JV), Zenuity, the two Sweden-based companies said in separate press releases on 2 July. As part of the split, Veoneer received the part of Zenuity’s business focuse...
    HELLA and Minth to form new JV in mainland China to develop radomes and illuminated logos
    HELLA and the Minth Group have agreed to establish a new joint venture (JV) in mainland China to develop radomes and illuminated logos, according to a company press release on 19 June 2020. The new JV, to be called HELLA MINTH Jiaxing Automotive Parts Co. Ltd., will be funded by both partners in equ...
    Honda establishes JV Hynex Mobility Service for developing connected services business
    Honda Motor (China) Investment has established a new joint venture (JV) company with Neusoft Reach Automotive Technology (Shanghai) in mainland China for connected services, the automaker said in a press release on 10 June. Hynex Mobility Service will begin operations from July 1 and will focus on t...
    Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain expand strategic partnership to advance hybrid technology
    France-based automotive manufacturer alliance Groupe PSA has announced that it has deepened its strategic partnership with Belgian powertrain components supplier Punch Powertrain. According to a press statement issued by Punch Powertrain on 2 June, the two companies have expanded their par...
    Leclanché enters partnership with Eneris Group for batteries
    Energy storage firm Leclanché has announced a strategic reorganization and its partnership with Poland-based Eneris Group. According to a press release issued by Leclanché on 2 June, the companies have signed three interrelated agreements during the formation of the joint venture (JV). Accordin...
    Northvolt, Hydro form new JV for battery material and aluminum recycling in Norway
    Northvolt and Hydro have formed a new joint venture (JV) for battery material and aluminum recycling in Norway, Northvolt announced in a press release on 1 June. Named Hydro Volt, the JV will establish a recycling hub in the country that will start operations in 2021. The recycling hub, which will b...
    Volkswagen, Ford finalizes investment in Argo AI
    Volkswagen (VW) has finalized a USD2.6-billion investment in Argo AI, an autonomous driving startup based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States, which is driving autonomous driving technology development at Ford, the US-based automaker said in a press release today (2 June). Ford has been the le...
    Liberty Global Ventures, Zouk Capital form new EV charging JV in UK
    Liberty Global Ventures and Zouk Capital have formed a new electric vehicle (EV) charging joint venture (JV) in the United Kingdom, called ‘Liberty Charge’, the company announced in a press release on 20 May. Liberty Charge will roll out on-street residential EV charging points in the country. ...
    SMATRICS, EnBW form EV charging JV in Austria
    SMATRICS and EnBW have partnered to form an electric vehicle (EV) charging joint venture (JV) SMATRICS mobility+ GmbH in Austria, SMATRICS announced in a press release on 18 May. According to the company, the JV will operate the largest charging network in Austria and will further expand the existin...
    Imagination Technologies, BAIC Capital establish JV to manufacture fabless semiconductor
    Imagination Technologies has announced an agreement to form an automotive fabless semiconductor joint venture (JV) with BAIC Group Industrial Investment, a company press release on 7 May read. The JV will focus on designing automotive grade system-on-chips (SoCs) and related software. The JV will...
    Faurecia forms JV with Changchun Xuyang Industry to develop automotive display products
    Faurecia has formed a new joint venture (JV) with Changchun Xuyang Industry (Group) for production, assembly and sales of automotive display products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 24 April. The French supplier will have controlli...
    Veoneer to focus on core electronics business, exit brake control business
    Veoneer has decided to focus on its core electronics business and exit from the brake control business, the Sweden-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 23 April. The company has signed a nonbinding agreement with an automotive supplier to divest its yet-to-be-launched brake control p...
    Volkswagen sets up JV to produce flexible quick charging stations in China
    Volkswagen has set up a joint venture (JV) with Shanghai DU-POWER New Energy Technical to produce flexible quick charging stations in mainland China, Volkswagen announced in a press release on 8 April. Series production of the flexible quick charging stations is currently scheduled to start in the s...
    Toyota, BYD form a JV for development of EVs
    Toyota Motors and Chinese automaker BYD have completed setting up a new JV to conduct research and development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), Toyota announced in a press release on 2 April. The new 50:50 JV has been named BYD Toyota EV Technology Co. Ltd. (BTET) and will be headquartered ...
    Volvo Cars, Veoneer agree to restructure Zenuity JV
    Volvo Cars and Veoneer have entered into a nonbinding agreement to split their 50:50 automated driving joint venture (JV), Zenuity, the two companies said in separate press releases on 2 April. As part of the agreement, Veoneer will integrate and operate the current business of the JV focused on the...
    Ube Industries, Mitsubishi Chemical to form JV for electrolyte business for Li-ion rechargeable battery
    Japan-based Ube Industries agreed to establish a new joint venture (JV) company with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation to succeed the electrolyte business for lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery and other applications of both companies, Ube said in a press release on 27 March. The companies will...
    JOINT VENTURE: Aptiv, Hyundai Motor Group complete establishment of autonomous driving JV
    Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) have completed the formation of their previously announced autonomous driving joint venture (JV), the two companies said in a joint press release on 26 March. The 50:50 JV, whose name will be announced later, will be headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, US, wit...
    CATL partners with Baicheng New Energy for EV charging services JV
    Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL) has formed a joint venture (JV) with Baicheng New Energy on 6 March to bring electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions across China, China Daily reported on 16 March. CATL holds 49% of shares in the new JV Shanghai Kuaibu New Energy ...
    ZF forms JV with Wolong Electric Group for electric motors and components
    ZF has officially signed an agreement with Wolong Electric Group to set up a joint venture (JV) for manufacturing electric motors and electric components, ZF announced in a  press release on 10 March. ZF holds a 26% share in the JV, and the remaining shares are held by Wolong Electric. Named&nb...
    Stanadyne partners with Liebherr to provide diesel fuel systems for on- and off-road engines
    Stanadyne, a fuel and air management systems supplier, and Liebherr Components have formed a strategic partnership to supply, distribute and service diesel fuel injection systems for on- and off-road engines. According to a press release issued by Stanadyne on 11 March, the team will deliver integra...
    IndianOil partners with Phinergy to develop metal-air batteries
    India-based oil and gas company IndianOil Corporation (IOC) has partnered with Israel-based Phinergy to develop metal-air batteries for automotive industries, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. IndianOil has taken a minority equity stake in Phinergy, and is now in the proce...
    Lumax Auto extends JV business with Stanley Electric in India
    Lumax Auto Technologies Limited has announced the extension of its existing joint venture (JV) business with Stanley Electric Co Ltd. in India to include electronics parts and components, ET Auto reported on 12 February. Commenting on the partnership Deepak Jain, chairman and managing direct...
    Toyota, Panasonic decide to establish JV specializing in automotive prismatic batteries
    Toyota and Panasonic have concretized their plans to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop prismatic batteries for the automotive industry, Toyota announced in a press release on 3 February. Named ‘Prime Planet Energy & Solutions’, the JV is expected to start operations from April 2020. ...
    Saft to form JV with Opel for EV batteries in France
    Saft has announced plans to form a new joint venture (JV) with Groupe PSA with Opel for manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), Saft announced in a press release on 30 January. As part of the JV, which will be named Automotive Cell Company (ACC), the two companies will focus on res...
    Tata AutoComp forms JV with Prestolite Electric Beijing to develop EV components in India
    Tata AutoComp Systems, an auto-component conglomerate, has signed a joint venture (JV) with China-based Prestolite Electric Beijing to design, engineer, manufacture and supply powertrain solutions for the Indian electric vehicle (EV) market, according to a report by ETAuto on 24 January. The JV will...
    Volkswagen, Aeris form JV to develop connected vehicle platform technologies
    Volkswagen has announced a partnership with Aeris to form a joint venture (JV) company called Ventic for the development and operations of connected vehicle platform technologies, a company press release on 22 January read. Volkswagen will own a 51% stake in the JV and the remaining 49% will be owne...
    FCA Group in talks with Foxconn to set up new JV for EVs, IOV business in China
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is in discussion with Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Ind Co Ltd (also known as Foxconn) to set up an equal joint venture (JV) to develop and produce battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in China, the automaker confirmed in a press release on 17 January. The JV w...
    CES 2020: Luxoft, LG Electronics to form JV for deployment of webOS Auto-based digital cockpit
    Luxoft has announced a joint venture (JV) partnership with LG Electronics under which they will form a JV to accelerate the deployment of digital cockpit, in-vehicle infotainment, rear-seat entertainment (RSE) and ride-hailing systems based on the webOS Auto platform. According to a company press...
    Mercedes-Benz and Geely establish ‘smart’ brand as global JV
    Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have announced their formal establishment of smart Automobile Co Ltd, a global joint venture. According to a press release issued by Mercedes-Benz on 8 January, the JV has a total registered capital of RMB5.4 billion (approximately...
    Ainstein and ADAC form JV to develop mmWave radar-based sensing solutions for automotive market
    Ainstein has announced a joint venture (JV) partnership with ADAC Automotive to design, develop and manufacture innovative mmWave radar-based sensing solutions, a company press release on 2 January showed. The JV, called RADAC Automotive, will exhibit demos of its patent-pending solution, the mmW...
    Chinese automakers SAIC, GAC join hands develop vehicle technologies
    SAIC Motor and GAC Group have collaborated to develop vehicle technologies and explore overseas markets, China Daily reported on 30 December. The automakers will co-invest in new technologies involving electric vehicles, smart cars, connectivity and co-develop vehicle platforms. SAIC said that th...
    Desay SV, Fawer, FAW establish JV to develop intelligent cabin, intelligent driving, and connected services
    Huizhou Desay SV Automotive (Desay) has signed an agreement with Fawer Automotive Parts and FAW Equity Investment (Tianjin), a subsidiary of Chinese automaker FAW Group, to establish a joint venture (JV) in Changchun, Jilin province, China, Desay said in a press release earlier this month. The JV, F...
    JFE Steel forms JV with China-based Guangdong Shaoguan Iron and Steel Songshan for specialty bar steel
    JFE Steel has agreed to form a joint venture (JV) for specialty bar steel with China-based Guangdong Shaoguan Iron and Steel Songshan (SGIS), JFE announced in a press release last month. JFE Steel and SGIS, which is an affiliate of China BaoWu Steel Group, have reached an agreement under which JFE S...
    Nidec Mobility, University of Waterloo to develop sensor to detect unattended infants, pets in cars
    Nidec Mobility has announced that under its partnership with the University of Waterloo, it will develop a radar sensor and an in-vehicle camera to detect unattended infants and pets in hot cars, a press release on 24 December read. Nidec believes that combining the radar sensor with an in-vehicl...
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