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    BorgWarner develops new variant of HVH electric motor for hybrid cars
    BorgWarner has developed a new variant of the High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) motor ‘HVH 146’ for hybrid cars, the company announced in a press release on 5 December. The motor delivers 35 kW of  peak power and 65 N.m of torque. The HVH 146 motor will go into production on a light-duty hybrid pa...
    06-Dec-2019 News New Products
    General Motors, LG Chem to set up battery cell JV in US
    General Motors (GM) and LG Chem will set up a new  joint venture (JV) for producing electric vehicle (EV) battery cells in the United States, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 December. The new JV will build a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield manufacturing site in the L...
    Ford recalls 72,718 vehicles in US to fix problem with inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights
    Ford is recalling 72,718 vehicles in the United States to fix a problem with the inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2019 Ranger truck...
    06-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Venture capital units of JLR, Volvo Group, and HELLA invest in autonomous software specialist ApexAI
    The venture capital arms of Volvo, HELLA, and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have invested in autonomous software specialist ApexAI, Volvo and JLR said in separate press releases on 5 December. New investors in ApexAI include Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, JLR’s venture capital arm InMotion Ventures, an...
    BMW drops plan to charge subscription fee for Apple CarPlay
    BMW has decided to remove the subscription fees for Apple CarPlay in vehicles in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 5 December. According to the report, UK cars running BMW's latest operating system for its infotainment system will offer acc...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 99,128 vehicles in US over issue with engine cooling fan
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of 99,128 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the engine cooling fan, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015–18 Ram ProM...
    06-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 51,788 vehicles in US to replace shifter cable adjuster
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall of 51,788 vehicles in the United States to replace shifter cable adjuster, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2012-2013 Fiat 500 vehicles equi...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 54,411 vehicles in US over issue with battery harness clips
    Ford is recalling 54,411 vehicles in the United States over an issue with battery harness clips, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX vehicles equipped with 3.7L engines...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford, McDonald’s USA collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts
    Ford Motor Company has entered into a collaboration with McDonald’s USA to convert coffee bean skin into vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, Ford announced in a press release on 4 December. The collaboration project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, which supplies the headlamps, and Compe...
    FCC proposes to reallocate spectrum used for DSRC for Wi-Fi and C-V2X purposes
    The Federal Communications Commissions has proposed reallocating spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) purposes, it said in a release on 20 November. The spectrum is currently being used for a service called Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC)...
    GM to resume offering 3-cylinder engines to North American vehicles
    American auto maker General Motors is reportedly bringing back its 3 cylinder internal combustion engine for vehicles in the North American markets after a gap of 20 years, according to a story filed by motoring publication Automotive News Canada. The engine will have its reintroduction to North ...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Fisker opens reservations for all-electric SUV Ocean
    Electric  vehicle (EV) startup Fisker has opened reservations for its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Ocean for USD250, the company announced in a press release on 27 November. Ocean will be available for leasing starting at USD379 per month, and delivery will begin from 2022. Fis...
    29-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LACI, partners release roadmap to accelerate deployment of ZEVs in Los Angeles region
    Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), along with its partners, has released the Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0 to accelerate deployment of ZEVs in Los Angeles region, LACI announced in a press release on 26 November. The new program aims to have electric vehicles (EV) account for 30% of all light...
    Mercedes-Benz to recall 24,226 vehicles in US to update communication module software
    Mercedes-Benz will recall 24,226 vehicles in the United States to update communication module software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2013-2017 AMG GT, MY 2016-2017 AMG GT S, ...
    28-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Hyundai to recall 11,217 vehicles in US over problem with mounting bolts that secure side curtain airbags
    Hyundai will recall 11,217 vehicles in the United States over a problem with mounting bolts that secure side curtain airbags, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year 2020 Palisade vehicles. ...
    28-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 29,679 vehicles in US over issue with front seatbelt buckles
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 29,679 vehicles in the United States over an issue with front seatbelt buckles, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year 2018 E400 Wagon 4MATIC, E400 4MATIC, E43 AM...
    28-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler recalls 528,594 vehicles in US over issue with fuel pump relay
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 528,594 vehicles in the United States over an issue with fuel pump relay, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall affects model year (MY) 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand...
    27-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Nippon Light Metal Georgia starts building new plant in US
    Nippon Light Metal North America, Inc. (NLMNA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Light Metal Co Ltd, and ITOCHU Metals Corporation, have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) company in the United States to develop and manufacture aluminum components for vehicles, according t...
    Mazda recalls 47,053 vehicles in US over defective airbags
    Mazda is recalling 47,053 vehicles in the United States over defective airbags, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2003-2008 Mazda6, MY 2004-2005 MPV, MY 2004 RX-8, and MY 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6...
    27-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 5,546 vehicles in Canada over issue with taillight
    Ford is recalling 5,546 vehicles in Canada over an issue with taillights, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019-2020 Ford Ranger trucks. Significance: In certain trucks, a connector for the taillights may not be ...
    27-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Nissan and EVgo launch new EV charging program in US
    Nissan and EVgo have launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging program ‘Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo’ in the United States for Nissan LEAF customers, EVgo announced in a press release on 25 November. Under the program, Nissan will provide USD250 of pre-paid charging credits with EVgo to quali...
    EVgo expands partnership with Lyft for EV fast charging services in US-city Denver
    EVgo has expanded its partnership with Lyft to accelerate rideshare electrification through Lyft’s planned introduction of 200 new electric vehicles (EV) for rideshare drivers in Denver, the company announced in a press release on 26 November. EVgo will provide fast charging support for Lyft EVs a...
    LA Motor Show 2019: Porsche showcases all-electric Taycan 4S
    Porsche has showcased its first all-electric vehicle Taycan 4S at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. “A year ago we introduced the new generation of the 911 in Los Angeles. Now we follow up with the Taycan—the first all-electric sports ca...
    Mercedes-Benz to launch all-electric EQC in US in early 2020
    Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will launch the EQC 400 4MATIC all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the United States in early 2020, according to a company press release on 20 November. The SUV will be priced starting at USD67,900. At launch, there will be three available tiers customers ...
    LA Auto Show 2019: Karma Automotive unveils all-electric SC2 hypercar concept
    Karma Automotive has unveiled its new all-electric model SC2 hypercar concept at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 19 November. The hypercar generates a power output of 1,100 HP from front and rear mounted twin electric motors delivering...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 30,073 vehicles in Canada over loose connection on battery positive terminal
    Ford is recalling 30,073 vehicles in Canada over a loose connection on the battery positive terminal, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019-2020 F-150 trucks. Significance: In certain trucks, a connection on the ...
    25-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    SDG&E plans to set up 2,000 EV charging stations in US city San Diego
    San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has announced that the company had recently submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install 2,000 additional chargers for electric vehicles (EV) at apartments, condominium complexes and workplaces across San Diego, the com...
    General Motors recalls 75,208 vehicles in Canada over problem with front seat belt pretensioner
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of nearly 75,208 vehicles in Canada over an issue with the front seat belt pretensioner, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado, MY 2020 Chevrolet Silv...
    25-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    US groups request automakers to adopt common name for driver assistance technology
    In an effort to reduce confusion among consumers, a group of stakeholders in the United States have urged automakers to adopt standardized names for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology from a list they released last week, Reuters reported on 20 November. The list of names has been dr...
    LA Auto Show 2019: Hyundai showcases Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept, upgraded IONIQ lineup
    Hyundai has showcased its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sport utility vehicle (SUV) Concept Vision T at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the United States. The Vision T is the seventh in a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts. Hyundai, however, did not reveal further details about the vehicle’s power...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Tesla unveils pick-up truck Cybertruck
    Tesla has unveiled its all-electric pickup truck, Cybertruck, in the United States. The company has opened reservations for the pickup truck which is expected to enter production in late 2021. According to Tesla’s website, Cybertruck will also come with a dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) version a...
    22-Nov-2019 News New Products
    California updates its EV rebates program
    US-state California has updated its electric vehicle (EV) subsidy programs, which will come into effect on 3 December 2019, the California government announced on Clean Vehicle Rebate Project website. Under the new rules, only vehicles with a price of less than USD60,000 vehicles will be eligible fo...
    BYTON partners with Electrify America for ultra-fast EV charging
    Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer BYTON has announced a partnership with Electrify America that will provide BYTON owners in the United States with complimentary unlimited 30-minute charging sessions on Electrify America´s network of DC Fast public charging stations for two years, Electrify Americ...
    LA Auto Show 2019: Volkswagen unveils ID. SPACE VIZZION concept
    Volkswagen (VW) has unveiled the all-electric ID. SPACE VIZZION concept at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the US, the company announced in a press release on 20 November. VW said that the ID. SPACE VIZZION previews the future production version for Europe and North America, and the seri...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    LA Auto Show 2019: Lincoln to showcase plug-in hybrid Corsair Grand Touring
    Lincoln has showcased the plug-in hybrid version of the Corsair Grand Touring at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the US, the company announced in a press release on 20 November. The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Corsair Grand Touring is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder gas engine and a permanent magnet syn...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Cooper Tire appoints Ben Patel as senior vice president, chief technology officer
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has appointed Ben Patel senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), according to a press release on 20 November. In his new role, Patel is responsible for product planning and development, as well as engineering and technology across all regions. H...
    Electrify America collaborates with Lyft on EV ride-share charging
    Electrify America has announced an agreement with Lyft to provide the ride-share company’s Express Drive electric vehicle (EV) fleet with fast charging, in a press release on 19 November. Under the agreement, Electrify America will provide its DC fast-charging network for Lyft’s Express Drive pr...
    Toyoda Gosei to enhance production capacity for interior and exterior products in US
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has announced plans to increase production capacity for interior and exterior products at three production subsidiaries in the US to meet rising sales of large products such as radiator grilles in North America, according to a company press release on 21 November. To this...
    Bridgestone begins manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black
    Bridgestone Americas has begun manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black (rCB), according to a company press release on 20 November. The Japanese tiremaker is using D-E Black in high-quality tires for agriculture and passenger applications across multiple plants in the Americas, including...
    Nikola announces details of new battery cell technology
    Nikola Motor has developed a new battery with an energy density of 1,100 watt-hours per kg on the material level and 500 watt-hours per kg on the production cell level, the company announced in a press release on 19 November. Nikola claimed that this battery technology could increase the range of cu...
    FCA recalls 34,764 vehicles in Canada over issue with fuel pump relay
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 34,764 vehicles in Canada over an issue with the fuel pump relay, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2011–13 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Significance: In t...
    20-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Mercedes-Benz recalls 3,569 vehicles in Canada over issue with front seatbelt buckles
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 3,569 vehicles in Canada owing to a problem with front seatbelt buckles, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2018-19 Mercedes-Benz C Class, CLS Class, E Class, G Class, and GLC Class vehicle...
    20-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 10,627 vehicles in Canada over issue with transmission shift cable adjuster
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 10,627 vehicles in Canada over an issue with transmission shift cable adjuster, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2012-13 Fiat 500 models. Significance: In certai...
    20-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Hyundai sets up electric car-sharing business in US city Los Angeles
    Hyundai Motor has launched its electric car-sharing business ‘MoceanLab’ in Los Angeles, US, the company announced in a press release on 15 November. MoceanLab will provide mobility services in the city of Los Angeles and expand its services to autonomous ride-sharing, shuttling, multimodal...
    Hyundai confirms USD410 million investment for Santa Cruz pickup production in the US
    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) announced in a press statement released on 13 November that the company would be investing USD410 million in expanding its production facility in Montgomery, Alabama, US. Hyundai intends to commence manufacturing of the Santa Cruz light pickup truck in...
    19-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Nissan recalls 394,025 vehicles in US over issue with brake systems
    Nissan is recalling 394,025 vehicles in the US over an issue with the braking system, according to a report by Reuters on 17 November. The recall covers model year (MY) 2015–18 Nissan Murano, MY 2016–18 Nissan Maxima, and MY 2017–19 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles. Signifi...
    19-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 30,354 vehicles in US over issue with seat strikers
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 30,354 vehicles in the US over an issue with seat strikers, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles. The recall is...
    19-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 135,725 vehicles in US over issue with battery monitoring system
    Ford is recalling 135,725 vehicles in the US over an issue with the battery monitoring system (BMS), according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2019–20 F-150 vehicles. The recall is expected to ...
    19-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    SDGE announces new programs for EV charging infrastructure in San Diego
    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved two public charging pilot programs from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) that will see installation of about 340 public charging stations at 52 sites at schools, parks, and beaches in San Diego, United States, SDG&E said on 1...
    NVIDIA’s Q3 net income declines 27% y/y to USD899 million
    NVIDIA’s net income dropped 27% year-on-year (y/y) to USD899 million in the third quarter ended 27 October (FY 2019/20), the company said on 14 November. The US-based company recorded a 5% y/y decline in revenue for the quarter to USD3 billion, while lower revenue resulted in a 12% y/y d...
    Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV
    Ford has unveiled its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 17 November. The Mustang Mach-E is scheduled to be launched in late-2020. It will be offered with standard battery option (75.7 kWh) and extended-range battery (98.8 kWh) option...
    18-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Lucid Motors starts construction of new US plant
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motor has started construction of its new plant in Arizona in the US, the company announced on 6 November. Lucid Motors expects to begin production of the all-electric Lucid Air luxury sedan at the new plant in late 2020. Last month, the local Planning and Zoning ...
    Ford recalls 100,375 units of F-Series Super Duty vehicles in North America over issue with LED headlamps
    Ford is issuing a recall for 100,375 units of model year (MY) 2018-19 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles over an issue with LED headlamps, the automaker announced on 14 November. The recall covers 86,296 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 14,079 in Canada. Significance: The ...
    18-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Shell opens new hydrogen refueling station in San Francisco
    Shell has opened a new hydrogen refueling station in San Francisco, United States, according to a press release on the website of California Fuel Cell Partnership. It will be the third street hydrogen station in the city, which will be open 24 hours a day. The station’s capacity is 513 kg and...
    CBRE and SemaConnect install 1,100 EV charging stations in US
    CBRE and SemaConnect have completed the installation of 1,100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for Electrify America in the United States. The stations are spread across 15 metros in 11 states in the country, namely Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/N...
    Hyundai plans to launch 13 new electrified vehicles by 2022
    Hyundai Motor is planning to launch 13 new and updated electrified vehicles in the United States by 2022, the company announced in a press release on 7 November. There will be six sedans and seven sport utility vehicles (SUVs), including  a refreshed model year (MY) 2020 Ioniq Electric, Hybrid ...
    15-Nov-2019 News New Products
    FCA recalls 6,000 vehicles in Canada due to seat latch problem
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 6,000 vehicles in Canada owing to a seat latch problem, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2019 Dodge Grand Caravans. Significance: In certain vehicles, the s...
    14-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    LA Auto Show 2019: Volkswagen to showcase ID. SPACE VIZZION concept
    Volkswagen (VW) will debut its ID. SPACE VIZZION concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, the automaker announced in a press release on 7 November. The ID. SPACE VIZZION combines the aerodynamic characteristics of a Gran Turismo with the spaciousness of a sport utility vehicle (SUV). ...
    FCA recalls 50,259 vehicles in Canada over issue with exhaust gas recirculation cooler
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 50,259 vehicles in Canada over an issue with the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model years (MY) 2014–19 Ram 1500 vehicles. Significance: ...
    14-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    LA Auto Show 2019: Hyundai to showcase plug-in hybrid SUV concept
    Hyundai is set to showcase a new plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept ‘Urban Vision Crossover’ at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the company announced in a press release on 13 November. “We pursue innovative solutions in design and add emotional value to our product experience t...
    14-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Volkswagen starts construction of new EV plant in US
    Volkswagen (VW) has broken ground on a new facility for manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) at its Chattanooga plant in the US, the company announced in a press release on 13 November. The new manufacturing facility will start production in 2022 and will be VW's North American assembly base for EV...
    14-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Eastman collaborates with NB Coatings to develop sustainable automotive plastics
    Specialty plastics provider Eastman is collaborating with NB Coatings, a major player in paint on plastics for both domestic and transplant OEMs, to develop a new solution for interior Class A painted surfaces with Eastman’s Trēva™ engineering bioplastics, according to a press release on 12 Nov...
    ElringKlinger to supply cockpit cross-car beams to US-based EV maker
    ElringKlinger has won an order from a leading US electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer to supply cockpit cross-car beams for the automaker’s new full-electric model, ElringKlinger announced in a press release on 12 November. The order with a total volume in the mid to high double-digit million euro r...
    Chevrolet showcases all-electric hot rod concept 'E-10' at 2019 SEMA Show
    Chevrolet showcased its all-electric hot rod concept ‘E-10’ at the 2019 SEMA Show in the United States, according to a company press release 4 November. Based on the 1962 C-10 pickup truck, the E-10 is powered by an electric Connect & Cruise concept crate propulsion package offering approxim...
    12-Nov-2019 News New Products
    GM recalls nearly 40,000 SUVs, pickups in Canada over unintended braking issue
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of nearly 37,373 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks in Canada over an unintended braking issue, Automotive News Canada reported on 4 November. The recall covers model year (MY) 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon and 2014-2018 Chevrolet...
    12-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Sumitomo Rubber to supply Dunlop brand tires for New Lexus GX
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries is supplying its high-performance Dunlop brand tires as original equipment (OE) for Toyota’s Lexus GX models in North America, the company announced in a press release on 1 November. The company is supplying Dunlop GRANDTREK AT23 SUV tires for the Lexus GX model. Sign...
    Porsche recalls 44,128 vehicles in US to reprogram instrument cluster
    Porsche is recalling 44,128 vehicles in the United States to reprogram instrument cluster, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2017 Panamera 4, Panamera Turbo, Panamera Turbo Executive, 201...
    12-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Cooper Tire to acquire 100% ownership of Mexican JV facility
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced plans to increase ownership in its Mexican joint venture (JV) tire manufacturing facility, Corporación de Occidente S.A. de C.V. (COOCSA), from 58% to 100%, according to a press release earlier this month. To this end, Cooper Tire and Trabajadores Demo...
    Arconic's Q3 revenue grows 1% y/y to USD3.6 billion
    Arconic has reported a growth of 1% year on year (y/y) to USD3.6 billion during the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, according to a company press release on 5 November. Net income for the quarter fell 40.9% y/y to USD91 million. Operating income in the third quarter touched USD326 million, whi...
    Schaeffler supplies modular hybrid transmission for Ford and Lincoln SUVs
    Schaeffler is supplying its modular hybrid transmission for Ford and Lincoln sport utility vehicles (SUV), reports news website Green Car Congress citing Schaeffler Americas CEO, Marc McGrath. The modular hybrid transmission is for model year (MY) 2020 Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, as w...
    Superior Industries reports higher net loss of USD6.6 million in Q3
    Aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries has reported a net loss of USD6.6 million for the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, compared to a net loss of USD0.7 million in the same period a year ago, the company said in a press release on 4 November. Net sales for the quarter grew 1.2% y/y to U...
    General Motors recalls 638,068 vehicles in US to reprogram Electronic-Brake Control Module (EBCM) software
    General Motors (GM) is recalling 638,068 vehicles in the United States over an issue with electronic-brake control module (EBCM) software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015-2...
    07-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford showcases all-electric Mustang prototype at 2019 SEMA Show
    Ford, in collaboration with Webasto, is showcasing Mustang Lithium, an ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype, at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, United States, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 November. The vehicle has a Phi-Power dual-core electric mo...
    Chrysler recalls 107,979 vehicles in US over engine cooling issue
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 107,979 vehicles over an engine cooling issue, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2014-2019 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic Pickup trucks equ...
    07-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford to equip most vehicles in US with advanced over-the-air update capability from 2020
    Ford has announced that from 2020, it will begin equipping most redesigned vehicles in the US with advanced over-the-air update (OTA) technology in a move that would reduce dealer trips, the automaker said in a press release on 30 October. Ford expects to deliver the first updates about six ...
    06-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Acura integrates Android Auto via OTA in all MY2019 and 2020 Acura RDX vehicles in US
    Acura has integrated Android Auto in all its model year (MY) 2019 and 2020 RDX vehicles in the United States via an over-the-air update (OTA), it said in a press release on 4 November. The third generation RDX customers will be able to use the True Touchpad Interface home screen System Update but...
    06-Nov-2019 News New Products
    ZF partners with Cree to develop advanced electric drive for EVs
    ZF has partnered with Cree to develop advanced electric drivelines for electric cars, the company announced in a press release on 5 November. The two companies will develop a new electric powertrain with silicon carbide-based inverter. ZF expects to make silicon carbide electric drivelines available...
    Fisker names its all-electric SUV 'Ocean'
    Electric vehicle (EV) start-up Fisker Inc. has named its upcoming sport utility vehicle (SUV) ‘Ocean’, news website Green Car Congress reported on 31 October. The SUV will be equipped with an 80kWh lithium-ion battery which will enable a range of 250-300 miles (402-483 kilometers). According to ...
    05-Nov-2019 News New Products
    SiriusXM, Nissan North America extend agreement through model year 2028
    SiriusXM has announced the extension of an ongoing agreement with Nissan North America through the 2028 model year (MY), according to a company press release on 31 October. Under the extension, Nissan and its INFINITI division vehicles will offer SiriusXM with 360L, SiriusXM's next-generation i...
    GM restarts production schedule after UAW strike ends
    General Motors (GM) employees returned to their normal work schedules on 28 October after the US automobile manufacturer resumed production operations. Many of the company’s employees had been on strike since 16 September, which came to a close on 25 October after American...
    Kandi to export all-electric K23 to US
    Kandi Electric Vehicles is planning to export its all-electric K23 model to the United States, the company announced on 28 October. Kandi said that it has completed all the necessary changes to adhere and adapt to the US vehicle regulations and market preferences.  To verify the results, Kan...
    BorgWarner divests wholly-owned subsidiary 'Morse TEC'
    BorgWarner has divested in its wholly-owned subsidiary BorgWarner Morse TEC LLC to Enstar Holdings (US) LLC, a subsidiary of Enstar Group Limited, the company announced on 30 October. In connection with the closing, BorgWarner contributed approximately USD172 million in cash to Morse TEC. “Enst...
    Electrify America partners with Hubject for Plug&Charge EV charging system
    Electrify America and Hubject have partnered to launch of a simplified and convenient system for electric vehicle (EV) charging called ‘Plug&Charge,’ Hubject announced on 22 October. The Plug&Charge system will provide automatic authentication and authorization to drivers of compati...
    Mercedes-Benz to recall 13,799 vehicles in US over detachment risk of rear door window trim
    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 13,799 vehicles in the United States over the risk of rear door window trim detachment, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year 2020 GLE350, GLE350 4MATIC, GLE450 ...
    01-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Magna to develop more advanced electric motor for EVs
    Magna is planning to develop a more advanced electric motor for electric vehicles (EV) which will be more powerful and affordable, the company announced in a press release on 30 October. Magna will partner with Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the United Stat...
    31-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Dana's Q3 net income grows 16.8% y/y to USD111 million
    Dana has reported a growth of 16.8% year on year (y/y) in its net income to USD111 million during the third quarter ended 30 September, according to a company press release on 30 October. Net sales during the three-month period also increased 9.4% y/y to USD2.1 billion. For the first nine months, ne...
    BMW to launch all-electric MINI Cooper SE in US in March 2020
    In a press release dated 28 October, BMW announced that it will launch the all-electric MINI Cooper SE in the United States in March 2020. The electric hatchback will be priced starting at USD29,900. “The United States pricing of the new MINI Cooper SE was set to establish this new battery electri...
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    BorgWarner develops new torque-vectoring dual-clutch system for EVs
    BorgWarner has developed a new torque-vectoring dual-clutch system for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 28 October. The system features  two clutches—one inner and one outer—that replace the conventional differential in an electric driveline. BorgWarner wi...
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    Ford issues three recalls affecting 319,711 vehicles in North America
    Ford has issued three safety recalls affecting a total of 319,711 vehicles in North America, the automaker announced in a press release on 29 October. The first recall affects select model year (MY) 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles over a driveshaft flexible coupling issue. The recall covers 293,558 ve...
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    Strattec Security’s Q1 net income down 64% y/y to USD1.2 million
    Strattec Security has reported a 64.1% year-on-year (y/y) decline in net income to USD1.2 million for the first quarter ended 29 September 2019, the US based vehicle access systems supplier said in a press release on 24 October. Net sales for the period increased 2.4% y/y to USD119.9 million. Despit...
    Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Q3 net income down 45.7% y/y to USD29.3 million
    US-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has reported a 45.7% year-on-year (y/y) decline in net income to USD29.3 million for the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, according to a company press release on 28 October. Net sales for the period were down 4.5% y/y to USD704.1 million. Operating pro...
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    Lighting Suppliers strategy: Outlook
    ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) are now some of the main reasons for the automotive industry to improve safety for drivers and road users. Technologies such as laser, digital projections, and LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior an...
    Goodyear’s Q3 net income down 74.9% y/y to USD88 million
    Goodyear has reported a 74.9% year on year (y/y) decline in net income to USD88 million for the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, according to a company press release on 25 October. Net sales for the period declined 3% y/y to USD3.8 billion. The tire-maker posted a decline of 76.4% y/y in incom...
    Intelligent braking: Trends and drivers
    Vehicle systems today are increasingly attempting to reduce driver dependence in the event of a crash, apart from day-to-day driving. Braking systems are also being looked at from a critical eye in this respect, in order to further the safety cause in an imminent autonomous future. No longer looking...
    Faurecia expands Mexican plant to manufacture seats
    Faurecia has inaugurated its expanded seats plant—Faurecia Frames—in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, according to a report by Cluster Industrial on 23 October. The extension includes manufacturing technologies 4.0 for the manufacture of seats. Significance: The company opened the expanded plant thr...
    Yokohama supplies OE tires for 2020 Chrysler Voyager
    Yokohama is supplying its Avid S34RV all-season tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)’s 2020 Chrysler Voyager, according to a report by Tire Business on 24 October. The fitment covers the North American market, including the United States, Canada and Mexico, ...
    Visteon opens new technical center in Mexican city Queretaro
    Visteon has opened a new engineering center in Querétaro, Mexico, the company announced in a press release on 22 October. The Visteon Querétaro Technical Center (VTCQ) is responsible for developing advanced cockpit electronics products for automakers in North American such as Ford, Fiat Chrysler A...
    General Motors recalls 166 vehicles in US over issue with rear brake calipers
    General Motors is recalling 166 units of model year 2020 Chevrolet Equinox vehicles in the United States over an issue with rear brake calipers, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website earlier this month. Significance: In t...
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    BMW recalls 3,924 vehicles in US over issue with driver airbag module
    BMW is recalling 3,924 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the driver-side airbag module, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year 2000-2002 325i and 325xi Sedan, a...
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