Honda invests in China’s CATL for developing electric vehicle batteries

Contemporary Amperex Technology CATL logo

Japanese automaker Honda Motor will purchase a 1% stake in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and the two will together develop EV batteries, the companies stated on Friday. The move comes at a time when automakers and EV battery makers are getting along to develop electric vehicles. CATL said last […]

Japanese automakers’ May global sales declined 38% due to coronavirus

Tokyo, Japan

Japanese automakers’ global sales dropped 38% in May, in the third straight month of big declines as most automotive factories and dealerships remained shut because of coronavirus lockdowns. The country’s seven major automakers sold about 1.47 million vehicles last month, dropping significantly from 2.38 million units a year ago, according to Reuters calculations based on […]

Toyota, Nissan and Honda gear up to restart Mexico plants

Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Honda Motor

Japanese automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda stated they are gradually resuming plants in Mexico as the country’s automotive industry reboots in line with a broader economic reopening, even though numbers of new coronavirus cases continue to increase. Mexican officials in mid-May stated the automotive industry could exit the coronavirus lockdown before June 1 if the […]

Honda back to work in Wuhan with temperature checks and masks

2017 Honda Clarity Electric

Honda has resumed pre-virus production levels in the plant located in Wuhan, China after the country removed lockdown restrictions from the location. Temperature checkpoints and posters telling employees to keep more than a meter apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor’s reopened plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan show how the coronavirus pandemic has created […]

Hyundai, Honda plants closed in Vietnam amid nationwide lockdown

ho chi minh city, vietnam

Hyundai assembler TC Motor and Honda Vietnam have closed their plants for two weeks amid a nationwide social distancing campaign to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the companies stated on Wednesday. Honda Vietnam will close both its motorbike and auto plants located in the northern province of Vinh Phuc until April 15, while TC Motor, Vietnam’s third biggest […]

Honda to provide 2,000 high-pressure backpack sprayer to Indian government agencies

Honda Jazz India

Honda India Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Honda group companies, on Wednesday declared that it will help the Indian government with Rs 11 crore ($1.4 million) aid for relief and prevention efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus. Furthermore, the company will also provide 2,000 units of high-pressure backpack sprayers to the various government […]