Nissan, Honda, Toyota close more plants in Europe, Asia due to coronavirus

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Japanese automakers on Wednesday stated they would temporarily stop more vehicle plants in Europe and Asia as coronavirus continues to spread and prompts countries to instruct non-essential businesses to postpone operations. An increasing number of global automakers have been closing plants in Europe and beyond as the COVID-19 outbreak is leading governments to impose commuting […]

UK asks Ford and Rolls Royce to make ventilators to fight coronavirus

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The UK has asked automakers including Ford Motor, Honda and Rolls Royce to help make health equipment such as ventilators to fight the coronavirus outbreak and will look at using hotels as hospitals. Britain, which has reported 55 coronavirus deaths and 1,543 cases, on Monday declared it was boosting its efforts to fight against the […]

Honda to slash production at Japanese plants on sourcing concerns

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Japanese automaker Honda Motor stated on Tuesday that it will temporarily cut back regional production because of difficulty in sourcing components amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Honda has slightly adjusted its production plan at the (two) plants in Saitama. The overall impact is limited,” a company spokesman informed Reuters. “For certain models, we are swapping originally […]

Honda and Hino join SoftBank and Toyota mobility venture

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Japanese automakers Honda and Hino are teaming up for a partnership between SoftBank and Toyota for mobility advantages including self-driving cars. SoftBank Corp. and Toyota Motor announced a joint venture for mobility services in 2018, in what they called a “united Japan” effort to deal with the worldwide competition. Honda Motor, Toyota’s competitor, and Hino […]

Honda states any Brexit delay must be long enough to provide stability

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Japanese automaker Honda stated any delay to Brexit must be long enough to provide businesses stability whilst BMW is still planning for a “worst-case scenario” no-deal Brexit after lawmakers backed delaying Britain’s exit from the EU. The country’s car sector, which employs over 850,000 people, has quickly gone from a manufacturing success story to posting […]