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

Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Honda Motor

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 […]

Honda to slash production at Japanese plants on sourcing concerns

2017 Honda Avancier

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 […]

General Motors: Mark Reuss to succeed Dan Ammann as president

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General Motors stated on Thursday that Mark Reuss would succeed Dan Ammann as president, effective immediately, as part of the automaker’s continued shift to electric and self-driving vehicles in North America and China. Reuss remains concentrated on rebuilding the Cadillac brand and streamlining automaker’s product development operations, while boosting the resources, mainly engineering hours, allocated […]

General Motors to sell new electric car batteries to Honda

2017 Honda Clarity

General Motors will provide advanced batteries to Japan’s Honda Motor, the companies stated Thursday, a move that could apparently reduce the expense of future electric vehicles at both automakers after 2020. The automaker stated the new batteries, which it has branded EME 1.0 and first described last fall, will be smaller than present EV batteries, […]