Eaton’s New eMobility Business

Earlier this year Eaton Corp. combined products, expertise and manufacturing capabilities from its Electrical and Vehicle groups to create a 1,200-employee business called eMobility.

Revived Morris Commercial Readies Electric Van

By: Steve Plumb - November 13, 2019 at 6:57 PM

After a 50-year hiatus, Britain’s Morris Commercial is being relaunched as a maker of electric trucks.

OESA Re-Elects Hermiz as Chairman

By: Bill Hampton - November 13, 2019 at 5:12 PM

The Original Equipment Suppliers Assn. has re-elected Ramzi Hermiz for a second one-year term as its chairman.

VW to Add Battery Production in Tennessee

By: Steve Plumb - November 13, 2019 at 3:47 PM

Volkswagen AG plans to build a 198,000-sq-ft electric-car battery plant adjacent to its vehicle manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mazda CX-30 Sets Top Mark in Euro Safety Tests

By: Steve Plumb - November 13, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Mazda Motor Corp.’s all-new CX-30 compact crossover vehicle earned a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program and scored a record-high 99% in the Adult Occupant Protection category.

Chinese EV Startup Raises Another $400 Million

By: Steve Plumb - November 13, 2019 at 8:59 AM

Chinese electric car startup Xiaopeng (Xpeng) Motors Technology Co. says it raised $400 million during the company’s Series C investment round.

France: FCA-PCA Merger “an Opportunity to Grab”

By: Bill Hampton - November 13, 2019 at 12:21 AM

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says there are “excellent arguments” in favor of the proposed merger between PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Great Wall Poised for $1 Billion Push into India

By: Satnam Singh - November 13, 2019 at 12:09 AM

China’s Great Wall Motor Co. is preparing to enter the Indian car market with a plan that is likely to include a $1 billion assembly plant in the country.

Hyundai Readies Improved Noise-Canceling Tech

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 6:17 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it has developed a more effective active noise cancellation system to reduce noise in a car's passenger compartment.

Aspark Revs Up 2,000-hp Electric Hypercar

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 4:41 PM

Japan’s Aspark Co. has unveiled the production version of its all-electric Owl hypercar that will debut in the second quarter of 2020 with a base price of $3.2 million.

Eastman Touts Bio-Plastic for Interior Applications

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Eastman Chemical Co. says is touting a “green” alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics for Class-A painted interiors surfaces.

Hyundai Tests Truck Platooning

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has begun testing automated semi-truck platooning in South Korea.

Report: Tata in Talks about JLR Sale

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 9:37 AM

India’s Tata Group has made overtures to other carmakers—including BMW AG and Geely—about divesting at least part of its struggling Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. unit, sources tell Bloomberg News.