Gabrielle Coppola
An LG Energy Solution battery pack for an electric vehicle using cell-to-pack technologies displayed at the InterBattery exhibition in Seoul on March 6
Jul 4, 2024
LG sees battery breakthrough by 2028 that has eluded Tesla
It aims to commercialize the dry-coating technology for making electrodes that can allow savings on energy, equipment costs and space.
Hyundai Wia robotic arms on the production line at the Kia plant in Gwangmyeong, South Korea, on Jan. 3
Jul 1, 2024
How one of the world's strongest car unions is dealing with EV job losses
Hyundai Motor and Kia’s moves toward electrification are provoking anxiety in South Korea’s highly active and organized labor movement.
Hiroki Nakajima, Toyota's chief technology officer, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 29, 2024
Toyota bets on alternate-fuel engines in an electric future
The carmaker said its making progress on developing smaller, more efficient engines that can work with EV manufacturing platforms.
Striking UAW autoworkers demonstrate at a rally in downtown Detroit on Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Sep 18, 2023
How auto executives misread the UAW and ignited a historic strike
UAW president Shawn Fain’s aggressiveness reflects the mood of the American worker: anxious about job security and angry about a ballooning wealth gap.
Visitors inspect a BYD electric sedan at a motor show in Munich
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 14, 2023
Did Europe just start a trade war with China over electric cars?
The EU launched a probe into Beijing’s financial support for the EV industry amid fears that Chinese exports are putting auto jobs at risk.
A cable is connected to a Volvo AB XC40 electric sports utility vehicle displayed at the EV Trend Korea exhibition in Seoul in March 2022.
Jul 31, 2023
Chinese firms seek South Korean partners to skirt U.S. EV rules
Recently, Chinese firms and their South Korean partners have announced $4 billion of investments in new battery plants in South Korea.
Japan Times
Sep 25, 2022
Joe Biden’s climate bill has the U.S. battery industry revved up
Battery upstarts are salivating over goodies in a bill, particularly the tax credits for manufacturing components in the U.S.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 1, 2022
Toyota poised for sales victory lap in U.S. as gas prices boost hybrids
Toyota has more deftly navigated a chip crunch crimping vehicle output than some of its peers, which helped it oust GM as the No. 1 automaker in the U.S. in the last quarter of 2021.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 18, 2022
Nissan to build two new EV models in Mississippi by 2025 in latest U.S. push
Nissan plans to invest u00a557.5 billion in technology needed for EV-specific assembly lines at the plant in Canton.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 5, 2022
Toyota surpasses GM to take U.S. sales crown for first time
To retake its leadership position, GM will have to return to something closer to the 2.5 million vehicles the company delivered in 2020.
Japan Times
Sep 29, 2021
Silicon Valley answer to the EV question calls for less silicon
Semiconductor companies are urging EV-makers to ditch traditional silicon chips and embrace materials that will make cars more efficient.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 20, 2020
Nissan said to be in talks with U.S. startup to electrify pickup truck
Nissan has never fared well in the competitive U.S. full-size truck market, and demand for the Titan plunged 38% last year.
Japan Times
Sep 24, 2020
Volkswagen aims to turn legions of SUV buyers into electric converts
The ID.4 electric vehicle will compete with the likes of Toyota's RAV4, Honda's CR-V and Subaru's Forester.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2017
Mirai sales looks bleak in U.S. states lacking hydrogen-fueling stations
Toyota Motor Corp., off to a slow start selling its car of the future on one U.S. coast, is struggling even to get started on the other.


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