The slow pace of battery technology advancement means the core component of an EV is still too expensive.
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The automaker's performance has suffered since the former chairman was toppled, suggesting the need for an overhaul at the top.
The issue of forced transfers is overstated. Carmakers know how to safeguard their most advanced know-how.
The automaker remains steeped in outmoded traditions of corporate governance that Japan has left behind.
What's that whirring noise? It's Japan's machinery-makers at work, in contrast to investors' expectations. Results from Fanuc Corp. and Komatsu were a mixed bag Monday. Factory-automation giant Fanuc reported an 8.4 percent drop in fiscal first-half operating income and saw its shares rise, while construction-equipment-maker ...
Abe can't yield much on agriculture, while U.S. cars face few barriers — and few buyers — in Japan.
Motor maker Nidec, a bellwether for manufacturing trends, has been investing heavily in automation.
Automakers are engaged in an evolutionary struggle, and only the fittest will survive.