Tag - electric-vehicles



The Vinfast booth at the 2022 New York International Auto Show in New York on April 14, 2022
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 16, 2023
Vietnamese EV-maker Vinfast surges in U.S. trading debut
The company’s shares gained 255% on Tuesday in New York, giving it a market value above U.S. auto giants such as Ford Motor and General Motors.
Honda's electric vehicle e:NP2 is displayed at the Auto Shanghai show, in Shanghai in April. The recent weakening of the yen couldn't come at a better time for Japanese automakers, which are struggling in the Chinese market.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 14, 2023
Weak yen gives Japan automakers temporary relief from China pain
A weak yen has traditionally lifted profits for Japan's big exporters
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with Tesla chief executive Elon Musk in New York on June 20, 2023.
Aug 3, 2023
In India, it's advantage Tesla as Chinese automakers face heat
Tesla has had a red-carpet welcome from India for its proposal to invest in the country, while China has been stopped cold.
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.
A memorial for Brodee Champlain Kingman on the corner of El Camino Real and Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas, California, on Thursday. The e-bike industry is booming, but many vehicles are not legal for teenagers, and accidents are on the rise.
WORLD / Society
Jul 30, 2023
‘A dangerous combination’: Teens’ accidents expose e-bike risks
The e-bike industry is booming, but a spate of fatal accidents has raised questions about how safe e-bikes are, especially for teenagers.
A truck transports new Tesla cars at its factory in Shanghai in May 2021.
Jul 28, 2023
Global automakers scramble to reset China strategies as sales slow
Some German brands and General Motors are betting on new electric vehicles, while Toyota and others have shifted to cost-cutting mode.
Honda Motor and other major carmakers will establish a joint venture to build an electric vehicle charging network in North America.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 27, 2023
Honda joins new EV charging network in U.S.
The firm, along with six other automakers, aims to counter U.S. EV giant Tesla, which holds 60% of the country's EV market.
Nissan Motor has finalized plans to invest in Renault’s electric-vehicle venture Ampere, capping months of negotiations to rebalance the troubled automotive alliance.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 26, 2023
Nissan to invest $663 million in Renault EV unit as alliance rejigged
The deal caps months of negotiations aimed at rebalancing the troubled automotive alliance.
Stock prices are displayed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta on April 18. Indonesia’s flurry of listings this year is even more notable because globally the number of initial public offerings has fallen.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 26, 2023
Indonesia rides EV rush to domestic IPO boom
The trend is interlinked with President Joko Widodo’s ambitious bid to transform the nation into an EV manufacturing powerhouse, capitalizing on Indonesia’s rich resources.
A wind turbine stands next to solar panels at a Banpu Power solar plant in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture.
Jul 25, 2023
Wind, solar and EVs offer Japan cheapest net zero climate path
In contrast to its G7 peers, Japan is still considering climate policies that extend the life of coal and gas-fired plants.
The engine of a Toyota Motor's Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2023
Taxi firm’s hydrogen cell experience highlights fuel’s pitfalls
It’s not that there’s anything wrong specifically with the cars, good looking midsized sedans with Lexus-level luxury. Rather, it’s the high cost of hydrogen.
Nissan will adopt Tesla's electric-vehicle charging technology in the U.S. and Canada, becoming the first Japanese carmaker to take up the technology.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 20, 2023
Nissan to adopt Tesla EV-charging design from 2025 in U.S. and Canada
Starting in 2025, the firm will equip its electric vehicles with the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) port.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2023
As 'Detroit of Asia,' Thailand targets battery-makers to stay ahead in EV race
Long established as an auto hub, Thailand is determined to keep its grip on the economically crucial industry as the pivot to electric vehicles gathers pace.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2023
How China beat everyone to be world leader in electric vehicles
EVs accounted for a quarter of all passenger cars sold in China last year, far ahead of the roughly one in seven in the U.S. and one in eight in Europe.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2023
Mazda to launch EV-only model in 2027 to accelerate shift
The CEO has vowed to step up electrification efforts in China, the largest auto market in the world, betting that a shift to EVs in the country will proceed at a rapid pace.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2023
Mitsubishi Motors suspends China business after sluggish sales
The automaker said that China’s transition away from gasoline cars to cleaner vehicles had hit its existing line up and seen sales fall far below expectations.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2023
Japanese automakers beef up all-solid-state battery development
With all-solid-state batteries considered to vastly improve the performance of electric vehicles, the government has begun providing financial assistance in the field.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
Ford to seek flexible use of EV production workforce in contract talks with UAW
The U.S. has been the slowest major market to adopt EVs, lagging behind China and Europe.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2023
Slow-selling EVs are the U.S. auto industry's new headache
More than 90 new EV models are expected to hit the U.S. market through 2026, according to AutoForecast Solutions. Many will struggle to reach profitable sales volumes, analysts said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 11, 2023
Honda accelerating shift to electric vehicles
The company is moving to form alliances with other firms and reorganize its parts procurement network.


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