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Volkswagen ID.3 and Cupra Born electric cars on the production line at the company’s plant in Zwickau, Germany.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 21, 2024
Europe is being forced to reboot its car industry
Unless they can get strategies back on track, Europe’s automakers risk falling further behind China and Tesla
Shoppers walk past an ID Hub, a Volkswagen showroom for electric cars, at a mall in Shanghai on Dec. 3, 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 19, 2024
Firms with deep roots in China reconsider their Xinjiang ties
Volkswagen Group is reviewing the future of its joint venture in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China
Volkswagen has long come under scrutiny over its factory in Urumqi in Xinjiang, which opened in 2013.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 15, 2024
Pressure mounts on Volkswagen to exit China's Xinjiang region
The carmaker said it was discussing the future of its activities in the region, following fresh allegations of human rights abuses.
Volkswagen is casting its net wider in pursuit of a potentially game-changing technology: a "solid-state" electric car battery
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 16, 2024
Volkswagen and rivals plug away at solid-state battery puzzle
An array of technical hurdles are holding back wider development of solid-state technology, seen by its backers as the "holy grail" of EV batteries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 16, 2023
Germany warns companies to manage China risks in tougher stance
Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s administration is pushing Germany’s biggest companies to make sure their risks in China are manageable.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 23, 2022
Climate disasters risk putting a damper on electric car production
Authorities in Chinau2019s Sichuan province u2014 the source of about a fifth of the countryu2019s lithium production u2014 have extended electricity cuts to some industrial users amid an intense heat wave.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 28, 2022
Toyota set to top global sales figures for first half of 2022
The automaker said it sold roughly 5.14 million vehicles globally in the reporting period, including those sold by the group's Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 24, 2022
VW billionaire clan plotted CEO ouster as he was on U.S. trip
Because of key project failures combined with worker discontent, the billionaire Porsche and Piech family concluded Herbert Diess had to go.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 12, 2022
Drivers face black or white choice to speed up new-car delivery
Trend marks major reversal for an industry that has leaned heavily on customization, which complicates manufacturing processes and erodes profit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 14, 2022
The EV revolution comes to Volkswagen’s retro vans
It took almost 20 years, a step-change in driving technology, a diesel emissions scandal and a geopolitical gas crisis, but the Volkswagen bus is back.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Nov 18, 2021
With Tesla in its sights, Volkswagen prepares to power up its own EV-charging grid
The automaker expects its fast-chargers to number about 45,000 by 2025, and is doubling the staff in its energy division to do it.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 22, 2021
German auto giants place their bets on the underdog: Hydrogen cars
Germany is betting billions on hydrogen fuels in sectors like steel and chemicals to meet climate targets, but it could take years before any significant sales are made.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2021
Smart cars, not electric vehicles, are the 'real game-changer,' Volkswagen CEO says
His statements make clear that software services for autonomous cars may be a key pillar of the group's future business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 9, 2021
A viral video and online furor: How Volkswagen stalled in China
After a clip showed the firm's flagship sedan doing poorly in an unofficial safety test, sales in the world's biggest car market began to take a hit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
May 9, 2021
How low can you go? Volkswagen throws down the emissions gauntlet
The German carmaker is betting it can absorb more stringent cuts than its rivals, sources familiar with the matter have said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 28, 2021
Toyota's March global sales hit record on U.S. and China recovery
Toyota's global sales and output rose for the seventh straight month on a year-on-year basis as it manufactured 843,393 vehicles in March, up 31.6%.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 16, 2021
Volkswagen takes aim at Tesla with own European gigafactories
The world's No. 2 carmaker said on Monday it wants to have six battery cell factories operating in Europe by 2030.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 3, 2021
When the fantasy of better battery science doesn’t match reality
The technical challenges of making better batteries (and therefore, electric vehicles) are enormous and the expectations associated with them are even more fantastical.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 22, 2021
Bankers love their Porsche 911s. So let them buy shares.
While Porscheu2019s margins arenu2019t quite as stellar as Ferrariu2019s, in 2019 it supplied the VW group with a more than ample 4.2 billion euros of operating profit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 5, 2021
Mazda expects chip shortage to cut February global output by 7,000 cars
Mazda Motor Corp. said Thursday its global production will be cut by 7,000 vehicles in February from its initial plan, as it will not be able to procure enough chips for key safety and environmental technology amid a global shortage.

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