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BHP inks deal with Tesla to supply nickel

Anglo-Australian mining firm BHP said yesterday it had reached a deal to provide Tesla with supplies of nickel — vital in producing high-powered batteries for electric cars....

July 23, 2021, Friday


Japan jails US father, son over Ghosn escape

An American father-son duo who helped former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan were sentenced to jail by a Tokyo court yesterday, one for two years and the other 20 months....

July 20, 2021, Tuesday


VW, BMW fined US$1b for emissions deal

The European Commission fined German carmakers Volkswagen and BMW a total of 875 million euros (US$1 billion) yesterday for colluding to curb the use of emissions cleaning technology they had develope...

July 9, 2021, Friday


Nissan CEO says Ghosn had too much power

Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida told a Japanese court yesterday that the company’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, had held too much power, failed to listen to others and stayed on for too long....

July 8, 2021, Thursday


GM expands China auto design studio

General Motors Co said yesterday it has expanded its design studio in China, which will focus only on developing electric and connected cars and no longer design petrol vehicles....

July 6, 2021, Tuesday


VW, Daimler, Volvo to join on chargers

The truck manufacturing units of Volkswagen, Daimler and Volvo announced on Monday they will team up to build a network of 1,700 charging points for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe using green electrici...

July 6, 2021, Tuesday


China plant in France to churn out car batteries

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday visited northern France to laud plans to build a Chinese-owned battery factory that will supply automaker Renault as Europe steps up its shift towards electric...

June 29, 2021, Tuesday


Volvo sets up battery factory JV

Volvo and Sweden’s Northvolt have joined forces to build a new battery factory in Europe as the automaker aims to sell only fully electric cars by 2030, the companies said....

June 25, 2021, Friday


Europe powers up electric car battery drive

As electric car sales soar, Europe has started to build up its capacity to produce batteries on the continent but it remains far from reducing its dependence on Asia....

June 21, 2021, Monday


Is your car spying on you? Smart vehicles raise privacy concerns

AUTOMOBILES are no longer just engines, gear boxes and chassis. In the digital age, chips, software and data turn them into intelligence gatherers. On-board digital camera and sensor systems capture ...

June 16, 2021, Wednesday




 

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