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JLR nears verdict on eastern Europe plant

Financial Times - 22 mai 2015 - 16:13
Carmaker draws up shortlist of four countries — Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary

Recall completion rates declining, Autotrader surveys show

Automotive Business Review - 22 mai 2015 - 15:41
Following what's shaping up to be the largest industrywide recall in U.S. automotive history, automakers might have to convince recall-fatigued consumers to bring affected vehicles in for repairs.

Jeep leads Detroit's return to Tokyo Motor Show

Automotive Business Review - 22 mai 2015 - 11:25
For the first time in nearly a decade, a Detroit automaker will exhibit at the Tokyo Motor Show. Jeep -- the best-selling U.S. brand in Japan -- will return when doors open in October.

GM to stay under strict U.S. oversight

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 21:07
Federal safety regulators have extended for at least a year a consent order that subjects General Motors to close scrutiny on safety matters, a condition placed on GM in the wake of last year's ignition switch recall.

Autobytel acquires rival Dealix for $25 million

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 21:00
Autobytel, one of the largest providers of sales leads to auto dealers, has purchased longtime rival Dealix for $25 million in cash.

Ford trims China output as market slows, pricing pressure builds

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 19:22
Ford, which is in the midst of a plant-opening blitz in China, reduced production there slightly in the first quarter in response to a market slowdown and price cuts by rivals, the head of Ford's Asia Pacific region said today.

U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 18:39
One current and one former executive with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug were indicted today on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of spark plugs, standard oxygen sensors and air fuel ratio sensors sold in the United States, the Justice...

NHTSA prepares to coordinate, accelerate Takata recall

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 16:54
Federal auto safety regulators are invoking a power never used before in order to accelerate the Takata airbag inflator recalls after the embattled supplier acknowledged on Tuesday that parts contained in nearly 34 million U.S.

U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit added to Takata criminal case

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 15:50
US prosecutors in Detroit have joined the federal probe into Takata's defective airbag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally.

Europcar to float in Paris

Financial Times - 21 mai 2015 - 12:40
Car hire group seeking to raise €475m in bid to reduce debt

Consumers overwhelm NHTSA website

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 12:29
Hundreds of thousands of car owners who were urged to check a government website and see if their airbags are safe have overwhelmed the site and U.S. regulators say it might take several days before the database is fully accessible.

Can Takata survive historic U.S. airbag recall?

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 11:53
Automakers have largely stood behind airbag component maker Takata, taking the hit to their own reputations from a series of recalls related to the Japanese company's products that began in 2008. That loyalty is about to be put to the test.

GM to invest $439 million in paint shop expansion at Corvette plant

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 11:34
General Motors plans to invest $439 million in its Chevrolet Corvette plant in Kentucky as part of the automaker's plan to spend $5.4 billion on U.S. factory upgrades.

GM plans to invest about $400 million in Corvette plant, report says

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 11:34
General Motors today plans to announce an investment of about $400 million in its Corvette sports car plant in Kentucky, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Mazda's new mantra: 'Driving Matters'

Automotive Business Review - 21 mai 2015 - 08:00
Mazda is hoping to refine its fun-to-drive message by launching its biggest U.S. marketing campaign in two years under a new tagline: "Driving Matters."

China Mulling More EV Incentives in Wake of Poor Sales

China car times - 2 avr. 2014 - 08:12

As electric vehicles sales remain weak, China is considering adding new measures to entice buyers into buying electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

It wasn’t long ago that the Chinese government backed away from its plan to gradually reduce EV subsidies (instead opting for much less steep reductions over the next few years). It now appears that the government intends to add more icing to the cake in the form of tax breaks. According to Ma Kai, Vice Premier in the State Council, the Chinese government is considering excepting all “new energy” vehicles from the 10% vehicle purchase tax that normally accompanies the purchase of a new vehicle. This tax cut would come in addition to efforts to further extend the subsidies beyond the Dec 31st end date. More details are due to be released in the coming months.

The 10% tax reduction certainly wont hurt the adoption of alternative energy vehicles in China, but likely will do little to spur demand either. China desperately needs a dramatic and well-publicized effort to roll out a comprehensive national network of charging stations if the government truly seeks to bring electric vehicles to the market in large numbers.

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