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Automakers choose aerospace firm to run Takata airbag tests

Automotive Business Review - 26 févr. 2015 - 15:54
A consortium of 10 automakers formed to investigate the root cause behind Takata airbag inflator ruptures said today they have selected Orbital ATK to test the supplier's troubled inflators on their behalf.

Federal-Mogul delays split into two public companies

Automotive Business Review - 26 févr. 2015 - 14:58
Federal-Mogul, the powertrain and aftermarket parts supplier controlled by Wall Street investment mogul Carl Icahn, said this week it will delay a prior plan to split into two separate public companies during the first half of this year.

China becomes Volvo’s biggest market

Financial Times - 26 févr. 2015 - 13:01
Geely ownership pays off for Swedish carmaker and clears way for further expansion

GM cuts capacity, jobs in Indonesia, where Japanese dominate

Automotive Business Review - 26 févr. 2015 - 12:32
General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, a battleground for global automakers in emerging Southeast Asia, closing an assembly plant, axing some 500 jobs and shifting its branding focus to SUVs.

GM to end Indonesia vehicle manufacturing

Financial Times - 26 févr. 2015 - 09:06
US carmaker struggled to compete with dominant Japanese rivals in Southeast Asian country

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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