Daimler will pull Smart mini-cars out of United States, Canada

April 30, 2019
(Reuters) - The tiny, two-person Smart cars once pitched as the next big thing in urban mobility will be discontinued in the United States and Canada at the end of the current model year, German automaker Daimler AG said.

France, Germany to support battery cell consortium including PSA, Saft

April 29, 2019
BERLIN (Reuters) - France and Germany have asked the European Commission to approve state subsidies for a cross-border battery cell consortium including carmaker PSA with its German subsidiary Opel and French battery maker Saft, a German official said.

Trump pressed Japan's Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S.

April 28, 2019
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, according to a readout of their recent meeting provided by the U.S. ambassador to Japan on Saturday.

Maruti Suzuki to phase out diesel autos by April 2020

April 26, 2019
NEW DELHI -- Maruti Suzuki India will cease offering diesel cars by April 2020 when stronger emission standards take effect, as the country's leading automaker jettisons vehicles that produce about 23% of its sales.

Harley-Davidson shifts base for China exports to Thailand

April 24, 2019
NEW YORK -- Harley-Davidson said on Tuesday it plans to move manufacturing of its China-bound motorcycles out of the US to Thailand this year to escape Chinese tariffs levied on American vehicle imports.

Toyota makes new push for fuel cells in China with BAIC tie-up

April 22, 2019
NAGOYA, Japan -- In a move aimed at expanding fuel cell use in the world's largest auto market, Toyota Motor has teamed up with major local carmaker Beijing Automotive Group , also known as BAIC, to provide related equipment for use in buses.
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