Electric Vehicle Outlook 2019

June 20, 2019
The Electric Vehicle Outlook is our annual long-term forecast of how electrification and shared mobility will impact road transport from now to 2040. The report draws on our team of specialists around the world and also looks at how these trends will affect electricity demand, oil use and demand for battery materials.

Vingroup rolls out Vietnam's first auto brand

June 14, 2019
HANOI -- Top Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup opened a factory on Friday, beginning commercial production of Vietnam's first homegrown automotive brand, aiming eventually to build 500,000 vehicles a year.

Chinese 5G self-driving bus offers glimpse of commutes to come

June 12, 2019
BEIJING -- Buses circling a 1.53 km route in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are offering a sneak peek at what the combination of 5G telecommunications and self-driving technology is likely to bring.

Tokyo's utility poles to serve as EV chargers

June 11, 2019
TOKYO -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will utilize its utility poles to install electric vehicle charging stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area, an innovation that promises to cut the costs and space needed for the next-generation infrastructure.

China fines Ford $24m in 'chilling' move amid trade war

June 6, 2019
BEIJING -- Chinese authorities levied a 162.8 million yuan ($23.6 million) fine against Ford Motor's local joint venture on Wednesday for violating antitrust laws, just days after reports that regulators had begun an investigation into FedEx.

Automakers tremble in Asia as Trump threatens Mexico tariffs

May 31, 2019
Shares of major Asian automakers and suppliers tumbled on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on imports from Mexico from next month, potentially upending a decades-old business model of global manufacturers.
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