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  • Powertrain suppliers get electric

    April 12th 2019

    Michael Nash provides an overview of the latest supplier investments for the production of electrified vehicle components

  • US plants – stick or twist?

    March 18th 2019

    Michael Nash provides a rundown of the latest investments in, and closures of, US car manufacturing facilities

  • Finland to be battery production hub

    March 11th 2019

    LG Chem, Samsung and Panasonic currently dominate the battery market for EVs, but some European companies are hoping to gain market share. Michael Nash takes a look

  • Honda closure deals blow to UK

    February 19th 2019

    Michael Nash lists some of the factors that may have played a role in Honda’s decision to close its plant in Swindon, the UK

  • PSA juggles engines and motors

    January 23rd 2019

    Groupe PSA has been increasing output of its 3-cylinder petrol engines will also readying plants for the production of electrified powertrain components. Michael Nash provides analysis

  • Tesla starts building China factory

    January 10th 2019

    Tesla has broken ground at a site in Shanghai, on which it is building an EV factory with a potential output of 500,000 units a year

  • Steel wars

    December 5th 2018

    Tariffs on goods such as steel could have a major impact on the way in which vehicles are made and sold. Michael Nash sheds some light on the matter

  • Going gets tough for Ghosn

    November 28th 2018

    With scandal, acrimony and lurid accusations surrounding its architect Carlos Ghosn, the resolve of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance will be severely tested.

  • Seven plant closures at GM

    November 27th 2018

    GM is closing plants in light of declining demand for small passenger cars

  • Japanese OEMs target China for EVs

    September 11th 2018

    Two big investments are being made by two Japanese car makers. Michael Nash provides the details