A dramatic ramp up of hydrogen powered cars is planned by Toyota.
It will build a new fuel cell manufacturing facility near its Toyota City headquarters, and a second plant making pressurized tanks nearby in Shimoyama plant, from 2020 to supply about 30,000 hydrogen vehicles annually.
America is threatening to review car imports again.
This time it’s looking at whether they constitute a threat to national security by undermining US research and technologies, and Asian governments have said they are watching the situation to consider counter steps they may take, particularly China.
Nearly 5 million Fiat Chrysler Dodge models are being recalled in the USA to check if the cruise control is faulty and unable to switch off in certain conditions.
No injuries or crashes have been reported in connection with the system but the work will be done to ensure they do not fail.
PSA Group and Renault-Nissan-Infiniti have a dilemma over their multi-million Euro investments to boost output and sales in Iran.
It follows the move by the USA to impose sanctions on Iran and any businesses trading or working there which would affect the French firms’ efforts to sell in America.
About 600,000 Mercedes models are facing a possible recall in Germany, says media.
The C and G Class models may have been fitted with emission cheating devices, reports Der Spiegel but there has been no comment from the car-maker.
Tesla has reached an out of court settlement in a class-action lawsuit over its Model S and Model X cars.
Some owners claimed the maker’s assisted driving system was “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous” but no details of the agreement have been given under terms of the settlement.
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will tomorrow open the Volvo Ocean Race Village ahead of the arrival of the world’s best sailors currently sprinting across the Atlantic.
The race village in Cardiff Bay offers activities and entertainment for the whole family from water sports, to circus workshops and live music and the racing boats are due to berth on Monday and stay for almost two weeks.