SEAT want to build an electric battery plant outside Barcelona to supply a new city car for the company in 2025 at a rumoured £17,000.
The plant will be built with Spanish and EU funds and probably supply other small cars in the VW Group.
Toyota, Nissan, Honda and other Japanese carmakers are assessing the impact production after a fire at a Renesas Electronics chip plant in north-east Japan.
The fire which started in electrical machinery will aggravate a semiconductor shortage which has slowed car makers around the world as Renesas supply 30% of auto chips.
A new connected uptime system designed to help Ford commercial vehicle operators increase their productivity by maximising vehicle uptime.
FORDLive promises to transform the way Ford customers run and maintain their vehicles, by reducing the number of breakdowns, enabling fewer time-consuming visits to dealer workshops, and achieving quicker servicing and repair times.
Father and son Michael and Peter Taylor have appeared in a Tokyo court charged with helping former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan custody when facing a fraud probe over a year ago.
The two men were extradited from the US this month and if found guilty will face three years in a Japanese prison.