Category Archives: milestones

Toyota and Suzuki Agree to Consider a New Collaboration

The slow-moving Japanese companies say Toyota’s strength in electrification technologies and Suzuki’s strength in technologies for compact vehicles, allows for growth through joint collaboration in production and in the popularization of electrified vehicles. Continue reading

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Custom Coachwork Beetles at Amelia Island Concours

“While everyone knows the humble Beetle, it’s less well-known that the Beetle platform was used by a number of coach-builders in Europe to produce the amazing, unique vehicles on show this weekend,” said Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design. Continue reading

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Bertha Driving the Benz Celebrated

Bertha Benz raised public attention to an invention of her husband Carl by undertaking the first long-distance car journey to Pforzheim covering nearly 100 kilometers more than 130 years age. Continue reading

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Nissan LEAF at 400,000 Sales as IMQ Crossover EV Due in 2022

Notably absent from Nissan’s puff is mention of the first and current hybrid leader an among automakers, Toyota with its Prius and numerous hybrid powertrain variations spread among the global Toyota and Lexus lineups. (Toyota Global Hybrid Sales Exceed 10 Million) Continue reading

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Saleen Cup Debuts in June as part of Blancpain GT Series

The Saleen Cup – first touted during a press conference on Friday, March 1 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas – is being held via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group and will run concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Continue reading

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Trade Wars: FCA to Expand Production Capacity in Michigan

Given his vast international experience, Manley appears ideal to negotiate the choppy waters of ongoing and yet unknown trade wars and protect FCA’s investment of nearly $14.5 billion since 2009, with ~30,000 jobs created to date. All automakers are against Trump trade policy by twitter. Continue reading

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Millennials – Soon Largest Generation in US electorate

The growing gap by education is even more apparent when looking at annual household income of the elite. For households headed by Millennials ages 25 to 37 in 2018, the median adjusted household income was about $105,300 for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher, roughly $56,000 greater than that of households headed by high school graduates. The median household income difference by education for prior generations ranged from $41,200 for late Boomers to $19,700 for the Silent Generation when they were young. Continue reading

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FAA Playing Catchup on Drones. Again.

Duh, airplane owners have been doing this since the last century- editor. Continue reading

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Cars for Cheese? EU Turning Point in Japanese Localization

In 2018, the three UK Japanese transplants of Nissan, Toyota and Honda collectively produced over 730,000 cars, which represent almost half of all Light Vehicles built in Britain. Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce: Record Apprenticeship Places Open

Since the program was launched in 2006, numbers have progressively increased, with 2019 offering a record 31 candidates the opportunity to join the team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Continue reading

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Lagonda All-Terrain Concept to Debut at Geneva

The first model Lagonda will put into production, the All-Terrain Concept claims to take full advantage of the zero-emission platform Lagonda’s design team created. Continue reading

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Ghosn to be Gone at Next Nissan Shareholders Meeting

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles. Continue reading

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Coursera Launches Online Self-Driving Cars Specialization

Experts – with scant, sometimes questionable data – predict that the demand for skilled workers within the autonomous vehicle industry will continue to climb, creating more than 100,000 U.S. mobility industry jobs in the next decade. Continue reading

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Mazda Buys Out Ford in Changan Ford Mazda Engine Plant

Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd. was established in September 2005 with Changan owning 50% of shares and Ford and Mazda 25%. (The Communist party requires a local partner and has staffing control of auto plants.) Continue reading

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Unifor Boycott Threatens Damage for Ontario Workers GM Says

“GM is arrogant enough to think it can rob Canada of jobs without repercussions,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias, who resisted the boycott at first. “GM is making a choice to increase manufacturing in Mexico while it abandons communities that have supported it for generations but make no mistake Canadian and American consumers also have a choice,” he concluded. Continue reading

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