Despite an ongoing contraction in vehicle sales, the Mexican automotive industry is expected to close a good year and assemble up to 3.8 million cars. Interest in EVs continues as high-profile companies order Tesla’s semi, while German, US, French and Chinese companies invest in the production of electric engines and vehicles.
- Automotive companies in Mexico have double standards on safety devices.
- Car sales low for six months in a row.
- Siemens to invest US$4 billion in boosting the Industry 4.0 revolution in Mexico.
- Mercedes-Benz achieves record sales in Mexico despite general drop in sales.
- Bosch invests US$80 million in Queretaro plant.
- US NAFTA proposals “wholly unworkable,” says Canada’s top negotiator.
- Mexican automotive industry to assemble 3.8 million cars by the end of 2017.
- Ford to make room for autonomous vehicles in Michigan.
- Volkswagen Mexico executive sees scope to boost NAFTA auto content.
- Automotive industry supports the growth of Guanajuato’s economy.
- Volkswagen launches all-electric minibus as part of strategy to attack ride-pooling market.
- Peugeot and NIDEC to team up and produce EV motors in France.
- Volvo Cars sales grow as Chinese growth gives boost.
- Ford to launch 50 new vehicles in China by 2025, including 15 EVs.
- GM to equip new vehicles with in-dash e-commerce technology.
- BMW rejects allegations of excessive emissions in road tests.
- WM Motor to receive funds from group led by Baidu Capital.
- Lamborghini introduces its first SUV: Urus.
- California bill to ban fossil-fuel cars by 2040 is in the making.
- Toyota-Mazda venture to decide on new US plant location in early 2018.
- Anheuser-Busch orders 40 of Tesla’s all-electric semi-trucks.
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