Vietnam’s VinFast ships first electric vehicles to U.S. customers

Vietnam’s VinFast ships first electric vehicles to U.S. customers

HAI PHONG, Vietnam, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s electric vehicle maker VinFast said on Friday it had shipped its first batch of 999 cars to the United States, capping a five-year bid to develop an auto production hub in the Southeast Asian country for markets in North America and Europe. The first cars are expected … Read more

Tesla considering lithium refinery in Texas, seeks tax relief

Tesla considering lithium refinery in Texas, seeks tax relief

The TESLA logo is seen outside a dealership in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 9 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is considering setting up a lithium refinery on the gulf coast of Texas, as it looks to … Read more

Honda Motor, LG Energy to build $4.4 bln U.S. EV battery plant

Honda Motor, LG Energy to build .4 bln U.S. EV battery plant

TOKYO/WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co (7267.T) will build a new $4.4 billion lithium-ion battery plant for electric vehicles in the United States with Korean battery supplier LG Energy Solution Ltd (373220.KS), the two companies said on Monday. Battery makers are looking to increase production in the U.S. where a shift toward … Read more

Toyota doubles down on its hybrid bet in India

Toyota doubles down on its hybrid bet in India

Toyota teams up with Suzuki to crack Indian hybrid market First new model is compact SUV, people-carrier to follow Toyota aims to lower costs by making components in India BIDADI, India, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Toyota is rebooting its strategy for India, doubling down on a bet that emerging markets will learn to love its … Read more

Column: U.S. hits the EV accelerator to cut Chinese metals ties: Andy Home

Column: U.S. hits the EV accelerator to cut Chinese metals ties: Andy Home

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes the “largest investment ever in combating the existential crisis of climate change”, according to President Joe Biden, who will sign the bill into law later on Tuesday. Around $369 billion of federal funds will flow into climate change and energy security, boosting domestic capacity … Read more

Hyundai Motor launches first electric sedan, taking on Tesla

Hyundai Motor launches first electric sedan, taking on Tesla

SEOUL, July 14 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) on Thursday launched its first electric sedan, Ioniq 6, which the South Korean automaker is betting will help it grab a bigger share of the electric vehicle (EV) market dominated by Tesla Inc . The Ioniq 6 is one of more than 31 electric models that … Read more

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) chief lobbied the Japanese government to make clear it supported hybrid vehicles as much as battery electrics or face losing the auto industry’s support, a senior lawmaker told a ruling party meeting. The lobbying by Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota and chairman of the Japan Automobile … Read more

Toyota recalls first mass-produced EVs less than 2 months after launch

Toyota recalls first mass-produced EVs less than 2 months after launch

2023 Toyota bZ4X all-electric SUV is displayed during the 2021 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November, 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 23 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Thursday it would recall 2,700 of its first mass-produced electric vehicles (EVs) … Read more

Musk says Tesla’s new car factories ‘losing billions of dollars’

Musk says Tesla’s new car factories ‘losing billions of dollars’

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) new car factories in Texas and Berlin are “losing billions of dollars” as they struggle to increase production because of a shortage of batteries and China port issues, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in an interview published on Wednesday. “Both Berlin and Austin factories are gigantic … Read more

Hyundai Motor Group to invest more than $10 billion in U.S. up to 2025

Hyundai Motor Group to invest more than  billion in U.S. up to 2025

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Group said on Sunday it would invest an additional $5 billion in the United States by 2025 to strengthen collaboration with U.S. firms in advanced technology. The investments, announced during a visit to Seoul by President Joe Biden, are for robotics, urban air mobility, autonomous driving and artificial … Read more