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Ghosn's 18 years of epic battles

In the course of running Nissan Motor Co. for 18 years, Carlos Ghosn has racked up a long list of battles and dramas, many of them at his own instigation.


Suppliers keep wheeling and dealing

Seemingly unworried about wobbly global markets, automotive suppliers are wheeling and dealing to acquire each other or dump underperforming assets.

| UPDATED: 8/9/16 11:11 am ET - corrected
Demand strains aluminum suppliers

North American suppliers of sheet aluminum are running close to 100 percent of capacity, said Tom Boney, general manager of automotive for Novelis North America.

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Ghosn's 18 years of epic battles

In the course of running Nissan Motor Co. for 18 years, Carlos Ghosn has racked up a long list of battles and dramas, many of them at his own instigation.


Suppliers keep wheeling and dealing

Seemingly unworried about wobbly global markets, automotive suppliers are wheeling and dealing to acquire each other or dump underperforming assets.


EPA holds firm on 54.5 mpg

Automakers hoping for some relief from the EPA's targeted fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may not get it.


GM wants more diesels, CVTs

General Motors plans to step up use of diesel engines and lightweight continuously variable transmissions to help it meet tightening fuel-economy standards.

| UPDATED: 8/9/16 11:11 am ET - corrected
Demand strains aluminum suppliers

North American suppliers of sheet aluminum are running close to 100 percent of capacity, said Tom Boney, general manager of automotive for Novelis North America.


Renault-Nissan’s tiny-car experiment

Can 10 little cars on the streets of San Francisco help a global automaker predict the future? Nissan is counting on it, says Rachel Nguyen, head of the small Renault-Nissan Alliance research unit Future Lab.


Hella sees opportunity in moving to LED lights

Converting from halogen to LED automotive lighting will enable automakers to greatly improve nighttime visibility and incorporate cool new features into their vehicles, all while saving a lot of valuable energy, the president of Hella Corporate Center USA said.


VW details plans for 3 EV platforms, more SUVs

As Volkswagen works toward resolving its diesel emissions scandal, it is mobilizing “Strategy 2025,” which includes as many as three dedicated platforms for electric vehicles, more utility vehicles and several new budget vehicles.


Why GM is embracing car sharing

Even as it sells millions of new vehicles a year, GM also likes the idea of consumers sharing them. “The whole idea of owning a car, parking it for $1,000 a month and letting it sit there 90 percent of the time is just ludicrous,” said Julia Steyn, GM’s vice president of urban mobility programs.

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