Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteriesDec. 13
Toyota and Panasonic are considering jointly developing batteries for EVs, a partnership that could help the Japanese automaker in its late bid to begin EV production after concentrating on plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles.
Ford, Alibaba plan to test new sales models in China, report saysDec. 6
Ford is expected to sign a deal with Alibaba that may allow the automaker to test selling cars to consumers in China through Alibaba's online retail arm Tmall, as well as via a new "auto vending machine" store concept.
FCA, Hyundai in talks over tech partnership, Marchionne saysDec. 2
Fiat Chrysler and Hyundai are exploring a technical partnership, but there are no merger talks, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said. FCA also has not made a decision on spinning off its supplier division, Magneti Marelli, and robotics maker Comau, he said.
BMW may make Mini an electric brand in U.S.Nov. 29
BMW may make its Mini brand all-electric in the United States and is talking with other automakers to find partners to lower the cost of electrifying the brand, a senior executive said. BMW plans to launch an electric Mini in 2019.
Ford, Mahindra open to teaming up on EVs in IndiaNov. 21
FCA, Guangzhou look to deepen China tie-upNov. 21
Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile are in talks to deepen their joint venture in China, as the world's largest car market looks to relax some regulations and Guangzhou prepares to sell its Trumpchi brand in the U.S.
A lengthy courtship in fast-moving tech worldNov. 13
Speedy deals may crash and burn laterOct. 22
Toyota gets help to play EV catch-upOct. 2
Lyft tie-up fills in blank on mobility plan at FordOct. 2
Toyota will partner with Mazda, Denso for electric car ventureSept. 28
Ghosn plans 12 new EVs, more platform sharingSept. 18
Ghosn's new six-year business plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance will develop more EVs and autonomous vehicles. It also will accelerate the pace of platform-sharing between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.