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Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.

EV Startup Byton Suspends Operations

Waiting out the coronavirus pandemic

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.

14 BMW Workers Quarantined for COVID-19

Cases on the rise in South Carolina

Natural Fibers

German racing series shifts to natural fiber application

German racing series DTM says the shift away from carbon fibers will be more cost-efficient, improve lightweighting and reduce the organization’s ecological footprint.

Longer-Range Bimmer PHEVs in the Works

Geofencing and rewards program support new model rollout

Tesla Passes Toyota in Market Value

Stock soars past $1,000 per share

FCA to Test Hybrid Geofencing in Italy

Drivers get access to restricted areas and special parking but risk fines if they turn off the EV mode

Renault-Nissan Hopes to Rekindle Partnership with Daimler

Renault hints that new initiatives will be announced in coming weeks

End of the Line for Venerable Bentley V-8

Just 36,000 units were built during the engine’s 61-year run

What You Need to Know About Byton & the M-Byte

Byton is on a fast path forward with its M-Byte electric SUV launching in China this year and North America and Europe next. Here are key aspects. And keen insights from Benoit Jacob, its head of Design

Energy Storage

Innovative pressurized hydrogen storage for integrated vehicle structures using composites

Chained tubular storage tanks using semi-finished thermoplastic composite products offer flat designs aimed at easy integration into universal vehicle architectures.

BMW Preps to Launch First Electric SUV

Production is on track to begin this summer in China

A Look at What Could Have Been: Dyson’s Canceled EV

Tesla Model X fighter proved to be too costly of a risk

China EV Maker Takes Norwegian Route to Europe

New BYD SUV will be followed by several light commercial trucks

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 1

Factory relaunch schedules stretch out amid uncertainties

SGL to Supply BMW Hybrid with Carbon Fiber Battery Case

Supplier touts lightweighting and other benefits

Automotive

SGL Carbon to manufacture composite battery enclosures for BMW Group

The company will produce glass fiber-based cover plates to be used on battery enclosures for a future BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle model. 

BMW, Marelli Expand Blockchain Parts Management

Deploying blockchain throughout the automotive supply chain process promises to improve parts and transaction tracking, transparency and adherence to standards.

Doug DeMuro Talks About His Car Reviews

When you have literally millions of subscribers on your YouTube channel, you must be doing something right