Honda to start producing new hydrogen fuel cell system co-developed with GM

TOKYO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co ( 7267.T ) said it will start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co ( GM.N ) this year and gradually step up sales this decade, in a bid to expand its hydrogen business. Honda will target annual sales of … Read more

Exclusive: EV maker Rivian to cut 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Rivian Automotive (RIVN.O) is laying off 6% of its workforce in an effort to cut costs as the EV maker, already grappling with falling cash reserves and a weak economy, braces for an industry -wide price war. The company is focusing resources on ramping up vehicle production and reaching … Read more

US seeks Tesla driver-assist documents; company hikes capex forecast

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) disclosed on Tuesday it had received requests from the US Justice Department for documents related to its Full Self-Driving and Autopilot driver-assistance systems as regulatory scrutiny intensifies. Reuters reported in October Tesla is under criminal investigation over claims that the company’s electric vehicles could drive themselves. The … Read more

Norway wealth fund posts record $164 billion loss

Loss in 2022 exceeds previous record from 2008 Inflation, geopolitical tensions remain risk factors Record inflow of money from the oil and gas industry OSLO, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Norway’s wealth fund, one of the world’s largest investors, posted a record loss of 1.64 trillion crowns ($164.4 billion) for 2022, bringing to an end a … Read more

Ford to cut prices of Mustang Mach-E, following Tesla’s lead

Jan 30 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (FN) on Monday cut prices of its electric crossover SUV Mustang Mach-E by as much as $5,900 per vehicle, weeks after rival Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) slashed prices globally on its electric vehicles by as much as 20%. Shares of Ford were down 1.5% in early trading. Tesla was … Read more

Toyota defends title as world’s top-selling automaker in 2022

TOKYO, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) sold 10.5 million vehicles in 2022, it said on Monday, defending its title as the world’s top-selling automaker for a third straight year. Global sales for the group, including truck unit Hino Motors (7205.T) and small-car maker Daihatsu, inched down 0.1% as record overseas sales of … Read more

Asia shares turn cagey as rate hikes, earnings loom

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Fed seen hiking 25bp this week, ECB and BOE by 50bp Tech giants lead host of earnings results China shares up as holiday travel surges SYDNEY, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Asian shares turned cagey on Monday ahead of a week that is certain to see interest rates rise in Europe and the United States, … Read more

Rheinmetall eyes boost in munitions output, HIMARS production in Germany

DUESSELDORF, Jan 29 (Reuters) – German arms-maker Rheinmetall is ready to greatly boost the output of tank and artillery munitions to satisfy strong demand in Ukraine and the West, and may start producing HIMARS multiple rocket launchers in Germany, CEO Armin Papperger told Reuters. He spoke days before Germany’s defense industry bosses are due to … Read more

EV maker Lucid surges on report Saudi PIF to buy remaining stake

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Lucid Group’s (LCID.O) shares surged 43% on Friday, paring gains after doubling on market speculation that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) wanted to buy out the electric vehicle maker. The speculation originated from an “uncooked” alert attributed to deals website Betaville, using its term for market gossip. Lucid was the … Read more

Exclusive: Tesla’s Musk met top Biden officials on EVs in Washington Friday

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Tesla ( TSLA.O ) Chief Executive Elon Musk met two top White House officials on Friday in Washington to discuss how the car maker and Democratic President Joe Biden could work together to advance electric vehicle production and speed electrification of US vehicle networks. Musk met John Podesta, a Democratic … Read more