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US auto workers at VW plant reject bid to unionise

US auto workers at VW plant reject bid to unionise

The United Auto Workers union has suffered a fresh defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, with workers narrowly voting down a move to organize the factory for a second time.

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

A proposed merger between Renault and Fiat-Chrysler remains a ‘good opportunity,’ France's finance minister said Monday, after the Italian-American carmaker withdrew the offer over ‘unreasonable’ political resistance ...

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Japanese authorities on Monday hit Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth indictment against the former Nissan boss who promptly filed for bail.

VW slashes thousands more jobs to fund electric transition

VW slashes thousands more jobs to fund electric transition

German car giant Volkswagen said Wednesday it would slash thousands of posts to cope with its transition to electric and autonomous driving the day after reporting rising profits ...

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday.

Merkel says US calling European cars a threat is 'frightening'

Merkel says US calling European cars a threat is 'frightening'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday labelled as ‘frightening’ tough US trade rhetoric planning to declare European car imports a national security threat.

Court orders bail for Nissan executive linked to Ghosn case

Court orders bail for Nissan executive linked to Ghosn case

A Tokyo court on Tuesday granted bail for a Nissan executive accused of a key role in the financial misconduct case involving auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn, who remains in detention.

South Korea to fine BMW $10 mn over engine fires response

South Korea to fine BMW $10 mn over engine fires response

South Korea said Monday it will fine German automaker BMW 11.2 billion won ($10 million) for allegedly dragging its feet in recalling cars with faulty engines linked to dozens of engine fires.

GM to close Canadian factory, putting 3000 jobs at risk: report

GM to close Canadian factory, putting 3000 jobs at risk: report

General Motors is expected to announce on Monday the closure of a factory in the Canadian city of Oshawa, putting almost 3,000 jobs at risk, Canadian channel CTV reported.

Tesla names director Denholm as chair after Musk rows

Tesla names director Denholm as chair after Musk rows

Tesla Inc director Robyn Denholm, a telecoms executive who has worked for Toyota, has been promoted to chairwoman of the electric car company, tasked with regulating billionaire Elon Musk's regime after months of turbulence ...

Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires

Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires

A group of BMW owners in South Korea filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker Thursday over alleged delays in recalling more than 100,000 cars after a spate of engine fires, their lawyer said.

Tesla's board says Musk started go-private talks last week

Tesla's board says Musk started go-private talks last week

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk started talks with the company's board last week about taking the electric car maker private, some board members said on Wednesday.