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Toyota and Tesla – the usual culture clash case


The California-based electric automaker and the Japanese company – the world’s largest carmaker – had a great early start in 2010. Toyota bought a $50 million stake in Tesla and sold them a car factory, while the latter retrofitted the RAV4 SUV with electric drive. Today, a few years later, the RAV4 SUV didn’t even get 2,000 deliveries – it was slapped ...
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Renault Nissan increases alliance savings
The French and Japanese companies announced that as the first models jointly developed on common architectures were introduced to the production lines, the alliance savings were boosted last year, reaching ...
Ghosn wants his alliance to catch up to biggest rivals
Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive of French-Japanese Renault-Nissan alliance intends to boost profitability and grow sales across all regions, allowing them to enter the top three global automakers. The automotive alliance ...
Renault-Nissan wants a big piece of the US market
While traditionally Nissan is the main player of the alliance in the very competitive US market, the recent development within the 15-years old alliance gets Ghosn put both companies on ...
Renault and Nissan Step Up Integration with New Alliance Management Team
Alliance partners Renault and Nissan have made public their plan to merge key operations and reach economies of scale, part of their strategy to rival giants of the auto industry, ...
Renault-Nissan alliance sales rise 2.1 % in 2013
The French automaker and its Japanese alliance partner announced in a statement their combined vehicle sales were up 2.1 % last year, which stands as a new record for the ...
Renault Nissan to up their alliance savings goal
Long standing alliance partners Renault and Nissan announced yesterday they raised their joint savings goal as the Group strives to deepen cooperation in vehicle development and production departments. The two companies ...
Report – Renault and Nissan to combine R&D and manufacturing
The Nikkei business daily reported today that Nissan and Renault will combine their manufacturing and research functions in a move that will save the alliance more than 400 billion yen ...
Google and Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia partner to create the Open Automotive Alliance – Android goes into cars
Google is teaming up with automotive behemoths Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia to form the Open Automotive Alliance, or ‘OAA’, designed to “accelerate” innovation in the automotive sector. Tech companies ...
Auto industry spurs hybrid carmakers
One sells millions of entry-level hatchbacks every year. The other builds premium saloons. But the blossoming relationship between the Renault-Nissan chief executive and Daimler’s chairman, as they stress, is a ...

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