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US: Shell Eco-Marathon pays Detroit a visit

US: Shell Eco-Marathon pays Detroit a visit

The Motor City will have a decidedly futuristic look next weekend, with over 140 experimental high-efficiency prototypes racing each other for glory and world recognition in the Shell Eco-Marathon. This is the first year the event hits downtown Detroit and will also include a conference all at Cobo Center where […]

Russia: February sales down 38 percent

Russia: February sales down 38 percent

The country continues its unending plunge in the abyss of economical disaster, with last month’s new car deliveries plunging 38 percent, following a 24 percent drop in January, according to Moscow-based industry body the Association of European Businesses. Russia has a frail economy and has seen its currency plunge as […]

Auto suppliers have faith in electric cars

Auto suppliers have faith in electric cars

What they actually believe is that the segment will finally live up to its forecasted reputation in the near future, with auto parts makers consolidating one important area of the business – battery technology. The most recent moves in the sector involve South Korea’s Samsung SDI and Japanese chemical manufacturer […]

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US: the best-selling nameplates of 2014

US: the best-selling nameplates of 2014

Back in 2009 the US government was not only bailing out the financial sector but also the auto industry, with General Motors and Chrysler being restructured through bankruptcy. Today, all that is a distant memory. Last year’s sales surged 7% to a total of 16.5 million autos, the best level […]

China to levy green vehicle incentives until 2020

China to levy green vehicle incentives until 2020

According to new draft regulation published yesterday, the Chinese government is mulling the expansion of the current new-energy vehicle subsidies to 2020, up from the current expiration date set for the end of next year. The measures designed to support the new energy vehicles, China’s generic term for “green” autos […]