Tag: Car industry

  • Nissan says Ghosn received $9m in improper payments

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    Nissan and Mitsubishi have said Carlos Ghosn received “improper payments” totalling €7.8m ($8.9m; £6.9m) from a joint venture between the carmakers. The claim follows a joint investigation by the companies into misconduct carried out by Mr Ghosn. Mr Ghosn, former chairman of both firms, has been detained since November on charges involving financial crimes. Both companies sacked […]

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  • Ford to cut thousands of jobs in turnaround plan

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    Carmaker Ford has announced plans for a major shake-up of its operations in the UK and mainland Europe. It is expected to lead to thousands of job losses across Europe, including the UK, although cuts at its UK factories are not thought to be imminent. But Ford Europe boss Steven Armstrong said should the UK […]

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  • China car sales fall for the first time in 20 years

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    Car sales in China, the world’s biggest vehicle market, have seen their first annual fall in twenty years. Sales fell 6% to 22.7 million units in 2018, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). The deceleration comes amid a slowdown in China’s economy which has hit performance at car manufacturers around the world. The […]

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  • Tesla shares drop on disappointing quarterly performance

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    Tesla shares have fallen after the electric carmaker revealed that it missed expectations for deliveries and will be cutting its vehicle prices by $2,000 in the US. The price cut, which will apply to Model S, Model X and Model 3 cars, is in response to a reduction in green tax credits. Tesla said it […]

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  • China to ‘cut US car tariff to 15%’

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    China has reportedly proposed cutting tariffs on US-made cars to 15%, the same tax levied on car imports from other countries. Bloomberg reported that China’s cabinet will review the plans, which would undo the 40% import duty China imposed on US cars this summer. The proposal, the timing of which remains uncertain, comes as the two […]

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  • Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn arrested over ‘misconduct’

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    Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over claims of financial misconduct, the carmaker has said. Mr Ghosn, a towering figure in the car industry, will be sacked from the Japanese firm after a board meeting on Thursday, its chief executive said. He has been accused of “significant acts of misconduct”, including under-reporting his pay […]

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  • Elon Musk will no longer take Tesla private

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    Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says he will no longer be taking the electric car maker private, just two weeks after saying he was considering a deal. The plan was cancelled after a board meeting on Thursday, he wrote in a post published on the company’s site. Since Mr Musk announced his plan to delist […]

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