Automakers urge incoming Biden Administration for tax credit, incentives to boost R&D into self driving cars, EVs

On Tuesday, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a major automotive trade association urged U.S. policymakers to back support for electric vehicles (EV), including new incentives to boost up consumer purchases, as well as research and development. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has made boosting electric vehicles a top priority and has pledged to build 550,000 new EV…

Trump Administration in talks with chipmakers on building semiconductor factories in the U.S.

May 10, 2020 – On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, the Trump’s administration is holding talks with semiconductor companies on building chip factories in the United States. As per the WSJ report, which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is in talks with Intel Corp and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

Apple limits online purchases of iphones to 2 per person midst Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

A check on Apple’s website on Friday revealed, Cupertino is limiting customer purchases of iPhones over its online stores to two handsets per person. The measure is applicable to many countries including the United States and China. The development comes in the wake of the Apple closing all of its brick-and-mortar stores outside China, even…

Foxconn’s China factories will resume full production in late February

According to a source with direct knowledge of the matter at hand, Taiwan’s Foxconn aims to gradually restart operations at its factories in China and could resume full production within 3 weeks. Foxconn has filed requests to reopen factories with Chinese authorities, said the source while adding that a full resumption is likely towards the…

Coronavirus disrupts Hyundai Motor’s supply chain

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its run in China, Hyundai Motor stated, it plans on gradually suspending production at its South Korean factories from Tuesday. Hyundai is the first automaker to do so outside China. The coronavirus is disrupted supply chain. Other global automakers, including PSA Peugeot Citroen, Ford, Nissan, Honda Motors have suspended the…