Toyota establish green technologies research center with China’s Tsinghua University

The move is likely to help China in its goal to expand its tech capability, manufacturing and distribution channels and better compete in the world stage. Toyota Motor Corp stated, it is in the midst of setting up a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University. The partnership will study uses of car…

Germany and France present joint manifesto on industrial policy

The aim is to provide a supporting hand to local manufacturing and boost their growth, including the production of cells for electric vehicles. In a significant development, France and Germany agreed on a joint manifesto for a new industrial policy in Europe to help support local companies to better compete with rivals, including foreign ones,…

Boeing makes significant, undisclosed, investment in supersonic business jet developer Aerion

Boeing’s investment aims to tap growing high-end demand for air travel that slashes travel time. In a filing, Boeing Co has disclosed, it has made a significant investment in Aerion, a supersonic business jet developer. The development comes in the wake of Boeing, the world’s largest planemaker looking to tap increasing demand for high-end aircraft…

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power to expand into manufacturing of solar panels

ACWA Power’s plan has multiple sweet points given that it is aligned with Riyadh’s goal to diversify its economy and wean its economy away from just oil exports. In a development that places the development of power and water plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s bid to develop its renewable power industry, Riyadh-based ACWA…

VW aiming to build 50 million electric vehicles globally: Herbert Diess

The development underscores VW’s near-long term strategy post 2020. Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Herbert Diess told Automotive News, the carmaker is likely to build up to 50 million electric cars on its new electric vehicle platform. VW is also looking to expand its manufacturing footprint in the United States. “We set up the plant in Chattanooga…