• Volkswagen-SAIC JV to make Audi sedans in Shanghai(VW AG and its Chinese joint venture partner SAIC Motor plan to invest 4.13 billion yuan=$590 million to revamp their car plants in Shanghai to make new Audi sedans)
  • Porsche, with Mahle and Trumpf, is using 3D printed pistons in 911  flagship model-GT2 RS
  • BMW China to export G08 iX3 electric SUV, which is BMW’s first electric SUV.
  • Italy is getting closer to announcing measures to support economy and automotive sector.
  • Britain’s Port of Tyne responds to the government’s Freeport consultation by promoting a virtual free trade zone connecting the North East’s areas of economic activity
  • All Toyota plants worldwide resume operations this week
  • China’s sales of new energy vehicles fall 22% in June to 104,000 units.
  • Brazilian June production (98,700 units) plunges 58%
  • BYD launches luxury electric vehicles /hybrid sedan-Han EV series
  • Alexander Dennis(ADL) and BYD supply Enviro400EV bus for National Express West Midlands in the UK
  • Fisker will become a publicly listed company on NYSE, merge with Spartan Energy
  • Fisker in talks with VW to use MEB platform, battery for electric SUV to cut costs
  • Man is extending its all-wheel-drive range from the TGA to up 5.5 tons vehicle weight
  • Skoda starts an automated parts supply for CNC processing lines at its Vrchlabi component plant.
  • GM face masks receive N95 certification
  • VW and Brose are planning to create a joint venture for complete seats, seat structures and seat components
  • OEConnection acquires NuGenIT (a software company specializing in body shot)
  • Fengsheng, an affiliate of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. starts to sale its first pure electric City SUV Maple 30X
  • Hyundai, Kia target Electric Vehicles sales of 1 million in 2025
  • Ford aims for off-road success with 2021 Bronco, Bronco Sport
  • 15 US states to jointly work to advance electric heavy-duty trucks