Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road? By Jessica Twentyman It’s a challenge Read More..
Before joining Renault, Frederic Vincent spent 20 years working in the television industry, most recently as chief technology officer at premium French cable TV company Canal+. In 2016, Vincent became CIO of Renault, taking charge of the carmaker’s IT operations as well as its digital factory, Renault Digital. In an interview with automotiveIT International at Read More..
The Android operating system will be embedded in Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles from 2021. A technology partnership with Google is to bring Android-based infotainment and consumer applications to multiple brands in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance – which sold 10.6million cars in 200 markets last year. Android will add an ecosystem of automotive apps offered via Read More..
Mitsubish Motors said it had improperly conducted emission tests for four Japanese mini-cars, including two models it manufactures for Nissan. The Japanese carmaker said in a statement that it used improper testing methods “toÂ present better fuel consumption rates than the actual rates.” The cars involved are the eK Wagon and eK Space, which Mitsubishi sold Read More..
Mitsubishi is competing in the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a specially designed electric-powered race version of its i-MiEV model. The Japanese carmaker said the i-MiEV Evolution features a carbon-fiber body, a tube-frame chassis, a tri-motor configuration and a specially adapted all-wheel drive system. The car’s electric motors and its batteries are similar Read More..
Mitsubishi made the first North American deliveries of its i-MiEV electric vehicle to a car-sharing company in California this week. The Japanese carmaker, one of the first to have a full electric vehicle on the market, said the vehicles, which were ordered by City CarShare in the San Francisco Bay area, were the first of Read More..
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has started deliveries of a large order of its i-MiEV electric vehicles to the Estonian government. Estonia has ordered 507 i-MiEVs in the Japanese carmaker’s single largest order to date for the electric car. The first vehicles were delivered to Estonia last week. All deliveries will be concluded by the end of Read More..
Four major carmakers have decided to coordinate development of a technical standard for the recharging of electric-vehicle batteries in Europe. The group, which consists of Renault and its alliance partner Nissan, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors, will develop a technical reference based on the “EV Ready” standard originally developed by Renault and Schneider Electric, a French Read More..
Opel is offering Ampera buyers the option to recharge the electric vehicle using electricity from renewable sources. The German unit of General Motors, which is getting ready to launch the Ampera later this year, said it has agreements with 28 German suppliers of clean electricity to provide a tailored package to Ampera owners. Under the Read More..
Automotive and battery-industry experts, citing a lack of alternatives, said lithium-ion will be the dominant electric-vehicle battery technology for at least another 15 years. “We now have lithium-ion and, if you look at the lead times for introducing new technology, I don’t think there will be a new technology for a while,” said Uwe Likar, Read More..