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Nissan, Suzuki and Mitsubishi to halt car production due to chip shortage

Credits: www.entrepreneur.com The global shortage of semiconductor chips has the auto industry in check, so Nissan, Suzuki and Mitsubishi plan to make fewer cars in June. Since 2020, the automotive industry has suffered from a lack of semiconductors for the chips required by vehicle electrical systems. Faced with such a shortage of components , the companies Nissan , Suzuki and Mitsubishi announced that they will stop the production of cars or […]

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Some high-end features go missing as tight chip supplies drag on

Credits: www.autonews.com Companies forced to be creative to keep production moving When automakers were first hit with chip shortages at the end of last year, they tried idling factories until the trouble passed. But with the crisis stretching into its fifth month and getting worse, they are getting creative to keep at least some production moving forward. […]

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JAPAN HAS ITS OWN REASONS FOR NOT TRANSITIONING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Credits: www.gizchina.com The major automakers are now transitioning to electric cars. But the behavior of Japanese companies seems to run counter to the current mainstream trend. There are two main reasons for this. One is that Japanese automakers have invested heavily in the field of hybrid electric cars. So they don’t want to abandon this […]

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The Fairlady Z432R Is the Most Valuable Z in the World

Credits: www.roadandtrack.com One of these recently sold for $800,000 at auction. Here’s why it’s the ultimate Z. “I like driving. A car is useless if it doesn’t move. By riding, the 432R is pleased.” With these simple words, accompanied by an apology for his limited English, Akira Takeuchi reveals himself to be the sort of […]

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Nissan Frontier pickup totally redesigned for first time in 17 years

It was the dinosaur of the auto industry, but the dinosaur has finally gone extinct. Nissan has finally killed the old design of its Nissan Frontier pickup. The automaker on Thursday revealed a redesigned version, marking the first total overhaul for the midsize pickup in 17 years.  Since the Frontier got its last makeover in 2004, […]

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Global microchip shortage hits Toyota, Honda, Nissan, German automakers

TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. said it is weighing production cuts in Japan due to a global shortage of automotive microchips. Several other global automakers and suppliers also said they have been impacted.  Honda plans to reduce domestic output by 4,000 units in January, a slowdown mainly affecting the Fit small hatchback at Honda’s Suzuka plant, the Nikkei newspaper […]

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Nissan Said to be in Talks with US Startup to Electrify Pickup

Nissan Motor Co. is looking to breathe new life into its wheezing full-size pickup truck by electrifying it with the help of a Detroit-based startup, according to people familiar with the matter.The Japanese automaker is considering buying a battery-electric powertrain from Hercules Electric Vehicles for its Titan pickup and sharing parts for the startup’s own […]

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Nissan RE-LEAF brings emergency power supply to disaster zones

Nissan has revealed a concept emergency response vehicle which it says can provide a mobile power supply in areas struck by natural disasters. The Re-Leaf concept, based on a regular Nissan Leaf, has been created to showcase how electric vehicles can provide instant energy solutions in areas where power supplies have been interrupted.  Natural disasters […]