auto kick start

A jump-start for the US

Automakers are responding to a US government injection of ‘green’ dollars into the industry by retooling for a new era in car manufacture.

FDI car parts market slumps

According to greenfield trend tracker fDi Markets, 2009 has seen a drop in foreign investment projects in the automotive components sector.

China ramps up auto spending

Recent activity shows that China is growing as a source of outward investment in the automotive industry, as well as continuing to be a key global destination market.

From a spark to a flame

Could electric vehicles re-energise the flagging US auto sector and help fuel economic revival in the rust belt? Lillie Guyer examines the initiatives which encourage battery manufacture and how companies are responding.

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