Last Friday it was reported that SA premier Jay Weatherill recently offered to have Tesla set up in the state, though this offer was politely turned down. RenewEconomy reports that Weatherill made the suggestion while visiting the company’s Fremont plant, which was occupied by a failedToyota/General Motors joint venture before Tesla set up. “I met … Continue reading SA Tesla electric car factory offer declined
Volkswagen has announced that it will cut bonuses to senior management as the company prepares to deliver its annual report on April 28.
The OECD report Back to Work Australia makes some grim predictions for workers who lose their jobs. That is the potential threat facing some 7,000 Arrium employees
Tesla announced what it calls its “most affordable” electric vehicle in the Model 3 last week. The car can now be ordered with a deposit of A$1,500in Australia (US$1,000 in the United States) but won’t be delivered until late 2017.
Volvo’s global CEO has backed manufacturing in Australia, turning the first sod on a new $30 million headquarters and dealership in Wacol, Queensland.
South Australian premier Jay Weatherill has said he was confident General Motors would make an unnamed “financial contribution” to the state, following a meeting with GM executives in the US.
Ormeau-based motorsports specialist PWR Performance Products is currently working on opportunities through areas including electric vehicles and home energy storage batteries.
Former federal minister Greg Combet has accepted a job lobbying for Victoria’s defence industry as the state awaits news on the Land 400 program contract.
Former federal MP Greg Combet has quit his role as chair of the South Australian Automotive Transformation Taskforce after two-and-a-half years to work as a defence industry lobbyist.
German prosecutors have expanded their probe into Volkswagen over the company’s “dieselgate” scandal. AFP reports that investigations have grown from sixe to include 17 suspects, though this does not include current or former board members. “This is part of the diesel investigation, the number of suspects has risen, although none are from the management board,” said … Continue reading European investigations of Volkswagen staff expand
German prosecutors have expanded their probe into Volkswagen over the company’s “dieselgate” scandal.
Punch Corporation, owned by Belgian businessman Guido Dumarey, might explore “alternative options” to keep car manufacturing alive in Australia post-2017.
It has been confirmed that Holden will cease local manufacture of Cruze vehicles in October, with around 400 jobs to also go as a result.
Almost 98,000 RAV4 Toyota vehicles in Australia have been recalled due to a seatbelt issue affecting 2.87 million of the cars globally.
Automotive supplier Adelaide Tooling has seized an opportunity to diversify its operations, manufacturing a new retractable flyscreen and block-out blind system.
Perth is set to be the first Australian city to trial a driver-less bus, according to West Australia’s transport minister.
Politicians have cautiously welcomed Belgian entrepreneur Guido Dumarey’s bid to save the Adelaide Holden site from closure.
Like titanium, scandium is a metal Australia possesses in world-leading amounts, and – with a little work – it could present big industrial opportunities. Brent Balinski reports on a recently announced effort to help address the material’s supply/demand nexus.
The Federal Government has delivered $4,797,383 in support to 10 Australian automotive component manufacturers, facing the approaching death of local car making.
ELECTRIC self-driving cars were a major trend at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, reports TrendForce.