Nissan Motor Co., after best-ever U.S. sales of Leaf hatchbacks in 2013, plans to offer two years of free public charging for the battery-powered car in its strongest U.S. markets to entice more drivers to buy one.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the world’s largest maker of luxury vehicles, has increased production of the i3 electric city car 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the carmaker’s initial expectations.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus will show its newest production-ready crossover at the Beijing Motor Show for the first time as it tries to narrow the gap with German luxury car brands in the world’s largest auto market.
Malaysia awarded its first production license for energy-efficient vehicles to a local manufacturer and distributor for China’s Great Wall Motor Co. in an investment worth about 2 billion ringgit ($620 million).
Tesla Motors Inc., which had its first profitable quarter last year aided by sales of California environmental credits, is to receive fewer for each Model S sold as the state modifies its zero-emission vehicle program.
Boeing Co. and U.S. regulators exercised too little quality control over subcontractors during development of the 787 Dreamliner, according to a federal report that made seven recommendations to bolster such oversight.