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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 23 2018

Volvo Trucks plans to share electric truck battery tech across brands

TOKYO Volvo Trucks plans to share battery technology across its brands to tame development and production costs for the crucial but expensive component, as the world's second-largest truck maker ramps up electric offerings, the company told Reuters on Monday.

Apr 12 2018

Toyota's Hino, VW's truck unit tie up to reduce R&D costs

TOKYO The truck units of Toyota Motor and Volkswagen AG are forming an alliance to bolster their market positions as commercial vehicle makers face growing costs to develop lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities.

Apr 12 2018

Key Safety Systems completes deal to acquire air-bag maker Takata

TOKYO Auto components maker Key Safety Systems completed on Wednesday a $1.6 billion deal to acquire air-bag maker Takata Corp, whose faulty inflators triggered the auto industry's biggest recall and have been linked to at least 22 deaths around the world.

Mar 29 2018

Toyota, Suzuki to produce cars for each other in India

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp agreed on Thursday to produce cars for each other in India as Toyota aims to increase its market share in the world's fifth-largest passenger car market.

Mar 23 2018

Nissan sees electric car sales surging to one million annually by 2022

YOKOHAMA, Japan Nissan Motor Co announced plans to sell 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) annually by 2022, a six-fold jump from what it sold last year, and said it had no plans to stop testing its self-driving cars on public roads, calling them safe.

Mar 08 2018

Flush with cash, Nissan may get chance to weaken France's grip on Renault partnership

TOKYO After years of opposing France's influence on its partnership with Renault SA , Nissan Motor Co may finally have a chance to deepen ties with its French counterpart if the government agrees to sell its 15 percent stake in Renault. | Video

Feb 26 2018

Toyota pursues petrol but sees electric potential in new technology

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp stuck to its commitment to improving petrol engines on Monday with new powertrain units, while flagging technologies which could find their way into electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).

Feb 23 2018

Easy Ride trial to mark Nissan's first stop on road to taxi services

YOKOHAMA Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber [UBER.UL] and other technology firms. | Video

Feb 22 2018

With Easy Ride trial, Nissan takes new step towards being Uber competitor

YOKOHAMA, Feb 23 Facing a future in which self-driving cars may curb vehicle ownership, Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous transportation services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber Technologies and other technology firms.

Feb 21 2018

Slowing U.S. auto sales prompts Japan automakers to rethink discounts

TOKYO A second year of slowing growth in the U.S. auto market is forcing Japanese automakers to look beyond discounts to grow market share and focus more on boosting profitability in their largest market.


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