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Toyota is boosting production of hybrids in Japan by 30 percent compared to 2014 levels, and the company wants half of its sales there to be electrically assisted models as soon as next year.

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Bugatti shows the build process of the last Veyron, but it's surely not the final tribute to La Finale.

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GM's plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, is not one of the many sites that currently produces the Chevy Cruze, but it will be one of the few tasked with building the next-generation model.

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Nissan No Charge To Charge In Indianapolis; West Coast Electric Highway

The West Coast Electric Highway offers freedom to EV drivers in Oregon and Washington. BYD's e6 electric taxi is being built in Taiwan, for Taiwan. Nissan opens fast chargers at Ricker's stations in Indianapolis. Formula E announces season two testing schedule at Donington Park

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Plus: Notes On The Jeep Chief, Scion's New York Plans And The Cadillac CT6's Powerful New Engines

We curate the week's events with a focus on General Motors' dramatic scale back in Russia. Plus, other news and notes from around the car world.

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The new National Automotive Innovation Centre is a joint project between Jaguar Land Rover, Tata and the University of Warwick, and will bring together 1,000 engineers, technicians and academics when it opens in 2017.

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DOE Funding More Efficient Industrial Motors

Daimler is spending billions to upgrade the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant to build fuel cell cars. Ford's Go!Drive carsharing program enters its beta stage in London. The Department of Energy is offering $20 million for developing more efficient industrial motors.

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In order to make use of excess capacity at its European plant in England, Honda is tipped to export the Civic hatchback to North America. But what about the new Type R?

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Maserati is building more Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans than it can sell. It's cutting production at its Grugliasco plant to meet the lagging demand, but will it still be able to live up to its ambitious sales targets?

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GM will pull Opel and "mainstream" Chevys from the Russian market in order to focus on Cadillac and vehicles like the Camaro, Corvette and Tahoe.

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Chinese Automaker Could Add 6 GWh Every Year

BYD intends to add six gigawatt hours of battery production capacity each year. If demand keeps up, it could potentially be building enough to challenge the Tesla Gigafactory by 2020.

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Ford has added some much-need production capacity for its 2015 F-150, bringing its Kansas City, MO factory online.

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Plus: Jeremy Clarkson Is Out, Kurt Busch Is Back In And GM Fends Off Activist Investors

We curate the week's events with a focus on manufacturing investments in North America by Mercedes, Volkswagen and others. Plus, news and notes from around the car world.

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Honda is reportedly using its upcoming 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the base choice in the next-gen Civic. It's possible that they could both be fully unveiled by the end of 2015.

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Rumor has it that Hyundai is going to add a third vehicle at its Montgomery, AL factory to accommodate an SUV or CUV.

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The Haas F1 Team has set up shop at the former Manor Marussia headquarters in the UK's motorsport valley, and hired some experienced Formula One veterans to run its new team, on track to join the grid next season.

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Mercedes-Benz is building a $500-million factory in Charleston, SC, to build the next-gen Sprinter domestically. Construction of the plant will begin in 2016, and it will cover 200 acres.

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New three-row Tiguan crossover to hit the market in 2017 after a billion-dollar investment by Volkswagen to expand its already enormous factory in Pueblo, Mexico.

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A tight supply of the 2015 Ford F-150 means that the truck isn't selling as many units as it might be able to, and that could be pulling down Ford sales. Currently, the pickups are only built at one plant, while the other is still changing over.

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CEO Ralf Speth confirms that Jaguar Land Rover will eventually need an assembly plant in the US, but a number of factors mean it won't be happening quite so soon.

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VW is preparing to announce a major investment in its Puebla, Mexico factory that will add 1,900 jobs and prepare for production of the next-gen Tiguan.

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