AutoComplete: Nissan reportedly looking to sell its battery operationsVolkswagen may have more software troubles, and Jaguar Land Rover adds 50,000 cars to the Takata recall fray.
Good Monday. It's August 8th and here's what's making the news on Road Show. Sometimes vertical integration ain't all it's cracked up to be. Nissan is reportedly looking to sell its major stake in battery manufacturer Automotive Energy Supply Company to Panasonic. And Nissan hasn't been able to ramp up production which would lower cost, so instead it's opting to purchase its lithium ion EV batteries from a separate supplier. Volkswagen may have yet another problem on its hands. A German paper alleges that Volkswagen has three secret software programs on its three liter diesel vehicles that shut off emissions after 22 minutes of operation. Fun fact most Most emission tests take about 20 minutes to complete. VW vehicles with this engine include the Audi Q7, Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne. Jaguar Land Rover enters the takata fray with the recall covering about 50,000 vehicles. The 2007 to 2011 Range Rover and the 2009 to 2011 Jag XF are being recalled because their front passenger air bag inflators May explode in a cloud of shrapnel instead of inflating the airbag like normal. The recall is the first of four waves of JLR Takata recalls, which will cover some 100,000 vehicles in the US. For more on these stories check out theroadshow.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow