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VW, Daimler, BMW among automakers opposing Trump's NAFTA plan

Aug. 21, 2018 09:41 CET

Foreign-brand automakers with U.S. plants cannot support President Trump's proposals to raise the amount of local content in North American-made vehicles, an industry group told U.S. lawmakers.
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BMW to give careful consideration to raising stake in China venture, report says
Aug. 19, 2018 17:45 CET

BMW will give the possibility of raising its stake in its Chinese joint venture careful consideration, China's official Xinhua news agency reported, citing a company exec ...

 

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Aston Martin will re-create James Bond's DB5 for $3.5 million with spy gadgets included
Aug. 21, 2018 10:04 CET

Aston Martin will build 25 limited-edition DB5s, the car driven by James Bond in movies including Goldfinger. The cars will have gadgets from the movie's vehicle, such as ...

 

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How McLaren makes a supercar
Aug. 19, 2018 06:01 CET

McLaren Automotive builds its expensive supercars in an unusual, partially underground building in southern England. ...

 

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Volkswagen Group sales rise 11% in July ahead of WLTP shift
Aug. 17, 2018 15:09 CET

VW Group's global vehicle sales increased 11 percent last month, helped by a sales program in Europe to clear out vehicle stocks ahead of the introduction of tougher emis ...

 

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Mercedes weighs Porsche Cayman rival
Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

The entry-level luxury sports car world might be getting even more competitive. Mercedes-AMG is looking into offering a rival to Porsche's 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster, acc ...

 

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Industry must prepare for the 'peak car' era as alternative mobility options gain ground
Aug. 17, 2018 12:40 CET

As more people shun car ownership and embrace alternative mobility options such as car-sharing programs, the industry is accelerating toward a shift that is being dubbed ...

 

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Musk has no plans to relinquish chairman, CEO roles
Aug. 17, 2018 09:27 CET

Elon Musk has no plans to relinquish his dual role as chairman and CEO of Tesla, he said in a newspaper interview. The executive is under intense scrutiny by U.S. authori ...

 

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Former Autoliv boss outlines new goals at Veoneer
Aug. 15, 2018 06:15 CET

As CEO of Autoliv, Jan Carlson spearheaded the spinoff of the Swedish supplier's active-safety business into a new publicly traded company, Veoneer, which he now heads. C ...

 

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Musk may face security review in a Tesla-Saudi deal
Aug. 15, 2018 21:21 CET

Elon Musk will likely need clearance from U.S. national security officials for any proposal to take Tesla private with financing from Saudi Arabia, just as the Trump admi ...

 

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VW will recall 700,000 cars over roof lighting, report says
Aug. 20, 2018 15:53 CET

VW will recall about 700,000 Tiguan and Touran models worldwide due to a possible lighting defect, a German trade magazine reported. ...

 

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UK aims to capitalize on growth of self-driving tech
Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

The UK government is making 150 million pounds (170 million euros) available over five years to help fund pilot studies of self-driving cars. The country forecasts that t ...

 

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Mercedes, Porsche diesel model banned by Swiss
Aug. 15, 2018 21:02 CET

Swiss authorities have halted registrations of some new Mercedes Vito and Porsche Macan and Cayenne vehicles with diesel engines that disguised emissions levels. ...

 

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VW averts Mexico strike with pay increase
Aug. 20, 2018 09:38 CET

Volkswagen has agreed to a salary increase of nearly 6 percent for workers in Mexico and another raise for next year, the company's Mexican union said, averting a potenti ...

 

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Tesla's board looking for executive talent, not COO, report says
Aug. 19, 2018 13:54 CET

Tesla's board is on the lookout for senior talent -- though it's not actively searching for a COO, a person familiar with the board's thinking told Bloomberg. ...

 

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BMW tests electric 3 series
Aug. 17, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW's electric 3 series, a competitor to Tesla's Model 3, has been pictured undergoing road tests in Europe. The sedan is based on the redesigned model expected to be unv ...

 

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Spain works toward framework for autonomous driving
Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Spain is working to expand rules for self-driving vehicles and on modifications to insurance law, aiming to offer an overall legal framework for autonomous driving. ...

 

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Daimler says it's working with German authorities to fix emissions issues
Aug. 20, 2018 12:30 CET

Daimler said it's working with German authorities to resolve issues with emissions irregularities in some of its diesel models. ...

 

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Saudi fund said to be in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors
Aug. 20, 2018 13:51 CET

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, PIF, and Lucid Motors have drawn up a term sheet under which PIF could invest more than $1 billion in the Tesla rival and obtain maj ...

 

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VW's Diess learned about emissions software months before scandal, report says
Aug. 18, 2018 15:32 CET

VW CEO Herbert Diess was told about cheating software two months before U.S. regulators exposed the automaker's emissions scandal, a German magazine said in a report base ...

 

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Italy takes first steps with self-driving plans
Aug. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

Self-driving tests will be permitted on "specific roads" in Italy after the country passed its first law regulating testing in February. ...

 

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Nissan to boost China production capacity by 40%, report says
Aug. 20, 2018 17:35 CET

Nissan plans to invest $900 million to boost vehicle-making capacity in China by 40 percent by 2021, part of an $8.73 billion strategy to become a top player in the world ...

 

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VW owners in Germany risk de-registration if they don't fix cheat diesels
Aug. 16, 2018 06:01 CET

Germany's federal motor vehicle authority has warned that owners of some VW Group diesel vehicles who fail to have manipulated emissions software fixed could have their c ...

 

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Jaguar looks to crossovers to boost volume in the U.S.
Aug. 16, 2018 06:01 CET

Recent new Jaguar models have been slow sellers in the U.S. and the brand is poised to make changes. ...

 

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Toyota to increase production capacity in China by 20%
Aug. 17, 2018 13:52 CET

Toyota will expand capacity at its auto plant in China's Guangzhou, a company source told Reuters, in addition to beefing up production at a factory in Tianjin city by 12 ...

 

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Why a supplier's nationality matters
Aug. 17, 2018 06:01 CET

PwC's automotive leader, Dietmar Ostermann, makes the point that as automakers compete through innovation, supplier nationality still matters. ...

 

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Gestamp chairman expects boom in outsourcing work
Aug. 16, 2018 06:15 CET

Spanish supplier Gestamp has expanded extensively since 2009 through organic growth and takeovers. Francisco Riberas, founder of the company, talked with Automotive Ne ...

 

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Battery tech may be next 'stranded assets' in green revolution
Aug. 16, 2018 06:01 CET

Some of the latest battery technologies may become obsolete before reaching the market because of the breakneck pace of advances in the industry. ...

 

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Ford develops midsize crossover for China
Aug. 16, 2018 06:01 CET

Ford plans to introduce a new midsize crossover for China next year with its joint-venture partner, Jiangling Motors. ...

 

    
 
Tavares' success at PSA is a 'powerful incentive' for Renault to catch up


3:42 am U.S. ET | July 30 2018

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PSA's impressive performaance under CEO Carlos Tavares is a powerful incentive for his former company, Renault, to work hard to catch up, said Renault's No. ...
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Tavares may find it hard to maintain Opel's astonishing progress


10:00 am U.S. ET | July 24 2018

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Opel's astonishing recovery under PSA left analysts swooning. ...
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Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2018

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A week spent testing Nissan's new Leaf was frustrating logistically but encouraging overall. ...
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How I became a diesel believer again

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Like many other people, my faith in diesel has been challenged by revelations of emissions cheating. ...
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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one ...
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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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