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Renault expects big benefits from its expanded alliance

April 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault sees big benefits working with Nissan and the two newest members of their alliance, AvtoVAZ and Mitsubishi. Top Renault strategist Jeremie Papin gave an overview of the alliance's strategy for growth markets such as China and new business areas such as autonomous cars and mobility services.
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Audi's A8 self-driving tech depends on regulatory changes
April 23, 2017 06:01 CET

Audi upcoming A8 flagship sedan is expected to be the first production car capable of Level 3 autonomous driving, but the feature will not be immediately available becaus ...

 

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How de Meo convinced VW that Seat needed a midsize SUV
April 22, 2017 06:01 CET

Seat CEO Luca De Meo pitched the case for a midsize SUV to VW Group by making the case that it would boost capacity utilization at VW's home plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. ...

 




 
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MG cars to be sold across Europe in 2019
April 22, 2017 06:01 CET

China's SAIC will begin sales of MG cars in mainland Europe starting at the end of 2019. MG's rollout will include the majority of European markets and will focus on SUVs ...

 

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VW sentenced to pay $4.3 billion in U.S. fines, penalties
April 21, 2017 17:00 CET

A U.S. judge sentenced Volkswagen to pay a total of $4.3 billion in fines and penalties and called on the automaker to continue to fully cooperate with federal and state ...

 

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VW diesel whistleblower identified in book
April 21, 2017 06:01 CET

As Volkswagen Group's criminal case comes to a close in a U.S. court on Friday, a nagging question persists: Who blew the whistle and first admitted to regulators that VW ...

 

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Fiat dealers in Italy protest after getting vehicles they did not order
April 21, 2017 06:01 CET

Fiat dealers in Italy have protested to the automaker after the company invoiced for about 6,000 new vehicles they did not order. ...

 

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EU to propose linking CO2 emissions for trucks, cars to road toll charges
April 21, 2017 16:07 CET

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission will propose making cars, trucks, buses and vans pay higher road toll charges the more CO2 they emit as it seeks to cut ro ...

 

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AeroMobil readies flying car for delivery by 2020
April 21, 2017 09:11 CET

Slovakia's AeroMobil has unveiled a flying car priced at up to $1.6 million. The company says the car can switch to flight mode in less than three minutes. It expects to ...

 

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Continental plans powertrain revamp, report says
April 21, 2017 09:42 CET

Continental will announce plans to restructure its powertrain division within days, Reuters reported. The supplier is reviewing the unit after earnings failed to meet exp ...

 

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BMW results lifted by HERE after Intel buys stake
April 20, 2017 13:19 CET

BMW reported a 27 percent jump in quarterly pretax profit after an investment by chipmaker Intel drove up the value of its stake in mapping service HERE. BMW also cited h ...

 

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Apple maps update adds charging points for Tesla, Nissan EV owners
April 20, 2017 09:16 CET

Apple is expanding the capabilities of its maps app in Europe to help owners of EVs from Tesla, Nissan and other automakers to find charging stations. Improving its mappi ...

 

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BMW expects China sales growth to be 10% this year
April 20, 2017 12:59 CET

BMW expects sales in China to grow around 10 percent this year as pricing in the market remains stable. The automaker's sales rose 11 percent to 516,355 vehicles in China ...

 

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Tesla sued over 'dangerously defective' Autopilot
April 20, 2017 19:59 CET

Tesla was sued by vehicle owners over claims its Autopilot feature is “dangerously defective” when engaged. ...

 

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Tesla recalls 53,000 cars worldwide for parking brake
April 20, 2017 19:28 CET

Tesla is recalling 53,000 of its Model S and Model X vehicles globally for an electric parking brake issue, according to a statement on its website. ...

 

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Bill Ford celebrates family, company legacies in Ireland
April 20, 2017 18:52 CET

Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford celebrated his company's 100th anniversary in Ireland by returning to his ancestral home. ...

 

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BMW will install up to 100 charging stations in U.S. national parks
April 20, 2017 16:04 CET

BMW has partnered with the U.S. National Park Service to improve electric-vehicle accessibility in national parks by promising to install up to 100 charging stations. ...

 

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Opel Grandland X set to take on VW Tiguan
April 19, 2017 13:45 CET

Opel/Vauxhall unveiled the Grandland X, the automaker's latest model underpinned by a platform from its new parent, PSA Group. ...

 

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Volvo confirms China production for first EV
April 19, 2017 10:02 CET

Volvo confirmed it will build its first full-electric car in China and export it globally. The EV will launch in 2019 and will based on the compact modular architecture t ...

 

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GM says Venezuela illegally seizes auto plant
April 20, 2017 03:41 CET

General Motors said it is ceasing its Venezuelan operations after its assets in the country were seized by public authorities. ...

 

    
 
China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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