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VW to set up software development centre in Lisbon

Volkswagen Group is creating a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and Mand Truck and Bus AG in Lisbon, Portugal...

3 days ago

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BMW plans electric Mini production in China

German auto giant BMW said on Friday it plans to build an electric version of its compact Mini in China, in a possible joint venture with local partner Great Wall...

26 Feb 2018

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Nissan slashes profit forecasts after inspection scandal

TOKYO, Japan - Japanese car giant Nissan has slashed its forecast for full-year operating profit after admitting that a damaging inspection scandal last year had "adversely impacted" the firm's performance.

9 Feb 2018

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Former president of Japan's Toyota dies at 88

Toyota's former president Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese auto giant establish a foothold in North America, has died at the age of 88...

9 Jan 2018

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Hitler's Nazi-parade Mercedes set for US auction

A 1939 luxury Mercedes limousine used to carry Adolf Hitler around Germany will be auctioned in the US state of Arizona next month - one of only four such models ever built...

29 Dec 2017

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China's Geely takes €2.7bn stake in Swedish truckmaker Volvo

China's Geely, which already owns the Swedish car brand Volvo, has now become the biggest shareholder in AB Volvo, the world's second-largest truck manufacturer in a transaction worth around 2.7 billion euros ($3.2 billion)...

29 Dec 2017

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Subaru CEO returns his pay after inspection scandal

The CEO of Japanese automaker Subaru said on Tuesday he and all other executives would return part of their pay until next March following an inspection scandal at the company.

20 Dec 2017

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Tesla biggest quarterly loss, pushes back Model 3 volume production

Tesla has announced its biggest quarterly loss to date, sending shares down nearly 5% after hours after falling 3% in normal trade and has pushed back its target for volume production on its Model 3 sedan...

2 Nov 2017

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Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has unveiled upgrades to its Echo speakers and announced that Alexa smarts will be built into BMW and Mini automobiles by the middle of next year...

28 Sep 2017

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Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017...

27 Sep 2017

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Alliance 2022: Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi to strengthen cooperation

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi motors are planning to strengthen cooperation and accelerate use of common platforms, powertrains, and new technologies...

21 Sep 2017

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Frankfurt Motor Show sees launch of Ferrari Portofino

The new Ferrari Portofino is described as the most versatile model in the range. A car designed to be driven every day... (video)

15 Sep 2017

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First Audi Summit showcases new A8, concepts for individual mobility

BARCELONA, Spain: At the first Audi Summit, the brand showcased the new Audi A8 as well as new concepts for individual mobility...

20 Jul 2017

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Volvo to only produce electric cars from 2019

Swedish car maker Volvo has revealed it will adopt an electrification strategy for all new models from 2019...

7 Jul 2017

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