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GM sees Turin randd center feeding diesel revival (Sat, 23 Jun 2018)
The northern Italian industrial city of Turin is home to a key operation in General Motors' drive to reduce fuel consumption in combustion engines used in the U.S. and globally.
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Regulators are trying to keep pace with self-driving tech (Sat, 23 Jun 2018)
Critics fear government authorities are falling behind in evaluating and approving guidelines for road readiness of self-driving technologies.
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McLaren North American President Tony Joseph makes supercar brand easier to find (Sat, 23 Jun 2018)
McLaren North America President Tony Joseph has been with the brand since it set up shop nine years ago, watching it grow from fledging operations to a growing retail base.
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Trump threatens 20% tariff on European Union cars (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
President Trump threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S.
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Tesla suffers another fire at Calif. plant (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
A machine used for paper recycling caught fire late Thursday at Tesla's plant in Fremont, Calif., outside the company's main EV assembly line, but manufacturing was unaffected.
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CarMax profits rise on tax-rate change (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
CarMax's profits rose in the quarter ended May 31 largely because of a lower income tax rate, the nation's largest used-car retailer said Friday.
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BMW and Audi dealers call Trump tariff plans 'scary' and 'tragic' (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Ask dealers about President Trump's threatening to tax imports of European models, and they'll tell you buyers of those cars might as well throw the money saved on their tax bills out the window.
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Russia may slap duties on U.S. cars, light trucks (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Russia is the latest country to threaten the U.S. with retaliation for tariffs on metals imports, warning Friday that American cars could soon face higher taxes.
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VW may seek damages from Winterkorn over emissions violations (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Volkswagen is reviewing whether to seek damages from former CEO Martin Winterkorn, who was at the helm when the company disclosed it had cheated on emissions tests, VW supervisory board member Stephan Weil told a newspaper.
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Daimler names sales, HR expert Karen Adt as new Smart boss (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Daimler executive Karen Adt will become the head of the Smart brand, succeeding Annette Winkler, who is stepping down after eight years running the brand.
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Joyson Safety Systems names Guido Durrer as CEO (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Joyson Safety Systems, the Chinese-owned supplier that acquired the former Takata safety products business, said it appointed Guido Durrer as CEO.
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2018 Jeep Cherokee tops Cars.com's index of U.S.-made vehicles (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
The Jeep Cherokee SUV climbed to the top spot on a key index of American-made vehicles in the 2018 model year from second in 2017.
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Dana buys majority stake in Canada's TM4 to expand EV reach (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Dana is buying a majority stake in Canada's TM4 for $127 million, allowing the automotive supplier to produce more components for electric vehicles, and to increase its reach in China.
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Elon Musk's Tesla plans to cut residential solar panel business, Reuters reports (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Tesla's move to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial transaction, Reuters reported.
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Uber driver was watching video before fatal self-driving crash, police say (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Police in Arizona said evidence showed the safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was streaming a TV show on her phone before a fatal accident in March.
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How Trump's trade crusade could hit automakers in America (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings.
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GM risks Trump's ire with plan to build 2019 Chevy Blazer in Mexico (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Just as President Trump is threatening tariffs on imported autos, GM plans to resurrect the Chevrolet Blazer -- this time as a sleeker crossover -- made in Mexico.
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VW hands over regional responsibility to brands (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Volkswagen AG is handing responsibility for managing regions to its different brands as part of a strategic overhaul to decentralize power at the automaker.
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Chevy Blazer resurrected as tech-savvy, sporty crossover for 2019 (Thu, 21 Jun 2018)
General Motors, aiming for more gains in the booming American market for utility vehicles, is resurrecting the venerable Chevrolet Blazer nameplate as a tech-savvy, yet sporty, crossover.
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GM adjusts executive roles for Dan Ammann, Mark Reuss (Thu, 21 Jun 2018)
General Motors is realigning responsibilities of two of its top executives, allowing GM President Dan Ammann to better concentrate on the automaker's development and deployment of autonomous vehicles.
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