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Tennessee plant may be VW's EV factory

By building EVs at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen is hoping to get a better return on its billion-dollar investment in the facility.


ZF CEO Sommer steps down after losing power struggle

ZF said CEO Stefan Sommer is leaving the company. Sommer's departure likely signals the end of an expansion strategy that drove the German supplier's $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW Automotive, creating the industry's second-largest supplier.

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FCA, Hyundai in talks over tech partnership, Marchionne says

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