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Ford, UAW resolve dispute at F-150 plant, ending strike threat

12:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

The UAW late Friday called off its threat to strike a key Ford plant after settling a localized contract dispute with the company....
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Pacific trade pact would open Japanese market to U.S. vehicles, report says

8:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

A U.S.-Japan agreement on autos trade as part of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal would have its own dispute settlement mechanism, including penalties, if Japan does not open its market enough to U.S. vehicles, a source close to the trade negotiations said....
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California to launch separate VW emissions probe, report says

6:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

California plans to conduct its own probe of Volkswagen in the widening fallout from the company’s admission that 11 million of its diesel vehicles use software to cheat emissions tests, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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Aston Martin names JLR's Laura Schwab head of Americas

6:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Aston Martin has hired Laura Schwab from Jaguar Land Rover to be president of its Americas region. The British sports car maker said Thursday that Schwab's hiring will take effect Oct. 26....
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Canada posts 3.7% gain for September

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Canadian light vehicle sales, led by strong demand for Detroit 3 trucks, rose 3.7 percent to 174,337 units in September, according to a monthly sales report....
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Barra wants to end GM's 'dog ate my homework' culture

7:58 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM CEO Mary Barra is determined to switch the company from survivor mode -- a bankruptcy and safety recall -- to winning in the marketplace....
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Audi details U.S. diesel models with 'defeat device' software

5:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Audi of America has sold about 14,300 A3 compact cars powered by 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines with software implicated in Volkswagen AG's emissions scandal....
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GM's new diesel pickups first to get extra scrutiny from EPA, CARB

6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM has been told by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board that the new diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups will not be certified until they have been tested on the road as well as in the lab....
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Autos key to driving Pacific trade deal over finish line

2:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

For auto parts makers in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the fine print of a Pacific trade deal negotiators aim to wrap up this week could make or break an export industry boom built up over the last 20 years that is now worth $60 billion....
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EPA should do more road emissions tests, critics say

7:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

VW's ability to cheat on emissions screening for seven years is putting pressure on U.S. regulators to change the assessments by adding more road tests to complement laboratory analysis....
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Indianapolis' car-sharing service is generating controversy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

BlueIndy, one of the nation’s first municipally supported one-way EV ride-sharing services, promises to eliminate many vehicle ownership hassles, thanks to the city of Indianapolis and a French conglomerate that is investing $41 million to set up and run the service....
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Volvo: S.C. plant is 'the ultimate signal' to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

As Volvo prepares to build the next-generation S60 compact sedan in Ridgeville, S.C., it hopes that its first U.S. plant persuades its dealers to reinvest in the franchise....
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Sparks fly over service's prime parking spaces

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

The BlueIndy electric-vehicle rede-sharing service in Indianaopolis has been embroiled in controversy since its Sept. 2 startup....
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VW's struggling U.S. arm gains clout, loses momentum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2015

From its control center in Germany, Volkswagen AG has reset the system. Now, the company's U.S. operations are waiting to see whether that means a new start or the loss of everything they've worked for....
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VW puts U.S. ads on hold amid emissions scandal

12:46 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

Volkswagen of America is further reducing its media presence in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal by putting national advertising on hold for at least the next two weeks....
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Honda plans $210 million paint line in Ohio

4:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

Honda of America's manufacturing unit said today it plans to invest $210 million in a new paint line at its Marysville, Ohio, plant that will cut water use, energy consumption, and emissions....
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Volvo to build next-gen S60 at S.C. plant starting in 2018

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

Volvo Cars will produce the next-generation S60 compact sedan in Ridgeville, S.C., when the company's new plant becomes operational there in 2018....
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Rolls-Royce N.A. president to step down for 'entrepreneurial role'

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

Rolls-Royce North American President Eric Shepherd will step down from the position at the end of the year, the automaker said today. Shepherd will be succeeded by Pedro Mota, Porsche Cars North America’s vice president for the western U.S....
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California gears up to penalize Volkswagen

9:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

California is preparing a major enforcement action against Volkswagen AG after the company violated tailpipe emissions tests. Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said it was too soon to say what penalties would be levied against the company....
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Used-car dealers in Calif. sue VW over diesel emissions

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

Independent, used car dealerships sued Volkswagen AG in California on Thursday over losses they say they will incur following revelations that the company fitted some diesel models with software to cheat on U.S. vehicle emissions tests....
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VW to start firings over emissions scandal on Friday, report says

Sept. 24, 2015 13:05 CET

VW will start firings connected to the rigging of U.S. emissions tests and shake up management on Friday when the company's supervisory board meets, sources said. Top managers including U.S. chief Michael Horn and group sales chief Christian Klingler could also be replaced, even if they did not know about the deception, the sources said....
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Lawyer seeks to send VW civil suits to federal court in California

4:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

At least two dozen civil lawsuits accusing Volkswagen of misleading customers by designing some diesel models to cheat on U.S. emissions tests should be sent to California federal court, a lawyer in one such case said in a motion filed today....
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West Virginia engineer presented VW emissions findings a year ago

6:44 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

Daniel Carder, an unassuming engineer from West Virginia, said he and his research team publicly presented their findings about Volkswagen's diesel emission discrepancies about a year ago. VW officials questioned them at the time....
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Diesel cars loiter in lots as VW dealers, owners sit and wait

7:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

At the VW of Oakland dealership in California, the German company's "clean diesel-" powered cars were a big hit with eco-friendly customers. Now, following VW's admission that it rigged emissions tests of its diesel cars in the United States, a line of 2015 diesel Golf Sportwagens sit unsellable in the lot....
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Canada threatens action against VW if rules violated

7:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

The Canadian government is pledging unspecified “enforcement action” if Volkswagen cars sold in the country used pollution-masking technology....
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