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BMW unveils cheaper, suitcase-sized EV charger

10:02 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
BMW Group, which sees rapid recharging as key to the success of its new BMW i3 electric vehicle, said today that it has helped develop a less expensive charger the size of a small suitcase that could help create a nationwide charging network....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Where U.S. shoppers draw the line on buying very small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Daimler says it's giving the Smart car another go in the United States by rebuilding it from wheels to roof, complete with new powertrains. It may not help....
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PLAYING SMALL BALL

Chevy's making a big splash with Sonic, Spark

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Long an also-ran in small-car sales, Chevy now outsells Toyota, Honda, Ford and Hyundai in the subcompact market while boasting incremental minicar volume, thanks to the success of the Sonic and Spark....
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GM brings Spark EV batteries in-house to Mich. plant

3:30 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
General Motors is moving production of the battery pack for its all-electric model of the Chevrolet Spark minicar in-house at the company’s battery assembly plant in suburban Detroit....
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Most tiny cars miss mark in IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
The smallest cars on the road fared poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's challenging small-overlap crash test....
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Chevy Spark only tiny car to get acceptable rating in new IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Most of the tiniest cars on the road fared poorly in the challenging new small-overlap crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with only the Chevrolet Spark getting an acceptable rating, the group said today....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Mini retools Cooper with more room, high-tech gear

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Mini -- feeling some heat from new rivals, notably the Fiat 500 and Chevy Spark -- is upping its game with the third-generation Cooper hardtop and loading the venerable mini car with premium high-tech safety, performance and infotainment features....
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'Feisty' Mini plays up 'not normal' roots as rivals crowd subcompact market

10:32 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
It's not business as normal anymore at Mini. BMW Group's small-car brand has posted outsize sales growth in the United States for the last few years, but now competition has started to ding the brand as rivals like Chevy, Ford and Toyota introduce a widening array of small, fuel-efficient cars....
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GM will debut new Spark in 2015, delays Aveo launch, union says

July 30, 2013 08:49 CET
GM plans to launch the new Chevrolet Spark in 2015, but will delay the launch of its revamped Aveo, a Korean labor union spokesman said. The Spark/Matiz, is Chevrolet's best-selling model in Europe while the Aveo is No. 3 after the Cruze compact....
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