Georgia

Lotus Evora returns to U.S. at year's end; U.S. HQ moving to Mich.

2:17 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2015

Lotus said today that it will launch a fully compliant Evora coupe at the end of the year in the U.S. The company also announced plans to move its U.S. headquarters from Georgia to Michigan....
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FCA seeks new trial, says Ga. jury award 'grossly excessive'

11:38 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2015

FCA has asked for a new trial following one that ended early in April with a Georgia jury awarding $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed in a crash involving at 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee....
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Porsche's Atlanta center opens in June

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2015

Beginning in June, potential Porsche buyers can test drive the brand's cars and crossovers at the company's new $100 million US headquarters and customer experience center in Atlanta....
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Tesla awaits OK from governor to sell directly in Maryland

12:45 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2015

Tesla will be granted up to four licenses in Maryland if the governor signs a bill supported by the Maryland Automobile Dealers Association....
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Tesla advances in effort to expand in Ga., fails to gain entry to W.Va.

4:30 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

A bill before Georgia's governor would let Tesla add to its stores there, while West Virginia has rejected a proposal that would have allowed Tesla to sell directly to consumers in the state....
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Georgia trial renews demand by safety advocates for recall of older Jeeps

3:34 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

The Georgia trial over the death of 4-year old Remington Walden in 2012 is renewing demand by safety advocates for a massive recall of older Jeeps....
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Georgia gov. has JLR on his mind

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

Who's next among European brands to build an assembly plant in the United States? In January, there were reports from China that Geely-owned Volvo was considering the idea. And last week, the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Jaguar Land Rover executives recently met Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to discuss opening a factory in his state....
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JLR execs met Georgia gov. on U.S. plant, report says

Feb. 4, 2015 09:06 CET

Jaguar Land Rover executives met Georgia Governor Nathan Deal last month to discuss opening a factory in his state, a U.S. newspaper reported....
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Mercedes 'will lose talent' in move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, says only about 40 percent of its 1,053 employees are likely to move when the U.S. headquarters moves from New Jersey to Atlanta. Mercedes has made offers to the employees it wants to keep....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

An unwise move for Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Yes, the Northeastern United States is more costly for business because of a higher standard of living and more choices that allow corporations to be global and be near the world center for commerce, New York City. But why Atlanta?...
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Porsche considering plug-in 911, Maier says

4:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Porsche is looking closely into adding a plug-in hybrid version of its iconic 911 sports car, the company's top sales and marketing executive said today at the Automotive News World Congress here....
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M-B joins the club, will move U.S. HQ

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

The automaker headquarters migration continued last week as Mercedes-Benz USA said it will leave Montvale, N.J., for Atlanta. Mercedes follows Nissan and Toyota in the move away from import companies' traditional coastal quarters -- and runs counter to Cadillac's exit from Detroit to soak up the Manhattan glitz....
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Mercedes USA will move to Atlanta seeking sales growth, lower costs

7:29 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta to lower operating costs and to chase sales growth it foresees in the South. Beginning in June, Mercedes will move from New Jersey to temporary offices in Atlanta, where it will build a greenfield headquarters complex by the end of 2017....
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Mercedes-Benz USA mulls move south, reports say

9:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2014

Mercedes-Benz, after more than 40 years in New Jersey, is considering moving its U.S. headquarters south to Georgia or North Carolina, according to media reports....
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Tesla says it didn't violate Georgia regulations

9:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2014

Tesla Motors, facing a challenge from Georgia dealerships over how it sells cars, said claims made in a petition filed on behalf of auto retailers in the state that it breached its license agreement aren't valid....
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Dealers in Georgia petition to shut Tesla down

5:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2014

Auto dealers in Georgia are the latest seeking to shut down Tesla's factory-owned stores. The Georgia Automobile Dealers Association filed a petition of enforcement Friday with state regulators arguing that Tesla's direct-sales model violates state law....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

U.S. launches safety inspections of Southern auto suppliers

8:44 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Alarmed by what it calls higher than normal incidents of injuries and safety lapses, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an inspection of auto parts plants across Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. The federal safety agency plans to send field agents to inspect some 2,900 factories -- literally every auto parts plant in those three states....
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