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China car lobby opposes move to ease restrictions on foreign automakers

Dec. 4, 2013 10:39 CET
China's auto lobby has fiercely opposed a possible move by the government to ease restrictions on foreign ownership in the car industry, saying that the move would weaken domestic carmakers....
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Daimler, BYD to introduce production-ready Denza EV at Beijing auto show

Nov. 21, 2013 15:37 CET
Daimler and its Chinese partner BYD Auto plan to introduce the production version of their Denza electric car at the Beijing auto show next April ahead of sales in the summer....
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Getrag, Dongfeng to build transmission plant in China

Nov. 1, 2013 12:07 CET
German transmission supplier Getrag and partner Dongfeng Motor Corp. have launched construction of a dual-clutch transmission plant in the central China city of Wuhan....
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Daimler wants to expand cooperation with Tesla

Oct. 31, 2013 17:24 CET
Daimler would like to expand its cooperation with Tesla Motors, Bodo Uebber, the automaker's chief financial officer said. Tesla currently supplies electric motors and batteries to Daimler....
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Daimler wants to expand cooperation with Tesla

11:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2013
Daimler would like to expand its cooperation with Tesla Motors, a top Daimler executive said today. Tesla is supplying electric motors and batteries to Daimler for its Smart Fortwo EV and the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class EV that goes on sale next year in the United States and Europe....
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Fiat's China JV to build second plant to produce SUVs, EVs, report says

Oct. 29, 2013 13:37 CET
Fiat's China joint venture plans to build an assembly plant in the south China city of Guangzhou to build up to 160,000 SUVs and electric cars annually, a local newspaper reported....
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Tesla picks AT&T for internet services in its electric cars

10:47 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
Tesla Motors picked AT&T to provide high-speed wireless service to its vehicles, giving the carrier a boost in its effort to expand beyond mobile phones....
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Ford's Russia venture plans r&d center

Sept. 27, 2013 10:43 CET
Ford Sollers, Ford's Russia joint venture, plans to create a new research and development center in the country to adapt Ford vehicles for the local market....
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Panasonic, Blue Note Records to create custom in-vehicle audio systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
Panasonic said it will work with jazz record label Blue Note Records to develop custom-branded audio systems and content for the global automotive market....
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Renault, Bollore weigh joint electric car plans

Sept. 12, 2013 10:59 CET
Renault and industrial group Bollore will join forces in bidding for electric car-sharing contracts and assembling battery-powered vehicles in France....
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Daimler, Renault-Nissan to extend global cooperation with vans made in Japan

Sept. 12, 2013 06:01 CET
Daimler and Renault are expanding their global cooperation to include commercial vans made in Japan as the manufacturers continue to identify new projects together....
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Daimler to add Renault-Nissan Fuso vans to global cooperation

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
Daimler AG and Renault SA are expanding their global cooperation to include commercial vans made in Japan as the manufacturers continue to identify new projects together....
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Nissan, Daimler to jointly build small luxury cars in Mexico, report says

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2013
Nissan and Daimler will build small Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz luxury cars at a Nissan plant in Mexico, two sources told Reuters Tuesday. The $2-billion Aguascalientes plant, which will open late this year next to an existing Nissan assembly plant, is expected to build the new Infiniti Q30, a compact four-door hatchback that will share engines and some chassis components with the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the sources said....
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Daimler, Nissan to jointly build small luxury cars in Mexico, report says

Sept. 3, 2013 23:06 CET
Nissan and Daimler will build small Infiniti and Mercedes luxury cars at a Nissan plant in Mexico, sources said. The $2-billion Aguascalientes plant is expected to build the new Infiniti Q30, a compact four-door hatchback that will share engines and some chassis components with the Mercedes GLA....
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AutoTrader.com, Carfax renew agreement

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
AutoTrader and Carfax said today they have renewed their partnership, but with one major change: It's no longer an exclusive deal for Carfax....
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Fiat, Guangzhou agree to build Jeeps at JV plant in China, report says

Aug. 21, 2013 11:16 CET
Fiat and China partner Guangzhou have agreed to produce Jeeps at a joint-venture assembly plant in the central China city of Changsha, according to Chinese media....
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