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Mercedes-Benz announces $1 billion investment to strengthen manufacturing footprint in the U.S.

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Mercedes-Benz has made an announcement that it will set up electric vehicle production in the US. The company will produce EQ-branded SUV at its Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama. The investment announcement made during the plant’s 20th-anniversary celebration. In total, Mercedes-Benz will invest $1 billion in the expansion of its industrial …

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Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi announce new six year plan, focus on EVs, autonomous drive tech

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Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, the world’s largest automotive alliance have announced a new six-year plan. The alliance as set  the following objectives: More than 9 million vehicles to share four common platforms Proportion of common powertrains to rise from a third to three-quarters of total volumes Additional …

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Maruti Suzuki India will not hold back in the electric vehicle segment

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Chairman of Maruti Suzuki has given a statement that the company will not hold back in the electric vehicle segment and will come up with models based on customer preference. R.C. Bhargava said this during company’s 36th annual general meeting (AGM) in the presence of Suzuki Motor Corp. chairman Osamu Suzuki …

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Nissan LEAF with improved range and advanced technologies like ProPILOT, ProPILOT Park, e-Pedal launched

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Nissan has introduced the new Nissan LEAF, the next evolution of its zero-emission electric vehicle. It is being claimed that LEAF has been completely reinvented, combining greater range with a dynamic new design and advanced technologies. The new Nissan LEAF has improved range, autonomous drive technology such as ProPILOT, ProPILOT …

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Ford looking to set up a JV with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile for producing EVs

According to some reports, Ford Motor is looking to set up a joint venture with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. The JV would build electric passenger vehicles in China under a new brand. China is aggressively pushing plug-in vehicles and has poured in tens of billions in investment, research …

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Mazda’s new long-term vision for technology development “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030”

Mazda Motor Corp is going to launch a new engine in 2019. The engine, it is being said would be the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition. The new engine is to be called SKYACTIV-X, would be 20 to 30 percent more efficient than its current SKYACTIV-G …

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Australia to build a superhighway consisting of a network of free, fast-charging electric vehicle stations

According to some media reports, Australia is planning to build one of world’s longest Electric Vehicle Highways. The Australian government has decided to build a superhighway which would consist of a network of free, fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. It will be 1,118-mile long and will be on the coast …

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Toyota working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery

According to some news reports, Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car that would be powered by a new type of battery. It is being claimed that the battery will significantly increase the driving range and reduce the charging time. The electric vehicles now use lithium-ion batteries which …

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Toyota may begin mass manufacturing of electric vehicles in China

According to some media reports, Toyota Motor Corp may begin mass manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) in China as early as 2019. Although details of the plan have been unveiled by the company but it is being speculated that the model may be based on the C-HR sport utility vehicle and manufactured for Chinese …

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