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The SAAB saga is far from over: National Electric Vehicle Sweden stopped production as it is not receiving expected money from China. National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) said it is preparing an extensive investment to develop a new platform on the Phoenix architecture, which will be the base for future car models. Not saying much, […]

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Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that global production of its three full-SKYACTIV vehicles, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) and Mazda3 (Axela in Japan) has surpassed one million units. The exact number was 1,040,000 units as of the end of March 2014, said Mazda, with all three models adopt the full range […]

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Today the BMW Group started regular production of its i3. The BMW i3 production represents, amongst other, the first time that carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been used in automotive volume production. The i3′s body structure consists entirely of this lightweight and durable material, allowing the extra weight of the batteries for the electric drive system […]

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Ford is seeing a strong demand for many of its products, including its hybrids, and will increase production accordingly. Ford said it will add an additional 200,000 units of annual straight-time capacity this year. In addition, Ford said it will produce an extra 40,000 units by idling select plants for only one week during what […]

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Volvo’s V60 Plug-in Hybrid, the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid, is proving successful sales-wise. Volvo Car Group (Volvo) is now ramping up production by 90 percent. It is doing so earlier than anticipated to keep up with the demand. The increased demand, especially in Holland, Belgium and Italy, means that the Plug-in Hybrid production at […]

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The first production model of the Infiniti Q50, the brand’s all-new premium sports sedan, rolled off the assembly line at the Tochigi production plant May 14. The official off-line ceremony was presided over by Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., and Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. The […]

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As part of an ongoing investigation by the Canada’s Competition Bureau, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Furukawa), a Japanese supplier of motor vehicle components, was fined $5 million by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for its participation in an international bid-rigging conspiracy. This fine is the largest ever ordered by a court in Canada for […]

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The all-new 2014 Impala, Chevrolet’s flagship sedan, began rolling off the production line at the Oshawa Assembly plant today. The 2014 Impala has several new features, including the company’s light electrification technology named eAssist; and Adaptive Cruise Control and crash-avoidance technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Three direct-injection engine choices […]

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Nissan celebrated March 28 the official start of European production of the revised electric Nissan Leaf. This new Nissan Leaf, already in production in Tennessee and incorporating more than 100 updates, is now rolling off the line at the company’s Sunderland Plant, in the UK. The lithium-ion batteries are also manufactured in the UK, at […]

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