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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
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Tesla founder Elon Musk has said the company might set up a Gigafactory in India to make lithium ion batteries. “Given the high local demand, a Gigafactory in India would probably make sense in the long term,” Musk tweeted. The plan, if it materialises, will give a boost to Prime…

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Volkswagen's ultra-luxury division Bentley has recalled 27,640 cars globally because of potentially faulty battery cable joint connections, a spokesman at Bentley said. The number of recalled vehicles, more than double Bentley's record 11,020 deliveries last year, includes 5,906 cars in China, the brand's second-biggest market after the Americas, he said.…

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
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Tractor manufacturer Sonalika International has launched new GardenTrac 26 and Rx 30 Baagbaan Super on Tuesday, the company said in a statement. The tractors are technically advanced 26HP and 30HP orchard tractors that feature power steering, and hydraulic system with automatic depth and draft control (ADDC) for ease of operation.…

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A Greater Cincinnati automotive manufacturer is planning a more than $150 million expansion. ADVICS Manufacturing Ohio Inc., based in Lebanon, plans to construct a third building on its campus, located at 1650 Kingsview Drive. The expansion is expected to create 260 new jobs, retain 714 jobs and be a $150.5…

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A Nissan recall for possible fuel leaks in crashes has been expanded to include nearly 59,000 Altima and Maxima sedans worldwide. The recall now covers certain 2013 to 2016 Altima midsize cars and some 2016 Maxima large cars. Also included are some 2014 to 2016 Teana sedans made in Russia.…

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Auto Plus President and CEO Brent Windom today announced the acquisition of certain assets of National Auto Parts in Puyallup, Washington. “The acquisition of Puyallup National Auto Parts adds to our distribution model and expands services to customers in the Seattle and Tacoma markets,” said Windom. “Puyallup National Auto Parts…

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With the objective of capturing market share in Middle East, Apollo Tyres has inaugurated two new dealerships in Amman, Jordan, the tyre manufacturer said in a press statement. The two Apollo Zones are designed to provide customers with an enhanced retail experience and a better feel for the brand and…

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Negotiators for the United Auto Workers and General Motors Co reached a tentative agreement on undisclosed terms for a new four-year labor contract, averting a threatened strike, the union said late on Sunday night. The proposed deal will now go to a council of several hundred UAW leaders from GM's…

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Nissan has unveiled the latest evolution of its ongoing driverless technology program, showcasing the Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 car in Japan this week. Building on the development success of the semi-autonomous Leaf EV revealed in 2013, this latest step sees Nissan’s Intelligent Driving system upgraded with new sensors and advanced…

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Odell Sturdivant keeps his living room blinds closed even during the day so he doesn’t have to glimpse his neighbor, the former headquarters of American Motors Corp. He says he’s baffled how the once bustling hub of auto innovation has degenerated into a stripped eyesore and dump site that attracted…