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Electric car maker Lucid Motors said Tuesday it will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will begin production in 2018 as it looks to compete in the fast-growing market for luxury electric vehicles. The company said it chose the Casa Grande location from dozens of other spots around the…

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Global technology company Schaeffler and machine tools manufacturer DMG MORI have signed a cooperation agreement, in Japan, for developing additive manufacturing processes for rolling bearing components. In addition, the marketing partnership that began in 2016 has been extended. “Both partners complement each other perfectly to drive the future of machine…

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Brexit-related tariffs would add at least 4.5 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) a year to the cost of car imports and exports between Britain and the European Union, an industry body said, urging Britain to remain in the single market after it leaves the EU. Britain exported just under 80 percent…

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Toyota Motor Corp's Brazilian subsidiary said on Tuesday it will invest 600 million reais ($177 million) to expand production at its engine factory in the country. The company said the plant located in Porto Feliz, Sao Paulo state, will increase annual production to 174,000 engines from 108,000 currently. The installation,…

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 Toyota Motor Corporation is working on a new technology which aims to increase performance and longevity of electric car batteries. According to the company, it has developed a certain method for observing the behaviour of lithium ion in an electrolyte when a Li-ion battery charges and discharges. It believes with…

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Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive Plc and Israeli technology firm Mobileye NV will put an Intel Corp chip at the heart of their joint effort to produce self-driving vehicles by 2019, the companies said on Tuesday. The move is a boost for the world's largest semiconductor maker, which is also…

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 Self-driving cars, including those backed in part by the phonemaker BlackBerry Ltd , have been approved for testing on Canadian public roads in the country's first such program, the government for the province of Ontario said on Monday. Automated vehicles from the University of Waterloo and the Erwin Hymer Group…

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South Korea said on Tuesday it plans to disallow sales of two Nissan Motor Co Ltd, one BMW AG and three Porsche AG car models after finding errors in certification documents for the car makers' imported models. South Korea's environment ministry said in a statement it also plans to fine…

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 German luxury carmaker BMW plans to launch a new version of its i3 electric car next year with a longer range and revamped design, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing company sources. BMW will rework the front and rear of the i3 and equip the car with a new…

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Volkswagen signed a deal on Sunday to assemble cars in Algeria in a joint venture with its local car importer SOVAC, aiming for a production capacity of more than 100 vehicles per day from June 2017, VW and Algerian officials said. The cars will be assembled at a $170 million…