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The South African units of BMW and Nissan will build a national grid for electric and hybrid cars to expand sales of vehicles that could reduce pollution in Africa's top auto market. The two companies will roll out fast-charging stations from now until 2017 which BMW and Nissan cars can…

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TVS Tyres today said it will invest about Rs 150 crore for capacity addition in its two plants in Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand, aiming to add 30 lakh units per month to its production line by December 2015. The production will be increased from 2 mn tyres a month to…

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German carmaker Daimler is to make software from web services company Baidu available in its Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars as part of a trend of deepening ties between carmakers and consumer technology companies. Carmakers are seeking to extend information and entertainment services available in vehicles, as well as smartphone compatibility, in…

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US automobile giant Ford Motor Company has decided to invest another Rs 4,000 to Rs 5000 crore in an R&D centre in Chennai, after investing a billion dollar in a second plant in Sanand, Gujarat, said people familiar with the development. This development comes 10 months after its Global CEO…

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Amtek Auto, one of India's largest integrated component manufacturers, is set to acquire REGE Holding GmBH, a German auto component firm, for an undisclosed amount. This is Amtek's second acquisition in less than a month. REGE recorded revenues of Euro 200 million in 2014. REGE's operations from three plants, two…

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Mazda Motor Corp (7261.T) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) said on Friday they would recall about 624,000 more vehicles to replace air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp (7312.T), following similar moves last week by domestic automakers. Mazda said it was recalling about 112,000 vehicles including the Atenza sedan,…

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French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen and its Chinese joint venture partner Dongfeng Motor Group will open an assembly plant in Vietnam and have already begun production in Malaysia, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday. Dongfeng Peugeout Citroen Automobile is producing compact cars in cooperation with local firm Naza Group in…

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Turkish Industry Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday he wanted to see an immediate resumption of automotive sector production, saying the demands of workers who have halted work in a labour dispute could be discussed while production continues. Speaking to reporters at a car show in Istanbul, Isik said the…

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Auto major Tata Motors on Friday said it has launched its Prima range of heavy commercial vehicles (CVs) in Bangladesh. The company, in partnership with Bangladesh-based Nitol Motors, has rolled out models under the Prima brand catering to tipper and cargo segments. "The launch of the PRIMA range in Bangladesh…

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General Motors would invest $161 million at its Flint Assembly plant on Van Slyke Road, according to a tax abatement application filed with the city. The tax break would allow GM to retain 2,800 employees at the company's last assembly plant in Flint, according to a city review of the…