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Fiat-Chrysler is making a major investment in Macomb County. The automaker announced Monday it’s spending $1.48 billion to retool its  Sterling Heights Assembly Plant build the next generation Ram 1500 pickup and support the future growth of the Ram brand. The company also confirmed in a media release that production…

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Michigan’s economic development board on Tuesday approved an additional $17 million state investment in a project to transform Willow Run’s one-time World War II bomber plant into a hub for autonomous vehicle testing. The Michigan Strategic Fund’s total investment of $20 million in the American Center for Mobility will be…

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It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries. Tesla officially opened its Gigafactory on Tuesday, a little more than two years after construction began. The factory is about 14 percent complete, but when…

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Europe's Commissioner for Justice is working with EU consumer groups to pressure Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) to compensate clients in Europe as it has in the United States over the diesel emissions scandal. The German carmaker has pledged up to $15.3 billion to compensate 475,000 owners of VW diesel-powered cars, but has…

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General Motors Co. has put a $1 billion India investment plan on hold as it reshuffles its product plan to better meet changing consumer tastes and jump-start its sluggish performance in the fast growing market. A company spokeswoman said Monday that GM will no longer plan on launching Chevrolet Spin…

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American automaker Ford Motor Company is introducing a free tool for smartphone app developers aimed at making it easy and cost-efficient to develop in-car apps compatible with the company's SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system. Downloadable from the Ford Developer Program website, SYNC 3 AppLink Emulator is a software program…

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Audi aims to have three electric car models by 2020 and for electric vehicles to account for 25 to 30 percent of its sales by 2025, Chief Executive Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper. Audi's electric cars push, reported by Reuters earlier this week, is part of a strategic overhaul…

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Vietnam spent over $1.21 billion to import 49,900 automobiles in the first half of 2016, according to the Vietnam Customs on Friday. The figures post a decrease of 19.3 per cent in value and 9.1 per cent in volume compared to the same period last year, Xinhua news agency cited…

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TBDN Tennessee Company, a manufacturer of automotive supplies, will invest around $18.8 million over the next several years to expand its Jackson location, according to a release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The expansion will create about 30 jobs, according to the release. To apply for…

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Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) has acquired Southfield-based United Paint and Chemical Corp.'s automotive interior rigid thermoplastics coatings business. "United Paint's interior rigid thermoplastics coating technology is a great fit for Axalta as we fulfill our commitment to provide our customers in the global vehicle manufacturing industry with a…