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Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said it faced production delays at more than half its German plants because of a row with two suppliers that analysts estimate may cost the carmaker tens of millions of euros. About 28,000 workers at six of Volkswagen's (VW) 10 German factories were affected after the carmarker halted…

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Mercedes-Benz sales in China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-Class model, Daimler's China head said on Monday. Hubertus Troska said he does not expect local production of the new E-Class to reach full capacity until the fourth quarter…

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Quanergy Systems, a Silicon Valley startup that makes light detection and ranging sensors used in self-driving cars, has raised $90 million from investors, illustrating their growing interest in autonomous vehicle technology. The funding round, led by Sensata Technologies, also included investments from auto parts manufacturer Delphi Automotive DLPH -0.38% ,…

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German luxury carmaker Audi will launch petrol versions of all its existing models in India by the first quarter of next year as it tries to adapt to changing market demand in the wake of ban on big diesel cars and SUVs in Delhi-NCR. The company estimates it may lose…

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In the world of Porsche 959s, few names are as recognizable as that of Bruce Canepa. The former race car driver and resto-mod master helped get the 959 onto U.S. streets through the Show and Display law and has been restoring and modifying 959s ever since. For his latest project,…

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Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is said to have begun working on what is being pegged as the most affordable electric SUV in the world through its Mahindra Electric unit, formerly known as Mahindra Reva. The compact SUV with electric powertrain has been codenamed S107, said people with knowledge of the…

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Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is looking to cut working hours in some parts of production at its core factory and three other plants across Germany, a German state minister said on Thursday. "Since further supply chain developments cannot be foreseen at the moment, shortened working hours are considered in partial areas at…

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Volkswagen has received approval by Germany's motor vehicle authority KBA for technical fixes on another 140,000 2.0-litre diesel cars with illegal emissions control software, a spokesman said. The number of Volkswagen (VW) vehicles cleared for repair by the KBA since the start of the year has risen to about 5.2…

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French automaker Renault is going to launch its most successful car Kwid with new 1.0 litre engine on August 22. Bookings for the same has already started at dealerships across India at a starting price of Rs 10,000. It will remain same as the Kwid, except for the new engine…

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The Coega Development Corporation has signed a R11bn investment deal with the Beijing Automobile International Corporation for a completely knocked down automotive manufacturing plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ). Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said in a media statement the investment was "significant" and deepened SA’s economic…