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China has halved sales tax on small cars to revive growth in the world's biggest automobile market, a move likely to provide a limited boost to carmakers including Volkswagen AG, the company embroiled in a global diesel emissions scandal. The cut in sales tax on cars with less than 1.6…

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Volkswagen sold 393,648 diesel vehicles in Belgium fitted with software capable of cheating emissions tests, Belgian importer D'Ieteren (IETB.BR) said on Tuesday. German carmaker Volkswagen said on Tuesday it would refit up to 11 million vehicles with the "cheat" software following the scandal over its rigging emission tests. Belgium's largest…

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Mercedes Benz has Rs 2,000 crore decided to invest in upgrading its factory at Chakan in Pune, which the Maharashtra government says is an endorsement of its commitment to the ease of doing business in the state. Earlier the government was successful in luring Foxconn to set up manufacturing units…

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France's Renault and China's Dongfeng will produce an electric car, based on the Fluence sedan, at a factory in Wuhan in 2017, the French carmaker said on Monday. The car will only be sold in China, Renault said.   reuters.com

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General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra said the automaker plans new efforts to capitalize on the connectivity built into its cars, expanding car sharing services, offering more autonomous driving features and enabling services through smartphone apps. "Our goal is to disrupt ourselves, and own the customer relationship beyond…

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As many as 91,000 cars on Danish roads could be affected by the diesel manipulation row that has engulfed the German carmaker, a spokeswoman from Volkswagen in Copenhagen said. "We have not received chassis numbers yet, so we can neither look up the car nor contact customers yet, but we…

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The U.S. regulator overseeing the replacement of Takata Corp air bags is considering an order that would expand the recalls and has contacted seven manufacturers who could be affected, including Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O), Bloomberg reported. Takata identified the seven as companies it supplied with air…

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Volkswagen has suspended the R&D chiefs of its core VW brand, luxury division Audi and sports-car maker Porsche, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. The carmaker's supervisory board last Friday agreed to put a number of employees on leave until the details of VW's emissions cheating scandal were…

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Swiss authorities estimate that around 180,000 Volkswagen vehicles in Switzerland could be affected by the diesel manipulation row that has engulfed the German carmaker, the federal roads agency said on Friday. The agency said it was preparing to withdraw approval of affected models -- which include Audi, Seat, Skoda and…

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Volkswagen AG is poised to name Porsche chief Matthias Müller to run the entire company and is demanding resignations from several of the company’s top engineers to confront an emissions-cheating scandal that has spread from the U.S. to Europe. The moves come a day after Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned…