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Renault seeks increased appeal for Zoe electric car


The French automaker has come short of expectations for its range of battery-operated vehicles, but seeks to increase sales of its dedicated Zoe model by appliying certain technical tweaks. The company has managed to lift the vehicle’s battery range by 30 km to a total of 240 km (149 miles), with the subcompact hatchback being among the few electrically driven cars ...
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Veteran Toyota employee praises manual labor
Surrounded by robots that build cars with millimeter precision, in Toyota's oldest plant, the Japanese carmaker's longest-serving employee can be found talking about the importance of craftsmanship. Mitsuru Kawai, 67, is ...
Europe: PSA increases production in Slovakia, joint venture with Mitsubishi to cease production in Russia again
PSA Peugeot Citroen's Slovak business unit is now mulling an increased yearly production that could soar past the 300,000 units mark by 2017 after the company has decided to introduce ...
PSA chooses France factory expansion instead of Spanish plant
PSA Peugeot Citroen announced that it decided to expand engine production through an upcoming investment plan, with the winner of the strategy being a French production location instead of a ...
India: Honda to lift production capacity as demand recovers
The third largest Japanese automaker, Honda Motor Co., has announced recently it would invest around 9.65 billion rupees ($154 million) to increase car and motorcycle production capacity in the country, ...
Testing becomes crucial element in race towards autonomous vehicles
Automakers and technology companies, such as Internet search giant Google Inc., have kickstarted an amazing race to become the first in producing the upcoming driverless cars. But, as with any new ...
US: March sales could surprisingly post a decline
In what could bring a surprising and rare monthly decline, the auto sales for last month now hangs on the final days to see if results are positive or if ...
Netherlands: Uber offices raided by regulators in court ruling compliance issue
US-based ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies found its Amsterdam offices recently raided by a Dutch regulatory agency over its UberPOP division that was declared outside the law back in December ...
US: EPA says fuel economy standard surpassed again
The Environmental Protection Agency announced that automakers active on the US auto market managed, for the second year in a row, to pass the governmental threshold for raising gas mileage ...
Volvo Trucks chairman says no CEO successor sought
Recent reports had Volvo Trucks’ chief executive officer Olof Persson ousted from his position due to criticism of the Swedish truck maker's performance, but the company’s chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg denied ...



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Renault seeks increased appeal for Zoe electric car
The French automaker has come short of expectations for its range of battery-operated vehicles, but seeks to increase sales of ...
New York car show to feature luxury war
An uncanny luxury battle is shaping up in time for the 2015 New York International Auto Show that starts this ...
Veteran Toyota employee praises manual labor
Surrounded by robots that build cars with millimeter precision, in Toyota's oldest plant, the Japanese carmaker's longest-serving employee can be ...
Europe: PSA increases production in Slovakia, joint venture with Mitsubishi to cease production in Russia again
PSA Peugeot Citroen's Slovak business unit is now mulling an increased yearly production that could soar past the 300,000 units ...
Marko won bet by gambling on Ferrari – report
Mar.30 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Dr Helmut Marko left Sepang 400 euros richer -- by betting on a Ferrari. Germany's Sport Bild reports ...
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Alonso upbeat after happy Ferrari moves on
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Merhi keeps options open amid Manor uncertainty
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No Hamilton contract news for ‘few more days’
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Wolff hopes Malaysia stops equalisation ‘nonsense’
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Dennis denies Alonso relationship breaking down again
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Susie Wolff slams ‘all-female F1′ series idea
Mar.29 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Susie Wolff has slammed suggestions an all-female version of formula one should be launched. Alarmed at the current ...
Honda relying more on McLaren now – Boullier
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Rosberg denies ‘blocking’ Hamilton
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