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China could emerge as leader in new internet-connected electric car segment


China’s Internet giant Tencent Holdings, led by chairman Ma Huateng, is only the latest billion dollars company to stake its large cash vaults towards the nascent market of smart, connected vehicles. Tencent Holdings has come to popular attention for its widely popular instant-messaging app WeChat and the company now has inked a deal with Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry and Chinese ...
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BMW to sell i3 and i8 online
The German based automaker BMW is planning to sell the i3 and the i8 online directly, without collaborating with dealers. Even if the car manufacturer has recently opened a specialized showroom ...

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