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Toyota’s Mirai starts production on anniversary of unintended acceleration crisis


The largest automaker in the world, Japan’s Toyota, chose an unlikely date to mark the official production start of the automobile they like to believe it marks “a turning point in automotive history.” The birthday for the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle is now February 24, which coincides this year with the five-year anniversary of the sudden-acceleration recall crisis – a moment that ...
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Volkswagen AG receives government approval for new factory in Thailand
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GM confirms reports of Bolt electric car production in Michigan
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Russia: Renault pauses Moscow production for three weeks
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