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Volvo and Geely open new R&D Centre


Not so long ago, Geely announced it would use in the future technology and car platforms developed by Volvo for its own products, and now a new step towards that goal has just completed: a new research center in Gothenburg has begun operations. The new Gothenburg R&D Centre will have as immediate task the development of a new modular architecture and ...
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Canada extends investment fund for auto industry for another 5 years
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GM increases speed of electric vehicle development in China
GM announced it is hastening the speed of its development of electric vehicles in China, where it will build and sell the Chevrolet Sail Springo EV. The new model will add ...
GM to work with researchers to create tires that improve fuel economy
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Mercedes to reduce over €1.5bn annually
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Caterpillar to expand its R&D department in China
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Hyundai to invest $4.4 billion in R&D next year, will create 6,500 new jobs
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BMW and GM to collaborate on fuel cells
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