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  • Jan 6, 2015
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    Lessons From the Takata Airbag Disaster 1

    Automakers and suppliers must notify NHTSA about a problem immediately. Second, politicians and regulators need to adopt a more cooperative approach....More
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    India Cutting Off Tax Breaks for Automakers  

    The government's decision to not extend tax breaks for car purchases past Dec. 31 is part of an effort to reduce the country's substantial budget deficit....More
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    China to Extend Subsidies for Eco-Friendly Vehicles  

    The Ministry of Finance proposal limits subsidies to purchases of locally manufactured electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles....More
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    Shenzhen Latest City to Limit Car Sales  

    The city will restrict new-car sales to 100,000 units a year, joining Beijing, Shanghai and other metropolitan areas seeking to curtail smog and traffic congestion....More
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    Germany plans electric car motorway charging stations - document  

    A Transport Ministry document indicates the government plans to expand its nationwide network of quick-charging stations in hopes of boosting demand for electric vehicles, of which only 24,000 are on German roads....More
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    UPDATE 2-Nissan CEO says suspending some Russia car orders in "bloodbath" for automakers  

    * Has raised prices of half its Russian cars by 5-8 pct * Plans to expand production in Japan on weaker yen (Adds comments on Japan, yen, industry context) By Mari Saito TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nissan Motor Co and French partner Renault SA have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the rouble's plunge continues, alliance Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday....More
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    GM, JLR Halt Deliveries to Russian Dealerships  

    GM and Indian automaker Tata's Jaguar Land Rover luxury brands join Volkswagen Group in suspending vehicle deliveries in response to the sharp decline in the value of the Russian ruble....More
  • Dec 18, 2014
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    Fuel-Cell Cars: All Ramped Up With No Place to Go?

    Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle discussions usually turn to the I word: infrastructure. Automakers are investing too much into FCVs to guess whether refueling infrastructure will grow. It will. But for now it’s running on fumes....More
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    Senate Confirms New NHTSA Administrator  

    Mark Rosekind takes over as the nation's chief auto-safety regulator amid charges NHTSA responded too slowly to address defects in General Motors ignition switches and Takata airbags....More
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    UPDATE 2-New EU truck safety and efficiency law faces years of delay  

    (Adds ACEA reaction) By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed to a law to make trucks safer but implementation could take up to eight years after industry pushed for time to develop designs expected to save both lives and fuel....More
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    Report Says Takata Will Expand Regional U.S. Recall  

    Japan's Nikkei business daily says Takata is preparing to obey U.S. regulators' order to conduct a nationwide recall of cars fitted with the supplier's potentially lethal airbags....More
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    CORRECTED-Under pressure, U.S. EPA seeks tighter ozone standards  

    (Corrects date in dateline and spelling of Terry McGuire's name from Maguire in 10th paragraph) By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, the agency's chief said on Wednesday....More
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