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    UPDATE 2-Car sales slump in France, but rise in Spain and Italy  

    * French car sales down 6.8 pct in December * Spanish Dec sales jump 21.4 pct, boosted by subsidy scheme * Italian figures rise, but recovery still fragile (Adds Italian figures, industry comment) PARIS/MADRID, Jan 2 (Reuters) - France's floundering economy pushed car sales 6.8 percent lower year-on-year in December, while Spanish sales jumped by 21.4 percent, helped by a subsidy scheme, and also rose in Italy, according to auto industry associations....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
  • Newswire

    Spain New-Sales Climb 17.4% in November  

    New-car sales rose for a 15th consecutive month in the country, boosted in part by government subsidies that cut the price of new, low-emissions vehicles....More
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    Scrappage Plan Gives Sales Boost to Russian Brand Lada  

    A Russian analyst says Lada's first sales increase in 19 months likely resulted from a plan providing cash incentives for new cars to car owners who sell their old ones for scrap....More
  • Newswire

    Spain Extends Car-Purchase Subsidies as Sales Recover  

    The seventh extension of the government-subsidy plan comes as Spanish automakers report new-car sales rose for a 14th consecutive month in October....More
  • Newswire

    Europe Car-Sales Recovery May Not Be On Solid Ground  

    August new-car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Area rose 1.8%, driven in part by a 13.7% jump in Spain, where sales are propped up by government subsidies....More
  • Sep 3, 2014
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    Incentives Rising, But No Need for Panic

    Industry-watchers worried by escalating incentives, but a better barometer of the auto sector’s health may be transaction prices, which continue to hold ground....More
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    China Tax Breaks on EVs Mostly Limited to Domestic Brands  

    The government on Sept. 1 will stop levying sales tax on 17 electric vehicles built by 11 automakers, including one each from Chinese joint ventures of Daimler, General Motors and Nissan....More
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    Top-End German Automakers Waging Price War  

    BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have relied on heavy discounting in their fight for sales supremacy, but industry-watchers say the automakers are sacrificing exclusivity and brand equity....More
  • Aug 6, 2014
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    Toyota’s Shift to Hydrogen From Battery-Electric Jolts Industry 2

    When the world’s largest producer of gas-electric hybrids decides to take the road less traveled, you can bet on a seismic shift in the industry’s market focus to fuel cells....More
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