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    Panasonic Coy on Details in Planned $5 Billion Investment in Tesla Battery Plant  

    CFO Hideaki Kawai says Panasonic, which already supplies batteries for Tesla's electric cars, will invest gradually in the factory, and keep an eye on car demand....More
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    UPDATE 2-Engine-maker Cummins ups outlook; investors underwhelmed  

    * Expects FY sales to grow between 8 and 11 pct * North America sales up 14 pct; international down 1 pct * Shares fall 3.9 pct as margin forecast unchanged (Adds details from conference call, analyst comment; updates share price) July 28 (Reuters) - Engine-maker Cummins Inc raised its revenue forecast this year, on the back of increased demand from North American truck makers, but its shares dropped as much as 3.9 percent as investors were unimpressed....More
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    Nissan Expects Takata to Pay All Costs Related to Airbag Recall  

    Nissan, Japan's second-biggest automaker by global sales, recalled 755,500 vehicles globally in June over potentially explosive airbags, supplied by Takata....More
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    Mazda Issues Latest Takata Airbag-Related Recall  

    The Japanese automaker is recalling 18,000 Mazda6 sedans and 50 RX-8 sports cars sold in the U.S. and equipped with airbags whose inflators could rupture and possibly injure occupants...More
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    Chrysler Issues New Ignition-Switch Recall  

    The No.3 U.S. automaker's second recall of the year involving potentially faulty ignition switches covers '05-'07 Jeep Grand Cherokee and '06-'07 Jeep Commander models....More
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    ZF Courting TRW for Car Connectivity, Self-Driving Savvy  

    An executive with the privately held German supplier says TRW is well-positioned to help it expand into areas such as Internet-enabled and autonomous-driving technology....More
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    CORRECTED-Mitsubishi recalls Lancer sedans with Takata air bags  

    (Corrects paragraph 1 and headline to collectively show that Mitsubishi is one of nine automakers, not the ninth, to say it will conduct a limited regional recall, deletes second sentence in 7th paragraph saying Mitsubishi was the last to announce recall) DETROIT, July 18 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling cars made with Takata Corp air bags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....More
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    Takata Links $440 Million Special Loss to Airbag Recalls  

    The Japanese manufacturer, which took a ¥30.4 billion charge in the year to 2013 following several global recalls of cars equipped with its airbags, still projects a net profit of ¥16 billion for the year ending in March 2015....More
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    LG Chem Eyes Batteries for 200-Mile EVs in 2016  

    The Korean manufacturer's chief financial officer does not say which automakers it will supply, but current customers include General Motors and Renault....More
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    Top GM Lawyer, Delphi CEO to Face U.S. Senate on Ignition Defect  

    GM general counsel Michael Milliken likely will be asked about his department's handling of private lawsuits filed over crashes involving the defective switches, while Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal is to testify about his company's production of the parts....More
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    UPDATE 4-BMW to recall 1.6 mln cars on concerns over Takata air bags  

    (Adds NHTSA comment) By Ben Klayman DETROIT, July 16 (Reuters) - German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers. The recall affects 3 Series vehicles produced between May 1999 and August 2006....More
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    BMW to Hike EV Battery Cell Orders 20%-30% in 2016  

    South Korea's Samsung SDI, the German luxury automaker's captive supplier, will increase shipments of battery cells for the i3 and i8 electric vehicles and start supplying future models such as the X5 plug-in hybrid....More
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Aug 21, 2014
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Michigan, Great Lakes Region Still Core of North American Production

The Great Lakes Region is well-positioned to remain a North American production hub for years, perhaps well into the next decade....More
Aug 19, 2014
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Dodge Undergoes Brand ‘Purification’

The brand moves from overall mainstream to so-called mainstream-performance....More
Aug 15, 2014
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Is Your Classic Car Worthy of Historical Register?

“If we had a local fruit truck from Birmingham here or local delivery truck that is still around, a local firetruck, that’s every bit as important as the Washington Monument on the national level. It’s all part of our heritage, and heritage starts local," Mark Gessler says....More

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