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Fiat Chrysler to pay around $650M in emissions cheating case
January 11, 2019 by Michael Balsamo And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler will pay more than US$650 million to settle allegations that it cheated on emissions tests involving more than 104,000 Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks, a person with the knowledge of the settlement told The Associated Press on

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BorgWarner employee arrested in Russia
January 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

An employee of an auto parts manufacturer was arrested in Russia days before the new year. Paul Whelan, 48, serves as BorgWarner’s director of global security. The former Marine was arrested Friday in Moscow “during an espionage operation,” according to

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Norway sees boom in electric cars, fueled by the government
December 21, 2018 by Mark Lewis, The Associated Press

A silent revolution has transformed driving in Norway. Eerily quiet vehicles are ubiquitous on the fjord-side roads and mountain passes of this wealthy European nation of 5.3 million. Some 30 per cent of all new cars sport plug-in cables rather

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China suspends tariff hikes on U.S. cars, auto parts
December 17, 2018 by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press

China announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. The suspension is China’s first step in response

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We have a deal
November 28, 2018 by Adam Malik

But new free trade agreement means things won’t be ‘business as usual’

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GM job cuts, closures not a symptom of Trump’s trade agenda, analysts say
November 27, 2018 by By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

Donald Trump’s tariff battles with Canada, Mexico, China and Europe have inflated the cost of steel, making it more expensive to build cars in North America, but General Motors’ decision to close factories and lay off thousands of people is

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Politicians promise help for GM workers; stress that saving plant hopeless
November 27, 2018 by Andy Blatchford and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

Provincial and federal leaders alike conceded the futility of trying to persuade General Motors to keep its Oshawa, Ont., automotive plant running beyond 2019, and instead focused on finding ways to ease the pain of more than 2,500 workers who

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Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest
November 23, 2018 by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press

Nissan fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman, ending his nearly two-decade reign at the Japanese automaker due to alleged serious misconduct, including under-reporting of his income and misuse of company assets. In an hours-long meeting, the company’s board of directors voted

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MEMA calls for end to tariffs
November 14, 2018 by Adam Malik

With the announcement of a new free trade deal in North America, the U.S.-based group representing automotive suppliers wants to see the end of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), which

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Industry comes together in Las Vegas
November 6, 2018 by Adam Malik

From a rousing and patriotic opening keynote to duelling events for the Canadian contingent, Industry Week offered plenty for those in attendance. With about 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals on hand for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo and the Specialty Equipment

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Auto Care adds new political affairs director
November 2, 2018 by Adam Malik

The U.S.-based Auto Care Association has brought in Hailey Ray as its director of political affairs. She will join the group’s government affairs department and lead the association’s political action committee, ACPAC, a bipartisan fund that seeks to elect and

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Genuine Parts Company makes deals in UK
October 11, 2018 by Adam Malik

Two automotive companies have been acquired by the Alliance Automotive Group, the Genuine Parts Company’s distribution arm based in London. One of the companies, Platinum International Group Limited, is a value-added battery distributor in the automotive, industrial, marine and leisure