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Mercedes and Nissan’s years-old vehicle and engine-sharing collaboration will move another step toward unraveling in March when production ends at a Tennessee engine plant built specifically to share. Nissan will “suspend operations at the powertrain facility in Decherd pending future product announcements,” Nissan North America spokesman Brian Brockman said of the East Tennessee plant that
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STUTTGART — Porsche expects to build as many units of its full-electric Macan compact SUV as the combustion engine version. “We produce more than 80,000 units per year of the current generation. In the long term, we also plan to produce the all-electric Macan on this scale,” production boss Albrecht Reimold told Automotive News Europe
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BYD, a leading Chinese EV maker, has selected Danish dealer Nic. Christiansen Group to distribute its electrified passenger vehicles in Denmark.  Nic. Christiansen Group will open the first BYD store in Copenhagen this autumn, the automaker said this week. Established in 1967, Nic. Christiansen Group distributes imported cars for Hyundai, Honda, Land Rover and Jaguar
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WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators will extend a deadline for public input on General Motors and Ford Motor petitions seeking to deploy a limited number of self-driving vehicles without human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday made the 30-day extension of the public comment on
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FRANKFURT — Tesla can continue referring to the capabilities of its driver assistance system and to autonomous driving in its advertising in Germany after a court threw out a complaint against the practice. Germany’s Wettbewerbszentrale, an industry-sponsored body tasked with policing anti-competitive practices, had filed the so-called non-admissibility complaint with Germany’s Federal Court of Justice.
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Polestar said Tuesday it will turn its O2 concept into its next halo car, which is likely to be aimed at the Porsche 911. The 650-kilowatt (872-hp), $200,000 (196,635 euro) full-electric roadster, which will be called the Polestar 6, will be the automaker’s most powerful and most expensive model when it arrives in 2026. The
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Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled five electric SUVs based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform as the automaker seeks to expedite its lagging switch to battery-powered cars in India. Mahindra is the second customer for VW Group’s MEB platform after Ford, which will begin production this year of an MEB-based electric SUV built in its plant
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