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Volkswagen Automotive Academy opens in Malaysia

| Auto Shows, Car Industry, Volkswagen | August 20, 2017

Volkswagen Automotive Academy opens in Malaysia

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has launched its Automotive Academy in Glenmarie today, in its ongoing efforts toward fortifying its sales and after-sales operations, via enhancing its training of staff. Located off Jalan Pelukis, the automotive academy is also nearby the brand’s Federal Auto dealership in the area.

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Tax cut on trucks, motorbikes from August 2017

| Car News, New Laws, Sri Lanka | August 18, 2017

Tax cut on trucks, motorbikes from August 2017

Customs duty on small trucks have been reduced by Rs. 300,000 while the duty on motorcycles (less than 150 cc) has been reduced by 90% from midnight today (17 August 2017), the Finance Ministry announced.

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Panasonic Opens New Automotive Lithium-ion Battery Factory in Dalian, China

| Battery Dealers, Car News, China, Electric Vehicles, EVs | April 27, 2017

Panasonic Opens New Automotive Lithium-ion Battery Factory in Dalian, China

Panasonic Corporation announced today that it held an opening ceremony for a new automotive lithium-ion battery factory in Dalian, China.

The factory is Panasonic’s first automotive battery cell production site in China. Panasonic will further strengthen its global competitiveness in the automotive battery industry by the establishment of production sites in Japan, the United States, and China.

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Five New Electric Cars From China, World’s Largest EV Market

| Car News, China, Electric Vehicles | December 11, 2016

Five New Electric Cars From China, World's Largest EV Market

The market for electric cars and all sorts of other electric vehicles keeps booming in China. Subsidies can be as high as 90,000 yuan ($13,000) and more and more consumers and companies are buying in.

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Toyota Prius Sales Stopped for Parking-Brake Recall

| Car News, Recalls, Toyota, USA | October 30, 2016

Toyota Prius Sales Stopped for Parking-Brake Recall

Bad news !!! Toyota is recalling 91,585 Prius hybrids in the USA for parking brakes that may fail to engage, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The issue also has triggered a stop-sale for the popular hybrid.

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Beyond Uber, Volvo and Ford: Other automakers’ plans for self-driving vehicles

| Autonomous vehicles, Car News, Concept Vehicles, Sri Lanka | August 20, 2016

Beyond Uber, Volvo and Ford: Other automakers' plans for self-driving vehicles

UBber Technologies Inc and Volvo are just two of the players in the increasingly crowded field of autonomous vehicle research. Automakers and tech companies alike are pouring resources into developing a self-driving vehicle.

Here are what some of them are doing:

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Ford plans self-driving car for ride share fleets in 2021

| Autonomous vehicles, Ford | August 17, 2016

Ford plans self-driving car for ride share fleets in 2021

Ford Motor Co plans to offer a fully automated driverless vehicle for commercial ride-sharing in 2021, the automaker announced Tuesday, expanding its efforts in driverless cars and ride sharing – two areas where rivals have already made inroads.

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Thailand’s PTT in with 6 automakers to develop electric car sector

| Car Industry, Car Maintenance, Electric Vehicles, Thailand | August 17, 2016

Thailand's PTT in with 6 automakers to develop electric car sector

Thailand’s largest energy firm, PTT Pcl, on Monday signed contracts with six major automakers for cooperation in developing electric cars, opening the first in a series of electric vehicle charging stations associated with the project.

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‘Made in India’ Renault Kwid unveiled in Brazil

| Brazil, Renault | August 7, 2016

'Made in India' Renault Kwid unveiled in Brazil

The ‘Made in India’ 1.0 litre Renault Kwid has gone official in Brazil.

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Toyota Australia recalls 15,000 GT86

| Australia, Recalls, Subaru, Toyota | August 7, 2016

Toyota Australia recalls 15,000 GT86

Toyota Australia has issued a recall notice for almost 15,000 of 17,000 locally delivered 86 two-door coupes to remedy a potential fault that could affect the car’s steering.

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