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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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Honda launches Automobile OEM Loyalty Card

| Car News, Honda, Pakistan | July 30, 2016

Honda launches Automobile OEM Loyalty Card

Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited launched 1st Automobile OEM Loyalty Card Program in Pakistan–Honda Opulent Club Card.

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Tesla Opens Gigafactory to Expand Battery Production, Sales

| Auto Technology, Battery Dealers, Car News, Tesla Motors, USA | July 28, 2016

Tesla Opens Gigafactory to Expand Battery Production, Sales

It’s Tesla Motors’ biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries.

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Mazda3 – Best Hatchback in Family Cars of 2016

| Car News, Japan, Mazda | June 10, 2016

Mazda3 - Best Hatchback in Family Cars of 2016

The 2016 Mazda3 was named as one of Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com’s top vehicles in their annual 10 Best Family Cars list. The publications admired Mazda3 for its design, practicality and kid-friendly features.

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Mazda3 global production reaches five million units

| Car News, Japan, Mazda | June 5, 2016

Mazda3 Global Production Reaches Five Million Units

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the total production volume of the Mazda3 (known as Mazda Axela in Japan) reached five million units at the end of April 2016.

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Sri Lanka increases taxes for cars over 1000cc

| Car News, New Laws, Sri Lanka, Vehicle Tax | May 27, 2016

Sri Lanka increases taxes for cars over 1000cc

The Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka said that the Unit Rate Tax for vehicles with an engine capacity more than 1000 cc has increased with effect from midnight.

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