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Tesla wins US antitrust approval to buy SolarCity

Tesla Motors Inc has won US antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity Corp, moving closer to its goal of creating a carbon-free energy and transportation company. The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that the deal was approved. It was on a list of propose

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VW to spend at least $1.2bn to compensate US dealers

Volkswagen has agreed to spend more than $1.2 billion to compensate its 650 US dealers for their losses from the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday. The company and a lawyer for VW dealers announced a tentative sett

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GM cleared in second verdict over crash blamed on ignition switch

A Texas jury on Thursday said a General Motors Co ignition switch was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a statement from the company. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, is the second in favour of GM this year in a lawsuit over a recalled ignition switch that has

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Volkswagen reaches deal to compensate US dealers

Volkswagen AG announced on Thursday that it has reached a deal in principle to compensate its 650 US dealers in connection with the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal. The automaker and a lawyer for VW brand dealers announced a tentative settlement at a court hearing

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First driverless taxi hits Singapore streets

The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hopin

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Al Haddad launches Mercedes-Benz promotion

Al Haddad Motors, the sole dealer of Mercedes-Benz in Bahrain, has launched a promotion in which customers can receive cash back on their purchase of new or pre-owned vehicles along with a package that includes service, insurance and registration. Among the vehicles offering thes

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Ford to recall 91,000 cars worldwide to fix fuel-pump issue

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles worldwide to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning. Ford said it would replace fuel-pump control modules in about 88,151 vehicles, including certain of its

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All-new Harley-Davidson offers more power

The all-new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine, ninth in the lineage of the company’s iconic Big Twin engines, delivers more power and an improved motorcycling experience for riders, a company report said. An all-new design, the Milwaukee-Eight engine offers quicker thr

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Mercedes-Benz ME offers Facebook chat bot

Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East has launched a Facebook Messenger Chatbot that provides quick and easy access to information through question and answer messaging over chat. This makes Mercedes-Benz the first automotive brand globally to go live with Facebook’s Messenger Cha

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Lamborghini sees global sales doubling by 2019 post SUV launch

Luxury automaker Lamborghini expects to at least double production to 7,000 vehicles a year by 2019 once it rolls out a new SUV, but it will not lose its focus on making sports cars, chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali said Tuesday. Domenicali told Reuters the company plan

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