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    Report: GM, Peugeot alliance won't include electric-drive secrets

    We're close, but we're not that close. That's what Rita Forst, head of development at General Motors' Opel division, seemed to be saying when discussing the possibility of GM and PSA Peugeot Citroën sharing advanced-powertrain trade secrets. Speaking at an automotive industry conference in ...

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    Video: Renault-Nissan Alliance pushes electric vehicle vision at Rio+20

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance, along with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), produced a two-minute video to coincide with the Rio+20 environmental conference that pitches the sister companies' advances in plug-in vehicle technology. The video, which aired on CNBC and can be seen below, ...

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    Rumor: BMW and PSA partnership will go beyond engine sharing

    BMW and PSA share a couple powertrains: The diesel Minis have the 1.6 HDi developed by PSA, while the 1.4- and 1.6-liter gasoline engines were co-developed with BMW. However, BMW chief exec Norbert Reithofer has confirmed in the Financial Times that the two European automakers could begin sharing ...

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    Live in luxury and drive electric: Monaco to have nationwide EV charging network

    OK, I admit that the term "nationwide" in the headline is a bit grandiose-sounding. After all, the Principality of Monaco is a really small country (just 1.95 km² or 0.76 sq mi). This is like the Vatican being "the first country to fully offset CO2 emissions."In any case, it seems that ...

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    Auto Alliance president talks about the other president and changes in Washington

    Following the big change that swept through American politics on Nov. 4, there has been a lot of celebration in a lot of places. Over at the Auto Allliance, the association made up of BMW Group, Chrysler LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, ...

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    Automakers Respond to New Nationwide Fuel Economy Proposal

    Remember how the automakers fought against the 35 mpg by 2020 CAFE increase late last year? They are also fighting against possible state-by-state emissions and fuel economy regulations issues that are going through the courts. Following the news today of the NHTSA's call for cars to reach a 35.7 ...


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