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Daimler settles dispute with UAW over retiree medical benefits for $480 million

Automotive Business Review - 27 August, 2014 - 11:55
Daimler will pay $480 million to settle a dispute with the UAW over medical benefits for retired employees of its North American trucks business, U.S. court records show.

Daimler settles dispute with UAW retirees over medical benefits for $480 million

Automotive Business Review - 27 August, 2014 - 11:55
Daimler will pay $480 million to settle a dispute with the UAW over medical benefits for retired employees of its North American trucks business, U.S. court records show.

GM ignition switch fund receives claims for more than 100 deaths

Automotive Business Review - 27 August, 2014 - 11:34
A program to compensate victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles has received claims for 107 deaths as of Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman for the lawyer overseeing the program.

GM ignition switch fund receives claims for more than 100 deaths

Automotive Business Review - 27 August, 2014 - 11:34
A program to compensate victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles has received claims for 107 deaths as of Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman for the lawyer overseeing the program.

AvtoVAZ aims to win back market share to return to profit, CEO Andersson says

Automotive Business Review - 27 August, 2014 - 09:54
AvtoVAZ plans to return to profit by cutting costs and rolling out new models to claw back market share that has been slipping away from the producer of Lada vehicles since the end of the Soviet Union.

Kia to unveil plans for assembly plant in Mexico, sources say

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 23:14
Kia will announce plans Wednesday to construct an assembly plant in Mexico, its first in the country, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

Dollie Cole, spirited, outspoken wife of former GM president, dies at 84

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 20:14
Dollie Cole, the colorful, outspoken widow of former GM President Ed Cole and a leading champion of the National Corvette Museum, has died.

Dollie Cole, outspoken wife of former GM president, dies at 84

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 20:14
Dollie Cole, the colorful, outspoken widow of former GM President Ed Cole and a major champion of the National Corvette Museum, died Aug. 24 in Lockhart, Texas. She was 84.

Anti-UAW workers begin effort to create union at VW Tenn. plant

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 17:41
Employees at the Volkswagen AG auto plant in Tennessee are forming a union that is to include hourly and salaried workers, as a counter to the UAW Local 42 that was established last month, a leading anti-UAW worker said today.

Anti-UAW workers begin effort to create union at VW Tenn. plant

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 17:41
Employees at the Volkswagen AG auto plant in Tennessee are forming a union that is to include hourly and salaried workers, as a counter to the UAW Local 42 that was established last month, a leading anti-UAW worker said today.

Consumer Reports judges Ram 1500 EcoDiesel tops among half-ton pickups

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 16:44
Consumer Reports says the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel outscored competitors from Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Nissan to claim the magazine's top spot among full-size light-duty pickups.

Ford's Quick Lane brand buys naming rights to Detroit bowl game

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 15:23
Ford's Quick Lane brand of dealership auto service centers will be sponsoring Detroit's new college football bowl game in December at Ford Field. Members of the Ford family also own the NLF's Detroit Lions, organizers of the bowl.

BYD develops electric car with Daimler

Financial Times - 26 August, 2014 - 15:05
Chinese automaker has previously shunned joint ventures with multinational companies in its transformation from a phone battery manufacturer

GM turns to employee bike share program to get around tech campus

Automotive Business Review - 26 August, 2014 - 15:04
General Motors introduced a bike sharing program on its 330-acre technical center campus in suburban Detroit.

Former Porsche executives to stand trial

Financial Times - 26 August, 2014 - 14:23
Two former Porsche executives must stand trial over the sports car maker’s failed attempt to take over Volkswagen, a Stuttgart court has ruled

China investigates VW executives

Financial Times - 26 August, 2014 - 13:56
Central Commission of Discipline Inspection says unspecified violations were discovered during a probe of state-owned First Auto Works

China Mulling More EV Incentives in Wake of Poor Sales

China car times - 2 April, 2014 - 08:12

As electric vehicles sales remain weak, China is considering adding new measures to entice buyers into buying electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

It wasn’t long ago that the Chinese government backed away from its plan to gradually reduce EV subsidies (instead opting for much less steep reductions over the next few years). It now appears that the government intends to add more icing to the cake in the form of tax breaks. According to Ma Kai, Vice Premier in the State Council, the Chinese government is considering excepting all “new energy” vehicles from the 10% vehicle purchase tax that normally accompanies the purchase of a new vehicle. This tax cut would come in addition to efforts to further extend the subsidies beyond the Dec 31st end date. More details are due to be released in the coming months.

The 10% tax reduction certainly wont hurt the adoption of alternative energy vehicles in China, but likely will do little to spur demand either. China desperately needs a dramatic and well-publicized effort to roll out a comprehensive national network of charging stations if the government truly seeks to bring electric vehicles to the market in large numbers.

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