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Renault opens electric vehicle concept store in central Berlin

enault has opened a new Renault Electric Vehicle Experience Centre in Berlin, Germany, as it continues to expand its network of urban concept stores. The first EV Experience Centre opened in February in Stockholm to showcase electric motoring to the public. This new concept store, which is unique in Germany, ...

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Production anniversary: One million world engines for Daimler Trucks

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The Mercedes-Benz Mannheim Plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation jointly reached a special milestone in the international powertrain network: Together, the two production locations have produced 1,000,000 heavy-duty engines in all, and in doing so have underscored the success of the standardised powertrain platform strategy ...

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Nissan to use ultrastrong, high-formability steel in more new vehicles

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will build more models using a new type of steel that combines high tensile strength with a previously unachievable degree of formability, resulting in lighter vehicles that can help lower emissions while protecting occupants. Nissan is the world’s first carmaker to use the high-formability steel, with ...

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NXP processors deliver performance and safety for next-generation electric and autonomous vehicles

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NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NASDAQ:NXPI), the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductors1, has announced a new family of high-performance safe microprocessors to control vehicle dynamics in next-generation electric and autonomous vehicles. The new NXP S32S microprocessors will manage the systems that accelerate, brake and steer vehicles safely, whether under the direct control of a ...

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European media launch: the all-new Kia Ceed

Now in its third generation, the all-new Kia Ceed – designed, developed, engineered and built in Europe – strengthens Kia’s presence in the European C-segment with a mature and athletic new design, innovative new technologies, and a more engaging drive. Since the first-generation Kia cee’d started production at Kia’s new ...

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Kia’s Hybrid Wagon earns TOP SAFETY PICK+ award

The 2018 Kia Niro, a small, hybrid wagon, qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with optional front crash prevention and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights. The Niro, which was introduced in the 2017 model year, earns good ratings across the board in IIHS crashworthiness ...

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