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Daimler will pull Smart mini-cars out of United States, Canada

April 30, 2019
(Reuters) - The tiny, two-person Smart cars once pitched as the next big thing in urban mobility will be discontinued in the United States and Canada at the end of the current model year, German automaker Daimler AG said.

France, Germany to support battery cell consortium including PSA, Saft

April 29, 2019
BERLIN (Reuters) - France and Germany have asked the European Commission to approve state subsidies for a cross-border battery cell consortium including carmaker PSA with its German subsidiary Opel and French battery maker Saft, a German official said.

Trump pressed Japan's Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S.

April 28, 2019
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, according to a readout of their recent meeting provided by the U.S. ambassador to Japan on Saturday.

The man behind Thai auto policy

April 27, 2019
Thailand's automotive industry has made big strides over the past six decades and ranks 12th in the world for vehicle output for the fifth straight year.
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