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Volvo Car Corporation and Siemens launch electric mobility partnership

Volvo Car Corporation and Siemens intend to jointly advance the technical development of electric cars through extensive strategic cooperation. The focus is on the joint development of electrical drive technology, power electronics and charging technology as well as the integration of those systems into Volvo C30 Electric vehicles. The first

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Volkswagen opens first engine reprocessing facility in China

DALIAN, Liaoning – Volkswagen Group opened an engine reprocessing facility in Dalian, northeast China’s Liaoning Province on August 27, according to a company press release. The plant is designed to reprocess 15,000 engines per year. The reprocessed engines will allow Chinese drivers to benefit for the first time from genuine

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Antonov JV plans plant in China

United Kingdom's Antonov transmission firm and its Chinese production partner, Chongqing Landai Industry Corp., are proceeding with plans to build Antonov 6-speed transmissions that would be used for applications with 1.5-liter to 2.0-liter engines on China-built vehicles. The joint venture already has started erection in China of a new 17.2-million-square-foot

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Volkswagen celebrates 20 years of partnership with FAW in China

CHANGCHUN – Volkswagen and First Automotive Works (FAW) celebrated their joint venture’s 20th anniversary here on August 25. FAW-Volkswagen has built five million vehicles since operations began. The anniversary vehicle, a “New Magotan”, left the assembly line in Changchun this week. The company expects annual production to top the one

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Multinationals demand more shares in JVs

Suzuki Motor will increase its equity share in its joint venture with Chang’an Auto Group to 50 from 49 percent, or the policy upper limit, according to local media reports. The new Chang’an-Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd. will incorporate Changhe-Suzuki, now under Chang’an Auto Group, either as a subsidiary or the

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