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July 29, 2014
Nissan quarterly profit soars on strong China demand
Tokyo (AFP) July 28, 2014
Nissan said Monday that its latest quarterly net profit soared 37 percent to $1.1 billion, as strong demand in China and other key overseas markets offset weaker sales at home. China accounts for about one quarter of Nissan's revenue so demand fluctuations in the world's biggest car market affect the firm more than domestic rivals Toyota and Honda, which report results in the coming weeks. Nissan said demand was strong in China, the US and Europe - which has been a tough market for Japanese aut ... read more

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Cheap and easy software provides highly accurate real-time data on traffic
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Economic development not the only influence on personal car use
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European car market recovers, Peugeot picks up speed
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Plus-sized parking spaces for Chinese women drivers
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Musk donates $1 million for new Tesla museum
Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has agreed to donate $1 million to help fund a new museum dedicated to inventor Nikolai Tesla. ... more
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China to scrap purchase tax on electric vehicles
China will exempt electric cars and other types of "new energy" vehicles from purchase tax, the government said, as it seeks to reduce pollution and conserve resources. ... more
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Rideshare vs. taxi: the war flares up in the Big Apple
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Colorado State University to receive four really smart cars this summer
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Volkswagen to build two new plants in China
German carmaker Volkswagen will build two new vehicle plants in China as it invests two billion euros ($2.7 billion) along with its partner, it announced Monday during a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel. ... more
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Toyota names price for new fuel cell car
Japanese auto giant Toyota will start selling its first fuel cell sedan this financial year, with a price tag of around 7 million yen ($70,000), the company announced Wednesday. ... more
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Google Android software spreading to cars, watches, TV
Google set out Wednesday to expand its Android empire beyond smartphones to cars, watches and televisions. ... more
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Hybrid Vehicles More Fuel Efficient In India, China Than in US
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NMSU PACE team develops mobile transportation device
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Riders whizz round Madrid in new electric bike-hire
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Global automakers split on 'green car' strategy
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Tesla gives up patents to 'open source movement'
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European taxis cause chaos in app protest
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Elon Musk: 'We could definitely make a flying car'
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Uber taxi app valued at $17 bn in new funding round
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Ford shows off 'smart' Mustang at Taiwan tech show
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Google revs up driverless car, axes steering wheel
Google unveiled plans to build its own self-driving car - minus the steering wheel - that it hopes to begin testing in the coming months. ... more
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Uber taxi app seeks capital at $12 bn value: report
Uber, the startup app that connects people with taxis and drivers, is seeking to raise fresh capital that would give it a $12 billion value, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. ... more
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Three-wheel Segway now available
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Business-as-usual model for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe unsustainable
Emissions from heavy-duty vehicles will be monitored as a first step toward curbing pollutants on course to reach unsustainable levels, the EU said Wednesday. ... more
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