Lucid Motors opening 20 sales and service locations in N America through 2021

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Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors plans to open 20 retail locations—known as Lucid Studios—and service centers throughout North America by the end of 2021. Most immediately, Lucid will open Studios and service centers in the following locations: Silicon Valley Studio: Located at Lucid’s Global Headquarters in Newark, CA. Los Angeles Studios: Located at 9022 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA, and at Westfield Century City in Century City, CA.

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Electrify America acquiring 30 Envision solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

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Electrify America is investing $2 million in solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in rural California that are not tied to the electrical grid. Electrify America is sourcing the chargers from Envision Solar, a San Diego-based sustainable technology company. Each standalone station is equipped with a 4.28-kilowatt (kW) sun-tracking solar array, 32kWh of on-board battery storage, and two Electrify America Level 2 EV chargers capable of charging speeds up to 6kW.

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Workhorse enters into strategic agreements with Hitachi and Hitachi Capital America

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a US-based technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric drone-integrated vehicles to the last-mile delivery sector, announced newly-formed strategic agreements with both Hitachi America, Ltd. and Hitachi Capital America Corp. In addition, Hitachi Capital America will assist in developing a national dealer network and will support Workhorse’s sales with vehicle financing options for both dealers and customers, including dealer floor-plan programs.

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Harley-Davidson gives Livewire owners free charging with Electrify America

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Harley-Davidson announced on Thursday that it will provide the equivalent of 500 kilowatt-hours of free charging at Electrify America chargers for customers who buy its new LiveWire electric motorcycle in the first year. Harley has been working on developing the LiveWire since 2014, and it is finally scheduled to go on sale next month for $29,799.

2019 75

Enel X launches new electric mobility business in North America

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Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, launched its new electric mobility unit in North America by integrating the company’s US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions subsidiary, formerly known as eMotorWerks, into the Enel X brand. EV sales reached 345,000 units in 2018 in the US, up 80% from 2017. Annual passenger EV sales are expected to increase to 10 million in 2025, 28 million in 2030, and 56 million by 2040.

Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids surpass 10 million units; Europe outpaces N America in 2016

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Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota Motor Corporation hybrids reached 10.05 This latest milestone of 10 million units was achieved just nine months after total sales reached 9 million units at the end of April 2016. Although hybrid sales in Japan have stalled, and have dropped in North America, Europe and other regions have been the growth engine. In 2016, for the first time, Europe hybrid sales outpaced those of North America (285.9 Hybrids Sales

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Navigant forecasts annual plug-in electric vehicle sales in N America to exceed 1.1M by 2024

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In a new report, Navigant Research forecasts that North American plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales will exceed 1.1 The report, Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts , provides data and forecasts for LD PEV sales in North America, including US states, MSAs, and utility service territories and Canadian provinces and cities. To date, North America is the strongest market for light duty (LD) plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), with more than 133,000 sold in 2014.

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Volkswagen of America reports best April and YTD diesel sales; Passat diesel take rate at 42.1%

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While overall Volkswagen of America, Inc. sales in April were down 8.4% of its sales in April, marking the best April for TDI vehicles on record and also the best year-to date results. of total Passat sales. For its part, Audi USA (also part of the Volkswagen Group) achieved its best April sales in company history and its second highest monthly results ever, with sales of sales of 15,653 vehicles. Audi sales year-to-date increased 7.5%

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Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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Volvo Trucks North America offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an exclusive event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. In North America, the Volvo VNR Electric is targeting short- and regional-haul applications such as heavy urban distribution, drayage and other applications where electric trucks will first have the greatest impact.

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Jaguar delivers first I-Pace electric crossover in North America

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Jaguar confirmed its first retail delivery of the I-Pace electric crossover Monday, a few weeks ahead of the company’s early November target for retail sales. The I-Pace isn’t late, but a vehicle like it has been a long time coming. It’s the first of what we can rightfully call a rival to the Tesla Model S fastback sedan and

Fire concern prompts stop-sale, US recall for 2019-2020 Hyundai Kona Electric

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With the issuance of the recall notice, submitted on October 13 and posted by the federal government Saturday, Hyundai Motor America Hyundai has issued a U.S.

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Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

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Green Honda Integrated Motor Assist New car sales mild hybrid sales subcompact Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps even years. So it appears to be with the Honda Insight, the subcompact mild hybrid hatchback that the company discontinued after the 2014 model year. DON''T MISS: Honda Ends 3.

Honda Urban EV Concept to go on sale in 2019, but not for North America

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If there were a favorite car among journalists and car fans at this week's Frankfurt motor show, it may have been a small, all-electric hatchback city car. Which is pretty remarkable, given the practical, unexciting, utilitarian, slightly nerdy image every non-Tesla electric car seems to carry among that group even today. The car in question is. Frankfurt Auto Show minicar Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Diesel models account for 18.2% of VW of America sales in October, 22.8% YTD

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. The all-new Golf (earlier post) delivered 2,351 units for the month, marking a 101% increase in sales for the model over the previous October. Golf model sales in October included 2,351 Golf units (up from 1,169 in October 2013) and 1,724 Golf GTIs (up 67.1% of sales in October. Year-to-date TDI sales rose to 68,612 in October, representing 22.8% of sales. of sales of the model.

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Bank of America: Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade, EVs the Culprit

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According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the annual increase in global oil consumption slows dramatically in the years ahead. Bank of America did offer a few caveats and uncertainties. Any major disruption to cobalt today would likely curb EV proliferation in the early 2020s, in turn supporting long dated crude oil prices,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned. EV sales are growing quickly, with the number of EVs on the roads picking up pace.

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Leading the way: Tesla trounces luxury competitors in year-end sales tally

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Now that Tesla has released its final sales numbers for the end of last year, we finally have a yardstick to measure the company’s sales success. In the third quarter, Tesla made a point of noting that, with the Model 3 approaching full production, it became the fifth bestselling—non-SUV—car model in America. Car Sales

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Tesla likely Q1 US PEV leader with 4,750+ sales in North America; Nissan surges with LEAF in March in US

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With the US sales numbers for the first quarter of 2013 in, Tesla appears to be the leading seller of plug-in vehicles for that period, with more than 4,750 units of the model S sold in North America. Tesla doesn’t break out sales by country at this time, so there are no US-specific figures from the company.). GM posted sales of 4,244 Volt extended range electric vehicles in the US in the second quarter, representing an 8.4% Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

GlobalData: Coronavirus leads to nosedive in global vehicle sales with lowest January registrations since 2012

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Driving the drop in sales was the emergence in December 2019 of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China. This has created a knock-on effect for both vehicle sales and production, with dealerships devoid of customers and factories at a standstill with no one to operate them. While the drop in January vehicle sales on a global scale is alarming, sinking 13.9% Sales in the world’s single largest vehicle market sank 33.1% North America’s January 2020 sales sank by 3.6%

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IHS Markit: global auto sales to drop 22% this year

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IHS Markit cut its forecasts for global light vehicle sales and production as the impact COVID-19 impact has depressed demand. According the new analysis, global light vehicle sales are now forecast to be 69.6 The IHS Markit forecast for Greater China sales in 2020 sees volume at 21.4 The forecast is for Europe to see sales fall 24.6% North America is forecast to see sales drop 26.7% market sales forecast is 12.5

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month.

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Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles up 10.1% in September, down 1% year-to-date

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Global sales of BMW Group electrified models (fully-electric and plug-in hybrid) increased by 10.1% Sales of electrified vehicles for the first nine months have dropped by 1% at 96,570 units, compared to the same period last year. BMW i sales for the month of September rose 23.9% Sales of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid climbed 35.9% Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

2019 78

Plug Power, Charlatte America deliver fuel cell cargo tuggers for FedEx at Albany International Airport

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and Charlatte America, a member of the Fayat Group, the leading manufacturer of battery powered electric airport ground support equipment (GSE) throughout Europe and the United States, have delivered fuel cell-powered electric cargo tuggers for use by FedEx at the Albany International Airport. The ground support vehicles were built by Charlatte America and operate using Plug Power’s zero-emission ProGen hydrogen fuel cell system. Plug Power Inc.

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Navigant Research expects 2017 sales of plug-in electric vehicles in N America to be 50% greater than in 2016

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According to a new report from Navigant Research ( Market Data: EV Geographic Forecasts ), 2017 sales of PEVs in North America are on track to be 50% greater than in 2016. Beyond 2017, sales are likely to continue to grow, but the rate of growth will slow. Overall, in North America, the PEV market has grown by a factor of 10 since 2011.

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Hyundai delivers first 7 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks in Europe; plans for North America and China; 2,000 units per year by 2021

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With successful delivery of the first XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks, we proudly announce our plan to expand beyond Europe to North America and China where we are already making great progress. With these models, Hyundai’s goal is to achieve aggregate sales volume of 27,000 units by 2030.

2020 69

Audi of America targeting 25% of sales to be plug-ins by 2025; national network of 150 kW fast chargers

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Flanked by the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron ( earlier post ) on one side and the Audi concept e-tron quattro ( earlier post ) on the other, Audi of America president Scott Keogh used his press conference speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday to declare that the brand is targeting at least 25% of its US sales to be e-tron—i.e., Audi is one of the very few automakers to now put out a firm aspirational target for electric-drive vehicle sales.

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Electrify America to collaborate with 6 California organizations to boost awareness, adoption of ZEVs in low-income & disadvantaged communities

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Electrify America will collaborate with six organizations in California to help develop and launch community-based programs to support brand-neutral education and awareness of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) for disadvantaged and low-income communities. Electrify America is investing $2.7 Valley CAN will provide hands-on help with qualifying for available ZEV incentives, including coordination with ZEV vehicle dealerships throughout the qualification and sales process.

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Nissan now Nº 2 Asian brand in the Americas; new $2B manufacturing complex in Mexico to grow B platform capacity

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Nissan Americas manufacturing plants. Nissan Americas reported record sales of 1,561,230 in 2011 calendar year for Nissan and Infiniti brand vehicles throughout the region encompassing North, Central and South America—a record year in both market share and volume for Japan’s second largest manufacturer. points of market share over the 2010 calendar year and advanced to become the Nº 2 Asian automotive brand in the Americas. 2011 sales in the Americas.

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Pike Research forecasts clean diesels to represent more than 12% of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2018; outpacing hybrids in North America

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Annual clean diesel ldv sales by region, world markets: 2012-2018. A new report from Pike Research finds that rising fuel prices and stronger fuel economy regulations will stimulate increasing demand for clean diesel vehicles in markets around the world, and forecasts sales of these vehicles will increase from 9.1 of all LDV sales by the end of that period. The overall LDV market in the United States grew by just 10% and hybrid vehicle sales actually dipped slightly.

Ford to import next-gen Ford Focus for N. America from China; production starting 2H 2019

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Ford announced a series of global manufacturing actions centered on improving the company’s operational fitness, among them that it would source the next-generation Ford Focus for North America primarily from China, rather than Hermosillo, Mexico. January-May 2017 US sales of the Focus—Ford’s second-highest selling car model in the US—are down 19.7% Overall sales of Ford cars during the five-month period are also down 19.6%

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Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

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Following the launch of the Soul EV ( earlier post ) late last year in California, along with sales beginning in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) is expanding availability of its fully charged urban runabout into four new states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland. Soul EV sales in the Northeast will begin in the fourth quarter. Electric (Battery) Sales

2015 86

President and CEO of Volkswagen of America steps down

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Volkswagen Group of America today announced the departure of Michael Horn, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. Woebcken, who was recently announced as the new Head of the North American Region and Chairman of Volkswagen Group of America, will assume the role of president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. Horn assumed the role as president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America in January 2014.

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. million sales throughout the year, up by 74% (about 1.5% of total global sales). The Model 3 became the world’s best-selling EV, as it was boosted by sales in North America, where it first became available. Overall, 2018 marked a somewhat challenging year for the global car market, as sales fell for the first time since 2009, logging 86.01

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Nissan’s global sales driven by strong momentum in crossover and SUV models

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Nissan’s global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12% in 2017 to more than 2 million vehicles (more than 34% of total Nissan sales for the year), driven by the all-new Nissan Kicks small crossover, the Rogue, X-Trail and Qashqai compact models, a refreshed Armada full-size SUV and the INFINITI QX30 compact luxury crossover. Overall, Nissan’s record crossover and SUV sales were led by a 94% improvement in Latin America and 16% improvements in both North America and China.

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Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas

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The truck will incorporate VIA’s proprietary vehicle software and systems control technology, for launch in China and the Americas in 2019. VIA Motors provides technology plus an engineering and management team that can support GCV to accelerate to be global leading commercial vehicle company and assist the introduction of GCV Trucks into North and Latin America through our newly formed joint venture.

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Goal for 2018 Nissan Leaf: double sales of new electric car

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After lavish launch events around the world, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will go on sale next month in Japan and early next year in North America. sales New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The second generation of the world's best-selling electric car, however, faces a very different landscape than did its predecessor in December 2010. For one thing, the 2011 Leaf was the sole.

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3.0L EcoDiesel available across the 2020 Jeep Wrangler four-door lineup; 1st diesel-powered Wrangler in N America

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Jeep will offer a diesel-powered Wrangler for the first time in North America with the introduction of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2019. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left- and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

2019 71

Daimler Buses North America Crests 3,000 Hybrid Bus Sales Mark

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Sales for Daimler Buses North America’s Orion VII diesel-electric series hybrid bus have surpassed 3,000 units—more than any other manufacturer in the world. More than 2,200 units are already in service, with an additional 850 firm orders in backlog from cities such as New York City, Seattle, Houston, Ottawa and Puerto Rico.

Audi of America passed 200,000 unit mark in 2015 for annual sales for first time; 6th straight record year

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Audi reported that its US sales in 2015 increased 11.1% December 2015 sales increased 6.0% sales results in Audi history, as well as the 60 th consecutive month of record sales for Audi in the US. The previous December record was set in 2014 with sales of 19,238 vehicles. 2015 marks the sixth consecutive year of record sales for Audi in the US and the first time the brand has achieved annual sales of more than 200,000 vehicles.

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Hitachi High-Tech and AWP form JV for manufacture and sales of LNG transport tanks in North America

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HTAW) to operate a manufacturing and sales business in North America for tank containers for transporting LNG and related products. Specifically, HTAW will use Hitachi High-Tech’s sales expertise and network in the North American market to market LNG transportation tank containers that utilize AWP’s cryogenic thermal insulation technologies offering superior performance against shock and vibration during transport.

BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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China’s market is in transition, and the recent annual doubling of sales every year looks unlikely to hold in 2019. Broader macroeconomic factors (higher interest rates and slowing consumer spending) will also impact global sales. BNEF expects European EV sales to come in just under 500,000 units, with strong growth in the Nordics and in Germany. BNEF expects North America sales to come in around 425,000 units, up modestly from 405,000.

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VW Group of America invests $11.3M in California

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. million investment, are part of the company’s long-term commitment to the US market and a broader strategy to invest more than $7 billion in North America from 2015 through 2019. The new training facility at the Goodman Commerce Center in Eastvale will house Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche training facilities for the purposes of technical, collision repair and sales training.

2016 60

Volkswagen of America October Sales Up 7.2% Year-on-Year; Diesels Accounted for 24%

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. reported October 2009 sales of 17,037 total units, representing a 7.2% (by volume) increase over October 2008. The Jetta, consistently Volkswagen’s top selling model, posted a 25% increase over October 2008 with 9,076 unit sales; Jetta TDI diesel sales accounted for 40% of total Jetta sedan and SportWagen sales, while sales of all TDI models accounted for 24% (4,008 units) of total October sales.

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Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. —Thiemo Rusch, senior director, vehicle sales and operation, Audi of America. The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. complex.