Daimler and Geely Holding form global JV for smart; new generation of electric models

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Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group , the German and Chinese automotive groups, have formed a 50-50 globally focused joint venture to own, operate and further develop smart, the pioneer of small urban vehicles, as a leader in premium-electrified vehicles. Under the joint venture agreement, a new generation of smart electric models will be assembled at a new purpose-built electric car factory in China with global sales due to begin in 2022.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand. Slovenia.

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JATO Dynamics: growth slowdown in Euro auto sales in March; SUVs still lead

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Volkswagen was the best-selling brand in March and across 2016 so far, leading the rankings in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland during the first quarter. —Felipe Munoz, Global Automotive Analyst at JATO Dynamics.

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Renault-Nissan and Daimler Announce Strategic Cooperation; Equity Exchanges, Common Small Vehicle Platform, Powertrains and Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance knows how to work successfully in collaborative partnerships, and this experience is extremely valuable in today’s and even more tomorrow’s global auto industry. The smart plant in Hambach, France will be the production location for the two-seater versions, while the Renault plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia will be the production location for the four-seater versions. The result of the equity exchanges. Click to enlarge.

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