Tesla Gigafactory May Land In Nevada

After months of wondering as to where Tesla’s massive Gigafactory would end up, an answer could come as soon as 4 p.m. Mountain, when Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and the automaker plan to hold a joint press conference in Carson City.

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Kia Set To Build "Range" Of Compacts At Monterrey Plant In 2016

Kia announced Wednesday that it plans to build “a range of yet-to-be confirmed compact models” at its new plant in Monterrey, Mexico after Job 1 production begins in H1 2016.

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US Government Seeks Private Company To Run National V2V Network

Not too long ago, we brought you news of the U.S. government and a handful of automakers coming together to bring vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems online by 2020 at the earliest. Though the government is excited to make your vehicles more connected, running the show is a task the feds simply cannot afford to do.

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Report: Hydrogen Gaining Ground On Electricity Within Four Years

Though EVs currently hold the high ground in the zero-emission vehicle market, a new report claims those vehicles will be giving ground to hydrogen in the near future.

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Aston-Daimler Partnership Deepens With Component Agreement, Increased Holdings

Daimler’s partnership with Aston Martin is growing, as the former will supply electric and electronic components to the latter for a 1 percent increase in holdings.

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Marchionne: Alfa Romeo Still Not For Sale

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is open to forming new alliance with other automakers as far as cost-savings are concerned, but he maintains that Alfa Romeo is not for sale.

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Panasonic, Tesla Enter Into Production Equipment Agreement

It’s almost official: Panasonic and Tesla will enter into a basic agreement where the former will supply the latter with battery-production machines for the automaker’s up-and-coming Gigafactory.

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Kia In Talks With Mexican Officials Over $1.5B Nuevo Leon Plant

With the need to increase supply to meet U.S. demand, Kia is in talks with Mexican officials about building a new factory in the country.

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Tesla Idles Plant For Two Weeks For Model X-Related Production Upgrades

Those who just ordered their Tesla Model S may need to wait a bit, as the premium EV automaker has idled its California factory in order to tool up for the upcoming Model X SUV.

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BMW's Southern Strategy Pays Off For All Involved

Twenty years ago, BMW began building vehicles at its first North American factory in Spartanburg, S.C., a move that has paid off well for the German automaker, both against its rivals Mercedes and Audi, and as an example for the industry as a whole.

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Ford: Automotive Industry Must Prepare To Rethink Transportation

Sharing the pages of The Wall Street Journal’s 125th Anniversary issue with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Summers and Taylor Swift, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Jr. sees a future for the automotive industry so bright, he’ll need to wear shades.

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BMW Mexico Plant To Build 150,000 Annually

Though BMW may announce Thursday where in Mexico it will build its second North American plant, sources close to the matter said the plant will pump 150,000 units annually into auto trains bound for the United States.

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BMW To Announce Second North American Factory Before Summer Break

Still mulling over where to build a second North American factory, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer stated his company would have an answer before the automaker goes on summer break.

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Kia Building First Mexican Plant To Alleviate Strained U.S. Production
Musk: Location Of First Tesla Gigafactory To Be Announced By Year-End
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