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VW And Daimler Are Desperately Trying To Stop The Bleeding

Big German automakers trying hard to stop the bleeding as coronavirus depletes their funds, another FCA employee has died from the virus, the White House is looking carefully at GM’s ventilator pricing, and an update on the PSA-FCA merger. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 27, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Daimler Announces Production Electric Garbage Truck

Garbage trucks are amazing. They work in continuous stop and go driving in every possible environment, from incredible desert heat to being cold-soaked in temperatures so low that it doesn’t matter if we’re talking Celcius or Fahrenheit. They’re driven on icy roads with the tires kicking salt and rocks up all over the…Read more… Continue […]

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Mercedes’ AMG Lineup Might Be Hugely Scaled Back: Report

In the next few years, penalties in Europe for automakers who don’t meet European Union emissions requirements are going to get very, very steep, to the tune of tens of billions of dollars if they were in place right now. In response, automakers have been scrambling to electrify their lineups. The Financial Times …Read more… […]

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Daimler To Cut At Least 10,000 Jobs, Blames It On Electric Cars

Mercedes’s parent company, Daimler, made €7.6 billion (or about $8.4 billion) in profit last year. But as we’re all in the midst of an electric car revolution, Daimler has apparently decided that some heads must roll, and it’s cutting at least 10,000 jobs to facilitate the switch.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Next Generation Of EVs Is Being Marketed As All About Going Fast

Automakers may be shifting their electric car marketing strategy from environmentalism to performance, car buyers are getting older, and Daimler’s got to cut about a billion in costs. All this and more from The Morning Shift of Thursday, November 14, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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There Is No Hybrid Future At GM And Volkswagen

As automakers around the globe lean on hybrids as a way to enable compliance with fuel consumption and emissions standards, two of the world’s leading manufacturers have decided to completely scrap that genre of vehicle from their lineup. General Motors and Volkswagen aren’t here to play: they’re going fully electric.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Hopes Increased Fuel Economy Will Save Chevy Silverado Sales

The Chevy Silverado hopes for a boost in sales by stealing the fuel economy crown from the Ford F-150, Renault-Nissan and the FCA just might still partner up, and Daimler is back at it again with the emissions problems. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, June 24, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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