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Jun. 27, 2018 - German carmaker Volkswagen opened the first car assembly plant in Rwanda’s capital on Wednesday in a milestone for the East African country that is trying to cut back on used car imports from Asia.
Jun. 26, 2018 - Britain’s leading car manufacturing trade association says investment in U.K. auto production has fallen by half in the last year due to worries over the country's upcoming exit from the European Union.
Jun. 25, 2018 - Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin shifting the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas.
Jun. 20, 2018 - Volvo Cars opened its first plant in the U.S. on Wednesday in a much different trade environment than when it announced its expansion across the Atlantic three years ago.
Jun. 18, 2018 - General Motors is getting rid of three Cadillac sedans and replacing them with two new ones over the next 3 1/2 years.
Jun. 17, 2018 - British manufacturer Rolls-Royce said Thursday that it plans to cut 4,600 jobs over the next 2 years as part of a major restructuring effort.
Jun. 14, 2018 - Auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. is partnering with a Michigan startup to retrofit self-driving shuttles for service in the United States.
Jun. 14, 2018 - Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk’s promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year.
Jun. 11, 2018 - Jaguar Land Rover is shifting all production of its Discovery model to Slovakia amid falling diesel sales, vehicle taxes and uncertainty about Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Jun. 11, 2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose 25 per cent tariffs on auto imports from Canada would devastate the integrated supply chain that has taken decades to build and cause job losses on both sides of the border, industry experts warn.
Jun. 10, 2018 - Canadian dealer Electro Mechanical Services has joined material handling company Crown Equipment’s global service and distribution network.
Jun. 10, 2018 - IKEA and A&W are the latest big chains to join the war against single-use plastics, with each promising to limit waste production amid a growing public outcry over pollution.
Jun. 7, 2018 - Honda Motor Co. of Japan and U.S. automaker General Motors Co. agreed Thursday to work together in developing batteries for electric vehicles, mainly for the North American market.
Jun. 3, 2018 - In his last big presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler before retiring, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electrified cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will continue to dominate production for some time.
Jun. 1, 2018 - Canada has quietly paid another $54 million toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter, bringing its total investment in the controversial project to roughly a half a billion dollars over the last 20 years.

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