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China will increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles by over 300,000 in the coming years.

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Slow Delivery, Charging Issues May Doom 200 Jobs

Tesla China may lay off a third of its workforce because the Model S isn't selling quite as many units as expected.

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A father-son duo in China are using scrap metal and old auto parts to create massive replicas of the robots from Transformers. Watch the video, here.

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China Central Television went after foreign automakers joint ventures during its annual Consumer Day special. The network alleged the dealers were overcharging customers for repairs.

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Ford may be selling the 2015 Mustang around the globe, but it's finding out that regardless of region, color choice for the pony car is interestingly uniform.

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Chinese-Israeli automaker Qoros returns to the Geneva Motor Show with the third version of its 3, this time riding on a higher suspension with all the trimmings.

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First Eight Of Dozens Already Delivered At WiFi Skeleton Key

You may have gotten a sweet year-end bonus, but was it Tesla-Model-S sweet? Dozens of employees at WiFi Skeleton Key are being rewarded with a new electric car from the Californian automaker.

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Tesla Made 11,627 Vehicles Last Quarter, Delivered 9,834

Tesla says it built 11,627 vehicles in the last quarter or 2014 and delivered 9,834 and will deliver 70 percent more in 2015.

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Firings Could Be On The Horizon

After selling 120 cars in China in January, Reuters reports that Elon Musk has sent an e-mail to Tesla managers in China threatening firings and demotions if they can't show "a clear path to positive long-term cash flow."

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January wasn't a friend to BMW, as the company's sales increase lagged behind those of its chief rivals, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

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Toyota is making more money than ever and is potentially on track to have the most profitable fiscal year in the company's history. Much of that success is due to the weak yen compared to other currencies.

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The R-Class may be produced in the US, but though it's not available here any more, it hasn't been killed off entirely. It's still available in China, but now Mercedes has awarded the manufacturing contract to AM General in South Bend, IN.

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Chinese automaker BYD starts pre-orders for its Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, which will sell for the equivalent of about $48,000 before government incentives are factored in.

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Subaru has decided not to open a joint venture factory in China with Chery, even if the Chinese government gave it permission. The Japanese brand looked at the numbers and decided that it would have to double its sales just to maintain the same profits from exporting from Japan. Growth in the Chinese market may also be slowing.

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Tesla founder Elon Musk's tough talk at the Detroit Auto Show about the company's prospects damaged its stock price, which suffered a nine-percent drop.

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A Reuters story says that Volvo plans to ship a small number of its Chinese-built S60L sedans to the US this year, and that they could be joined by a Chinese-built S90 sedan.

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Crazy doors, a wooden floor and a fish tank for an arm rest; thanks for the memories, GAC.

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This year's Shanghai Motor Show has not ruled out banning promotional models that normally accompany cars on show stands, after models' racy attire at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show was chastised for having "a negative social impact."

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Four years ago we posted on the three-wheeled foam car that made it to the round-of-four in X-Prize competition. Its inventor, Lon Ballard, created the vehicle for the sole purpose of lowering the number of road fatalities and has spent the intervening years refining the idea, and beginning pilot production of electric and gas-powered variants.

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Volvo Cars may have been acquired by a Chinese automaker, but over at its former parent company, the tide of ownership has gone in the opposite direction as the Volvo Group has acquired 45 percent of Dongfeng's truck operations.

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Reuters reports that BMW has agreed to pay its Chinese dealers 5.1 billion yuan ($820 million) to help them overcome huge inventories and poor profits last year. Audi and Daimler have are also subsidizing Chinese dealers with hundreds of millions of dollars as the local auto market slows down.

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