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An article in Seeking Alpha called "The Incredible Shrinking Tesla Disclosure" lays out the timelines and details to support one analyst's suspicion for why Tesla is removing hard numbers from its quarterly reports; namely, that Tesla doesn't want to show adverse developments in its business.

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Despite the Volkswagen Phaeton suffering poor sales and losing money, Volkswagen is committed to the idea and wants to build another generation of the luxury sedan. It could cost the company an estimated $737 million to do it, while already having the Audi A8 to fill a similar role.

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Kansas City Power & Light Launches 1,000+ EV Charger Network

Tesla's Gigafactory creates an area real estate rush. A news team discovers plans for a Tesla Gallery in San Antonio, TX. Kansas City Power & Light to install over 1,000 EV charging stations.

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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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The proposed arrangement between Mitsubishi and the Renault-Nissan Alliance to supply a midsize sedan in the US has been canceled. The vehicle would have been built by a Renault-Samsung factory South Korea and exported here.

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GM will be shutting down its Orion, MI factory for seven weeks, starting February 16, as it attempts to move over 35,000 unsold vehicles built last year.

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After 700 This Year, The Japanese Automaker Will Build 2,000 in 2016

Toyota will ramp up production of its Mirai fuel-cell vehicle from 700 units this year to 2,000 in 2016 on higher demand.

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Long An Investor, Polaris Finally Makes The Jump

The world of electric motorcycles is small, and it's just been shaken with news that Polaris has bought up Brammo's bike-building business. We look at what happened and what to expect. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451{width:570px;display:block;} try{document.getElementById("fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451").style.display="none";}catch(e){}

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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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Work officially gets under way at Toyota's new North American headquarters in Plano outside of Dallas, TX, with an official ground-breaking ceremony.

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Motley Fool Investment Writer Shares Tesla Insights

Data company Switch moves in near Tesla Gigafactory, The Motley Fool has some Tesla insights and prospective BMW i8 customers can expect a lengthy wait.

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Toyota and Lexus are pushing production of its CUVs, while the mainstream brand is watching and considering the compact segment below the entry level RAV4.

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After several years of growing sales, Subaru sees 2015 as no different. The Japanese brand thinks that it could sell around 540,000 vehicles in the US this year to make it the automaker's largest single market. To cope with all of this demand, the brand is also boosting production and later planning to add additional capacity to its SIA factory in Indiana for the Legacy and Outback.

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Georgia Pushes Its Brand As The Center Of The Automotive South

An international real-estate company had a high-profile client that wanted to relocate its North American headquarters. The client, whose identity was confidential, narrowed the list of prospective sites to Texas, North Carolina and Georgia. Would Georgia officials be interested in a discussion?

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After breaching the one-million sales mark in 2014, FCA chief Sergio Marchionne has thrown down an ambitious new challenge for the Jeep brand: reach 1.9 million by the end of 2018.

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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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In a world's first event, Local Motors is 3D printing an entire car at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. By the end of the week, the company promises that the car, known as the Strati, will be driven on a test track at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

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After moving nearly 190,000 units in 2014, Porsche is expecting to hit its 200,000-unit goal three years ahead of schedule, thanks in part to the new Macan.

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Owners of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are reporting that, in certain cases, their seats are secreting a white, shiny, oily residue, particularly when warmed up in cold-weather conditions. It's not clear what the residue is, or if it's safe.

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For the first time in around 40 years, the best selling car in Russia is not a Lada, as supplier troubles mean the brand's Granta subcompact was overtaken by the Kia Rio in November.

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President Barack Obama will be making a speech celebrating the auto industry's progress from the idled factory responsible for the slow-selling Ford Focus and C-Max.

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