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Ram Production May Move to Mexico After All Because FCA Wants More Trucks

FCA might not abandon Ram production in Mexico after all, China considers an EV sales tax cut, and NHTSA’s thinking about headlights—all of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.

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China Has the Only Way to Get Humans to Space Right Now

Yesterday, the Soyuz rocket carrying an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut failed, forcing the crew capsule to make a dramatic ballistic descent back to Earth, just as the abort system is intended to do. The rocket failure means the Soyuz spacecraft and booster will be grounded until the problem is found,…

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This Month Is Your Last Chance to Get the Full EV Tax Credit on a Tesla

Tesla’s tax credit time is up, oil production is at all time highs, BMW isn’t confident about next year, and an auto supplier founder is suing his daughter over the family fortune. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

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‘Peak Car’ Is Real

The way we think of car driving is that it’s bad for the environment but good for people and the economy, but a recent study suggests that as some point we hit “peak car,” and that the economy can actually grow after we hit it.

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New Chinese SUV Features Animated Holographic Waifu Personal Assistant

Automakers have struggled with infotainment systems for years, only recently landing on systems that are straightforward and intuitive. Now a Chinese automaker wants to take it to the next level, offering holographic anime character personal assistants in the new Bestune T77 crossover. It’s car-waifu time, everybody!

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Trump Wants More American Cars in Japan, Which Will Never Happen

More high hopes and impossible dreams from the Trump administration, China’s electric future, Tesla’s strict NDA practices target unions and much, much more for The Morning Shift on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

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A New Ultra Long Range Plane Is Set to Make the Longest Direct Flight in the World

A huge Airbus A350-900ULR is being delivered to Singapore Airlines today where, once in service, it will make the longest continuous flight in the world, from Singapore to Newark airport—a flying time of just under 19 hours.

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Inside China’s Plan to Build the Second-Biggest Aircraft Carrier Fleet in the World

China’s Navy is on a roll. The Navy, or more properly the People’s Liberation Army Navy, has launched more than a hundred ships of all kinds over the past decade, including destroyers, amphibious ships, frigates, and corvettes. The PLAN is now the largest Navy in Asia, with more than 300 warships. Yet of the hundreds…

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The Bleeding At Ford Isn’t Over: Report

Ford is still undergoing a massive shift, Volkswagen still can’t get its pollution under control, and the Chinese automotive industry is a mess. This is The Morning Shift.

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Buick Could Drop The Chinese-Built Envision From Its U.S. Lineup Over Tariffs

The Buick Envision is a meh car, but somehow Buick dealers sold 42,000 of these things in the U.S. market last year, making up 20 percent of its total U.S. sales. But it’s built in China and imported here, so thanks to the proposed Trump administration tariffs on imported cars, it could vanish from Buick’s American…

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