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GM to Power Assembly Plant with Wind Energy

…Builds 125,000 Trucks Annually with Renewable Power General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power from turbines whose blades span the length of a football field in diameter. Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and ...

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Boulos Hits 50% Local Content On New Piaggio 200

BOULOS Enterprises Limited (BEL) continues its journey towards producing a full made-in-Nigeria vehicle with the launch of new Piaggio CP200 Van. Based on the world’s bestselling tri-cycle, the Piaggio Ape 200cc passenger tricycle, Boulos has designed, fabricated and manufactured a van version for commercial use in Nigeria. Entire rear section of the van, including its rear floor platform, steel structure, ...

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Revealed: Ford’s Plan to Conquer All Terrains

Most Ford auto machines being rolled out for the year2016 and beyond are being equipped with intelligent capability to defeat any terrain: Icy, slippery or whatever. As revealed recently by Ford Motor Corporations, it’s not by might, but by intelligent All-wheel-Drive, writes MATILDA FRANCES(London Bureau Chief) History of the late Henry Ford’s steps towards putting the world on wheels is ...

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Re-Focusing FRSC for Accident Prevention: A Rejoinder

By: SANI ABDULLAHI (Superintendent Route Commander) As the lead agency for road safety management and administration in the country, the primary concern of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) remains safety of road users which is ensured through public enlightenment programmes, enforcement and engineering, using the Regular and Special Marshals as well as members of Road Safety Clubs. Our attention ...

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Five Stars and More for Mercedes-Benz GLC

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has achieved the top score in the Euro NCAP rating. Continuing the Mercedes-Benz success story, the new mid-size SUV received five stars for occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and its assistance systems – giving it the maximum score in the Euro NCAP rating. The basis for this outstanding result is the perfect interaction between active and ...

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VW Blames Emission Cheats on Systemic Failure

By: MATILDA FRANCES Volkswagen AG has at last admitted that the recent emission scandal, which almost paralysed the company’s investment fortune, has been caused by systemic failure within the company, rather than actions of few engineers, as it earlier claimed. Hans Dieter Pötsch, the company’s chairman, made the confession on Thursday at a two-hour press conference held in Wolfsburg. According ...

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Production of Mclaren P1 Ends

The final chapter in the production of the McLaren P1 has now been written as the 375th and final example was completed, bringing the curtain down on the most technologically advanced and dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.  From launch, the groundbreaking model was designed with one key goal: to be the best drivers’ car on road and track. Since headlining ...

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Emission Scandal: VW AG Holds Press Conference

As part of its efforts to convince the world that it can be trusted once again, the embattled VolkswaVolkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has concluded arrangement to hold a press conference on Thursday, December 10th 2015 beginning 11.00am CET (10.00am UTC). The auto maker plans to use the occasion to update automotive world on the current status of the clarification process concerning the ...

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