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Uber sets exit date for Denmark, citing new taxi law

Uber plans to cease operating in Denmark on April 18, 2017 thanks to a new law which requires taxi services to equip their cars with items such as permanent fare meters and seat sensors, TechCrunch reports. The law seems to be deliberately tailored to disrupt services such as Uber, where drivers' and customers' smartphones take the place of permanently installed equipment.   http://tcrn.ch/2ndjqkJ

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Future of diesel looks bleak, according to Volvo

Volvo's top executive has cast doubts on the future of diesel. "Looking further down the line, diesel will not be able to help us. Only electrification can," opined company CEO Hakan Samuelsson.   http://bit.ly/2nbEcks

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Jaguar planning long-wheelbase XE for China

Jaguar is in the final stages of developing a long-wheelbase variant of the XE, its entry-level sedan. Likely called XEL, the model is being developed exclusively for the Chinese market. We'll see it next month during the Shanghai Auto Show.    http://bit.ly/2nbG4K8

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Uber wants Waymo's lawsuit to be negotiated privately

Mobility giant Uber is fighting to keep Alphabet Inc. (Owner of Google and autonomous vehicle developer Waymo) from arguing the intellectual property theft and unfair competition elements of its lawsuit in public court, Automotive News reports. Uber's lawyers filed a motion Monday to request an arbitration hearing.   http://bit.ly/2ncxZ83

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Ford GT gets five driving modes

The Ford GT features five built-in driving modes called normal, wet, sport, track, and v-max, respectively. Each mode is specifically tuned for a unique driving environment, according to the Blue Oval.    

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NIO gets $600M investment

Chinese Google rival Baidu has invested $600 million in a startup electric car manufacturer named NIO. The money will be used to put an all-electric hatchback on the road by 2020.    http://reut.rs/2nbzfbt

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Volvo focusing on EVs, not hydrogen

Volvo is focusing on electrification, and company boss Hakan Samuelsson doesn't believe hydrogen is the fuel of the future. He points out an all-new infrastructure is needed before hydrogen cars can become mainstream.    http://bit.ly/2nbEcks

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Ford to make "significant" investment in three plants

Ford is expected to announce "significant" investment in three of its Michigan factories. Ford hasn't commented on the report, and the UAW is keeping silent.    http://detne.ws/2nbzuTS

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Nissan adding third GT-R trim line

Nissan will introduce the mid-level GT-R Track Edition at the New York auto show.   http://bit.ly/2naem0s

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Tesla takes aim at BMW, Mercedes-Benz compacts

After revealing the new Model 3 release candidate last week, Telsa CEO Elon Musk touched on Tesla's production ramp-up strategy for its new volume model. If the EV automaker can hold to its forecasts, it will produce half a million units in 2018--unprecedented for a ground-up vehicle launch, says Bloomberg.   http://bloom.bg/2nF2FCU

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