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VW October Deliveries Rise Twice as Fast as Market
General Electric Says it Will Buy 25,000 Electric Vehicles by 2015
First Chevrolet Volts Undergo Customer Testing
GM Recalls 13,780 Buicks, Cadillacs After Fire Reports
Recalled Ford Windstars Stack Up on Dealer Lots, Awaiting Parts
Nissan Recalling More Than 600,000 Vehicles
Chevrolet to Return to IndyCar in 2012
Toyota Boss Given Electric Sports Car by US Partner
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VW October Deliveries Rise Twice as Fast as Market

Volkswagen AG said sales rose more than twice as fast as the worldwide auto market last month as demand for VW and Audi models in the U.S. and China aided its bid to overtake Toyota Motor Corp. as the largest carmaker. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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General Electric Says it Will Buy 25,000 Electric Vehicles by 2015

General Electric Co., saying it wants to help spark the electric vehicle industry, said Thursday that it would purchase 25,000 electric vehicles for its fleet by 2015. The Fairfield, Conn., company said its strategy represented the largest-ever electric-vehicle commitment by a company or organization. (Read more)
Source: Los Angeles Times

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First Chevrolet Volts Undergo Customer Testing

The first Chevrolet Volts are in customers’ hands — although not permanently. On Tuesday and Wednesday, General Motors delivered Volt extended-range electric cars to some of the customers the automaker has chosen to drive the Volt for three months. The customers, many of whom are former owners of GM’s canceled EV1 electric car, will provide the Volt’s first consumer ownership test. (Read more)
Source: Detroit Free Press 

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GM Recalls 13,780 Buicks, Cadillacs After Fire Reports

General Motors Co. is recalling 13,780 Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS cars in the U.S. because of a flaw that can cause power-steering fluid to leak and ignite a fire in the engine. (Read more)
Source: Bloomberg

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Recalled Ford Windstars Stack Up on Dealer Lots, Awaiting Parts

DETROIT -- Used Windstar minivans are stacking up on some Ford dealerships’ lots as dealers await parts to repair the vehicles. And as they do, Ford’s costs for this recall are mounting as well. (Read more)
Source: Automotive News

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Nissan Recalling More Than 600,000 Vehicles

DETROIT -- Nissan Motor Co. is recalling more than 600,000 vehicles in North and South America and Africa due to steering or battery cable problems. (Read more)
Source: The Associated Press 

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Chevrolet to Return to IndyCar in 2012

There will be at least two engine manufacturers participating in the Izod IndyCar Series in 2012. Chevrolet's return to challenge Honda will be announced ... Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Hall of Fame Museum. (Read more)
Source: Indianapolis Star

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Toyota Boss Given Electric Sports Car by US Partner

Dressed in a dark suit with checkered button-down shirt and no tie, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the burgundy-red Roadster 2.5 model, the first in Japan, had been tuned "just like my personal car," and the gift to Toyota's Akio Toyoda was to honour their relationship. (Read more)
Source: Reuters

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Quotable
 
“I can’t think of any reason I wouldn’t buy some stock. This company is back, and they’ve proved it to me.”

    -- Kris Trexler, a Los Angeles film and video editor who was chosen to test drive the GM Volt for three months, on the company's planned return to the stock market next week, Detroit Free Press, Nov. 11

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