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VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles – TechCrunch

VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles – TechCrunch Volkswagen will spend $800 million to expand a U.S. factory that will produce the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. The factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles, VW …

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Didi launches lending and insurance as new regulation threatens to lower driver numbers – TechCrunch

Didi launches lending and insurance as new regulation threatens to lower driver numbers – TechCrunch Didi Chuxing, China’s dominant ride-hailing firm, is rolling out a range of financial and insurance services as it looks to fortify its service against a range of challenges in 2019. The company announced today that …

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The end of China’s ride-sharing gig – TechCrunch

The end of China’s ride-sharing gig – TechCrunch Over the last few years, millions of Chinese workers managed to earn extra money by being ride-hailing drivers. Many picked the gig because of its flexible schedule. For those who could not otherwise afford to own a car in China’s pricy metropolises, …

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BWM’s premium ride-hailing service is now live in China – TechCrunch

BWM’s premium ride-hailing service is now live in China – TechCrunch BMW has joined a handful of automakers to compete with transportation upstart Didi Chuxing, which bought Uber’s Chinese business in 2016. Last Friday, the German luxury carmaker launched a premium ride-hailing service in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan …

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