Volkswagen turns to insiders to clean up emissions scandal

Volkswagen’s effort to fix its emissions scandal will be largely led by company insiders. Some experts say it’s the only way, given the German carmaker’s unusually complicated structure and power groups.

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Tesla Model S Saves Woman, Child In Landslide

Carmakers like to talk enthusiastically about good crash-test results, but they can seem somewhat abstract compared to real-world crash damage. A car protecting its occupants in a crash can make a much bigger impression on them–or anyone who witnesses the destruction–than a thousand lines of ad copy. This Tesla Model S crash will likely be one…

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Titan initiates plan to bolster demand for farm tires

QUINCY, Ill.—Titan International is plowing resources into a “pull-through” marketing plan that attempts to influence the original equipment decision makers by generating demand at the replacement level.

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Maxxis HP5 wins ‘Tyre of the Year’ in China ahead of UK launch

The Maxxis Premitra HP5 was named ‘Tyre of the Year’ at the 2015 Motor Trend magazine award ceremony in Shanghai in August. The new tyre is not available in the UK yet, but is expected to arrive on these shores in the first quarter of 2016 when it will be exclusively distributed by Stapleton’s. Maxxis reports that it made the decision to initially launch the HP5 tyre in China in May due to the size and therefore importance of the Chinese market.

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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For October 2015

It's that time of the month again: the time when we look at the best deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. October may be your last chance, or close to it, to get remaining 2015 models, which are likely to carry greater discounts than the fresh 2016 stock. As is usual in car buying, though, discounts can shift from model to model…

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Bohm to receive Charles Goodyear Medal

CLEVELAND—George Bohm will be awarded the 2016 Charles Goodyear Medal by the ACS Rubber Division, the highest honor given by the technical association.

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United Rubber opens manufacturing plant in China

ALTDORF, Germany—United Rubber & Plastic Machinery has opened its China manufacturing plant, according to French stakeholder REP International.

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BRC selects sales and marketing director

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—BRC Rubber & Plastics, a manufacturer of rubber and plastic components for automotive and industrial applications, has named Scott Wellman as its director of sales and marketing.

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ChemChina secures 87% of Pirelli shares

MILAN, Italy—ChemChina either has purchased or secured purchase agreements covering nearly 87 percent of Pirelli’s ordinary shares, according to a statement issued by Marco Polo Industrial Holding, ChemChina’s entity set up to carry out…

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