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Rick Haas, Mahindra Automotive North America CEO, to retire

Now that Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has won over U.S. trade regulators with the redesign of its off-road Roxor vehicle, the role of the Indian manufacturer in the U.S. remains up for debate, the outgoing CEO of its North American business said Thursday.

Richard “Rick” Haas says now is the right time to depart while India’s largest SUV maker undergoes a global leadership transition and reviews opportunities on where to conserve cash and invest in projects with profit potential. Meanwhile, the company is on track to resume production of the Roxor side-by-side before the end of the year.

“In the

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China Automotive Distribution and Aftermarket Report, 2020-2026

DUBLIN, March 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “China Automotive Distribution and Aftermarket Industry Report, 2020-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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Since 4S store model was introduced in China at the end of the 20th century, China’s authorized dealer system has made a shift from single stores to corporate operation and from extensive management to fine management.

For the upstream raw materials, components suppliers provide an array of components to automakers; at the midstream end are automakers which take on design, R&D, manufacture and branding; dealers are downstream players responsible for selling new vehicles

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Love at the Rental Car Counter

A close friend of Nicholas Rowe’s once told him, “You’re going to fall in love with the girl who shuts you up.”

Chalk one up for that friend.

“Everyone thinks I’m funny, but Jess has a lot of sass, and getting her to laugh was very much a challenge,” Mr. Rowe said.

In 2016, Mr. Rowe, 38, who goes by Nick, was Jessica Ravana’s manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the airport in Jacksonville, Fla. The fact that Ms. Ravana, 30, didn’t visibly laugh at his jokes like everyone else intrigued him.

Beneath their at-work banter, she did find him amusing

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Former NHLer Sean Avery smashes man’s car mirror in creepy video

Controversial former NHL player Sean Avery channeled his inner American Psycho in a bizarre caught-on-camera confrontation that ended with a man’s broken car mirror in Los Angeles.

In video obtained by TMZ filmed by the car owner, Avery jogs up behind the man’s vehicle, and he slows down and pulls to the side of the road. Avery, dressed in an all-white jogging suit, runs up to the driver’s side of the car and attempts to open the man’s car door — smiling and saying nothing as he does.

The driver, who is identified by TMZ as Niku Azam, slams his

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Startup Ample Working on 10-Minute Electric Car Battery Swapping

  • Silicon Valley startup Ample is testing out a few battery swapping stations in California’s Bay Area for fleet drivers.
  • The company says that its stations can swap out a vehicle’s specially built battery modules and packs in 10 minutes.
  • Ample says that it’s working with five automakers, without saying which ones, to build vehicles with battery structures that work with the company’s battery-swapping stations.

    One of the roadblocks to EV adoption is that charging an electric vehicle takes longer than refueling a vehicle with gasoline. Silicon Valley startup Ample believes it has figured out how to reclaim those lost moments:

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    14 Pro Teams Are Now Training and Racing with the Wahoo Ecosystem

    Wahoo Adds Teams to Deepen Support for Pro Road Racing 

    ATLANTA, February 2, 2021 — In 2021, more professional road racing teams than ever before are recognizing the performance advantages of training and competing with Wahoo’s class-leading GPS devices, indoor training ecosystem, and pedals.

    As the season gets set to begin, Wahoo is proud to support its largest-ever slate of athletes with 14 professional road racing teams competing at the continental and World Tour levels. Wahoo’s full product line will be highly visible in the peloton, with ELEMNT GPS computers and ELEMNT RIVAL watch allowing athletes to more easily measure

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