BAIC Bids for Pininfarina – Autoline Daily 548



Global auto sales are expected to top out at more than 75 million units once automakers tally up all the cars and trucks they sold in 2010. Audi creates what it calls an “e-den” to make the charging process for electric vehicles more pleasant and luxurious. Chinese automaker BAIC is bidding to acquire Italian design firm Pininfarina. All that and more, plus we’ll show you how to translate a Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN for short.

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Memorial Park Monument (Oshawa, Ontario)

Memorial Park Monument (Oshawa, Ontario)

Oshawa is a city in Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario shoreline. It lies in Southern Ontario, approximately 60 kilometres east of Downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area and of the Golden Horseshoe. It is the largest municipality in the Regional Municipality of Durham. The name Oshawa originates from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning "the crossing place" or just "(a)cross". Oshawa’s roots are tied to the automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of General Motors Company, known as General Motors Canada. Founded in 1876 as the McLaughlin Carriage Company, General Motors of Canada’s headquarters are located in the city. The automotive industry was the inspiration for Oshawa’s previous mottos: "The City that Motovates Canada", and "The City in Motion". The lavish home of the carriage company’s founder, Parkwood Estate, is a National Historic Site of Canada, and a backdrop favoured by … Read More