car·​mak·​er | \ˈkär-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of carmaker 

: an automobile manufacturer

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Tesla has raised the prices for Model S and Model X by 150,000 yuan to 250,000 yuan due to the additional tariffs, according to a representative who answered the carmaker’s sales hotline. Bloomberg, Fortune, "Trump's Trade War Has Its First Victims in the U.S. and China. Here's Who They Are," 9 July 2018 Germany’s three biggest carmakers all have facilities there, and Volvo Cars, which is owned by a Chinese company but based in Sweden, began producing at a new plant in South Carolina just last month. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Trump Voters May Be the Biggest Losers From Trump’s Auto Tariffs," 3 July 2018 After surviving the recession as the healthiest of Detroit’s big three carmakers, Ford is going through a rough patch. The Economist, "Ford has ambitious plans for Detroit’s most beautiful ruin," 21 June 2018 Japan’s second-largest carmaker will stop offering diesel versions of passenger cars at the time of each vehicle’s renewal in the coming years, Nicholas Maxfield, a spokesman in Tokyo, said Monday., "Roche Bros. unveils grab-and-go meal kit; Purple Carrot gets $4m investment," 7 May 2018 More cars are being introduced with semi-autonomous features, and every carmaker (and almost every tech company) is eyeing a potential future where human driving is optional. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Amazon’s Echo Auto is another quick fix for the broken state of in-car infotainment," 21 Sep. 2018 When inspectors reviewed the tests at all three carmakers, Suzuki's improper testing appeared to go as far back as 2012. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Suzuki, Mazda, Yamaha All Used Falsified Emissions Data," 9 Aug. 2018 The professor worked for years for a leading German carmaker, developing exhaust gas treatment systems. Alex Park, Houston Chronicle, "Air pollution poses health risk to Houstonians, study finds," 2 July 2018 Volvo does not yet offer an all-electric vehicle but company executives have promised that by 2021 the carmaker will offer five 100 percent electric models, in addition to its current hybrid offerings. Rob Nikolewski,, "San Diego's Maxwell Technologies teams with Volvo to phase out gas-powered cars," 11 May 2018

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of carmaker

: a company that makes and sells cars

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