Can’t crush this: Beetle armour gives clues to tougher planes
Bug’s crush-resistant shell could teach scientists about designing stronger planes and buildings.
Fiat Chrysler hires 4,100 Detroit residents for new plant
Part of a development deal with the city for the land where Mack assembly plant is being built.
Cymat and Tesseract co-operate on aluminum foam use
SmartMetal used in combination with a high-strength aluminum skin for crash energy absorption.
Magna CEO Walker to retire at end of 2020, Seetarama Kotagiri up next
Kotagiri, currently Magna’s president, has more than 25 years of automotive industry experience, 21 years with the company.
FCA workers approve Unifor deal to retool Windsor plant for EVs
Deal adds about 2,000 new jobs by 2024, helping the company bounce back from staffing cuts over recent months.
[UPDATED] Unifor reaches tentative deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Union went into negotiations with concerns about restoring the third shift at FCA’s Windsor and Brampton facilities.
Knoxville purchases up to 25 battery-electric New Flyer buses
Contract includes charging infrastructure, installation services and options for more buses.
Five things to know about Ford’s EV investment in Oakville
More than $500 million in funding coming from Ontario and federal governments.
[UPDATED] Feds, Ontario ante up $590M for EVs at Ford’s Oakville plant
Funding is part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion.
Feds, Ontario ante up millions to produce EVs at Ford’s Oakville plant
Part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion between the automaker and Unifor announced in September.
Closing date of GM-Nikola partnership may be delayed
Automaker would get an 11% stake in exchange for engineering and building Nikola’s Badger hydrogen fuel cell and electric pickup truck.
Ohio tells GM to repay tax break after it shut down plant
Automaker must also invest $12 million in workforce and education needs near the former Lordstown plant closed last year.
Unifor workers vote to approve collective bargaining deal with Ford
A$1.8-billion investment to build electric vehicles at the Oakville plant, $148 million for Windsor powertrain plants.
New SUV is next step in VW’s post scandal electric offensive
ID.4 combines the battery drive favoured by environmental rules in Europe and China.
California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars
Proposed rule would end the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks.