Plant closings send GM to 2Q loss, but signs of improvement
The Detroit automaker closed its plants on March 18 and they remained idle for two months due to the coronavirus
Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant
Austin gets the nod to build upcoming Cybertruck pickup, and second US site for the Model Y small SUV.
Tesla makes US$104M profit in 2Q despite factory shutdown
Picked a site for its second US assembly plant, although the location wasn’t released.
Europe’s shift to electric cars picks up despite recession
Sales of internal combustion cars have fallen, demand for battery-only cars and hybrids has been stable or even increased.
Back to work: It’s safety first at TMMC’s assembly plants
GHD helps the automaker ramp up and discusses effective measures.
Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeep’s big off-road sales
Two- and four-door versions aimed at taking sales from Fiat Chrysler’s top brand.
Building Back Better Canada Plan can create, maintain 6.3M jobs: report
The report argues it is essential that the federal government set the right policy framework to drive the transition to net-zero emissions
Tesla threatens firing if workers afraid of virus don’t return to jobs
Labour activists want state and county officials to do a better job ensuring proper safety procedures are followed at the Fremont factory.
Imaging system speeds up inspection
BitFlow solution created for auto parts.
Ford, VW to collaborate on vans, pickup, electric vehicle
Detroit 3 automaker will build an unidentified electric vehicle for Europe based on VW’s modular design.
TMMC tallies 9M vehicles with Lexus RX 450h in Cambridge
500,000 vehicles built annually, making TMMC the highest producing Toyota and Lexus plant in North America.
Global EV sales increase with stringent emission norms: Frost & Sullivan
Electric vehicles estimated to grow by 8.6% year-on-year, registering 2.5 million unit sales globally in 2020.
Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts
UAW says Ford and GM have had at least a half-dozen cases, while Fiat Chrysler has had five.
Nissan-Renault alliance to share more parts, technology
Shared technology will include electric cars and autonomous driving
Ottawa contracts GM Canada to provide 10M face masks
Production to begin immediately at the Oshawa plant, to be distributed at cost.