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News Automotive General
January 6, 2021  

Late sales rebound helps US automakers avoid 2020 disaster

Pandemic forced auto factories and many dealerships to shut down in April and May

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 2, 2020  

Auto sales plunged 48% in March from last year due to outbreak

Started to dive as provinces declared states of emergency, dealerships voluntarily shut down.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 22, 2019  

Toyota, Panasonic announce joint venture for green auto batteries

Automaker will take a 51% stake in the venture, which will be running by the end of 2020.

News Automotive General
July 25, 2018  

GM seeing commodity costs rise in trade war, cuts outlook

Automaker’s take on the year ahead dragged down shares of the entire auto sector.

News Automotive General
July 9, 2018  

Appeals court approves US$10B Volkswagen emissions deal

VW agreed to spend up to US$10 billion compensating owners of roughly 475,000 Volkswagens and Audi vehicles with 2-litre diesel engines.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 20, 2018  

Trudeau can’t imagine Trump damaging US with auto tariffs

Will focus on continuing to advance the argument current and future tariffs are bad for both countries.

News Automotive General
June 6, 2018  

VW exec reinstated after probe of discredited monkey trials

Automaker exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust; now says it “emphatically rejects” tests on animals.

News Automotive General
May 28, 2018  

Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before Utah crash

The crash occurred May 11 in suburban Salt Lake City. The car’s semi-autonomous driving aid was engaged at the time.

News Government Manufacturing General
February 21, 2018  

New TPP could hurt NAFTA talks because of impact on auto sector

Global Affairs Canada analysis predicts lower US imports into Canada.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 30, 2018  

NAFTA survives key round: US grumbles, but says it wants talks to continue

Talks are now scheduled to continue for at least two more months, with rounds scheduled for Mexico City and Washington,

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 29, 2018  

NAFTA update today: All eyes on US trade czar for clues on state of the talks

All eyes today will be on US trade czar Robert Lighthizer with just eight weeks left in the current schedule.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
October 7, 2017  

NAFTA further imperilled by US demand for stringent American auto content

US set to propose vehicles have at least 85% North American content, 50% of it from the US to qualify for duty-free status.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
February 11, 2016  

Auto czar calls for to change auto innovation fund

Tanguay advises the federal government to switch from loans to grants.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General
August 27, 2014  

GM SUVs, jobs for factory in Spring Hill, Tenn.

New Cadillac and GMC crossovers join Chevy Equinox.

News Automotive Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations
March 11, 2014  

Unions denounce South Korea free trade deal

Unifor, USW cite growing trade deficit as a potential threat to Canadian auto sector, jobs.

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
February 20, 2014  

Tenn. won’t rule out automakers with UAW contracts at Memphis site

The 6-square-mile “mega site” ideally is suited for a new auto assembly plant.

News Automotive Business Operations Operations
November 29, 2011  

Canadian auto industry investment down sharply

Mexico by contrast gets $3B worth in last six months

News Production
July 18, 2011  

Cars sales down in May, 10% rebound for June

Canada’s vehicle sales dropped in May erasing gains made over the past four months, but preliminary data for June points to a rebound.

News Production
June 6, 2011  

Demand revs up for heavy trucks

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami continue to impact the automobile industry and the global economy, but demand for heavy trucks is driving up production.

News Sustainability
May 10, 2011  

Novelis attacks its carbon footprint

Novelis plans to significantly reduce its carbon footprint by expanding the use of recycled aluminum, increasing post-consumer recycling and developing new alloys with high recycled content.

News General
February 18, 2010  

Global auto execs see industry stabilization ahead

An operator at Ford’s Bridgend, UK engine plant monitors