UAW now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler, strike possible
Union expects FCA to follow the template set by GM and Ford, carmaker says conditions are different.
Chinese automaker plans electric car production in South Africa
BAIC is preparing to set up a “new energy car production base” by the end of June.
GM proposing co-gen power for St. Catharines propulsion plant
Project aims to reduce electricity costs, greenhouse gas emissions by 77%.
GM temporarily closing five factories
Automaker trying to reduce inventory on dealer lots.
Volkswagen reneged on deal to recognize union: UAW
Union says carmaker would recognize UAW as member representative if it dropped a challenge on the outcome of an election.
Morocco, Peugeot agree on $632M investment for car factory
Manufacturing facility will produce up to 200,000 vehicles annually for the African and Middle East markets.
GM denies ambushing dealers with 2009 wind down
Dealers sue for $750 million; claim with more time they’d have received a better deal.
North Carolina offered $100M to lure Toyota headquarters
Automaker says it’s decision to move to a Dallas suburb was about much more than state incentives.
Chrysler loses $690 million in Q1
Despite sales gains, the automaker lost money on changes related to its merger with Fiat SpA.
Tesla gearing up for charging, support network in China
The automaker has delivered its first eight all-electric sedans to customers in China.
Mexico sets sights on Canada as top auto exporter to US
It has surpassed Japan as the second largest exporter, expects to pass Canada in 2015.
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.
Ford building more Edges in Oakville for the global market
Automaker says it will export utility vehicle to more than 60 countries.
Toyota stays on top for second straight year in 2013
Sets ambitious target to sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2014.
Inside GM’s huge investments in five US facilities
$1.3 billion investment brings automaker’s total spending on US manufacturing plants to $2.8 billion in 2013.
Retiring GM CEO says taxpayers gained on bailout even with paper loss
Dan Akerson says taxpayers would have had to pick up the company’s $26 billion pension obligation if the automaker went under.
Honda counts on lean in Japan for hybrid Fit
Plans to export production methods to its plants globally
Volvo plots return to the US market next year
The Swedish automaker is in the midst of an $11 billion turnaround plan that it hopes will double worldwide sales to 800,000 by 2020.
Chrysler files paperwork for IPO at request of UAW run trust
The shares are owned by a UAW-run trust that pays health care costs for 130,000 blue-collar Chrysler retirees.
Workers at CAMI plant in Ingersoll ratify GM contract
Agreement includes a $3,000 signing bonus, full-time jobs to about 300 temporary workers.
Ottawa, Ontario sell shares in General Motors worth $1.1B
Ending ‘temporary’ investment made in 2009 to help keep the automaker afloat.
VW letter confirms talks with UAW over creating ‘works council’ at US plant
Letter centres on an ‘innovative model’ of employee representation for all employees.
New Ford plants unlikely despite sales increase, manufacturing head says
Jim Tetreault says the company needs to squeeze more cars and trucks out of existing factories.
Toyota revs up quality control with training centre
Quality a priority, fancy test course to avoid recall fiasco.
Mazda starts construction on $272M Thai transmission plant
Plant is expected to employ more than 500 people when it goes online in early 2016
GM starts work on China Cadillac plant
Luxury vehicle sales slow but automaker optimistic about long-term growth.
Suzuki Canada to end auto sales after 2014
Company will shift focus to motorcycles, all-terrain vehicle sales and its marine division.
Daimler buys stake in Chinese automaker for $875 million
German automaker will spend $875 million for a 12% stake in BAIC Motor.
GM, ABB demonstrate Chevy Volt battery reuse unit
Used Volt battery packs are packaged into modular unit that provides up to two hours of off-grid electricity.
Expert says CAW to target Chrysler first for a contract deal
“They can least afford a shutdown of operations in Canada.” — Tony Faria, University of Windsor
Toyota raises global sales target to 9.76M vehicles
Top automaker proves it’s recovering from natural disasters, quality problems.
Nissan highlights need to conserve cash
Japanese automaker has recovered from disasters, but the global economy is highly uncertain.