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News Automotive General Production Sustainability
July 23, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Technology
July 15, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 6, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 18, 2020  

EDC predicts 20% drop in exports before rebounding in 2021

Automotive, aerospace and energy big contributors to the 2020 drop.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 5, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 1, 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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 14, 2020  

Prodded by US, Mexico aims to restart industrial plants

Mexican health officials on May 12 reported its largest single-day jump in COVID-19 case numbers

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 13, 2020  

Canadian engineers top 9 in global ventilator design competition

Team from Toyota and Fanshawe College beats out more than 1,000 entries from 94 countries.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
May 13, 2020  

Dispute over reopening California Tesla factory may be over

Health Department announced the plant will be able to go beyond basic operations this week and start making vehicles May 18.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 11, 2020  

Tesla CEO Musk restarts California factory amid lockdown

California state law allows a fine of up to $1,000 a day or up to 90 days in jail for operating in violation of health orders.

News Automotive General
May 8, 2020  

Mexico auto plants to reopen as country weighs virus risks

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says maybe May 17 in areas of the country that haven’t been hit hard by the virus.

News Automotive General
May 1, 2020  

Ford issues new COVID safety protocols for manufacturing reboot

Employees to get safety playbook plus personal protection and hygiene items, such as masks and sanitizer.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 28, 2020  

Tesla says new feature automatically stops its cars for traffic lights

Update of the electric car company’s cruise control and auto-steer systems will slow the car whenever it detects a traffic light.

News Automotive General
April 28, 2020  

NA auto factories likely to stay closed another 2 weeks

Detroit Three factories idling for more than a month due to fears of spreading the coronavirus.

News Automotive General
April 23, 2020  

GM shuts down Maven car share service in TO, all other markets

Last year GM pulled the service from eight North American markets but kept Toronto and some US cities running.