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.
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.
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.
EDC predicts 20% drop in exports before rebounding in 2021
Automotive, aerospace and energy big contributors to the 2020 drop.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.