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News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 18, 2020  

GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Detroit automaker wants to focus on markets where it can drive strong returns, making the same moves in Japan, Russia and Europe.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 13, 2020  

Reeling over Ghosn scandal, Nissan sinks into losses as sales plummet

Chief Executive Makoto Uchida said turnaround plan is in place, with details to be released in May.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 11, 2020  

California company plans to sell China designed SUVs in US

Other Chinese brands have announced U.S. sales plans but have struggled to meet safety and emissions standards

News Automotive General
February 7, 2020  

Honda of Canada Mfg. builds its 9 millionth vehicle

Automaker hits another milestone: its five millionth vehicle sold in Canada.

News Automotive General Sustainability
January 28, 2020  

Electric car rebate uses nearly half its three year budget in eight months

More than $134 million in rebates have already been issued to 33,000 Canadians.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General Production
January 20, 2020  

Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost

To make up for the lost work, the San Antonio plant will build the Sequoia large SUV.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 17, 2020  

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

A joint venture would focus first on China, the biggest market for electric vehicles.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 16, 2020  

Think tank says UAW deals increased automakers’ labour costs

Center for Automotive Research calculated GM and Ford will see total costs grow $8 per hour, Fiat Chrysler’s will rise by $11.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 16, 2020  

Magna International expects 2020 sales to be down from 2019

Auto parts company also says it has decided to conclude its self-driving technology partnership with Lyft.

News Automotive General
January 9, 2020  

New US plan keeps autonomous vehicle standards voluntary

Guidelines fall short of expectations of auto safety advocates and the National Transportation Safety Board.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 9, 2020  

Mack Trucks to lay off 300 at Pennsylvania assembly plant

Slowing production at Lower Macungie Township plant to cope with reduced demand.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 7, 2020  

Tesla delivers first Chinese made Model 3 to customers

Electric automaker plans to increase investment in China and set up a design centre to create a car for worldwide sale.

News Automotive Electronics Manufacturing General
January 7, 2020  

An unclear path for Canada’s auto sector as electric age approaches

Will have to fight for the next generation of product commitments needed to sustain itself.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
January 6, 2020  

Annual Canadian light vehicle sales fall for first time in decade

…but Des Rosiers report says 2019 was still the fourth best sales year on record.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 12, 2019  

Japanese OEMs produced 47% of light vehicles made in Canada

JAMA Canada study also shows automakers employed 38.6% of Canada’s automotive OEM workforce in 2018.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 12, 2019  

UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler

Deal extends a moratorium on outsourcing of jobs and will maintain its US presence through the life of the contract.

Feature Automotive Manufacturing General
December 11, 2019  

Celebrating 150 years: CGT leverages its history of innovation

From wagon wheels to car interiors, the Cambridge manufacturer honours its legacy of making things in Ontario.

News Automotive General
December 11, 2019  

Canada’s auto employment up 1% despite doom and gloom: DesRosiers

691,400 Canadians employed by the industry, including subsectors, up from 684,700 a year earlier.

News Government Manufacturing General
December 11, 2019  

Ontario allots $3M in training pilot for automotive, advanced manufacturing

Will provide short duration training to help unemployed, underutilized workers, or those at-risk of being laid off.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
December 11, 2019  

Worker struck by equipment in assembly plant, company fined $65,000

Company pleads guilty to failing to ensure the machinery was maintained in good condition.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability Technology
December 10, 2019  

China’s electric car sales slump, squeezing automakers

Leaders are promoting electric cars, but sales are stalling because buyers are unsure the technology is mature enough.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
December 10, 2019  

Canada charges VW with violating environment law

60 violations, all but two related to the 128,000 vehicles imported into Canada between 2008 and 2015 that had illegal emissions.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 9, 2019  

GM lending $40M to startup company buying closed Ohio Cruz plant

New company wants to begin making electric trucks in Lordstown by late 2020.

News Automotive General Sustainability Technology
December 9, 2019  

EU approves state aid to develop car batteries industry

State money will be channeled to 17 different companies covering the whole production chain.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 4, 2019  

Deadly defect found in another version of Takata airbags

Also results in airbags that can explode and hurl shrapnel causing injury or death.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 28, 2019  

Nissan invests in production to prepare for electric age

Changes involve robotics and sensors to decrease physical stress on assembly-line workers.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 20, 2019  

GM accuses Fiat Chrysler of bribing UAW to get lower costs

Lawsuit alleges FCA corrupted the bargaining process with the UAW in the 2009, 2011 and 2015 contracts.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 19, 2019  

Ford Mustang SUV starts a blitz of new electric vehicles

Predicted they’ll make up 17% of global sales and 7% of US sales in 2030.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 13, 2019  

Volkswagen expanding electric vehicle production in US

Production to begin there in 2022 when a 564,000-square-foot addition to the Chattanooga body shop is complete.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 13, 2019  

Musk says Tesla to build new factory near Berlin

The new plant will build batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting with Model Y.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 13, 2019  

Martinrea earnings up 28% in Q3 despite GM strike

$4 billion revenue target pushed back to 2021 after several auto companies pushed back vehicle programs.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 11, 2019  

Magna cuts 2019 outlook after GM strike in US cuts volume

Expects total sales this year of between $38.7 billion and $39.8 billion.