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News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 29, 2020  

Plant closings send GM to 2Q loss, but signs of improvement

The Detroit automaker closed its plants on March 18 and they remained idle for two months due to the coronavirus

News Automotive General
July 22, 2020  

Tesla makes US$104M profit in 2Q despite factory shutdown

Picked a site for its second US assembly plant, although the location wasn’t released.

News Automotive General
June 4, 2020  

Global EV sales increase with stringent emission norms: Frost & Sullivan

Electric vehicles estimated to grow by 8.6% year-on-year, registering 2.5 million unit sales globally in 2020.

News Automotive General
May 28, 2020  

Nissan-Renault alliance to share more parts, technology

Shared technology will include electric cars and autonomous driving

News Automotive Government General
May 28, 2020  

Ottawa contracts GM Canada to provide 10M face masks

Production to begin immediately at the Oshawa plant, to be distributed at cost.

News Automotive Government General
May 28, 2020  

France deploys US$8.8B to rescue ailing car industry, focus on EVs

Consumers can get up to 12,000 euros from the government for buying an electric car.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 14, 2020  

FCA prepares to restart North American operations

Thorough daily cleaning schedules to be instituted to maintain enhanced levels of cleanliness and disinfection

News Automotive General
May 7, 2020  

Fiat Chrysler swings to loss as virus hits production, sales

Despite the crisis, terms of a full merger deal with French carmaker PSA Peugeot had not been changed.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 27, 2020  

GM Canada plans to make face masks in Oshawa

The automaker plans to manufacture approximately one million masks per month at cost

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 21, 2020  

Linamar withdraws 2020 financial outlook over virus impact

Auto parts manufacturer moved quickly to cut costs and capital spending, expects to be profitable for the year.

News Automotive General
March 31, 2020  

Magna withdraws guidance due to business uncertainty of COVID-19 outbreak

The auto parts company said many of its plants have reduced or suspended operations because of the outbreak

News Automotive General
February 27, 2020  

Tesla Autopilot, distracted driver caused fatal crash: NTSB

Safety board recommends tech companies design smartphones and other electronic devices so they don’t operate if they are within a driver’s reach.

News General
February 27, 2020  

Moody’s downgrades auto sales forecast on virus fears

The agency said in a report Feb. 26 that the outbreak would reduce demand and disrupt supplies of parts and raw materials

News Manufacturing General
February 20, 2020  

GM gets tax break in Lordstown for new plant next to factory it closed

Joint venture to work together on battery technology with a 75% tax abatement.