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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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 20, 2020  

Honda celebrates manufacturing at Canadian International AutoShow

Spotlight was on its Alliston manufacturing facility, which recently produced its nine millionth vehicle.

News Automotive General
February 18, 2020  

PHOTOS: Canadian International AutoShow

The show, Canada’s largest, is being held Feb. 14 to 23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

News Automotive General
February 17, 2020  

Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year announced by AJAC

The Mazda3 was the top car. Jaguar’s I-Pace won back-to-back utility awards, the first battery electric vehicle to do so

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 5, 2020  

Tesla stock is soaring. Madness or visionary investing?

Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler combined, even though the Big Three together sell more cars and trucks in two weeks than Tesla does in a whole year

News Automotive General
February 3, 2020  

Quebec billionaire Lawrence Stroll acquires stake in Aston Martin

Under an agreement announced Jan. 31, the group led by Stroll will inject $316 million to acquire a 16.7% stake in the automaker

News General
December 19, 2019  

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot sign deal for 50-50 merger

Creating the world’s fourth-largest automaker.

News General
December 19, 2019  

Martinrea to buy structural components business from Mexico-based Metalsa

Canadian auto parts company will acquire six plants around the world with approximately 2,000 employees.

News General
December 18, 2019  

End of an era as vehicle production comes to a close at GM Oshawa plant

GM announced in November last year that it would wind down production at the plant.

News General
December 17, 2019  

Manufacturing sales down 0.7% at $57.1B in October

Sales fell in 11 of 21 industries.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 26, 2019  

German automaker Audi to cut 9,500 jobs by 2025

Audi currently employs some 90,000 people around the world.

News Manufacturing General
October 31, 2019  

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to create fourth biggest carmaker [UPDATED]

New company would be worth US$50 billion, with revenue of US$189 billion.

News Automotive Government General
October 21, 2019  

GM workers called back to Oshawa plant after UAW reaches tentative deal

The company called the roughly 2,000 temporarily laid-off workers at Oshawa back Friday to restart production.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 17, 2019  

GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings move forward

A mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and a US$11,000 signing bonus; in exchange for factories closing.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 17, 2019  

GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September

Strike led to a 4.2% decline last month in the making of autos.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 2, 2019  

UAW strike could cost GM about US$1B and counting

Even as talks continue, the company is leery of settling the strike and saddling itself with costs that it will have to pay later.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy
October 2, 2019  

DesRosiers says auto sales declined 3.7% in September after August gain

Year-over-year auto sales had declined for 17 months straight before marking a modest 0.6% climb in August.