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Yesterday β€” December 10th 2019Automaker News (US/Canada)

Vietnam?s richest man bets $2 billion to sell cars to Americans

By NGUYEN KIEU GIANG and K. OANH HA

VinFast follows a long list of Chinese automakers that have also had ambitions to sell vehicles in the U.S. going back more than a decade.Β 

  • December 10th 2019 at 18:41

Trump?s NAFTA rewrite advances with crucial labor endorsement

RobertΒ Lighthizer and Jared Kushner will travel to Mexico Tuesday to sign off on changes in the trade deal.Β And in a signal that final amendments could be in hand, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia FreelandΒ also is reportedly traveling to Mexico.

  • December 9th 2019 at 19:29

Tesla on autopilot rear-ends parked police car

By CHESTER DAWSON

The driver of the Tesla ModelΒ 3 told police in Connecticut that his car’s Autopilot feature had been activated and he was not facing forward.

  • December 9th 2019 at 18:05

Automakers push GPB to sell stores

By Melissa Burden

Some automakers are demanding that GPB Capital Holdings, the majority owner of the 56-store Prime Automotive Group, sell some dealerships or fix noncompliance issues they say have triggered breaches of their dealership agreements.

  • December 9th 2019 at 05:00

EV startup Lucid puts shovels in Arizona soil

By Alexa St. John

The company expects to invest $700 million in itsΒ greenfieldΒ inΒ Casa Grande by the mid-2020s.

  • December 9th 2019 at 05:00

Old transmissions don't die; they just fade away

FCA is scheduled to make the last four-speed Ultradrive transmission β€” still in use on certain trims of the Dodge Journey β€” sometime in 2020, ending a 32-year production run.
  • December 9th 2019 at 05:00

With battery partner, GM eases risk

By Hannah Lutz

As GM pushes toward an electric future, it's softening the risk of plunging into an uncertain market by getting a partner to help manufacture batteries.

  • December 9th 2019 at 05:00

Auto industry recruiters pitch the San Antonio region

By Lindsay Chappell

The Texas city is seeing a spate of new auto industry projects. Toyota is one of the growth engines. But economic officials there have additional plans.

  • December 9th 2019 at 05:00

EV hype or reality? Follow the money

By Jamie Butters

Automakers are spending billions on electric vehicles, and journalists are taking note, as they should.

  • December 9th 2019 at 05:00

Costly FCA deal shrinks advantage vs. rivals

By Vince Bond Jr.

The labor cost gap Fiat Chrysler has enjoyed could largely be negated by expensive concessions designed to win support from distrustful UAW members now voting on a new contract.

  • December 8th 2019 at 05:00
Before yesterdayAutomaker News (US/Canada)

How adhesives aid EV design

By Alexa St. John
The need for light-weighting and battery protection in electric vehicles has some manufacturers looking to structural adhesives.
  • November 25th 2019 at 00:59

GM's Detroit plant survives, but its EV plan is still a costly gamble

By Hannah Lutz

The $3 billion plan to save the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant with electric pickups, vans and SUVs, as well as the battery modules to power them, is far from a sure bet.

  • November 24th 2019 at 05:00

Tesla challenges Detroit 3 with pickup; launch marred by cracked windows

By Michael Martinez

Tesla's unveiling of its electric pickup was marred when its side windows made from armored glass shattered during a strength demonstration.

  • November 22nd 2019 at 07:45

GM, Isuzu build diesel engine component plant in Ohio

By Hannah Lutz

The investment in the 251,000-square-foot Brookville facility in Ohio will create 100 jobs. Construction will be completed by the end of 2020.

  • November 21st 2019 at 20:39

GM not liable for punitive damages in ignition-switch cases, court rules

By JONATHAN STEMPLE

The 3-0 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan may help GM reduce its ultimate exposure in nationwide litigation over defective ignition switches in several Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn models.

  • November 19th 2019 at 20:46

AFL-CIO's Trumka not ready to back U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal

By ANDREA SHALAL

House Speaker NancyΒ Pelosi last week predicted a breakthrough in the talks was imminent. But she faces continued opposition from labor unions who felt burned by the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • November 19th 2019 at 16:07

Toyota says Japan labor officials found it responsible for worker suicide

The news comes as a shrinking workforce and changing values about work-life balance in Japan have meant companies are increasingly found responsible for workplace-related suicide.

  • November 19th 2019 at 11:40

Parts with passports: How free trade drives GM's engines

By NICK CAREY

GM’s V-6 engine is just one example of how the Detroit 3 automakers have used the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement to shift work to lower-cost facilities across the continent, cutting expenses and boosting returns from the region that represents the bulk of their global profits.

  • November 18th 2019 at 16:13

Ford may build new electric Mustang Mach-E in China

Ford, citing the country's electrification mandate, is considering making the new electric Mustang Mach-E in China, depending on how trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing play out, CEO Jim Hackett said. Ford plans to import the Mustang Mach-E to China but hasn't indicated when sales will begin.

  • November 18th 2019 at 13:02

Musk on SolarCity acquisition: OK, maybe I got burned

The Tesla CEO had defended the $2.9 billion acquisition of his cousins' solar-panel company as a "no-brainer" but said otherwise during a deposition for a class-action shareholder lawsuit.
  • November 18th 2019 at 05:00
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