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Fisker closes deal for Magna to build its SUV, take stake in startup


Magna is slated to build the Ocean SUV in Europe, marking the Canadian supplier's first entry into contract manufacturing for an EV startup.

  • October 15th 2020 at 14:15

Audi meets with Mexican officials after plant dispute, says it's open to audit

Local and municipal authorities are locked in a dispute with the automaker over bill payments at its plant in the central state of Puebla

  • October 13th 2020 at 09:19

Corvette production halted this week because of parts shortage

By Hannah Lutz

Corvette inventory already is extremely limited because most of the cars are preordered before they arrive at dealerships, GM said.

  • October 12th 2020 at 15:39

Nissan to end commercial van sales next year

By Urvaksh Karkaria

Nissan will halt U.S. sales of its NV Cargo, Passenger and NV200 vans by the end of 2021.

  • October 12th 2020 at 05:00

Hyperloop testing blazes into West Virginia

Billionaire Richard Branson's company Virgin Hyperloop last week picked West Virginia to host a $500 million certification center and test track for a system that would use magnets to whisk pods filled with passengers and cargo through vacuum tubes at more than 600 mph.

  • October 12th 2020 at 05:00

Pandemic changes industry thinking on plant locations

The pandemic has not only upturned the year for automotive plant site searches, it's changing the way some companies think about about where they want to locate.

  • October 12th 2020 at 05:00

Automakers rush to take back their software codes

By Hans Greimel

From Silicon Valley to Wolfsburg, automakers increasingly see the mastery of software as core to expertise in cars.

  • October 12th 2020 at 05:00

Tesla seeks approval for battery-cell output at Texas plant


The automaker disclosed plans to "operate a cell-manufacturing unit to produce the battery packs that are installed in the vehicle" in a permit application with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

  • October 9th 2020 at 10:42

Amazon reveals EV developed with Rivian

By Whitney McDonald

The vehicles will begin delivering packages in 2021, and 10,000 electric delivery vans will be manufactured by 2022.

  • October 8th 2020 at 19:45

Tenneco abandons $23 million office project in suburban Detroit

By Dustin Walsh

A spokesman for Tenneco said the decision to abandon the office move β€” which was a consolidation of employees in three southeast Michigan locations β€” "made prudent business sense."

  • October 8th 2020 at 19:34

Adient completes $175 million sale of fabrics business

Cash proceeds received from the sale totaled about $175 million, Adient said. Proceeds are expected to be used to pre-pay a portion of the company's debt and for general corporate purposes.

  • October 1st 2020 at 12:35

GM invests $71 million in Ohio plants

By Hannah Lutz

GM will invest $39 million at its Toledo transmission plant to upgrade production of the eight-speed rear-wheel-drive transmission and $32 million at its Defiance casting plant.

  • September 28th 2020 at 19:14

Unifor seeks new models for Windsor FCA minivan plant

By John Irwin

Unifor wants as many as two new models to be built alongside the minivans at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant, where one of three shifts was recently cut amid shrinking sales in the segment.

  • September 28th 2020 at 05:00

Nissan to bring carbon-fiber to the masses

By Hans Greimel

Nissan has developedΒ a way of producing carbon-fiber components more quickly and cheaply as a step toward deploying the lightweight parts in mass-market vehicles around 2024.

  • September 28th 2020 at 05:00

GM stands by Nikola as deadline nears

By Hannah Lutz

Despite accusations of fraud that led Nikola's founder to resign as executive chairman, GM will move forward with the low-risk, high-reward partnership relatively unscathed, analysts say.

  • September 27th 2020 at 05:00

American Axle says insurance to cover losses from Ohio plant fire

By Dustin Walsh

Employees escaped the blaze unharmed, but it remains unclear how much damage could be done to the company's business with customers such as General Motors.

  • September 24th 2020 at 20:01

Geely debuts EV architecture it will offer to other automakers

The underpinnings for the Lynk & Co. Zero Concept unveiled Wednesday in Beijing is an open-source platform available for other companies to use.

  • September 23rd 2020 at 16:19

Tesla to make 250,000-300,000 Cybertrucks per year, Musk says

By Michael Martinez

Tesla's CEO said the automaker had booked "well over half a million" orders for the electric pickup in the form of $100 refundable deposits.

  • September 23rd 2020 at 00:38

Musk says Tesla has 'shot at record quarter'


β€œWe have a shot at a record quarter for vehicle deliveries, but will have to rally hard to achieve it,” Musk wrote in an internal email Sunday. β€œThis is the most number of vehicles per day that we’ve ever had to deliver.”

  • September 21st 2020 at 15:32

Kia makes big EV push

By Hans Greimel

The brand's first dedicated EV next year is part of a push to electrify its lineup and get a quarter of its global sales from EVs by 2029.

  • September 21st 2020 at 05:00