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U.S. auto suppliers cheer relaunch, but long-term worries remain

By BEN KLAYMAN

Though automakers are ramping up production levels after reopening U.S. assembly plants, several parts suppliers worry about demand heading into 2021.

  • June 11th 2020 at 17:27

Ford expanding near its Chicago assembly plant

By ALBY GALLUN

Ford, which signed the lease in late 2019, plans to use the building for β€œpre-assembly work” of components that will be delivered to the Ford factory about 1.5 miles away, the site developer said.

  • June 11th 2020 at 00:45

Tesla looks to rev up production of Semi truck; shares surge past $1,000

By YILEI SUN and BRENDA GOH

CEO Elon Musk, in an email to employees, did not specify a time frame for ramping up production of the Tesla Semi but said it was time to bring the commercial truck toΒ "volume production."

  • June 10th 2020 at 16:55

Ford F-150 EV, Transit EV coming by mid-2022

By Michael Martinez

The automaker is attempting to appease Wall Street analysts with a plan to focus on high-margin pickups and utilities as well as commercial vehicles as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • June 10th 2020 at 15:43

Ford, VW to make about 8 million commercial vehicles

The automakers will collaborate on a city van built by Volkswagen, a 1-ton cargo van developed by Ford, and a Volkswagen medium pickup built on the Ford Ranger platform, starting in 2022.

  • June 10th 2020 at 13:20

Honda stops some production in possible cyberattack

By Laurence Iliff

Honda did not offer details on what production plants have cut output or what other operations might be affected. The company is investigating the cause of the computer disruption and has not ruled out a cyberattack.

  • June 8th 2020 at 21:14

Lack of mass testing adds to worker unease

By Michael Martinez
Rapid testing at the scale the UAW wants does not yet exist and might not even be enough to keep factory floors free of infections, so there's a growing sense that the industry's recovery could sputter through fits and starts well into 2021.
  • June 8th 2020 at 05:00

Innovations today will help create a stronger industry

The auto industry has responded rapidly to the need for change during this pandemic, and the results--like online vehicle sales--will only make the industry more robust.

  • June 8th 2020 at 05:00

Industry now knows the ?how' of USMCA

By Audrey LaForest

The trade deal's long-awaited uniform regulations are out, easing some uncertainty for the auto industry as it begins to digest the details. But complying with tougher rules of origin requires a herculean effort.

  • June 8th 2020 at 05:00

Innovate a factory? Maybe not right now

By Alexa St. John

Some retailers are using the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to push ahead innovative new procedures. But in the capital-intensive world of manufacturing, this is no time to be spending on change.

  • June 8th 2020 at 05:00

Mexico scrambles to meet U.S. need

By Laurence Iliff

Facing delicate economic conditions and steadily rising COVID-19 deaths, Mexico's auto industry is ramping up production to meet U.S. demand for parts and popular vehicles.

  • June 1st 2020 at 05:00

Ugly demand, meet ugly supply

By Jamie Butters

The automotive market may be on an upward trajectory, but there's no question the industry is in a deep retraction with a long, hard road ahead.

  • June 1st 2020 at 05:00

Stage set for legal battle over fuel efficiency rules

By Audrey LaForest

A 23-state coalition is challenging the Trump administration's decision to lower annual increases in vehicle fuel efficiency through 2026.

  • June 1st 2020 at 05:00

Virus disruptions get shorter at UAW plants

By Hannah Lutz

Each of the Detroit 3 has had cases of the virus within their plants since they reopened, but new guidance from the CDC allowed them to halt the assembly lines for less time than originally anticipated.

  • May 31st 2020 at 05:00

Remote work will broaden talent pool, Toyota exec says

By Larry P. Vellequette

Chris Reynolds says that in addition to the profound impact COVID-19 has had on manufacturing, it may have opened the door for companies to draw from a broader pool of talent because of experiences with working remotely.

  • May 30th 2020 at 05:00

Shorter virus disruptions at UAW plants

By Hannah Lutz

Each of the Detroit 3 has had cases of the virus within their plants since they reopened, but new guidance from the CDC allowed them to halt the assembly lines for less time than originally anticipated.

  • May 31st 2020 at 05:00

Range Rover at 50: The birth of luxury SUVs

By Richard Truett

The legendary nameplateΒ succeeded against the odds -- and changed the industry.

  • May 31st 2020 at 05:00

Remote work will broaden talent pool, exec says

By Larry P. Vellequette

Toyota Motor North America manufacturing chief Chirs Reynolds says that in addition to the profound impact COVID-19 has had on manufacturing, it may have opened the door for companies to draw from a broader pool of talent because of experiences with working remotely.

  • May 30th 2020 at 05:00

FCA to offer buyouts at Canada minivan plant

By Greg Layson

With Fiat Chrysler's decision apparently final, executives from the union and automaker met Friday to discuss terms of the upcoming buyouts.

  • May 29th 2020 at 17:39

GM plans to ramp up plants with dealers running low on pickups

By DAVID WELCH

GM said three U.S. factories building mid- and full-size pickups will operate on three shifts starting June 1. Three other factories that build crossovers in the U.S. and Canada will move to two shifts.

  • May 29th 2020 at 11:54
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