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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan, Honda delay restart of some China plants due to coronavirus

February 21, 2020

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Nissan and Honda delayed on Friday the restart of plants in China near the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, complying with authorities’ directives, but raising the risk of further supply disruptions that could hit global car production. Nissan […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Japan creates task force to deal with coronavirus impact on auto industry

February 20, 2020

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Japan’s auto industry and government are setting up a joint council for automakers and suppliers as they face disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak. The group will share information and offer any necessary financing and policy support if […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM to lay off 1,500 workers after sale of Thailand plant

February 19, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BANGKOK — General Motors will begin laying off around 1,500 employees in Thailand in June, after announcing the sale of its production facilities in the country, a government official said on Wednesday. GM said on Monday it would sell its […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW’s Shanghai JV delays production restart

February 18, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group has postponed restarting production of VW and Skoda vehicles built by its highly profitable SAIC-VW Chinese joint venture by a further week. The move is a precautionary measure taken to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Exclusive: Tesla in talks to use CATL’s cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars – sources

February 18, 2020

Via: Reuters

Beijing (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries from CATL (300750.SZ) that contain no cobalt – one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries – in cars made at its China […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla shares fall after company announces $2 billion common stock offering

February 13, 2020

Via: CNBC

Tesla shares slid after the electric automaker said it plans a $2 billion common stock offering, just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said it would not take advantage of its surging stock by raising more capital. Musk himself will […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan to suspend some Japan output due to coronavirus

February 10, 2020

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Nissan will temporarily halt production at its plant in Japan’s southwestern Kyushu due to the coronavirus. In a statement, Nissan, the first automaker to halt production at a plant in Japan because of the outbreak, said that output […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Carmakers to resume China output after Coronavirus forced closures

February 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Below are details on carmakers’ plans (in alphabetical order) as compiled by Reuters: BMW’s China venture with Brilliance said on February 5 the Chinese firm planned to restart production on February 17. Daimler said on February 3 it plans to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Global automaker supplies threatened by China coronavirus crisis

February 7, 2020

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — The threat from the coronavirus crisis is closing in on the global auto industry, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles warned Thursday that a European plant could shut down within two to four weeks if Chinese parts suppliers cannot get […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW ramps up electric car motor output at Bavaria plant

February 6, 2020

Via: Reuters

MUNICH (Reuters) – BMW said on Thursday it is increasing production of electric vehicle powertrain components at its plant in Dingolfing, Bavaria, and raising its staff numbers to 1,400 this year, from 600 at present. Responding to tougher emissions rules […]